Remember those cozy blanket forts you made as a kid? The kind where a handful of friends wriggled inside on their stomachs to share secrets and stories at night? Japanese brand Doppelgänger Outdoor designed a cross-shaped communal tent with a central meeting space. Called the Crazy X, the fort-like tent is designed to create a playful atmosphere for campers of all ages.
The brand said they aimed to zero in on the excitement of camping in nature with friends, so they designed a tent to achieve that thrill. The Crazy X provides individual sleeping compartments for four people and culminates in a center area where friends can spend time together before falling asleep at night.
The tent is made of polyester with a fiberglass frame, and once assembled, measures around 35 inches tall and 192 inches long from end to end. According to Doppelgänger Outdoor, the tent pops out easily using a “one-touch system” similar to an umbrella. Y stakes completes the tent’s setup in one connected piece.
Although it sounds small – tent dwellers can’t stand or sit inside – Doppelgänger Outdoor said even “big men” can fit inside, and there’s also room for a small piece of luggage. The brand says the design makes the Crazy X sturdier than taller tents, especially if the weather is windy.
Each sleeping compartment can be zipped off for privacy or unzipped so occupants can hang out with friends. There’s also a ventilator at the top to ensure the interior doesn’t get too stuffy, but comes with a top sheet to keep the rain off. The tent is super light when rolled up, weighing in at about 8 pounds. You can get a Crazy X for 18,000 Japanese yen, which is about $162 in the United States.