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1+ person - 375g - Ultralight backpacking


Pioulou XL is a large shelter for 1 person weighing only 375g. It will fit hikers up to 200cm tall. It allows to sleep, to sit and easily change clothes inside the shelter.

Pioulou XL is also available with an inner tent here.

Practical details:

  • 6 guylines ensure excellent wind resistance
  • No zip, increased durability
  • Sealed seams
  • Closure by superposition of two pieces of fabric + 2 adjustable buckles for easy access
  • Optionnal zippered door is available
  • Can be fully opened for warm nights
  • The door can be kept open without wetting the sleeping area in case rain



Expands with


Water column /

Tear strength



(diam x length)

Silnylon 20D

Yes (<1%)
>2.500mm / >7 DaN
375 g
12 x 17 cm

Silpoly 30D


>3.000mm / >7 DaN

465 g
12 x 17 cm

(Weights and volumes are indicated with seams sealed, without pole or stakes)

More information about the different fabrics here.

Custom color option :

FabricCurrent stock color
Availables colors
Silpoly 30D
Olive green
Link here
Silnylon 20D
Olive green
Link here

Buckles for inner tent : +15g

The Pioulou ST doesn't have fasteners for the innertent by default. If you wish to add these buckles, select this option. Innertent is available on demand.

Door with zipper :

This option changes the opening system for a YKK #5 zipper with 2 sliders. It will add +25g to the final weight.

Stake fasteners:

The stake fasteners consist in a reinforcement and a strap loop. On this loop, several types of adjusters are available:

  • Normal : +12g : 2mm PES/dyneema cord adjustable with Lineloc : Picture
  • Ultra-light (UL)  fasteners: 1.25mm PES/dyneema cord with lineloc mini : Picture

Mosquito net skirt : 120g

A 25cm wide strip of mosquito netting is sewn on the bottom of the Pioulou, blocking most flying insects. For good efficiency, the zip option is preferable.


When used with a footprint covering the entire surface, you get a complete and versatile single-wall shelter.

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.

Extension tube : 38g

The required length for the central pole is 150cm. We advise to use both of your trekking poles strapped together with the included webbing as a central pole. This solution is the lightest (5g) and very resistant : instuctions here (pdf).

If you use a single trekking pole, you can use the tube extension : this aluminium tube allows you to gain about 25cm of height on your trekking pole.

Mostert pole : 330g

If you do not use trekking poles, a light and strong mostert pole is available.

Footprint :

Corresponding footprint is available on this page.

For better protection against run-off water, a bathtub is available on this page.


Pitching instructions : pdf

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Pioulou XL ST

  • Product Code: Pioulou XL ST
  • Availability: made on order
  • 340.00€

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