Some of the most futuristic tents available were actually born of necessity. The needs of the armed forces and rescue workers prompt designers to create ever-more complex tents. Some of these are jumped on by the consumer market and prove wildly popular. Here are six futuristic tents that will leave you hankering for more.
#1. JakPak Jacket
This breathtakingly original take on the humble tent combines a jacket, sleeping bag and tent in one. Available from jakpak.com, this tent resembles a sturdy, waterproof jacket. Clever use of zips and fold out panels means that the jacket can turn into a sleeping bag in a few moments. The hood can be raised up to form a tent. This is perfect for campers, hikers or anyone looking for easy portability.
#2. Outsunny Portable Popup Tent
Available from Amazon, this tent offers a highly comfortable cot with a tent top, perfect for one person. This is highly appealing for campers who don’t like sleeping on the ground. This cot has fold-up legs that raise the sleeper well away from insects and moisture.
#3. Tentsile Stingray Tent
If you want a futuristic tent, it doesn’t get better than this. The Tentsile Stingray Tent is available from tentsile.com and resembles a UFO. It is designed to be suspended between trees with heavy-duty rope and accessed via a rope ladder. When suspended, this tent has the appearance of a ghostly floating object, particularly at night if the tent’s occupants have lights on inside. Campers love how secure and private this tent makes them feel.
#4. The i-gloobox
This tent was invented by Bulgarian designer Georgi Djonarski as a way to help homeless people stay warm. Its name come its appearance as it looks like a grey igloo with pockets made out of waterproof fabric. Helpfully, the tent folds up so that it can be wheeled around. Looking like something out of a science fiction movie, this pod-like tent is one of the most futuristic-looking tents you’ll ever see.
#5. Moby-1 XTR Expedition Trailer
For campers with cash to splash, this trailer tent must be towed behind a vehicle to the destination. It resembles a teardrop shape when it is unfurled from the back of the trailer. Although the camper trailer looks very retro, this tent actually features solar panels, making it one of the most futuristic trailers on our list.
#6. UN Relief Tent
Designed with cooperation from the UN, this tent houses up to forty people and is obviously designed for disaster relieve efforts. While the tent does not look futuristic on the outside, the materials used and the assembly requirements make it one of the most forward thinking tents on our list. Unlike other tent designs, this tent requires minimal effort and its design eliminates the need for tools. The use of CPAI-84 rated PVC fabric makes this the most water-resistant tent on this list besides being fire retardant and UV resistant.
Any of these six tents will leave you hankering for more. What’s the most futuristic tent you’ve ever seen? Leave us a comment below!