Pioulou XL is a large 1 person shelter for hikers and travelers looking for a light, simple and very comfortable tent. 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.
Specificity of the XL version :
This Pioulou XL is designed for the tallest hikers, up to 2m00 high. It will also be more convenient for hikers with very thick inflatables mats and high loft sleeping bags.
The Pioulou XL is 155cm 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.
Silpoly rainfly doesn't stretch when wet
Offers 360° protection
6 guylines ensure excellent wind resistance
No zipper, increased durability
Closure by superposition of two pieces of fabric + 2 adjustable buckles for easy access
Can be fully opened for warm nights
The door can be kept open without wetting inner in case rain
The required length of the central pole is 155cm. 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.
Corresponding footprint is available on this page.