Inner first tents are meant to be stronger because the near continuous deep pole sleeve on something like a Quasar effectively braces one bit of pole against other bits further round the curve, as though you had a lot of short Vango-style tension bands.
An inner first tent like the Ordos, with the inner just clipped to the poles, will be no stronger than an equivalent outer-first tent.
I'd be interested to see how Hille's more recent "sand" colour does. It certainly seems to blend in nicely but I'd want to see one from the inside.
I got a sand Allak just before Christmas, largely because recent green Hillebergs have been such a dark green that they are verging on black. It's actually a mid brown/bronze rather than the pale sand colour that some of the early photos showed, or the somewhat darker shade of sand on the Hilleberg website.
Holding up the empty pole bag against a white cupboard door as a proxy for being inside the tent, the closest readily available match was a bottle of Caol Ila (looking through the whisky).
I wanted a sand Allak, Hilleberg's current green being too close to black for me, and got fobbed off with inaction and lies. Perhaps they thought if they strung me along enough, I'd accept the green Allak they had in stock?
It went like this:
25 Oct: sunny (ish) day, so I get on the pedal bike and ride 2 1/4 hours to Hereford, inspect the Allak they had pitched in the shop, and ask about ordering a sand version in. They'll enquire with Hilleberg and phone on Monday.
29 Oct: no phone call, so I emailed chasing up.
1 Nov: another sunny day, so I get back on the bike, ride back to Hereford, get an apology and another promise to let me know about ordering in from Sweden (by email this time).
11 Nov: still no email, so I email again, in a WTF's happening tone. (rainy at the weekend, so I didn't ride there a 3rd time to grumble in person). I receive a prompt reply from the stock control manager chap saying words to the effect of "very sorry, sand Allak is on forward order - i.e order in advance of making the tent - I've already asked when the order deadline is - till interested despite the wait?"
14 Nov: Replied saying "tell me dates, Feb/March would be OK"
20 Nov: No further contact, so I emailed Alpenstock. They got a sand Allak from Hilleberg in Sweden for me in about a week and a half, so I can only assume that the stuff about forward ordering was just excuses for doing nothing.
When I was a kid (60s), we had camp beds that were of the same construction, but cotton canvas and solid steel legs and side rails. Tough as old boots.
You can get the Thermarest 1250g camp bed for a mere £165
There are a number of fairly cheap (£30) camp beds available with box section aluminium rails and legs. These should be lighter, and may well pack up smaller than the W-shaped legs on the Argos bed allows. They may not be so durable though.