Current lead time :  March 2023

1 person - from 730 to 1405g


Pioulou is a 1 person shelter for hikers and travelers looking for a light, simple and comfortable tent. Designed for people up to 1m85 (6'1") , it allows to sleep, sit and easily change clothes inside the shelter. Its pyramidal form is great for shedding bad weather, and the vestibule is large enough to protect a good amount of gear.

One of the main feature of this tent is the absence of zipper on the rainfly doors : these close by superposition, and are easily opened by two buckles. The tent is therefore lighter, but also more durable as zippers are known to be a weak point on long-term use.

New door design since March 2022: a single stake is now required to hold both doors.

A version with zipper is also available.


  • Silpoly rainfly doesn't stretch when wet
  • Uses a single walking pole ( or the optional aluminium pole)
  • Offers 360° protection
  • 6 guylines ensure excellent wind resistance
  • No zipper, increased durability
  • Closure by superposition of two pieces of fabric + 2 adjustable buckles for easy access
  • Can be fully opened for warm nights
  • The door can be kept open without wetting inner in case rain
  • All seams are sealed
  • Rainfly pitches first
  • Rainfly and inner can be pitched independantly

Specifications You can choose between two versions of this tent,  N or R. Both have the same dimensions, but use different fabrics and zipper.

  • Pioulou N is the normal version, the best choice for most hikers and travellers. Fabrics are light yet strong.
  • Pioulou R is the reinforced version, for long-distance trips and rough terrain. Fabrics have been chosen with emphasis on resistance and durability, and zippers are stronger.

Pioulou N
Pioulou R
Silpoly 20D recycled (2.500mm) Dark Olive
Silpoly 40D (3.500mm) olive green
Inner fabric
75% Solid inner + 25% netting
75% Solid inner + 25% netting
Nylon PU 40D (10.000mm)
Nylon PU 70D (10.000mm)

Ground fasteners

Lineloc + 2mm PES/dyneema cord

Lineloc + 2mm PES/dyneema cord

YKK #5 (standard)
YKK #8 (strong)
Guylines included

1.0mm PES/dyneema x8

1.25mm PES/dyneema x8

Volume (diam x length)
15 x 26 cm
15 x 30 cm
Weight :
Rainfly + innertent
360 g + 370 g = 730 g
495  g + 525 g = 1020 g

Weight : Mix of 12 pegs

140 g
140 g
Weight : Pole optional
(you can use your trekking pole instead)
150 g
150 g

MAX weight :
Rainfly + inner + pegs + pole

1020 g
1310 g

Weight hike with trekking poles :
Rainfly + inner + pegs

870 g
1160 g

Due to slight differences in fabric coating, announced weights may vary around +/-5% : More information about the different fabrics.

Rainfly optionsSeam sealing :
 You can do it yourself with a silicone sealant : it reduces our manufacturing time and therefore the price.

Custom color :

Current stock color
Availables colors
Version N
Dark Olive
Link here
Version R
Olive green
Link here

If you wish one of the available color, please select the "custom color" option and tell us via email your choice.

Door with zipper : +25g

This option changes the opening system for a YKK #5 zipper with 2 sliders. See photo here

Ultralight ground fasteners : -7g

This option changes the classic linelocs fasteners (2mm polyester/dyneema cord) for an ultralight version (1.25mm polyester/dyneema cord + UL linelocs). Storm resistance is similar. See photo here.

Ground fasteners by webbing + stainless rings : +55g

This option changes the linelocs fasteners for adjustable loops of webbing. The adjustment is very easy, ultra-durable and gives large versatility on snow or other difficult terrains. See photo here.

Change fabric for Silnylon 40D :

This option allows you to change the rainfly fabric for silnylon 40D (olive green). More information about the fabrics here.

Options for the innertent Mosquito netting only: -20g for N version

Changes the windproof yellow fabric for mosquito netting. Recommended for use in hot countries.

Ultralight ground fabric -40g

Changes the ground fabric for ultralight silpoly 20D PU 4000mm fabric. It saves weight, but you will need to be very careful, or use it with an extra groundsheet.


Stakes : 140g

A set of 12 stakes is available : we chose high quality aluminium stakes made in the Netherlands :
  • 6 Rockpin stakes to anchor your tipi on the hardest grounds
  • 6 UL duraluminium stakes for guylines when the weather turns bad.

Photo of the set here.

Aluminium pole : 150g

If you do not use trekking poles, a DAC aluminium pole is available.

Footprint :
Corresponding footprint is available on this page.


Pitching instructions : pdf

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  • Product Code: Pioulou
  • Availability: made on order
  • 460.00€

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