5 Cool Tents To Inspire Your Next Camping Trip
So you’ve decided to take a camping holiday and need a tent or perhaps your old tent is ready for an upgrade? If you don’t just want any old run of the mill tent like the ones in the photo above, check out these cool tents for inspiration instead. While just a bit unrealistic (what, you don’t need a wood-burning stove and a sink in your tent?), they are lots of fun and might spark some ideas about what you’d like to see in your next tent.
While there are lots of wacky tents out there, these five struck us as some of the coolest camping gear on the market.
1. For the Bookworm
This cool tent from Field Candy sleeps two people and would be perfect for someone who loves to read. The outer flysheet features the fun book design that makes it look like you’re taking shelter under a huge book, but the interior keeps condensation to a minimum and has a breathable skin so you won’t get hot.
It also features a mesh window, storage pockets (that even lock!) and a place to hang a lantern. Featuring a base length of 2.56 metres, a width of 1.86 metres and a height of 1.20 metres, this tent should allow you and your mate or significant other to sleep comfortably.
2. A Village of Tents
Going on a camping trip with your mates or family? Create a private tent village with these tee-pee style tents and tunnel system from Gigwam. Each tent sleeps two people and has an attachable tunnel that can be connected to another Gigwam tent, allowing you to create a little cool tent town of your own.
It’s almost like revisiting your childhood to crawl through a tunnel to get your friends. Sound like fun? We agree.
3. Tree Tent
Camping will become very comfortable in one of these Tree Tents. The round structure of this “tent” allows for accommodation of two adults easily and features a green ash wood frame with an aluminium subframe that is covered in a 100% cotton canvas.
However, and this is where it gets good, there are options to add a wood stove, water and solar power for electricity as well as 100% thermal wool liners for comfort in any temperature. Plus, the furniture for the “tent” includes chairs that convert into beds, a sink and a centre table.
4. Sleep in the Cave
This inflatable tent from German company Heimplanet sleeps two to three people and takes about a minute to set up – simply grab an air pump and get going. The “Cave” tent is shaped like a dome with an inflatable frame and fly sheet surrounding the actual tent.
The frame was designed in such a way that there are stabilization measures in place in case of an air leak in one of the chambers on the frame. Another feature of the tent is that, while included in the tent package, you don’t need guy lines because the tent is stable even up to 120 km per hour winds.
5. Your Own Personal Tent
It’s a jacket; no, it’s a sleeping bag; no, it’s a tent! This all-in-one camping set from U.S.-based JakPak is not only a waterproof jacket but can become a sleeping bag and a tent. Both parts are carried in bags located on the back of the jacket. The sleeping bag portion is located in the lower pocket and falls down from the back of the jacket. Once you step into it, you simply zip up, and you’re set.
The tent part is located in the upper pocket that once you pull out, you just lay down and pull over you. Everything is waterproof, and there is also netting included in the tent portion that deters even the smallest bugs while still allowing you visibility.
Bring your crazy – or completely normal – tent and camp at Broken Head!
Even if you don’t have a cool tent, you can still have a blast planning your next camping trip at Broken Head Holiday Park. With powered and unpowered campsites available, Broken Head offers large, well-maintained sites for your tents, with only a $5 per day difference between the two types of sites. Proximity to Byron Bay and quiet, beachfront surroundings makes Broken Head the perfect location for your next camping holiday.