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1 person - 320g - Ultralight backpacking


Pioulou is a tarp for 1 person 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)
  • 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
320 g
11 x 13 cm

Silpoly 30D


>3.000mm / >7 DaN

385 g
11 x 13 cm

(Weights and volumes are indicated with seams sealed, the ultralight fasteners option, 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 : 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.

Carbon pole : 89g

Pioulou has been designed to be used with a trekking pole of 125cm in order to minimize weight.

If you do not use trekking poles, a light and strong 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 ST

  • Product Code: Pioulou ST
  • Availability: made on order
  • 295.00€

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