NorTent Lavvo 6 PolyCotton Heavy - Winter Hot Tent (Woodstove Compatible)


*Designed in Norway/ imported to North America (our price difference with manufacturer is based on high import fees associated with this item, you only pay a fraction of that cost at our price). 

*Price includes Floor and Ground Stakes / Does not include the inner tent (sold separately)

The Sami in Norway have always been in close contact with mother nature and to this day swear to the lavvo for protection against the harsh weather. This is also our inspiration for our Lavvo PC.  We have used a fabric that takes the best from two worlds, with the good properties of synthetic fabric and the good properties of cotton. With the Hybrid fabric consisting of polyester and cotton, we present a strong, breathable and relatively light fabric, compared to a 100% cotton canvas. This means that you can still pack the tent into the backpack, with the breathable and insulating properties of a cotton tent. To prevent the polycotton fabric from absorbing dirt and moisture from the ground, we have installed a very robust nylon section at the very bottom of the tent. This is able to withstand a rougher treatment where you may load it with snow and stones to make the tent even more stable in inclement weather.

Our lavvo is lower than a traditional tipi. This is to achieve a perfect combination between comfort and aerodynamics. With its 226 cm from bottom to top and 426 cm diameter we have made a tipi with a relative small angle so that the energy of the wind is not left on the flysheet, but is led up and around the tipi. Common tipis usually have 6 to 8 edges. Thus, not a very aerdynamic cone shape where the wind easily catches the walls of the tent. Our tipi has 20 fastening points along the flysheet to accomplish the aerdynamic cone shape. The Lavvo 6 PC is an extremely strong and steady tent that can withstand most weather conditions. In most cases, side guyout points are redundant. However, Lavvo 6 PC is equipped with 10 side guyout points all around the tent to further enhance its performance in extreme weather conditions. This tent is a perfect choice in any situation, both in Summer and Wintertime. To ensure that the tent stands steady as a rock, you can stake the 20 stake fittings with our flexible plug/ stakeout-system, to almost nail it to the ground. If this should not be enough to ensure a good night's sleep in rough weather, you can also add snow/ dirt/ stones over the snow skirt to stabilize it even further. Notice! Do not leave your tent unattended during snowfall. Build up of too much snow on the flysheet will eventually damage the tipi. 

The  flysheet for Lavvo 6 PC is a hybrid fabric where two different worlds meet another. The polycotton fabric consists of a mixture of synthetic polyester and natural cotton. (PC polyester, cotton). Polyester reduces weight and at the same time helps to strengthen the fabric with its rip-stop properties compared to a 100% cotton fabric which would perform weaker in that regard. The cotton in the fabric makes the polycotton breathable in such a way that humid air passes through the fabric (does not hit the wall and create condensation), but at the same time protects against rain and precipitation from the outside. With the breathable fabric condensation is close to zero inside the tent. This means that you don't require an inner tent to protect from dripping wet inside walls. The inner tent is more a neccessity on synthetic, non-breathable fabrics, where condensation builds up more easily. The breathable fabric provides a minimum of condensation and the indoor climate is experienced as much drier and warmer compared to pure synthetic tents. NORTENT Lavvo 6 PC also has two air valves at the front and a large air valve at the back of the top of the tent. This contributes to further ventilation in the tent. The PC fabric regulates the temperature inside if it gets too hot. On particularly hot days where there is an extra need for ventilation in the tent, you can also open the two doors to regulate the air flow further. In addition, our Lavvo has sewn in mosquito nets in both entrances that keep the insects out when you want to keep the door open on the hot summer days.

Specs and contents:

  • Fabric: Polycotton, 35% cotton 65% polyester
    • Oxford nylon: lower section.
  • Dyneema reinforcement
  • Pegs: 30 Y-peg
  • Pole: 30 mm aluminium
  • Guylines: 10 pcs, Dyneema.
  • Min weight (without pegs and pole): 7,5 kg
  • Max weight (with pegs and pole): 8,5 kg
  • Height: 226 cm
  • Diameter: 426 cm