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Thermo Tent for comfortable camping experience

If you’re a regular camper, you must be known to pitch a
tent on a warm evening and wake up the following morning feeling like
you’re lying in an microwave oven. Cold weather camping can be even more grim, and
tents aren’t renowned for their sound insulation either. Derek
O’Sullivan reckons he’s solved these issues with Thermo Tent, which his
firm bills as the world’s first correctly insulated tent.
There Thermo Tent is available in different types, but the Thermo Tent 3 and
Thermo Tent 6 are probably the most notable. As its name implies, the
former is a three-person tent, weighing 11 kg (24 lb) and measuring 3 x
1.8 x 1.5 m (9.8 x 6 x 5 ft). The Thermo Tent 6, meanwhile, weighs
roughly 50 kg (110 lb), measures 7 x 4 x 2.2 m (23 x 13 x 7.2 ft), and
features two separate sleeping areas, 4 berth and 2 berth, both with
their own doors.

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Both  of the tents come with a simple foot pump-based vacuum system that reduces
their volume when packed. Still, given their weight, you’re not going
to be hiking around with one of these on your back.

“Essentially our tents consist of a semi-traditional outer tent
(polyester or preferably polycotton) along with a sewn in Oxford
Groundsheet,” says O’Sullivan. “The Inner Tent, which hangs inside this
outer tent is what is totally different to anything else in the world.
We have insulated this using brand new insulation technology. We have
developed an insulation that is dense enough to act as an acoustic
insulator, and yet totally breathable, which is critical in addressing
condensation in tents.

This makes for a much more comfortable sleeping environment as it delays
the rise and drop of temperatures that occur in all other tents when
there is an external change in temperature. The breathability of all the
fabrics along with our specifically developed and tested ventilation
design make the tent much more habitable than anything else out there.”

Thermo Tent is also rated to reduce noise transfer by roughly 35
decibels, which should help reduce the racket made by a campsite full of
snoring people. It will be cost  €485 (roughly US$532), plus shipping, to get your hands on a Thermo Tent
3 (if all goes to plan). Delivery is estimated for July 2015.


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