Could there be a more idyllic way to spend time in nature? We think not. Thanks to the Ohio-based company SmithFly, it’s now possible to sleep in a tent, on water.
The Shoal Tent, the world’s first floating tent, is approximately eight feet by eight feet, measured from outside to outside. A person 6’3” tall can lay down or stand up in the middle. At just 75 pounds, it can easily be folded up to fit inside a burrito-shaped storage bag which is approximately 60 x 24 x 18 inches.
SmithFly suggests using the tent to camp on “your favorite farm ponds, saltwater flat, spring creek, or Eddie on your favorite river.” The company doesn’t need to do much convincing, the floating tent is what camping dreams are made of.
The base of the floating tent is an inflatable raft, which is covered by a tent topper. Inhabitat reports that the tent is inflatable, as well, as no poles are necessary. Best of all, the structure can withstand high winds.