Current lead time : September 2024
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1+ person - from 790 to 995g


Pioulou XL is a large 1 person double wall tent for hikers and travelers looking for a light, simple and very comfortable shelter. It allows to sleep, sit and easily change clothes inside the shelter. Its pyramidal form is great for shedding bad weather, and the vestibule is large enough to protect a good amount of gear.

One of the main feature of this tent is the absence of zipper on the rainfly doors : these close by superposition, and are easily opened by two buckles. The tent is therefore lighter, but also more durable as zippers are known to be a weak point on long-term use. A version with zipper is also available.

This Pioulou XL is designed for the tallest hikers, up to 2m00 high. The Pioulou XL is 150cm high, which makes it very confortable but also needs an extension on your trekking pole to reach this height. You can also use two poles strapped together, or the optional aluminium mostert pole.


  • Durable fabrics (30D silpoly for rainfly + 70D nylon PU for ground)
  • Seams are factory sealed
  • 6 guylines ensure excellent wind resistance
  • Closure by superposition of two pieces of fabric + adjustable buckles for easy access
  • Zipper option available
  • Can be fully opened for warm nights
  • The door can be kept open without wetting inner in case of rain
  • Rainfly and inner can be pitched independently (Rainfly pitches first).

  • Dimensions :
    • Rainfly : Length 300cm, width 185cm, height 150cm
    • Innertent : Length 260cm, width 80-95cm, height 140cm
    • => For hikers up to 200cm
  • Materials :
    • Rainfly : Silpoly 30D (polyester sil / sil) 3.000mm (Olive green)
    • Innertent : Ground fabric :  Nylon 70D PU 10.000mm
    • Innertent : 75% windcutter fabric nylon 20D + 25% no-see-um
    • Zipper : YKK #5
    • Fasteners : Linelocs + polyester/dyneema cord 2mm
    • Guylines included x6 : polyester/dyneema cord yellow + clamcleat
  • Standard weight : 995g
    • Rainfly : 465g (bag + guylines included)
    • Innertent : 530g
  • Weight with ultralight fabrics + full mosquito netting : 790g
    • Rainfly : 375g (bag + guylines included)
    • Innertent : 415g
  • Volume : diameter : 14 cm / Length : 24 cm

Due to slight differences in fabric coating, announced weights may vary around +/-5% : More information about the different fabrics.

Rainfly options

Ultralight fabric : -90g
Changes the standard fabric (silpoly 30D) for an ultralight fabric with high resistance/weight ratio (silnylon 20D sil/sil 2.500mm). Wind and weather resistance remains similar. In wet weather, the silnylon may stretch slightly. This remains insensitive if the rainfly was well tensed from the start. If necessary, increasing the height of the pole by a few cm allows the rainfly to be tightened. Durable, but will require a little more care than 30D silpoly.

Custom color :

Current stock color
Availables colors
Silpoly 30D
Olive green
Link here
Silnylon 20D (option)
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. See photo here

Reinforced : +80g

Fasteners, buckles and webbing are changed for 15mm version (standard 10mm). Zipper YKK #8 (very strong). For the innertent, standard 15D mosquito netting is changed for 30D mosquito netting.

Storage bag fabric changed for 70D PU.

Options for the innertent Mosquito netting only: -15g

Changes the windproof yellow fabric for mosquito netting. Recommended for use in hot countries.

Ultralight ground fabric -100g

Changes the ground fabric (Nylon 70D PU 10.000mm) for ultralight silpoly 20D PU 4000mm fabric. It saves weight, but you will need to be gentle and/or use it with an extra groundsheet.


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 of the central pole is 150cm. We advise to use both of your trekking poles strapped together with the included webbing. This solution is the lightest 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 central pole : 330g

If you do not use trekking poles, an ultra-strong aluminium  mostert pole is available. Folded length: 45cm

Carbon central pole : 150g

An ultra-light and strong carbon pole is also available. Folded length: 37cm

2 separate carrying bags : +15g

This option allows you to get 2 separate bags instead of a single one:  one for the rainfly and one for the innertent.

Footprint :
Corresponding footprint is available on this page.


Pitching instructions : pdf

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Pioulou XL

  • Product Code: Pioulou XL
  • Availability: made on order
  • 560.00€

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