Kammok’s Mantis is a single-person hammock that doubles as a tent. It weighs just under 3 pounds, including its insect net and a rainfly. A single person can set it up in about a minute, and the rainfly can be removed to pack even lighter or to customize your setup.
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Heimplanet’s innovative The Cave tent is a true wonder, using an inflatable airframe and ripstop nylon to pack up small, then set up in just a minute without any help. We took some time to enjoy this modern tent out on our back deck while sheltering in place in Chicago this Summer.
This packable tent can store in the trunk of your SUV or crossover, and gives you an enclosed living space perfect for camping or day trips. The 6.5 foot-tall cube sets up in 3 to 5 minutes, and is waterproof, UV-resistant, and has integrated mosquito netting. Save an extra 20% off with code SUMMERSAVE20 (exp 5.26.20)
Whether you just like the idea of indoor camping, or need more dark and privacy to help you sleep, this bed-top tent should do the trick. Made from breathable pongee fabric, it pops up easily around your mattress, reducing light and noise when zipped up. Available in twin, full, or queen sizes. Great for for top bunks too.
The Skycamp Mini transforms nearly any small car, short-bed pickup, or SUV rooftop into a 2-person sleeping tent with a quick 1-minute setup. The 125-pound tent has double-layer canvas with air insulation, an aluminum floor, and an aerodynamic hard shell that makes it condensation resistant and almost soundproof.
This modular system gives you everything you need to enjoy your campsite day or night. It includes a tent with an integrated quilt and self-inflating mattress, and a removable fly sheet and bug mesh. Its parts can be used as a picnic blanket and a hammock, and you can combine multiple tents to make a larger shelter.
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.
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.
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