Roam Adventure Co.’s Vagabond is a sturdy fold-out tent that can be attached to your vehicle’s roof rack or truck bed, and sleeps 2 to 3 people. It’s got a telescoping aluminum ladder, a comfy high-density foam mattress, unzippable windows and skylight, and shelters you from the elements with its durable ripstop fabric.
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The Flying Tent is a foldable nylon bivy tent that can also be set up as a hammock, a floating tent and even worn as a poncho. It’s waterproof and also has a mosquito net, and easily folds back into its slim carrying bag. An optional underquilt provides added warmth for chilly locations.
The TentTube is an affordable and lighter alternative to Heimplanet’s popular inflatable tents. It also uses an inflatable exoskeleton, and comes with a pump that lets you set up the tent by yourself in just a minute. It’s windproof and waterproof and has room for up to three people.
Privacy Pop transforms ordinary beds into private sleeping chambers. Simply place your mattress inside the pop-up tent, and you can roll down the sides to cut out light too. Available in sizes from toddler to king, and a wide variety of colors. Folds up compact for storage too.
Crua Outdoors‘ latest hammock can be turned into a single-person tent. It’s water-resistant, has a mesh layer for ventilation, and a ground sheet for insulation, and weighs less than the original. It also comes with a customized sleeping bag and a self-inflating mattress.
GoFastCampers claims that they’ve made the world’s thinnest roof top tent with its upcoming Platform RTT. It’s only 6″ thick when folded, but unfolds to 4′ tall when deployed. It doubles as a rack where you can mount roof racks and more. Drops Summer 2018 for $3250+.
Tentsile specializes in suspended tents, but its upcoming model promises to be even more versatile. This unique tent has an inflatable base that allows it to float on water. The five-person tent can also be used on land, and of course suspended. Drops 2/2019 for $1,999.
This compact and lightweight pouch belongs in every outdoor travel kit. It packs an emergency 2-person tent made from tear-resistant, durable HeatFlex mylar, can reflect heat outward or inward, and sets up in minutes using the included 20ft length of paracord.