NORTENT Lavvo 6 Expedition Tipi Tent
The Sami in Norway have through generations been in close contact with nature and has always sworn to the tipi for protection against the harsh weather. This is also our inspiration when designing our lavvo which is a Norwegian version of a tipi. NorTent lavvo 6 is a very flexible 4 season tipi. And is the result of a desire to develop a light tent that can be used in every situation.
From family excursions to demanding walks in mountains and forests where comfort, flexibility, spaciousness and reliability are important factors. This tent like all our tents is made of what we think is one of the most hardwearing and robust lightweight fabric, silnylon. This super light is relatively expensive. But in return, you have a light tent that will withstand most of what Mother Earth has to offer. If you choose our inner tent together with Lavvo 6, you have an ultraflexible tent you can trust.
We have removed the traditional opening in the roof, which is often found in the tradionally tipi, simply because we think you do not need this very often. When you are out on your expedition where you have been walking the distance, you need a tent whish is available pretty instant. A campfire in the tipi is unfortuanatly often a smokey and unpleasant affair until the fire finally gets settled. Not quite the idyllic atmosphere you wanted. Therefore, we have replaced the smoke opening with a pipe hole for a wood burning stove which we think is a better option. Here you get the warmth while avoiding all the disadvantages of a bonfire. In addition, the wood burning stove is also a natural place for heating water, cooking, etc. We at NORTENT stribe for that your load in your backpack is not too heavy while the tent has to be light and robust. Together with a NORTENT titanium, light and foldable wood stove you have a fantastic warm, safe, mobile and bomb-safe retreat either on the high mountains or in the deepest forests, all seasons.
Our tipi 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 relativ small angle so that the energy in 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 gets the walls of the tent. Our tipi has 20 fastening points along the flysheet where we accomplishes the aerdynamic cone shape. This, combined with a Silnylon flysheet, the tipi is an extremely strong and steady tent that can withstand most the weather. In most cases, side guy out points are redundant. However, for extreme situations, we have arranged for the side guy out points to improve for the severe weather performance. We have equipped the tipi with 10 guy out points which is placed all around the tent. We have worked a lot such as this tent would be a perfect choice in any situation. Summer and winter. To ensure that the tent stands literally as a mountain, you can stake the 20 stakes 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 sleep in extreme weather, you can also add snow/ dirt/ stones over the sod skirt. However. Do not leave your NORTENT Lavvo 6 unattended during snowfall. Keep snow off the tipi. Unattenended, weight from the snow will eventually damage your tipi.
The material we use for our tent is very durable, and very waterproof. At the same time very light. However. A sealed tent must have good ventilation to avoid condensation. If you get condensation on the inside of the flysheet, the climate inside every tent becomes damp and not always pleasent. Nortent Lavvo 6 has two air valves at the bottom of the tent and a large airvent on the back of the tipi placed as high as possible on the tent. This ensures a good ventilation. On particulary very humid days, when there is a need of extra ventilation, you can also use the two entrances in the tent to further regulate the air flow. The tipi has also mosquito netting in both doors to keep the bugs out if you want to ventilate with both the doors open on those hot summer nights.
Capacity: 6 persons, 4 persons with inner tent
Lavvo Arctic: ARCX-N700
Lavvo 6 Extreme: ARCX-N700E
Stakes: 30 Y-peg
Pole: 30 mm aluminum (optional carbon pole)
Min weight (Without stakes and pole): 2,8 kg
Max weight (With stakes and pole): 4.2 kg
Height: 226 cm
Diameter: 426 cm
If you add a high quality inner tent in your Lavvo, you will be able to control not just the temperature, but the indoor air quality as well. In addition to this the ground beneath you, were you may sleep, eat and live, will stay dry all day long, no matter how much rain that’s hammering towards your tipi. Our own stove alongside our inner tent will do the trick to create a incredible warm, dry and sheltered tent life no matter what time a year. The inner tent itself can be opened up to easily access the woodstove.
We have designed the tent in a way that makes it possible for you to store your backpacks, clothes, shoes and so on just a arm’s length outside the inner tent entrance. Here, with the heat from our woodstove, all your humid equipment can dry up any time a day. Furthermore, there is a smaller room behind the inner tent where you can store up things like wet shoes. Of course this storage space is also sheltered from weather and wind. Our Inner tent is made of the super light material “Ripstop Nylon” which is also breathable.
Weight. 1,6 kg
Lavvo 6 inner Arctic:
Lavvo 6 inner Extreme:
(Arctic is not compatible with Extreme series)
We have designed the NORTENT Lavvo 6 to be a very flexible tent. We know different people have different needs, wishes and necessities when it comes to shelter when hiking in mountains and woods. Some prefer to use the tipi without any inner or floor. Others may prefer just the inner, and some would prefer the tent with all possible available solutions. Because of this we have made a tent where you choose your soultions as needed where you are able to choose if you want a floor for the Lavvo. The floor makes the tent a partial enclosed shelter for protection against insects and moisture from the ground below. NORTENT Lavvo 6 has mosquito netting in all the openings where you are completely shielded even if both door-openings in the tipi is open. This gives a very spacious impression . Our floor can also be used with the NORTENT ultralight foldable stove.
Fabric: 40D, 240T ripstop Nylon, PU5000MM
Weight: 0,65 kg
Carbon fibre pole
If you want to go even lighter, the Carbon pole for the NORTENT Lavvo 6 may be the right choice for you. It is about 2/3 weight (300 grams less) of the standard center-pole of aluminium, with somewhat same strength. The center-pole is adjustable to easily fit the length of the tent even with uneven ground, etc.
Weight: 700 g
Height: 215-235 cm
Material: Carbon fibre