Originally Posted by Litehiker
For winter conditions no company makes better tents that the Swedish company Hilleberg. But beside being 'spensive, even the solo tents like their Akto are a bit heavier than I like, mainly because they use more poles.
Surprisingly my TT Moment DW has the optional crossing pole that makes it suitable for a snow load, unlike the similar Hilleberg Akto.
Still, Hilleberg tents are lighter than other winter tents and more storm-worthy than most.
So W.R., if you like the best tents you can afford look at Hilleberg. Nobody has better quality and their designs are expedition proven worldwide.
Maybe you haven't had a tent from Integral Designs, Bibler or from some of the other top-shelf companies. Hilleberg's are nice, but the "best" is merely conditions adjusted and for winter conditions, there are other equal or better choices.