Inflatable Geodesic Tent Makes Tent Poles Obsolete

Posted: June 18, 2012 in Must Have
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The Cave–designed by Frackenpohl Poulheimto be sold under the Heimplanet brand–is a tent with no poles. Instead, this shelter deploys an inflatable diamond grid–a geodesic dome–to support the structure. It’s kind of like a moon bounce without the bounce, a tent that pops out in a minute with a bicycle pump and deflates without any effort at all.

The inflatable frame has several advantages, aside from a dome’s inherent spaciousness. You’ll never curse over those strange modular poles again. And more importantly, you won’t have to worry about poking one of those poles through your tent in the process. As fragile as the Cave’s pool animal technology may appear, it can actually withstand winds up to 75mph, and the grid exoskeleton is actually split into five double-layered modules, meaning that if one pops, the tent will keep standing.

Source:  http://www.fastcodesign.com

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