Favorite Tents for Outsiders

Calling all romantics, adventurers, and restless spirits: here’s a selection of the best tents from our book The Outsiders: New Outdoor Creativity.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

The Pragmatist

More functionality can hardly be fit into 1.6 cubic meters. The One Man Tent by Poler can be used open (to gaze at the stars) or closed (to protect oneself from the rain). It allows you to sit up and offers a vestibule to protect your belongings and a little window to check the weather. The best part is: it only weighs 2.5 kg. 



The Classic  

It looks as if it was 50 years old, yet is made with all modern technology—the Single Pole Tent by Scout Seattle appeals to outdoor enthusiasts who want to go back to the basics in style. It is held by just one collapsible hickory pole or can be hoisted over a branch, and the canvas construction and floor provide protection from rain, wind, and snow.



The Professional

A hiker’s three heaviest items are usually the backpack, the sleeping system, and the shelter. If you don’t want to forsake the comfort of a tent in favor of a hammock yet don’t want to be weighed down, Nordisk’s award-winning Telemark tent is for you: it’s tiny, it can be pitched in only four minutes, it weighs only 880g—and it’s been built to withstand even Scandinavian climate. 



The Cocoon

What happens when a forest-loving designer, an expert in lightweight engineering, and a hot-air balloon engineer decide to make a tent? A spherical treehouse fit for year-round use. Created by Jason Thawley, Duncan Ritchie, and Alasdair Ritchie, Tree Tent by Luminair measures three meters in diameter and includes wool thermal lining, a wood stove, and even running water. This cocoon is designed for minimal impact on the environment.



The Beach Edition

Offering instant intimacy and a touch of romance for beach basecamps or even backyard barbecues, Indoek’s Wavewam Teepee is a portable refuge for two to three adults (or the equivalent in children and dogs), made from cotton canvas supported by collapsible bamboo and aluminium poles.



The Dreamer

We have much to learn from nature. Treehouse architect Alex Shirley-Smith and his partner Kirk Kirchev did just that in developing the Tentsile Stingray. The lightweight tent draws inspiration from the tensile technology of spider webs, using three anchoring points to find a central position in space. 



The Road Trip Companion

If plans for your upcoming road adventure do not include sacrificing all the comforts of home, the Campa ATT (all terrain trailer) is one of the most compact, rugged, and complete solutions around. A veritable Swiss army knife of trailers with its stainless steel construction come with ample storage, a raised sleeping platform that fits various pop-up tents, and a kitchen equipped to serve up to six people. You can even add a hot-water shower, a water purification system, or solar panels as you wish. 

If plans for your upcoming road adventure do not include sacrificing all the comforts of home, the Campa ATT (all terrain trailer) is one of the most compact, rugged, and complete solutions around. A veritable Swiss army knife of trailers with its stainless steel construction come with ample storage, a raised sleeping platform that fits various pop-up tents, and a kitchen equipped to serve up to six people. You can even add a hot-water shower, a water purification system, or solar panels as you wish. If plans for your upcoming road adventure do not include sacrificing all the comforts of home, the Campa ATT (all terrain trailer) is one of the most compact, rugged, and complete solutions around. A veritable Swiss army knife of trailers with its stainless steel construction come with ample storage, a raised sleeping platform that fits various pop-up tents, and a kitchen equipped to serve up to six people. You can even add a hot-water shower, a water purification system, or solar panels as you wish. 

For more outdoors inspiration, have a look at our recent book The Outsiders: New Outdoor Creativity

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