The Floating Shoal Tent: A Wilderness Waterbed

While it’s hard to top The HotTug when it comes to outdoor water activities, the Shoal Tent comes close. We first saw the floating camping gear while watching CNBC’s The Profit (we heart Marcus Lemonis). Made by Ohio-based fishing gear company SmithFly, the Shoal Tent is a waterproof outdoor tent anchored on an inflatable floating raft, allowing multiple adults to sleep out on the water. (more…)

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Wildlife and Wild Tents: The Highlands Ngorongoro. (Updated with new photos)

Considering an African adventure?  Asilia‘s now open Highlands Camp in the Ngorongo Conservation Area offers unique, domed tented accommodations loaded with amenities. With several different types of activities and Safaris that employ environmentally conscious practices, the new destination combines high-style with low impact. (more…)

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Tentsile Tree Tents Take Camping To A New Level

If you combined a hammock, a tent and a treehouse, you’d get a Tentsile Tent. Trained architect Alex Shirley-Smith teamed up with product designer and co-inventor Kirk Kirchev, to bring his concept of a portable, three anchor point suspended shelter to reality and Tentsile Tree tents were born. (more…)

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FieldCandy. Tents Cool Enough To Get Anyone – Even Me – To Consider Sleeping Outdoors.

While it’s not quite glamping, FieldCandy tents certainly up the hip quotient to sleeping in the great outdoors. Perfect for Music Festivals, traditional camping and even for a night in the backyard, FieldCandy tents are made in the UK, high performance, hardy expedition tents with classic ‘A’ frame storm tent construction and digitally printed flysheets (or covers). (more…)

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Dré Wapenaar’s Unusual Tents: Artful Environments Cloaked In Canvas

Dré Wapenaar is a Rotterdam-based artist whose primary medium is tents – environments designed to shape encounters, whether between individuals or for large groups. Dre’s portfolio includes a tent for reading newspapers, a birthing tent, “Deathbivouac,” the “Pavilion of Loneliness,” “Tree Tents” and “4GPP” – a pavilion for the performance of Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt’s “Concerto for Four Grand Pianos.” (more…)

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