The three high-performance models – named The Wedge, The Cave and Mavericks – have been fully tested to withstand wind speeds of up to 170 km/h and rainfall of anywhere between 2,000 and 5,000 mm, depending on the tent. Each one erects using nothing more than a simple, two-way pump, similar to one you might use for a bicycle or a soccer ball, and can be set up and taken down in minutes – ideal if you’re cold and up a mountain, or just lazy and at a festival. For more info on the exact specifications of each tent model, or to make an order, visit Heimplanet’s official website.
As the summer camping season gets underway there’s one thing no one looks forward to about spending a weekend in a field, and that’s having to carry, set up and take down your al fresco sleeping quarters. While modern tents are undoubtedly a lot lighter than they used to be, having to lug a big set of poles around is always going to make the job heavier and bulkier than you’d like. But now, in a complete shake-up of every tent that has ever come before it, German company Heimplanet has ditched the poles entirely and developed a rigid tent design using nothing but inflated air.