Current lead time : September 2021

1+ person - from 915 to 1700g

                                                                                                                          

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.


Details:

  • 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
  • All seams are sealed
  • Rainfly pitches first
  • Rainfly and inner can be pitched independantly


Dimensions : see here


Specifications

You can choose between two versions of this tent,  N or R. Both have the same dimensions, but use different fabrics and zipper.

  • Pioulou XL N is the normal version, the best choice for most hikers and travellers. Fabrics are light yet strong.
  • Pioulou XL R is the reinforced version, for long-distance trips and rough terrain. Fabrics have been chosen with emphasis on resistance and durability, and zippers are stronger.

Pioulou XL N
Pioulou XL R
Rainfly
Silpoly 20D (2.500mm) grey-green
Silpoly 40D (3.500mm) olive green
Inner fabric
80% Solid inner + 20% netting
80% Solid inner + 20% netting
Groundsheet
Nylon PU 40D (10.000mm)
Nylon PU 70D (10.000mm)

Ground fasteners

Lineloc + 2mm PES/dyneema cord

Lineloc + 2mm PES/dyneema cord

Zippers
YKK #5 (standard)
YKK #8 (strong)
Guylines included

1.5mm PES/dyneema x6

1.5mm PES/dyneema x6

Volume (diam x length)
15 x 28 cm
15 x 35 cm
Weight :
Rainfly + innertent
435 g + 480 g = 915 g
595  g + 650 g = 1245 g

Weight : Mix of 13 pegs

155 g
155 g
Weight : Pole optional
(you can use your trekking poles or pole extension instead)
300 g
300 g

MAX weight :
Rainfly + inner + pegs + pole

1370 g
1700 g

Weight hike with trekking poles :
Rainfly + inner + pegs

1070 g
1400 g

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


Rainfly optionsSeam 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
Version N
Grey-green "Foliage"
Link here
Version R
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


Ground fasteners by webbing + stainless rings : +55g

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. See photo here.


Change fabric for Silnylon 40D :

This option allows you to change the rainfly fabric for silnylon 40D (olive green). More information about the fabrics here.


Options for the innertent Mosquito netting only: -80g for N version

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


Ultralight ground fabric -50g

Changes the ground fabric for ultralight silpoly 20D PU 4000mm fabric. It saves weight, but you will need to be very careful, or use it with an extra groundsheet.


Accessories

Stakes : 155g

A set of 13 stakes is available : we chose high quality aluminium stakes made in the Netherlands :
  • 7 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 : 33g

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.


Mostert central pole : 300g

If you do not use trekking poles, a light and strong mostert pole is available.

Footprint :
Corresponding footprint is available on this page.


Pitching

Pitching instructions : pdf

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Pioulou XL

  • Product Code: Pioulou XL
  • Availability: made on order
  • 460.00€


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