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Aesent four-man dome tent features a built-in air mattress

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Aesent's 4-man tent features an inflatable base
Aesent's 4-man tent features an inflatable base
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Aescent says its tent can be set up in several minutes, with the base itself taking two minutes to inflate
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Aescent says its tent can be set up in several minutes, with the base itself taking two minutes to inflate
With the more mobile camper in mind, Aesent made the inflatable base detachable simply by unzipping it from the shelter
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With the more mobile camper in mind, Aesent made the inflatable base detachable simply by unzipping it from the shelter
The underside of the base is made from a vinyl that is thicker than you'd find on a regular air mattress
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The underside of the base is made from a vinyl that is thicker than you'd find on a regular air mattress
So comfortable maybe you'll set it up indoors?
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So comfortable maybe you'll set it up indoors?
Aesent's 4-man tent features an inflatable base
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Aesent's 4-man tent features an inflatable base

Inflatable tents are nothing new, with offerings such as the Wedge, the Cave and the Kelty Mach 6 built around inflatable frames to speed up pitching times. But Utah-based start-up Aescent is turning things upside down with its four-man domed tent that features an inflatable mattress built into the base to provide a comfortable place to rest your weary bones after a day's hiking.

Aescent claims its patent-pending tent is the first to feature an integrated inflatable base and can be set up in several minutes, with the base itself taking two minutes to inflate to a height of 6 in (15 cm). Aesent's focus was to create a tent that offered comfort above all else. With this goal in mind, and in an effort to avoid the flimsy, bouncy nature of common air mattresses, the company designed the base to have a series of intertwined chambers, compartmentalizing the air to provide a more supportive sleeping surface.

As you'd expect, the underside of the base is made from a vinyl that is significantly thicker than you'd find on a regular air mattress, which the company claims makes it durable and puncture resistant.

With the more mobile camper in mind, Aesent made the inflatable base detachable simply by unzipping it from the shelter
With the more mobile camper in mind, Aesent made the inflatable base detachable simply by unzipping it from the shelter

While comfort may be a priority for some, others might prefer to travel light. With such campers in mind, Aesent made the inflatable base detachable simply by unzipping it from the shelter, revealing a second set of pole anchors and enabling you to set it up as a regular lightweight tent.

Aesent is raising funds for its four-man dome on Kickstarter, where a pledge of US$160 will put you in line for the tent, aluminum tent poles and an attachable rain fly. Shipping is estimated for May 2014 if everything goes as planned.

You can hear from Dan Robertson, CEO of Aesent in the video pitch below.

Source: Aesent

4 comments
Greatbasin
It will leak>
BigGoofyGuy
I think this is great. It provides the experience of tent camping but giving one something softer to sleep on.
christopher
Worst of both worlds - inflatable and poles too. They shoulda ditched the poles.
Christian Lassen
I can see my house from this video. Sweet!