WHEN HILLEBERG FIRST INTRODUCED the Akto over 20 years ago, they did not know that it would become as popular as it has. Although only slightly heavier than a bivybag, the Akto offers near-luxury, all-season shelter for the solo traveler –lodging that includes a vestibule and a packed size small enough to fit into a side pocket on many packs.
It’s an ideal choice any time you need the lightest weight, all season solo tent, and while it was not designed for extreme use, it has proven itself on extended polar expeditions, and so will stand up well to all conditions. Hikers, climbers, bicycle tourers and sea kayakers alike have embraced its lightweight roominess, and today it is being used in every clime, all over the world. Long distance backpackers especially appreciate having a sturdy, comfortable room of their own at the end of a long day on the trail. Trekkers find it excellent lightweight accommodation insurance for when traditional lodging in far flung places is overcrowded, overpriced, or unavailable. And tall users find it one of the few solo tents available that has enough room.
“Akto” means “alone” in Sami, the language of the people indigenous to northern Scandinavia.
Minimum Weight - 1.3 kg/2 lbs 14 oz
Packed Weight - 1.7 kg/3 lbs 12 oz
Outer Tent Fabric - Kerlon 1200
Poles (9 mm) - 1 x 293 cm, 1 x 115.4 in
Pegs (stakes) - 10 V-Peg