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Vihe Vaellus Laavu Mini Shelter

Vihe Vaellus

Vihe Vaellus Laavu Mini Shelter


Brand: Vihe Vaellus
Weight: 750 g         1 review
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

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  UK Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

Please note that our offices are closed at weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on a Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

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Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 14 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

Product Reviews

Vihe Vaellus Laavu Mini Shelter is rated 5/5 based on 1 customer review.

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

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  Light to carry, lighter than a tarp and guy lines. There is cover on three sides to help keep the elements at bay but still allowing the forest to be part of your experience. All of these are why I chose this Laavu for my son and I to use on the Woodlore family course. It needed some thought and a helping hand from Woodlore instructor Sarah to set up correctly, thank you Sarah. The Laavu comes with no instructions but once you are familiar with a tarp set-up it is fairly straight forward. There was ample space for us and our kit and nothing got wet during the overnight rain. The laavu is well made with a good amount of fixing points and I am sure it will serve me well.  

  T C Clyne
26th December, 2016

Rated: 5/5

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