/ lightweight one-man tent
Hilleberg Akto -- proper strong.
Yes, if I was buying again I'd definitely consider them. Can you get them in the UK now?
+1 for the Scarp. There's one or two suppliers on the continent that stock them, probably not cheaper than US import but less hassle for sure.
I hear the Gellert solo is not too bad ....
I Picked up a Coleman Viper for a tenner on gumtree.
Been fine in rough wind and rain. I like the big door opening. Never had to spend a night in it in horrendous mountain conditions so cant comment.
For roughly the same money (£99) you can get a new Terra Nova Zephyros 1, slightly heavier (1.4kg) but more space and guaranteed.
I managed to pick up a Laser Comp for £200 so that's now my mobile home in the hills.
The Akto is best for proper winter mountain clombing / walking if you have a few people to share the load, as it weights and costs quite a bit.
Probably Fleebay it at the weekend
thanks for the advice chaps. I'll pass it onto my pal. I assume none of these tents come with a multifuel stove? I prefer bothies myself!
Can help with what to buy, but I'd avoid the laser.
I have this one and its gooooood
Nope, the Akto is marginal for proper winter anything, though still better than most really light tents...
Having carried one all over the place, pitched in conditions that might have flattened some of the alternatives and never been bothered by its 'weight', I'd say it hits the right strength/weight point and you get what you pay for.
In reply to alexgoodey:
In reply to jezb1:
Which (flappy/noisy in the wind) is also my main bugbear with the Akto. Though, to be fair, it's never come down or sustained damage from that yet.
In reply to dollydog:
A matter of opinion when it's highly rated by others and clearly still selling well!
Which is why I've just got a Soulo (which costs more and weighs more!) to go with my Akto for trip-by-trip choice.
Like most people I don't have the time or money to try multiple tents so can only comment on the one or two models I've used.
I've the Laserlight comp and I haven't found it too bad for noise in wind, though I've not used it in full gale force but have used it in Scottish summer gales. Given that it's sub 1Kg in weight and it's intended usage is for mountain marathons it is remarkably strong.
My next tent up in weight is the Vango Spirit 200+ which is 3Kg in weight and certainly stands up to Hebridean storms but it is definitely a two man tent.
The Rab Summit Superlight Bivvi is good, its a tent rather than a bivvy but they cant call it that cos its not made of flame retardant material. I got it for 200 quid rather than 450, I've used it in summer, winter and expeditions and its kept me warm and dry through everything. It weights 1500 g and doesnt need pegs or guy ropes.
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