Current lead time :  September 2022

1+ person - 425g - Ultralight backpacking


Pioulou XL is a large shelter for 1 person weighing only 425g with silpoly 20D fabric and UL fasteners.

This Pioulou XL ST 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:

  • Uses a single walking stick+extension or two hiking poles strapped together (or optional pole)
  • Offers 360° protection
  • 6 included guylines ensure excellent wind resistance
  • No zip, increased durability
  • 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

Dimensions : see here



Expands with


Water column /

Tear strength



(diam x length)

Silpoly 20D

>2500mm / >4 kg
425 g

Silpoly 40D


>3500mm / >5 kg

585 g

Silnylon 40D

yes>3500mm / >14 kg
540 g

(Weights and volumes are indicated with seams sealed, the ultralight fasteners option, without pole or stakes)

(The volume can be compressed easily)

More information about the different fabrics here.

Stake fasteners:

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

  • Normal : 2mm PES/dyneema cord adjustable with Lineloc (+12g).

  • Ultra-light (UL)  fasteners: 1.25mm PES/dyneema cord with lineloc mini

  • Ground fasteners by webbing + stainless rings : +65g

    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.

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 155cm. 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.

Seam 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
Silpoly 20D
Dark Olive
Link here
Silpoly 40D
Olive green
Link here
Silnylon 40D
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. It will add +25g to the final weight.

Buckles for inner tent : +15g

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.

Footprint :

Corresponding footprint is available on this page.


Pitching instructions : pdf

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Pioulou XL ST

  • Product Code: Pioulou XL ST
  • Availability: made on order
  • 265.00€

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