The worst part of setting up a tent, or best part, depending on how you look at it, is the slapstick routine of affixing the segmented poles, running them through the spiderwebs of loops and channels, and then finally pitching the tent upright. For many people, this has ended poorly, very poorly. No matter how many times you setup a tent it feels like a new adventure. In an attempt to simplify this process Hamburg-based company Heimplanet has developed The Cave, which uses inflatable airbeams instead of traditional poles.
The design of The Cave was inspired by the molecular structure of a diamond and the unique inflatable exo-structure offers much needed rigidity during windy nights. The double layered airbeams are modular and compartmentalized to prevent a potential leak from affecting the entire tent. Setup now only requires a foot pump and a few minutes.
For more information about The Cave tent check out Heimplanet’s website here.