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Crua Crucoon Privacy Tent

Crua Crucoon Privacy Tent

Crua’s latest tent is built with a sound-dampening and light-blocking material that provides privacy indoors our out. Thanks to its air-beam construction, it sets up in less than a minute. It’s got plenty of ventilation, and its shell resists water and provides insulation. It measures 6.4 ft wide, 6.8 ft long, and 4 ft high at its peak.

Bote AeroRondak Chair

Bote AeroRondak Chair
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Drug store beach chairs don’t cut it when you can opt for a portable chair that’s this comfy and easy to pack. Similar to Bote’s Aero chair, the AeroRondak is an inflatable Adirondack-style chair (with tables in the armrests!) It can be carried like a backpack and inflates in minutes for camping, tailgating, boating, and lazing at the shore.

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BOTE Aero Inflatable Chair

BOTE Aero Inflatable Chair

Like BOTE’s inflatable Hangout chair, but don’t have a swimming pool? The Aero Chair works great on solid ground. It weighs just 7 lb and folds up small for easy carrying. Inflated, it offers a comfortable, low-profile seat, with a side storage pouch and an optional cup holder. It comes in two sizes as well as a 2-person couch version.

Bote Wulf Aero Inflatable Paddle Board

Bote Wulf Aero Inflatable Paddle Board
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What’s up SUP? Stand-up paddleboarding has a super-stable inflatable that makes the fastest growing watersport easy to pick up, pack up, and set up. Bote’s affordable Wulf Aero 10′4″ Inflatable Paddle Board weighs just 29 lb., fully loaded with an adjustable paddle, removable fin, hand pump, repair kit, and travel bag.

Aerogogo Self-inflating Furniture

Aerogogo Self-inflating Furniture

MicroNovelty’s inflatable furniture lets you set up a living room anywhere. But unlike other inflatables you need to blow up with an external pump, the Aerogogo couch and side chair have a built-in inflator fan, which does all of the work with the flip of a switch. The single-seater inflates in 2 minutes, while the couch takes 4 minutes.

Bote Rackham Aero Inflatable Paddle Board

Bote Rackham Aero Inflatable Paddle Board
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Bote’s compact Rackham Aero 11’ Inflatable Paddle Board is lighter, smaller, and more portable than full-size boards, packing into a tidy 44″× 20″× 17″ travel bag. The No Quarter Limited Edition includes a ton of extras like a cooler, tackle rack, sand spear, and MagneKoozie magnetic drinkware for sips while you SUP.

Launching More Stuff from an Air Blob

Launching More Stuff from an Air Blob

How Ridiculous is back to dropping water-filled weights onto a giant inflatable blob to see how high they can launch things. Among the items they launched from it this time are a disco ball, a couch, a TV, and a pair of jet skis.

Trekology Camping Pillow

Trekology Camping Pillow
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Lying on the ground in your sleeping bag is no fun without support for your head and neck. Trekology’s inflatable pillow takes up virtually no space in your pack but can help you get a good night’s sleep wherever your travels take you. It’s great for catching ZZZs on airplanes, trains, and bus rides too.

Launching Stuff from an Air Blob

Launching Stuff from an Air Blob

The guys from How Ridiculous love to drop stuff from a height to see what happens to when it hits the bottom. But instead of just smashing things this time, they placed objects on one side of an airbag, then dropped weights onto the other side to see how high they could launch things.

GentleTent GT Pickup Inflatable Rooftop Tent

GentleTent GT Pickup Inflatable Rooftop Tent
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Weighing just 62 pounds, GentleTent’s inflatable tent puts a spacious camping shelter on your pickup truck. The rooftop area can hold a full-size mattress, while the bed section has a standing height of 7+ feet. When not in use, it folds to just 7″ high. Perfect for dual-cab Rangers, Colorados, Frontiers, and Tacomas.

Final Evacuation

Final Evacuation

When airplanes reach the end of their journeys, some of them end up a Aircraft End-of-Life-Solutions, a Dutch company that dismantles and recycles airplanes. While clearing out some bits and pieces a few years back, they decided to pop open one of those self-inflating evacuation slides, with amusing results.

Inflatable Soft Robot

Inflatable Soft Robot

Engineers from Stanford University have been working on an unusual design for a robot that uses inflatable tubes for its body. It can move about and change shapes by squeezing on its air bladders, and can pack up small when not in use. It’s like the more evolved cousin of the wacky waving tube guy.

Ghostbusters Halloween Display

Ghostbusters Halloween Display

Located in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, Angelo’s II restaurant likes to celebrate the holidays in an epic fashion. For Halloween 2019, they decorated the exterior of their building with an inflatable Stay-Puft marshmallow man emerging from the roof, and giant kraken tentacles bursting from its windows. Video by Mon Valley Drone.

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Inflatable Twister

Inflatable Twister
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This oversize 15′ x 15′ version of the classic game of human contortion is designed to make things more challenging, as players attempt to move on top of a cushion of air. You could spend $2k on this, or you could just go buy a Twister Ultimate set and tape it onto an air mattress, but then again, that won’t hold 1500 pounds like this version.

Speedboat Float

Speedboat Float
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Sun Pleasure’s Bay Breeze Boat Island is an oversized floating vessel that looks like a speedboat, but is actually just an inflatable raft on steroids. It has seating for up to six people, and has a built-in drink cooler and cup holders. It’s currently sold out, though you might find one on eBay.

Mojow Inflatable Chairs

Mojow Inflatable Chairs
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Mojow offers flat-pack seating with inflatable backs, arms, and cushions. They come in a variety of colors and in opaque or transparent materials and single seat and sofa styles. Depending on the size, they can support between about 265 lb to 529 lb.

Ocho the Octopus

Ocho the Octopus

Puppeteer and performance artist Tim Davies shows off his latest creation – a gigantic inflatable octopus puppet with articulated tentacles. It measures more than 13 feet high and 22 feet wide, yet has soft and smooth movements despite its size. More here.

Water Jet Hamster Ball

Water Jet Hamster Ball

“I like being inside strange things.” The Slow Mo Guys Dan Grunchy gets packed inside of a giant inflatable ball, then launched into the air using a bunch of powerful water jets. From the outside, it really does look like some kind of out-of-control tentacled monster.

Opening an Airplane Slide

Opening an Airplane Slide

A video has been making the rounds showing what it’s like to open an airplane slide from the passengers’ point of view. That’s interesting and all, but this clip of a slide being opened without an airplane attached is far more entertaining. Stabilized version here.

OutdoorsmanLab Sleeping Pad

OutdoorsmanLab Sleeping Pad
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Just because you’re camping doesn’t mean you need to be uncomfortable at bedtime. This roll-up, lightweight (14.5oz) inflatable pad fits easily in your pack and under your sleeping bag, and provides an air-supported surface that ensures you won’t feel like you’re sleeping on rocks.

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