Most tents have poles. Some tents have…. Airbeams? Say hello to the revolutionary new tent from Heimplanet: The Cave.
The concept for the cave is taken from the molecular structure of the diamond – one of earth’s toughest materials – so this tent is strong! “Even though its supported by air?” you ask. Does a tire support a semi? Case in point.
Speaking of case: the airbeams that make up this diamond frame are a tough double-layer PVC, divided into separate chambers, and encased in a durable nylon jacket for protection.
Set up is a breeze – or whatever adjective you use to describe air passing through a pump – and it only takes a minute. Try doing that with a carbon-pole frame with this many angles.
The cave sleeps three, but with a rounded floor plan, and almost vertical walls, six can comfortably sit inside.
The downside is, weighing in at 11.5 pounds, this is no backpacking tent. Plus, you have to factor carrying along the pump. But, with summer approaching, and considering the diaomond-molecule-like-frame’s ability to withstand wind (see video), we’d tag this is an EXCELLENT tent for beach camping.
To beat the weather, the Cave has a storm-fly. And it also has multiple peaks and points of runoff, meaning there will be no water collecting on the roof of your tent. It’s also made of a treated, breathable nylon, so you won’t get too stuffy inside. Plus, there are vents to allow airflow and beat the heat. And, if you’re stuck in the rain, but don’t like tracking muddy things into your sleeping area, there is a vestibule at the entrance.
Heimplanet’s The Cave, one good reason to pitch a tent.
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