Savotta Hawu 4 tent

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Janne

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The army IS the Finnish Defence Force.
I do not think it is a prototype, far from it.

I think the reason why you can not find much about it is that most of us from/in Fenno Scandinavia do what you call 'bushcrafting' in a different way.
If we stay in one place, then the main thing is fishing and hunting.
If we trek overland, the main thing is the walking, maybe a spot of fishing, taking pictures, looking.

The actual tenting, shelter and the associated duties ( cooking, tent, collecting a snack in season) are a means to do other stuff, not the actual main goal.
 

shaneh

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The army IS the Finnish Defence Force.
I do not think it is a prototype, far from it.

I think the reason why you can not find much about it is that most of us from/in Fenno Scandinavia do what you call 'bushcrafting' in a different way.
If we stay in one place, then the main thing is fishing and hunting.
If we trek overland, the main thing is the walking, maybe a spot of fishing, taking pictures, looking.

The actual tenting, shelter and the associated duties ( cooking, tent, collecting a snack in season) are a means to do other stuff, not the actual main goal.

Appoligse for my ignorance.

I ment that it's a working "prototype" / finished product for testing?

If they are trying to sell to the army, then they have a working item (in which to sell) or for them to at least trial, better than selling an idea off paperwork. I'm only saying this because the Army hasn't purchased them.

As for your idea of bushcraft, it makes sense.
Thank you.
 
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Snufkin

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I can't speak for their tents but their packs are top notch (I have four and one made by them for Varusteleka).
 
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Janne

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In production, so a 'finished' item. Since 2017.

Google, and you will find a good amount of info on the bet. In Finnish mainly. Google translate should work?

If you are looking into other, proper quality tents, check out the Swedish companies I mentioned earlier.

Also, look into a Czech company called Technolen. They make own brand tents, and also make tents for several European quality brands.
Their own brand tents are not made for the extreme trmperatures or usage a Scandinavian ( or Finnish) tent is designed for, so it will suit Britain well.
 
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Herman30

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PS. Hawu is another way of writing havu. Havu is this:
pihta-havu.jpg

A piece of pine branch. It is a very strong symbol in Finland.
One example: in 1918 civil war in Finland, the pine branch was the symbol for the white guard (led by Mannerheim). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_Civil_War
 
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shaneh

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Made the jump and bought the tent,

Thanks for all your help making that decision.
It wasnt easy!

Put up a mini review on a different thread.
Pictures below for interest.
 

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shaneh

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Thank you for the great review. I have been considering buying it and it has now moved up the priority list

Thank you, it took a long time to write on my phone. LOL

I promise you wont regret it...

As long as you can get it to your intended camp site. You will absolutely Love it...
 
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ianj

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I bought Hawu 4 back in May, used it as a base camp for a week long bushcraft course.
it`s a really good tent for that kind of use. for backpacking I would use my Akto
 

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