The Laavu Mini is a unique and lightweight woodland shelter made by the Finnish brand Vihe Vaellus. With a design that sits somewhere between tarp and tent, the Laavu Mini is an open-sided shelter, allowing you to enjoy the warmth of an open fire and the beauty of the outdoors while still being sheltered from wind and rain by the three remaining sides. This is an excellent shelter for 1 or 2 people.
The Laavu Mini can be pitched differently according to your own preferences and the severity of the weather. While three sides remain pitched flush with the ground at all times, the fourth side acts as a full-size door; this can be pitched open (as shown in the photo) providing a large porch area with clear views of the forest, or pitched flush with the ground providing enhanced protection from the elements.
The Laavu Mini can be pitched between two trees using the included cord, or with the use of hiking poles or sticks. The roof of the shelter extends past the rear wall by 75 cm, providing a protected storage space behind the Laavu.
As with all Vihe Vaellus shelters, the Laavu Mini performs at its best with a small fire lit in front of it. The shape of the shelter allows for a level of heat retention, while the aluminium lining of the fabric helps to reflect heat and light back onto the user.
- Material: Durable PU Nylon
- Aluminium coating on underside to reflect heat and light
- Traditional Finnish design
- Capacity: 1-2 people
- Height at front: 95 cm
- Height at back: 45 cm
- Base: 100 x 200 cm
- Weight: 750 g
- Made by hand in Finland
- Exclusive to Woodlore in the UK