Seven seconds. What can you do in seven seconds? If Flying Tent gets a say, the company wants you enjoying the great outdoors. Who can blame them? Look outside and back at your cubicle. Where would you rather be? It’s not a trick question. Especially when it’s like my office. Outside is an 11-acre front yard.
Billed as a new entry in the world of Outdoor Adventure Camping, I’m equally impressed flyingtent.com was available as a domain. Well done…
Need a hammock? Done. Tent? Would be weird if it wasn’t one considering the name. It doubles as both a floating tent and as a bivy tent (on the ground). And if that’s not enough, you can use the whole setup as a rain poncho. There’s multi-purpose, and then there’s this.
It all folds up into a package that easily slides onto your backpack. At 1.2kg (2.6 pounds in American) the flying tent won’t hold you back from your backpacking expedition. It’s multi-use means you can leave the poncho at home. Zero worries about packing a tent. Find two trees and you have your spot staked out for the night.
Flying Tent Specs
Seven second setup time. 5000mm hydrostatic head rating. Built-in mosquito net. The features are what you come to expect out of the camping niche.
Each flying tent has an integrated ventilation system for those rainy days. Air is drawn in through the bottom and pushed out through the vent windows on each end. The unique packaging allows it to double as a seat pad for those days around the campfire.
Dimensions are 15.7 inches tall, 31.5 inches wide and 94.5 inches long. Plenty of room for you and your gear. The company has a stretch goal to add additional storage options, but for the average camping trip? It’s more than enough.
Flying Tent Kickstarter
Available in three colors – Sunset, Grasshopper, and Ocean View – the flying tent Kickstarter campaign has ripped past its goal of $22,000. With 16 days left in the campaign, the company is enjoying looking towards the $200,000 stretch goal.
Pricing sits at $170 for a complete set – the flying tent, pegs, straps, carabiners, and slings. Shipping is the best part. The campaign is slated to end mid-May, and the tents should be to backers by July.
No waiting months on end for the hammock. Plenty of time to enjoy the summer evenings and get your fall camping trips lined up. Head over to the campaign page to learn more about the Flying Tent.