The Tentipi Olivin 2 Combi is the smallest and lightest teepee tent of this Swedish brand. Is it any good? Read the review or watch de video!
- Price: € 970,00
- Packsize: 19 x 41 cmm
- Weight: 3481 grams (Claimed 3400 gr)
The Tentipi Olivin 2 Combi is the smallest and lightest tipi tent of this Swedish brand. The Olivin 2 Combi which I test here is from model year 2019, but already for sale. For this model year, the Olivin has gotten a velcro velcro strip to attach the tarp to it. Watch the video or read the test! Teepees… I have something with it. Don’t ask me exactly what it’s in or where it’s coming from, because I don’t know. Camping in a tipi is much more sociable than in a different tent and teepees are in a weird way practical and impractical at the same time. With the Tentipi Olivin 2 Combi This is no different. Let me try to explain.
Sizes, weights and materials
The Tentipi Olivin 2 Combi is the smallest and lightest tipi tent of this Swedish brand. On the scale I weigh 3481 grams exactly. That is only 81 grams more than the 3400 grams Tentipi itself gives. The Pakmaat is also modest with a roll of 19 cm x 41 cm. The Tentipi Olivin 2 Combi consists of an inner tent (1531 grams), an outer tent (1195 grams), an aluminium stick (492 grams) and a bag of herring (196 grams). Also some nice attributes are delivered but more on this. So if you go on a trip, you can divide the tent perfectly over two backpacks or panniers. The Drybag (67 grams) of the Tentipi Olivin 2 Combi is spacious and has good compression straps so that the wrapping of the tent is easy. The outer tent is made of a ripstop polyamide with a silicone coating on both sides. On the outside, the cloth has undergone a UV-resistant treatment. The inner tent is made of water-repellent ripstop nylon.
What I haven’t talked about yet is about the intent instruction that Tentipi at the Olivin 2 delivers. In A separate tube there is a roll-out instruction and on a supplied USB stick you will find that again. Which tents manufacturer does that even more? For the record: The instruction is not Olivin specific and applies to all Tentipi’s. But how does it work?
Tentipi Olivin 2 Combi: Set up
To set up a tipi, Tentipi has devised something clever. The tent is supplied with an intent. This tool is a fabric cloth with a kind of compass that gives the direction of all the pegs. There are several tent types on this canvas so you have to find out which one applies to the Olivin 2. Thanks to a ribbon with markings – same story, different types – you know exactly which distance the 8 pegs should stand from the heart – the Middenstok – of the tent. Have you done that then put the tent in the middle and span the loops of the pegs to those pegs. Open the door, stick it in and the tent stands. Then just tidy up and possibly stretch the shaving lines. When hitting the pegs, make sure you do this with a policy. The aluminium pegs are strong enough, but with a hammer (or the back of an axe) you can quickly hit the cup of the pegs. This makes a herring unusable. A shoe is a bit forgiving as Mepmiddel.
The Tentipi Olivin 2 Combi is a tipi designed for 2 adults and two large backpacks or one or more bike bags. However, the diagonal of 280 cm offers more possibilities: the interior space is sufficiently large to accommodate even 1 or 2 small children. Assuming that the parents are in the middle on both sides of the roost and the children sleep on short mats on the side. That this is at the expense of luggage space inside will speak for itself. Thanks to the ridge height of about 170 cm you can also easily dress up without too many antics. The inner tent has a large ventilation-hor at the back and a spacious door with mosquito netting on the front. Both screens can be closed with a zipper and a cloth.
As you can expect from a tent of Tentipi, the Olivin 2 is a Four Seasons tent. Normally you put the tent on the inside and outside tent. Because they are interconnected this can be at once. If it is very hot weather and you like to sleep insect free, you can also only put the inner tent on it. For real winter conditions The tipi is equipped with good snow flaps. The beautiful thing about these flaps is that they are also very nice to roll out so that the tent can ventilate much better. Because of its shape and smooth cloth, snow glides easily from the tent canvas.
Stove and ventilation
Tentipi is best known for its large Four Seasons teepees of cotton/polyester (technical cotton) where a stove can also be placed in the winter months. Specially for this, these tents have a special ridge. The ridge of the tent is a separate part in which a throughput is placed in front of the stove pipe. In the summer you can close it with Velcro and it only serves for ventilation. Because the ridge at these tents is rather high, the Swedes have made a control system with strings here. These have also been used in the Olivin 2. The system works very nicely: depending on the string you are pulling, a part of ‘ pet ‘ opens. Pull all the strings and you have – in combination with the openings at the bottom – maximum ventilation. Back to the between Cup: what about that stove in the Tentipi Olivin 2 Combi? Well, according to Tentipi you can stick a small fire in an emergency in the outside tent (without ground sail). They also indicate on the website that you could use a micro stove with a chimney. To be honest: no hair on my head that would do that in such a small tent of plastic materials.
The Tentipi Olivin 2 Combi I had a month on my camping holiday in Sweden and in the practice of every day he is fine. The tent is easy to set up and is quick to pack again. The space in the tent is more than fine and the height is an advantage over many other lightweight trekking tents. The ventilation is good as long as there is wind. The system to operate the chimney also remains very and is very user-friendly. The tent is resistant to a lot of wind and rain and there is no leakage. What you need to take into account is the ductility of the siliconised outside cloth: it is very sensitive to wet and dry and hot and cold. It stretches and shrinks so much so that you have to stretch regularly or just pull the tension of the cloth. feature of many light weight tents. The ground sail of the Olivin has proved robust and the cockpit of 11 cm high enough to not get a wet tent in a lot of rain. The disadvantage of a tipi is that when you open the door when it rains, it rains immediately in the tent and that is not pleasant.
To counter that in rain, Tentipi has for a while a canopy that you can attach to the ridge of the tent. New for model year 2019 is that the outside canvas of the tent has got its own fastening strip as it is on its big brothers. Now you can attach the awning (24.4 grams, Pakmaat 8 x 29 cm) with Velcro to the tent. looks nicer; Also works more pleasant. However, you have to buy the sticks separately or use two walking poles. Two sticks on the road can of course also. But the result is that you keep the tent entrance dry by rain. The price of the canopy is €100,-.
I wrote in the beginning that camping in a tipi is more fun than in other tents. The simplicity of a tipi, I’m fond of it. I also find a tipi more cosy. Whether it is the thought of the original tipi dwellers? I do not know. The shape has something snug. This is certainly the case with the large technical cotton tents. But the Olivin 2 has it too. The big a stove in it can only make it more fun. The fact that a tipi is not perfect because it can rain inside at the door, I forgive him. That doesn’t have to be a different kind of tent to try. That I find teepees more fun, of course I do not have to play in the distribution of the stars!
The Tentipi Olivin 2 Combi is with its just 3500 grams a fine lightweight trekking tent for hikers and cyclists. Not forgetting motorcyclists or people with a compact car. The room is perfect for two adults and then there is still good luggage and a dog. The tent is easy to set up and pack, windproof and waterproof. It is a Tipi property that you can or cannot live with without a canopy in bad weather. The possibility of the awning solves this. The outside cloth needs to be regularly recreated and relaxed depending on the weather. The Tentipi Olivin 2 Combi is exceptionally nicely made and has a high level of finishl. But how beautiful it me by… the price of € 970,- is pretty steep and therefore the Tentipi Olivin 2 Combi scores 7.8/10 points. If you buy the canopy you can add a full point!
Link to the canopy: canopy