TentTube Inflatable Tent
Love tents but hate how tricky their assembly can get? Fret not, TentTube wants to get rid of thatby Tudor Rus, on
These days, tents come in all shapes and sizes. So, you’d think it’s hard to come up with something new and innovate in a niche that has seen everything, right? Well, wrong. There’s always room for better as creative variants of an existing product can be found. Why are we telling you this? Because in our search for cool stuff, we stumbled upon what we think is one of the raddest tents we’ve seen to date. Meet TentTube, the self-inflatable tent.
What is a TentTube?
The name pretty much says it all, but its makers simply describe it as a revolutionary inflatable tent. Why do we need it? Well, tents are not exactly a traveler’s delight - they take up a lot of space, they’re not that easy to carry, and can sometimes give you a bucketload of headaches during assembly. But thanks to TentTube, all the above will disappear into thin air.
TentTube is the brainchild of TentTube Design Lab, a Hong Kong-based company create by a group of designers and engineers that share a great love for the outdoor lifestyle. The TentTube R&D process took nearly three years to completion before it debuted as a Kickstarter campaign.
Now, the official claim is that just one person can set up TentTube in just one minute using the provided two-way double action air pump. Then again, when your camping trip’s over, you can let the air out through a series of large valves but you can also used the said pump. Once deflated, TentTube can be stored wherever you please thanks to its compact size, but perhaps the best thing about it is that you won’t need poles anymore.
TentTube tips the scales at just 6.6 pounds (that’s around 3 kilos) so hauling it around won’t turn into a chore. A lot of the weight savings were possible due to the AirFrame structure that holds the tent together - basically a network made of hollow tubes that inflate to hold the tent upright. The outer material uses Ripstop technology that’s breathable and windproof under wind with speeds of up to 33 mph.
In case you’re wondering how roomy this thing is, here’s the thing: it can accommodate 2 to 3 people in a 38.75 square feet interior. That’s not all, though: on the inside, the walls are fitted with pockets that can keep your gear organized as well as a hanging hook which can be used to hold a lamp.
TentTube is shipped worldwide and can be had for $498, but you can get two tents for $996.
|Airframe||resistant PU, extra stiff|
|Fly sheet||190D Ripstop polyester fiber, breathable, flame retardant, withstands up to 2000 Pa water pressure|
|Ground sheet||210D Ripstop polyester fiber, breathable, flame retardant, withstands up to 2000 Pa water pressure|
|Ground area||38.75 square feet (7.4 x 5.2 feet)|
|Overall height||5.1 feet|
|Pack size||16.5 x 7.1 x 12.2 inches|
TentTube - What’s In The Box?
|TentTube tent x 1|
|Air pump x 1|
|Tent stakes x 4|
|Carry bag x 1|