The Wedge (A new Tent)
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Scott Jones
(Endeavor) - M
The Wedge (A new Tent) on 03/24/2014 00:03:39 MDT Print View

Kind of cool looking, sort of like a Nemo, but yet different.
The Wedge
Those Europeans make things look more artistic.

Derek M.
(dmusashe) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: The Wedge (A new Tent) on 03/24/2014 00:13:07 MDT Print View

Weight: 3.2kg (7 lbs!)

Is this a typo? If not, what a joke of an over-engineered tent.

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - M

Locale: Cascadia
The Wedge on 03/24/2014 09:15:30 MDT Print View

Yeah 7.07 lbs and that doesn't include a pump. You can add one here for 2 lbs:
http://heimplanet.com/shop/index.php/en/air-pump.html

Edited by dandydan on 03/24/2014 09:16:54 MDT.

David Drake
(DavidDrake) - F - M

Locale: North Idaho
Re: The Wedge on 03/24/2014 09:21:42 MDT Print View

Ah, but it's multi-use.

It doubles as a bouncy castle.

Dena Kelley
(EagleRiverDee) - M

Locale: Eagle River, Alaska
"The Wedge (A new Tent)" on 03/24/2014 11:38:20 MDT Print View

Kind of funny that a tent supported by air would weigh more than a tent supported by poles.

Matt Dirksen
(NamelessWay) - MLife

Locale: Mid Atlantic
Re: The Wedge (A new Tent) on 03/24/2014 13:13:22 MDT Print View

I can't quite put my finger on it, but this tent structure design reminds me of another innovative design from the automobile industry...


Pinto

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Re: The Wedge (A new Tent) on 03/24/2014 13:53:52 MDT Print View

I wonder how much of a breeze it would take to collapse those tubes?

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: The Wedge on 03/24/2014 14:11:56 MDT Print View

"It doubles as a bouncy castle."

Dang it you beat me to the punch!

Steve B
(geokite) - F

Locale: Southern California
Fake picture? on 03/24/2014 15:44:06 MDT Print View

I love the picture of it on the beach, with the majestic coastline. Looks a tad photoshoped.

The tubes are probably similar to the tubes on kitesurfing kites. There is a bladder inside that make them air tight. The bladder can get leaks, but is easy to replace. No worries about high wind, they can be very stiff.

Steve

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: The Wedge (A new Tent) on 03/24/2014 23:53:22 MDT Print View

'more artistic' is about the only asset it has imho.

Cheers

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: The Wedge (A new Tent) on 03/25/2014 01:42:57 MDT Print View

It's not just those Europeans who make things look artistic. And heavy. Those Americans ain't half bad, either... and even take it a step further by making it really only "art"!

Reef Inflatable Surf Tent Concept

interior

exterior

Take a gander at the size of that surfboard. And then try guessing just how heavy this thing is.

Edited by butuki on 03/25/2014 01:44:58 MDT.

Scott Jones
(Endeavor) - M
The Wedge (A new Tent) on 03/25/2014 20:35:51 MDT Print View

It is a small weight penalty sacrifice for beauty. The tent would look majestic in the Beartooths up by Desolation Lake, above timberline!

K C
(KalebC) - F

Locale: South West
RE: on 03/25/2014 21:32:23 MDT Print View

Try "Wedging" that 7 pound beast in your pack!

Desert Dweller
(Drusilla)

Locale: Wild Wild West
Wedge on 03/25/2014 21:56:38 MDT Print View

That's what pack horses are for. :-)

Scott Jones
(Endeavor) - M
The Wedge on 03/28/2014 22:26:29 MDT Print View

People carry 7 lb tents all the time.