Current lead time :  October 2022
Annual closing : Orders are closed until mid-August

1 person - 345g - Ultralight backpacking


Pioulou is a shelter for 1 person weighing only 345g with silpoly 20D fabric and UL fasteners.

For people up to 1m90 (6'3"), it allows to sleep, to sit and easily change clothes inside the shelter.

Pioulou is also available with an inner tent here.

Practical details:

  • Uses a single walking stick (optional pole)
  • Offers 360° protection
  • 6 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


Choice of fabrics:


Expands with


Water column /

Tear strength



(diam x length)

Silpoly 20D

>2500mm / >4 kg
345 g
11 x 18 cm

Silpoly 40D


>3500mm / >5 kg

465 g
13 x 21 cm

Silnylon 40D

yes>3500mm / >14 kg
425 g
13 x 21 cm

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

(The volume can be compressed easily)

More information about the different fabrics here.

Peg fasteners:

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

  • Normal : 2mm 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. Buckle+cord is still used on the door for easy access.

Mosquito net skirt : 110g

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 pegs 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.

Central pole : 150g

Pioulou has been designed to be used with a trekking pole of 130cm in order to minimize weight.

If you do not use trekking poles, a light and strong 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 colour" option and tell us via email your choice.

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.

Buckles for inner tent :

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. These buckles will add +15g to the final weight.

Footprint :

Corresponding footprint is available on this page.


Pitching instructions : pdf

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Pioulou ST

  • Product Code: Pioulou ST
  • Availability: made on order
  • 230.00€

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