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Vihe Vaellus Loue II Shelter

Vihe Vaellus

Vihe Vaellus Loue II Shelter


Brand: Vihe Vaellus
Weight: 995 g         3 reviews
The Loue II is a traditional and lightweight woodland shelter from the Finnish brand Vihe Vaellus. Essentially designed as an open-sided tent, the Loue II allows you to enjoy the warmth of an open fire and the beauty of the outdoors while still being sheltered from wind and rain.

The Loue II sits somewhere between a tarp and a tent in its design; one side can be pitched flush with the ground, offering excellent protection from the elements, while the open side avoids cutting you off from the nature around you. As such, the Loue II is favoured by those looking for a unique camping experience, and allows the user to truly connect with the forest in various weather conditions.

The Loue II performs at its best with a small fire lit in front of it. The shape of the shelter allows for the heat from the fire to circulate, while the silver lining of the fabric helps to reflect the heat and light back onto the user.

As you can see from the photos, the apex of the Loue II can be pitched to a tree, while the base of the shelter sits directly on the ground. As such, there is no need to carry long, awkward tent poles, and the shorter poles can simply be fashioned from small branches. Thanks to its construction from durable PU Nylon, the shelter is strong yet extremely lightweight, weighing in at just 995 g.

A 40 cm high wall around the foot of the shelter helps to maximise the space inside. And, while the Loue II can accommodate up to five occupants, Ray and the Woodlore team view this as an excellent shelter for 1 or 2 people, allowing ample room for your equipment and sleeping space.

  • Material: PU Nylon
  • Silver coating on underside to reflect heat and light
  • Traditional Finnish design
  • Capacity: 1-5 people
  • Diameter: 3.8 m
  • Height: Variable (often pitched at 180 - 200 cm)
  • Weight: 995 g
  • Please note that all Vihe Vaellus products stocked by Woodlore come fitted with black guy lines
  • Exclusive to Woodlore in the UK

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Product Reviews

Vihe Vaellus Loue II Shelter is rated 5/5 based on 3 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

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  1 of 3

  Fantastic shelter that is not too expensive, is lightweight and rolls up small with a carrying bag. I used to take heavier nylon tarps for camping trips, but this shelter lightens up my overall pack weight. Wanted to get egyptian cotton, but nobody makes them anymore. The Loue II's material seems to be rugged, so it should last for many camp outs. It is fairly easy to set up and adjustable. The side wall allows for sleeping comfortably right against the shelter. Plenty of room for two people and their gear. We used the Solo Stove Campfire in front and it reflected the heat well for a cool evening. With the open front, we could hear all the birds, frogs, beaver, and other wildlife better than inside an enclosed tent. Some suggestions for improving the shelter would be: 1) have tie loops on the underside of the shelter for hanging mosquito netting or clothes to dry, and 2) provide colourful rope instead of the black rope, so that it is more visible on the ground. We are very happy with this shelter and recommend it to most campers and hikers.  

  Duane Hanson
27th May, 2017

Rated: 4/5

  2 of 3

  This tarp is awesome. It weighs just over 1kg and is very light for the size. There is plenty of room for 4 adults and the material has a reflective backing that works well to reflect radiant heat back on to the user. I used the solo stove Titan for my initial testing. In tests people have said it is like half a bell tent, but it wraps around a little more to deflect the wind. I do not know how resistant to sparks the fabric is, but it works very well with the solo stove, and it is so good that I have ordered a second one.  

4th June, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 3

  I purchased the Loue II as an alternative to my usual tarp setup. I first had the opportunity of erecting the Loue yesterday, and I have to say I'm impressed. It's a well-made and tough bit of kit. It has the option of attaching more para cord to the brass eyelets to make the shelter taut. It's a fantastic length for tall users as I'm 6ft 4inch and can easily stretch out with plenty of room. The reflective material is a great idea to reflect heat from a small fire at the front. For woodland use, where there are an abundance of trees, I would highly rate this shelter.  

  Andrew Rushton
14th May, 2016

Rated: 5/5

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