spacious, ultralight, solo tent with true all season function.
Akto is ideal any time you need the lightest weight, all condition solo
tent. It is especially good for long trips of any kind, in any season,
where light weight is a very high priority. And while it was not
designed for extreme above tree line use, the Akto has proven itself on
extended polar expeditions, and so will stand up well to all
conditions. This is, in part, because of the Akto’s roomy
– it will easily accommodate you and your gear –
and because of its
remarkably strong Kerlon 1200 outer tent fabric. Its single pole Tunnel
Tent construction, very light (yet very strong) Kerlon 1200 and 9 mm
pole make it best suited for mobile trips, where you pitch and take
down your tent every day.
we first introduced the Akto over a decade ago, we did not know that it
would become as popular as it has. 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
only slightly heavier than a bivy bag, the Akto offers near-luxury
all-season shelter for the solo traveler – lodging that
vestibule and a packed size small enough to fit into a side pocket on
Akto has true all-season capability, yet its total weight is only 1.5
kg/3 lbs 5 oz. Our Tunnel design and linked inner and outer tents makes
it very simple and quick to set up, and provides a high degree of
stability in all conditions.
single pole offers full sitting height in the middle of the tent, while
sturdy fiberglass rods in the corners of the outer tent provide extra
height, eliminating the claustrophobia that many solo tents engender.
Pitching requires only four pegs – one for each of the corner
– yet an additional six points provide more options for
stability. This includes using the corner points at the head and foot
ends of the tent and the double guy lines with double line runners on
both sides of the pole sleeve. If needed, another guy line can be added
to the front vent hood.
* The Akto’s ventilation works
regardless of weather conditions, since
both the inner tent’s fabric is highly breathable, and the
vent – integrated into the door – is protected by a
generous hood. Both
ends of the tent have zipper closure vents as well, and these are
protected by the overhang formed by the guy line attachment points.
Additionally, these ends are made from a venting fabric, which is
highly air permeable but still able to keep rain and snow out. Lastly,
the top half of the inner tent door no-see-um mesh panel covered with
an equal sized, zipper-adjustable fabric panel.