The Nigor PioPio Solo is probably the tent I used the most for my Instagram posts. Does it only looks the business? Read the review and watch the video!
- Price: € 449,95
- Weight: 983,3 grams
- Packsize: 12 x 47 cm
The tent that you may have seen a lot on my insta last year is the Nigor PioPio Solo. Not for nothing, because this small light-weight tent does it very well because of its golden colour on night photos. However, a review was missing. So to this: The video review of the Nigor PioPio Solo!
The Nigor PioPio Solo is a small lightweight pull-out tent for a person. The tent completely weighs just under a kilo: 983.3 grams. That weight is neat as a backpack and bike tent. Also the Pakmaat can be there: 12 cm x 47, 5 cm. The drybag is large enough to store the tent easily and has two good compression belts. For the Nigor PioPio Solo There is also a footprint for sale. It weighs 204 grams.
Nigor PioPio Solo Set up
Setting up the Nigor PioPio Solo is easy. First you set the inner tent by pricking three pegs on both sides of the ground. Then place one bow stick by inserting the end into two metal rings and then attaching the plastic clips. The stick is a DAC Featherlight NSL Green: Sturdy and light. At the ends of the stick there is another loop so that you can also fix the inner tent with pegs. Then the outside tent goes over the inner tent. The outside tent is made of GorLyn 10. Micro-ripstop nylon. The 10 stands for the thickness: 10 denier and that is the thinnest quality outdoor canvas that is currently used for tents. And note: Thin does not say about the strength. Further on. There are two things to look out for when placing the outside tent:
- At the head and foot are small sticks, which creates more head and feet space. When placing the outside tent, special holders must stick to that outer tent over the chopsticks. This way, inside and outside tents remain beautiful apart and the whole tent gets more connected.
- In the ridge, the inside of the outside tent has two loops of Velcro. These must be placed around the stick. This also provides more strength.
Once you have done that then attaching the outdoor tent is child’s work. The loops go to the same pegs as you have fastened the inner tent and plastic clips make it even more user-friendly. Finally, you can make a few more shaving lines. Nice detail: The tabs of the Scheerlijnenen and the shaving lines themselves are reflective. Useful when you need to find your tent back at night after urination. Take a main light with you!
The Nigor PioPio Solo is a real three seasons tent. Think of late spring till not late autumn. The shape of the Nigor PioPio Solo is not very resistant to much wind and the number of shaving lines is too limited for a Four Seasons tent. Also remember that the inner tent consists mainly of gauze. Only the roof is water-repellent 15 denier nylon and that is useful because so any condensing drops nicely bead. The beauty of an inner tent that you can also use independently is, of course, that you have the perfect anti-mosquito tent in warm dry weather. With the Nigor PioPio Solo you actually buy two tents.
The sides of the outer tent of the Nigor PioPio Solo are high cut; They do not connect to the ground. This is done to ventilate the tent sufficiently. Also in the ridge are two ventilation openings. This construction creates a pull in the tent, so that the ventilation should be good in theory and condensation is minimised. I say in theory: on open plains with wind the ventilation is indeed good, in a sheltered forest you really do suffer from condensation. But… That is rather the rule than the exception in light-weight tents.
Space inner Tent
The inner tent has a maximum length of 250 cm and a maximum width of 103 cm. Yet this is a bit deceptive. The tent is quickly tapered from the center to the ends. Especially at the headboard this is noticeable and in practice the usable length is rather 190-200 cm. Also remember that the ground shape has wide rectangular mats that fit less well. A mummy mat is really better here. The interior is excellent for someone from 170-180. Also the headroom of 103 cm can be there. In the inner tent you find in the two more loops for a clothesline and on the side a small bag to store some grut.
Space outside Tent
The space in the outside tent is very limited. The canopy space next to the entrance is just big enough for a backpack or a pair of shoes. Both store there does not fit. Sheltered cooking is not there. If you are going to use the Nigor PioPio Solo a lot under Dutch conditions then I recommend you buy the footprint. It makes the awning space much more practical in use – your stuff remains dry and clean – and it prevents a lot of extra condensation.
I have used the Nigor PioPio Solo in the past year intensively. He is I do not know how many times set up and aborted. And… Not always with soft hand and neat. After that year, no wear or damage has yet been detected. This is very neat for lightweight.
The Nigor PioPio Solo has conquered a place in my heart. The tent is lightweight, has a small pakmaat, is easy to set up and it has proved to be extremely robust. It is a real three-season tent and does not like much wind. The price of €449.95 for the tent and €54.95 for the footprint are within this category lightweight tents quite normal. The Nigor PioPio Solo gets 9.7/10 points!