You never know you need a floating tent until you see one. Ohio-based company SmithFly has introduced an inflatable shelter that allows campers to be lulled to sleep by rippling waves underneath, and it’s as remarkable as it sounds.
Dubbed the Shoal Tent, it doesn’t use any poles to sustain its structure. The innovative tent stands out from the rest because it’s completely inflatable and the air pressure inside it is enough to make it stand up to heavy winds. In total, the raft has three air chambers: two in the lower tube, one in the structure. The floor is 6 inches thick, and the fabric of the tent is waterproof, sealed with heavy duty #8 zippers. The topper sides attach and detach via heavy duty hooks and loops, allowing to get in and out easily through the sides if needed.
The whole rig measures up at 8 by 8 feet, having enough height to allow a 6’3″ person to stand inside it. It weighs about 75 lbs (34 kg) and sells for $1,499.