Are you a tent camper or a hammock hiker? Although it can be a tough decision to make, Snow Peak just eliminated the need to choose at all. With the debut of the Japanese outdoor gear company’s Sky Nest Tent, nature enthusiasts no longer have to settle for just a tent or just a hammock, because the two have been combined for a cozy outdoor experience that allows you to relax while hanging between the trees, while enjoying the spaciousness of tents traditionally pitched on the ground.
The Snow Peak Sky Nest Tent has a footprint of approximately four feet by seven feet, which is roughly the same as the average two-person camping tent designed to be pitched on the ground. The Sky Nest is outfitted with an inner liner to protect against condensation, and its rooftop is made largely from mesh which offers both ventilation and a dazzling view of the tree canopy above. The floating tent is able to hold its shape, complete with a relatively level lounging/sleeping surface, thanks to a built-in frame around the perimeter of the tent’s footprint.
In addition to its smart design, the Sky Nest Tent also includes clever features to make life outdoors a little easier. A hidden shoe pocket in the floor offers a place to stash your footwear where they can stay dry. The tent also includes mounting gear, including padded sheets to protect tree bark and rope guylines that lash to the ground to stabilize the whole darn thing during windy weather. The tent comes equipped with UV protection that has become ubiquitous in the outdoor gear industry and, like most Snow Peak equipment, is made from high-quality technical materials.
The Sky Nest Tent is currently on sale for $1,300 USD.
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