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.
- 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:
Water column /
(diam x length)
|++||no||>2500mm / >4 kg||345 g||11 x 18 cm|
>3500mm / >5 kg
|465 g||13 x 21 cm|
|+++||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.
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
- 6 Rockpin stakes to anchor your tipi on the hardest grounds
- 6 UL duraluminium stakes for guylines when the weather turns bad.
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.
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.
Pitching instructions : pdf
- Product Code: Pioulou ST
- Availability: made on order