Light one-pole lavvus
Heslport’s Varanger Lavvu – Test winner!
Here’s what the magazine Villmarksliv has to say about the Helsport Varanger Lavvu:
Solid, stable and practical. Internally adjustable top-hat. One of the lightest lavvos relative to its size, with minimal condensation build-up. Taped seams. Quick-drying. Also available 4-6-person and 12-14-person versions. The entrance has two zippers, allowing for a large opening. Excellent guy line placements, good ventilation. The selection of accessories is very good and includes an inner-tent, ground sheet, and lavvu oven. Affordability and simple but effective design solutions makes this lavvu a test winner.
How the lavvus were tested
All of the lavvos were in the same “test camp” for a period of three weeks, to compare stability, quality, waterproofness and drying abilities etc. The tents were checked and evaluated once or twice a day, so guy lines could be adjusted if needed. The tents were pitched and packed together several times to check if the compression bag was suitable. The test camp was located in open forest terrain, 400m above sea level. Test period weather conditions were characterized by moderate to strong winds, approx. 10 °C, and a lot of rain. Almost all of the lavvos had model-specific technical details. These technical details were tested for ventilation, heating, pitching, packing and use. The lavvos were tested on different kinds of trips in varying terrain.