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Vihe Loue 1

5 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
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Traditional Finnish design, the Loue shelter is light weight, forms a spacious semicircle when set up, and functions extremely well with a camp fire in front of it.

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Vihe Loue 1 represents the traditional Finnish design, is light in weight and forms a spacious semicircle when set up. Loue 1 is at its best with a camp fire set in front of it, heating the shelter and as the material reflects the light and heat, the circulating warmth makes the shelter even comfier.

The darts attached to the rear seams help keep the shelter taut to provide extra internal space and excellent protection against wind and rain. As a handy feature, two or three Vihe Loue 1′s can be combined to form a larger, enclosed tipi or Finnish kota-type of shelter.

Basically an open-sided shelter similar to half a tipi or kota. For a basic setup, pitch the apex at around 150 – 180 cm using a tree or other available pole, and fasten the base to the ground. Place the Loue so that the prevailing winds blow across the opening of the loue – rather than from behind or infront – so that smoke from your fire is taken away rather than creating any eddies or blowing directly into the shelter.



  • Material: Durable PU Nylon
  • UV-Protected
  • Aluminium coating on underside to reflect heat and light
  • Traditional Finnish design
  • Capacity: 1 – 2 people
  • Width at the front: 290 cm
  • Diameter: 320 cm
  • Depth: 160 cm
  • Length of base: 630 cm
  • Height: Variable (typically around 140 – 180 cm)
  • Weight: 800 g
  • Handmade in Finland


This product is Made-to-Order and will be placed in the production queue when you order.


In order to keep your Vihe Vaellus product in tip-top condition, make sure to check out our Vihe Vaellus Care Instructions.



About Us

Vihe Vaellus – Finnish brand founded in 1979

Specialists in lean-to shelters and tarps

Based in Finland, we manufacture light-weight tarp shelters and camping accessories. Our products represent Nordic wilderness tradition at its best. Vihe shelters are designed to be used with a camp fire in front of them, and serve as a light and functional alternative to a tent – with the added bonus of bringing you closer to the surrounding nature. Perfect for bushcraft, hiking, backpacking, survival, hunting, fishing, scouts and camping.

All our products are handmade in Finland.

Vihe Vaellus proudly boasts the Key Flag symbol of the Association for Finnish Work as a demonstration of our products being manufactured in Finland.


Weight 800 g
Please note:

Handmade to order – See main shop text for delivery times.

3 reviews for Vihe Loue 1

  1. 5 out of 5


    Absolutely fantastic! Kept me protected from the wind and warm from my small fire. I will definitely consider buying a second to use them together.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Elegant! So easy to set up,and the silver coating is REALLY effective.
    Small/light. All in all i´m very happy with the Vihe Loue 1 !

  3. 5 out of 5


    Awesome piece of kit , lightweight , practical and heat reflective . Used in winter with a fire and was nice and warm .

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