Adventurous Me Demands One: A Floating Raft Tent

October 10, 2017

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This is the SmithFly Shoal Floating Tent. It's an 8' x 8' raft (inside dimensions 6'3" x 6'3") with an inflatable tent on top (the pillars that support the tent up are actually inflatable so there's no need for sharp tent poles to pop your raft). It's pretty awesome, and I want one. Unfortunately, the thing costs $1,500, making it far more economical to get mauled by bears in a traditional land-based tent. Still -- think of all the fun to be had. Just toss this thing in the rapids, drink and tell stories until you pass out, and who knows where you'll wake up. Although, if your life is anything like a movie, probably in another country surrounded by armed guerrilla fighters, or just about to go over a waterfall. ADVINCHUR!

Keep going for several more shots while I contact the company to inquire if this is Jason-proof. Also: probably not recommended for sleepwalkers. Also, I bet you Rose still wouldn't have found room for Jack on this thing.

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Thanks to my buddy Simon, who tried pitching his existing tent in his existing raft and is probably drowning while you read this.

  • Jenness

    Someone is taking this over Niagara Falls - if they can do it in a barrel....

  • paperboy

    I've always wanted to drown while trapped in a sleeping bag.

  • Bling Nye

    If you're ok with a rolled up carpet instead of a sleeping bag, I might know a guy.

  • Perpetual Pizza

    Now I can finally sleep on a water bed during camping trips.

  • IkedaT

    Gotta wonder if this is like every inflatable mattress I've ever slept on. Fully inflated in the evening, but by morning, you're essentially on the floor. This would be... more problematic.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Think of the sudden water influx like a built in alarm clock. One of those things happen. Either you get cold from sinking down til the top and bottom layers touch or you wake up soaked and have to swim abruptly.

    On a related note if they build one solid enough it'd be useful for someone who's canoe-trekking somewhere.

  • The_Wretched

    Sinking inside a zipped up tent would be problematic.

  • GeneralDisorder

    The problem would solve itself if you don't wake up in time.

  • The_Wretched

    Please send 400,000 of them to Puerto Rico.

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