IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO CONSIDER. We often have backorders. This Lavvu tent is made out of mildew, fire and water resistant Sunfor g er material, which will last much longer that regular that regular cotton based fabric. When you compare other cotton based tents, please consider what the material is made cotton duck vs. Please ask if you have any questions… What is a Lavvu? The Lavvu is a temporary dwelling used by the Sami people (also spelled “Saami”, but derogatorily known as’Lapps’ or’Laplanders’) of northern Scandinavia and the Nenets and Khants of northern Russia. Its simplicity enabled the Sami to move quickly with their semi-domesticated reindeer herds at a moment’s notice. This structure enabled the indigenous cultures of the treeless plains of northern Scandinavia and the High Arctic of Eurasia to live in harmony with nature. Although the Lavvu can be easily confused with the Native American Tipi. It’s not a Tipi! The differences between the two structures are reflected in their respective environments and cultures. The lavvu is normally smaller and can be set up by only one person. Being more centered to the ground, the Lavvu is also better able to endure the fierce winds of the Scandinavian tundra, thus a more stable structure. Few structures used by indigenous peoples, with the exception of the Inuit (Eskimo) Igloo, are as stable in strong winds. What are the materials in this lavvu? The lavvu material is made 12.60 ounce Sunforger fabric, which is a common standard in North America for renactor tents and shows. Most tipis in North America are made of the material and it will last for many years with proper care. Sunforger is a chemically treated (a compound of salt) material that can withstand mold, mildew, and is fire and water resistant. In the official terminology, it is called a marine grade, boat shrunk, mildew resistant, flame retardant, and water repellent. Our Sunforger fabric meets CPAI-84 requirements for flame retardantcy of the State of California (which US material manufacturers use as the industry standard). Sunforger has been used for many years in other tent structures such as tipis, and it has been essential for lavvus that will be set up for over the entire season and/or in wet environments. There is little difference in fire resistance between cotton duck and Sunforger material. This fabric is most recommended for the following conditions. A If your lavvu will be set up for a longer period of time in one place, such as over the season; or… B If you live in a damp/wet environment such as east of the Mississippi River or along the Pacific Northwest. There is only one disadvantage with Sunforger, and that it’ s only in one color – which is white. There are other colors in Sunforger, but they are not CPAI-84 rated and therefore, not fire resistant. Lavvu, meaning that there are other tents out there that claim to have a’lavvu’, but are something very different. Our traditional lavvus is not made of synthetic materials, which means you can have a fire inside without the worry of polyester melting or fire hazards. There is no center pole in the real lavvu , which means you can have a campfire inside to cook or keep warm – in winter or summer. What does the lavvu look like? This lavvu is ten feet in diameter and about eight feet high and can sleep three people very comfortably with a fire inside, or four people without the fire. There is a smoke hole at the top to let smoke rise out of the lavvu and during set-up, can be made small enough to keep rain or snow out. There is an attached door, a carrying bag, and a thirty-plus page booklet that describes everything you need to know about the lavvu. Similar to a Native American Teepee, there are no guy-wires or ropes to worry about as with other tents. The poles do not need to be buried into the ground. The lavvu can be set up quickly by one person in about ten minutes and taken down in half that, with the total weight of about 28 pounds. Unlike the tipi, a Lavvu dose not need any stakes! No stakes are need for the lavvu. Because of the lower angle of the tent wall, the wind tends to push the lavvu into the ground, rather than pushing it over. The tipi requires stakes to be pounded into the ground, as the wind will tend to blow it over. I MPORTANT – The door color for this lavvu will come in the standard natural off-white , the same color as the fabric color. Since Sunforger does not come in any other color, the blue door as shown in this photo only for contrast. Are poles needed for the lavvu? Yes, poles will be needed for your lavvu and are not included with this order, however you have some options reagrding this. 1 The instruction manual will show you how to make your own poles, or. Link at the top under the. Section at the top. There you can view and order our lavvu poles. You can either, cut down your own poles from the forest or make your own from a lumber yard. The booklet that comes with the order will tell you what to look for and how to do both. Thank you for stopping by.. The item “Sami Lavvu 10 ft/3.3m Sunforger fire, water & mildew resist (tipi/tepee/yurt)” is in sale since Thursday, August 07, 2014. This item is in the category “Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Camping & Hiking\Tents & Canopies\Tents”. The seller is “honest_zen” and is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Capacity: 3-4 Persons
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Size: 10 feet/3.3 meter diameter