Round On The Ground: Camping Doughnut Tent System

January 22, 2016


This is the conceptual Camping Doughnut tent system designed by Sungha Lim, Hyunmook Lim, and Han Kim. Instead of traditional tents, it consists of collapsible curved sections that can be attached to one other in different shape arrangements like S and O. There are also straight sections so you can make even more shapes. The possibilities are endless! Unfortunately, the possibilities are also still conceptual, so don't expect to be chasing your lover around a doughnut tent naked pretending you're a hungry bear and their butt is honey anytime soon.

Heep going for a couple more pictures and then wonder if there's anything that holds them down so they don't blow away.




Thanks to Ro, who once tried camping in a sandcastle on the beach but it washed away in the middle of the night plus a crab stole his flip-flops.

  • derKomentator

    This is the moral equivalent of junk food. I could say I'm "conceptualizing" about a tent that floats 10 feet above the ground. I could draw a nice picture of my concept floating there above the bears. I could omit any speculation, let alone actual discussion, about the materials or systems required for my concept to become reality. Geekologie should be renamed something like geekdreaming.

  • MustacheHam

    I do wonder if they provide a green version of this pipe tent.

  • Huck PS

    Mario? Is this you?

  • bruised_blood

    Blimey, this comment section escalated quickly...

  • putomadre

    Saw this on a year or more ago. Still want is so badly. But I doubt it is getting made if hasn't by now. Boohoo and shit :(

  • Kaizer Chief

    The wind makes a save.

  • Toastrider

    I do wonder what it's made of. Most tents incorporate an over-cover to shed rain, as well as stakes to prevent a wind from picking the tent up. It's an interesting concept but I REALLY would want to experiment with it first.

  • dougfunnay

    why do so many people hate camping?
    if you camp in an rv or something like this you may as well save yourself some money and stay home and google some pictures
    could always use less idiots congesting the road

  • KKwantsabeer

    @dougfunnay:disqus I agree and would even take it a step further and say that American "camping" has becoming what the Brits refer to as "caravaning."

    Take every possible luxury from home and pack it into your suburbanite crossover (the millenial equivalent of an minivan) and go to a crowded campground and drink sh*tty beer while listening to DMB and paying KanJam. You want to go camping? Grab a backpack, fill it with bare (and bear!) necessities and go stay in the back country for a couple of days. Anything less is just going on vacation but being too cheap for a hotel room.

  • Tom

    wow iv done loads of camping an i mean loads being an adveture climber. normally i find all campers to be very nice people un like the elitist egotistical pricks that seem to think there style of camping is better! all i have to say is after 4 days of solid rain the people in the tents here look bloody miserable half them have left an im playin cards in the warm with my girlfriend im not saying my camper is better than a tent im just saying you dont need to be miserable to enjoy the out doors!

  • Mr. Popo

    Because Skinwalkers.

  • whacko

    This is such a stupid perspective.

    I enjoy camping, and while I generally camp in a tent I have been strongly considering the purchase of a camper. Why? Because I camp in order to be in quiet remote places surrounded by nature. I can still do that in a camper and be more comfortable for it.

    I'm getting older and sleeping on an air mattress isn't as restful and causes me back pain, as does climbing into an out of a tent. If I am spending my vacation getting closer to nature there is no rule that says I have to come back from that vacation more tired and in greater physical pain than when I left.

  • putomadre

    Lol getting older. Eat a dick kid.

  • dougfunnay

    but youre not getting closer to nature
    you are attempting to separate yourself from it as much as possible
    if youre coming back tired and in great physical pain youre either an idiot or in really really bad shape (in which case you need to work on that rather than doing everything in your power to simply mitigate the effects)


    fuck you hippie

  • Wilf Smith

    That's very single minded of you, but some people, particularly older people, just can't deal with the toll that camping in a tent can take. My parents would fall into such a category. Love nature and camping, but asking them to camp in a tent with arthritis troubles and everything else they have would be torturous. I would guess that you don't see this perspective - you're some fit and in shape guy who's not yet crossed that bridge of old age and scorns anyone who doesn't match up to your ideal.

  • dougfunnay

    not all that fit and ive seen what age can do to people
    fuck them and fuck me if i ever get there
    i have no respect for age (you lived a long time in a world designed to protect you
    big whoop youve earned my respect as much as a surprisingly old gold fish)
    i respect hard earned experience
    you make it or you dont
    you do not use your infirmity as an excuse to destroy what you claim to love
    if you cant cut it the proper thing to do is politely bow out and accept reality for what it is
    yeah thats tough i know boo hoo you cant do the things you used to but thats what happens and theres not a mobile hotel in the world that will save you from that

    there are no expectations for you to like that
    but you damned well better accept it because thats whats happening and theres not a thing you can do about it other than finding temporary comfort by snatching it away from others

    (thats without even getting into the fact that these things likely dont come with a full fucking bed and mattress set and your probably still going to be sleeping on one of those oh so terrible air mattresses or god forbid a foam mat..... that would just be awful)

    still ignoring all the obvious design flaws that would make this unsuitable for the elderly
    and that these seem to be meant for fairly soft and level ground

  • To be clear... when you are saying for old people to "bow out", you mean not go camping right? The way I read it, and in the context of crazy ramblings who could blame me, that you may be suggesting we start killing off old people who aren't up to your physical standards. Just wanted to make sure that wasn't the case.

  • Harley Mann

    Yeah,well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

    And its kinda shitty. so why dont you go back out into the boonies and stfu with your insults. you sir are a tool, and a ninkompoop, I bet you feel like a baller talkin shit on the intarwebs.

  • Sebastiann Elegant√© Neely

    "Other people are enjoying their lives with accommodations! This personally insults me!"

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