How to roll up the Akto Tent’s Outer Door!

I have seen so many people on the internet, including professional review sites, dismiss the Akto’s outside door as poorly designed because it cannot be held open properly. Hence this blog entry in direct response to them!

There is a knack to opening and securing the outer door on the Hilleberg Akto which I intend to show here.

The video pointed to by the link is fairly large, so be patient on downloading – but it does demonstrate both the wrong way and the right way of securing open the Akto’s outer door! Hopefully this will be of benefit to some people!



About RobP

Got into backpacking in the spring of 2012. I started as a couch potato then made my way through walker, hiker and now backpacker! As you can see from below I have far too many hobbies! :)
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3 Responses to How to roll up the Akto Tent’s Outer Door!

  1. Ben says:

    Hi Rob,
    I have just bought an Akto and having trouble with both the inner and outer door remaining up. I’d like to see your video but can’t download it. Do you have a smaller version?
    Kind regards,

    • RobP says:

      Hi Ben,
      The videos are currently offline. The current version is around 168 Mb which I suspect is too large to email. The inner door has two methods of opening. If it is fully unzipped, you have to roll it up and place it through the loop on the inside of the tent. If it is half opened, then simply pass the loose end through the loop on the inside of the tent (same as the one above). I think that’s why they made this loop oversized.
      The outside door is a little more tricky. But the key is not to do the obvious thing and roll it from the bottom upwards – if you do this you will have a big piece hanging down as the loop and toggle for the outer door is on the end. The trick, is to roll the outer door sideways along the zip axis. As you roll from left to right the rolling will naturally pivot upwards toward the end. With this technique the whole thing can very easily be held in place with the toggle on the end.
      I hope this helps.

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