Important information to consider. The poles shown in the photo are. We often have backorders. This lavvu tent is made out of mildew, fire and water resistant. 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. The recent price increase on this lavvu only reflect the recent price increase of the sunforger material. Our cotton duck lavvus are not effected by these increases and remain the same. 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? This lavvu is made of sunforger fabric, which is a chemically treated material (a compound of salt) used to withstand mold. And mildew, yet it is also fire and water resistant. In the official terminology, it is called a. Marine grade, boat shrunk, mildew resistant, flame retardant, and water repellant. Our sunforger fabric meets cpai-84 requirements for flame retardency. 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. Difference in fire resistance between cotton duck and sunforger. 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 are only two disadvantages to sunforger: first, compared to natural cotton duck, there is a slight salty smell to the material, but this dissipates quickly after setup. The second disadvantage is that we can only offer one color with. There are other colors in sunforger, but they are not. Cpai-84 rated and therefore, not fire resistant. What does the lavvu look like? Lavvu, meaning that there are other tents out there that claim to have a. Lavvu’, but are something very different. A traditional lavvu is not. Made of synthetic materials, which means you can have a fire inside. Without the worry of plastic melting or fire hazards. Made of 10.10 ounce sunforger cotton duck that is naturally fire resistant. There center pole in the lavvu so that you can have a campfire inside to cook, or to keep warm in winter or summer. This lavvu is fifteen feet in diameter and about twelve feet high. It can sleep ten to twelve people very comfortably with or without a fire inside. 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 also do not need to be buried into the ground. This fifteen foot lavvu can be set up by one person in about fifteen minutes and taken down in half that, with the total weight of about 55 pounds. Important – the door color for this lavvu will come in the standard natural off-white, the same color as the fabric color. Are poles needed for the lavvu? Yes, poles will be needed for your lavvu, but here you have some options. 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-15ft/5m Sunforger Tent (tipi/teepee/yurt)” is in sale since Saturday, February 26, 2011. 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: 8 Person
- Brand: Northern Lavvu
- Color: White
- Size: 15 feet/5 meter diameter
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States