The North Face unveils a geodesic tent that can withstand 60 mph winds

February 12, 2018 by  
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Known for its high-quality outdoor gear, The North Face just unveiled a dream tent designed to meet the needs of even the most intrepid camper. The Geodome 4 is a unique geodesic dome tent that’s built to withstand the harshest elements – including 60 mph gusts of wind. The North Face has a reputation for producing amazingly sturdy camping gear and clothing. This time, however, the company has created a masterpiece when it comes to tougher-than-nails tent design . The lightweight structure is just over 11 kilograms, making it easy to carry and store. For set up, it comes with just five main poles and one equator, allowing for fast and easy assembly. The interior also comes with handy internal hangars for gear storage. Related: Stay in a cozy geodesic dome at this amazing Patagonia retreat The strategic geodesic form creates enough interior room (230 x 218 cm) for four people to sleep comfortably, and with a height of of just over 6 feet, there’s enough space to stand up. The dome shape not only provides ample room, however, as the ultra-efficient shape helps the tent withstand nature’s harshest weather. The dome form helps it stand up against strong winds and the dual-layer water-resistant exterior helps to keep the tent dry in bad weather. Unfortunately, the North Face Geodome 4 Tent is only available on the Japanese market at the moment, but with some luck, will be coming to a store near you some time soon. + The North Face Via Hi Consumption

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Lightweight suspended tree tent can hold a whopping 700 pounds

December 27, 2017 by  
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For campers who are sick of lugging around bulky old-fashioned tents, the Tentnest is a breath of fresh air. Part hammock and part tent, the lightweight system fits easily in a backpack and can be set up anywhere in just 15 minutes. Even though it is suspended off the ground, the Tentnest is quite sturdy and can withstand some serious weight – more than 700 pounds. The Tentnest, which recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign, was designed to streamline the adventure process. Thanks to its easy-to-hang system , the tent can be set up in just minutes in virtually any landscape. The only thing it needs is three trees or connection spots for the straps. It’s also very spacious and can sleep a family of three, two full-size adults and a child. Related: This hybrid hammock tent lets you float between the trees The suspended system avoids that bothersome feeling of sleeping on rocks or hard land. And since it’s off the ground, there’s no creepy crawlies around to bite you. It’s also 100% waterproof with zippered entrances, so if you find yourself in the middle of a rain or snow storm, Tentnest has got you covered, literally. + Tentnest Kickstarter

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Nube` Hammock Shelter Provides a “Cloud of Protection” For Adventurous Campers

August 15, 2013 by  
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The Nube` camping hammock – the flagship project of outdoor equipment manufacturer Sierra Madre Research – could be one of the most versatile tents out there. Able to suspend the user above the ground, the hammock not only sheds water, but is wind resistant and shields against insects. Through their recently launched Kickstarter campaign , the company is seeking to develop the patent-pending design and begin commercial production of the Nube`. Read the rest of Nube` Hammock Shelter Provides a “Cloud of Protection” For Adventurous Campers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: camping equipment , camping gear , Camping hammocks , camping tents , fiber materials , great outdoors , green camping equipment , green technology , high-tech materials , Nube` Hammock , outdoor gear’ , rain retention system , Sierra Madre Research        

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The Nube` camping hammock – the flagship project of outdoor equipment manufacturer Sierra Madre Research – could be one of the most versatile tents out there. Able to suspend the user above the ground, the hammock not only sheds water, but is wind resistant and shields against insects. Through their recently launched Kickstarter campaign , the company is seeking to develop the patent-pending design and begin commercial production of the Nube`. Read the rest of Nube` Hammock Shelter Provides a “Cloud of Protection” For Adventurous Campers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: camping equipment , camping gear , Camping hammocks , camping tents , fiber materials , great outdoors , green camping equipment , green technology , high-tech materials , Nube` Hammock , outdoor gear’ , rain retention system , Sierra Madre Research        

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Green Skyscraper to Be Built on Top of Vancouver’s Historic Exchange Building

August 15, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Green Skyscraper to Be Built on Top of Vancouver’s Historic Exchange Building Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , “leed” , adaptive reuse , british columbia , canada , Green Building , green high rises , green skyscrapers , Harry Gugger , Herzog & De Meuron , LEED platinum , solar thermal , stormwater retention , The Exchange , The Exchange Building , vancouver        

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Home Depot’s “Bee-Friendly Plants” are Laced with Toxic Pesticides

August 15, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Bee populations have plummeted over the last decade or so and activists and farmers are very concerned about the impact this loss will have on our food supply . Consequently, Oregon temporarily banned neonicotinoids – pesticides thought to be a large contributor to their decline (along with fungicides and other factors) – as a proactive measure, and Europe has done the same. Meanwhile, all kinds of initiatives exist to revive bee populations, including Home Depot’s “bee-friendly” plants. Problem is, researchers have discovered that some of these plants contain even more pesticides than agricultural crops! Read the rest of Home Depot’s “Bee-Friendly Plants” are Laced with Toxic Pesticides Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bee populations plummet , bee research , bee-friendly plants , bee-killing pesticides , colony collapse disorder , food supply by bees , friends of the earth , fungicides , home depot , lowes , neonicotinoids , Pesticide Research Institute        

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Glad’s Brilliant Trash Bag Tent Could Solve the Waste Problem at Music Festivals

May 9, 2013 by  
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California-based company Glad may specialize in dustbin liners and food storage containers, but they recently unveiled a brilliant one-person trash bag tent for camping , music festivals and other outdoor events. The concept was launched at the SXSW 2013 music festival in Austin, Texas, where tents were distributed to campers and festival attendees on the condition that they would use them after the festival as garbage receptacles for cleaning up their campsite. Read the rest of Glad’s Brilliant Trash Bag Tent Could Solve the Waste Problem at Music Festivals Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: camping tents , ForceFlex trash bags , Glad trash bags , green initiatives , green tent design , music festival tents , music festivals waste , SXSW 2013 music festival , tent design , tents , waste collection , waste control , waste reduction initiatives        

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6 Cool Camper and Tent Designs for a Summer Adventure

April 25, 2012 by  
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Modular Decagon Tents Expand Into Cozy Honeycomb Shelters

November 1, 2011 by  
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Camping season may be officially over, but perhaps this awesome expandable decagon tent could tempt urbanites to venture into the wild during the rainy season. These cool adaptable tents can be arranged into endless honeycomb-shaped combinations to make the resulting structure as roomy as you want it. Designed by Japanese outdoor company Logos , the tents are the recent winners of Japan’s GOOD Design Award . The innovative modular tents also look really cool and cozy when they’re lit up from the inside . + Logos Via Spoon and Tamago Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adaptable tents , big tent design , camping tents , decagon tent , japanese tent company , logos outdoor company , spoon and tamago , tent design

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