Reversible all-weather tent

January 1st, 2019

Cool in the summer, warm in the winter and waterproof in a rainstorm, the weatherHYDE tent is built for people who like to enjoy the great outdoors all year long. In fact, maker Billion Bricks Ltd., a Singapore-based nonprofit design and technology studio, also envisions the tent as a humanitarian response to a serious problem—global […]

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A tent for the trees

June 1st, 2018

Hammocks are popular once again as people realize they provide a great way to relax effortlessly outdoors. For hikers and campers, they offer a lightweight way to rest with ease. But how about a hammock that is also a tent? Tentsile, the London, England-based manufacturer of tree-camping tents, has introduced a solo tree tent that […]

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Traft: it’s a tent, it’s a raft

January 1st, 2018

Outdoor adventurers appreciate keeping things light by traveling only with necessary equipment. Gear that does double duty is particularly useful. That’s where Traft™ comes in. It’s a tent—and it’s a raft. Take it whitewater rafting, then set it up (on land) for a good night’s sleep. Traft is the brainchild of adventurer Evan Glassman, founder […]

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A hammock/tent for sleeping in the air

July 1st, 2017

Designed for one person—up to 250 pounds—REI’s Quarter Dome Air Hammock is a minimalist alternative to a tent. Lightweight and easy to set up and take down, it’s made of 15-denier ripstop nylon to provide tear-resistant protection. Settling into a fabric sling is great for relaxing or napping, but it doesn’t offer the support needed […]

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KD Kanopy finds success with silk screen printing

September 1st, 2008

KD Kanopy started as a tent manufacturer in 1984, but it didn’t take long to recognize the market for graphics on tents. By 1989 the Westminster, Colorado company was silk screening on tents, and by 2001 it was getting “a lot of requests for full digital graphics,” says president John Matthews. KD Kanopy still does […]

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California changes structural requirements for tents

August 1st, 2008

Compiled by Juli Case We’ve heard that there’s a change in the requirements for installing tents in California. What can you tell us about that? One of our IFAI members on the West Coast alerted us to this issue. The state of California recently adopted the International Building Code, but made a key change to […]

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Custom Covers military tents provide versatile protection

August 1st, 2008

[Custom Covers] Southampton, U.K. This military utility shelter by Custom Covers is the first generation of a family of tents designed for use as general service tenting or as temporary deployable accommodations, providing versatile protection against high winds, snow loads, and other adverse weather conditions. The shelter requires little perimeter clearance, and allows for multiple […]

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Tent companies reach out to China after earthquake

August 1st, 2008

May 12 changed everything in the Sichuan province of China. Local radio in Sichuan quoted disaster relief officials as saying a third of the buildings in Wenchuan collapsed from the quake and another third were seriously damaged. In addition to taking thousands of lives, the earthquake leveled schools, hospitals and houses. As Chinese citizens and […]

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Tractor assists in easy and safe tent set-up

June 1st, 2008

Problem: Large event rental companies use equipment for setting up tents that isn’t designed for that purpose, causing prospective stability and safety concerns. Solution: The Bullfrog tractor, designed to set up and take down tents, has a traditional driver’s seat and a rear-mounted joystick for easy positioning of the on-board stake driver. With carrying capacity […]

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Tent graphics create their own audience

May 1st, 2008

Picture a tent, pure white and large enough in which to park a Boeing 747. What would you notice about it? Probably that it was very large, and very white. But what could you notice? “The tent by itself says something special is going on here,” says John Schlueter of Karl’s Event Rental. “But if […]

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