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The Camping Doughnut

By: on January 03, 2015

Ooh, a tent that looks like one of those obstacle course tubes I used to crawl through in gym class and the fat kids used to get stuck in crawling through in gym class. The Camping Doughnut, an easily collapsible and transportable cylindrical tent, extends into fully habitable sleeping and lounging spaces with no pitching required.

Still a concept, the Camping Doughnut was designed by Sungha Lim, Hyunmook Lim, and Han Kim both to make the worst part of camping a little easier, as well as harvest a simultaneous sense of community and individual space. The tent substitute sets up in 4 different shapes. "I" shapes are a single, straight tube capable of housing 2 to 4 people in a pair of sleeping rooms and a living room. The curved "C" shape Camping Doughnut offers the same accommodations, but also blocks wind on 3 sides to generate a central outdoor space for campfires and recreation. Combine two Doughnuts to create an "S" or "O" shape for additional space, privacy, and weather shielding.

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Tonke Fieldsleeper Camper

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Igloo Trailmate All-Terrain Cooler

$199.99 from Amazon »

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TAXA TigerMoth Trailer

Pack away your winter blues in the TAXA TigerMoth adventure trailer's roof rack system, tongue-mounted toolbox, front cargo step, and roof cargo deck. Still cold, snowed-in, and melancholy? The camper has even more room...

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The Tree Tent

$12,900 from Tree Tent »

I wish it didn't look like the wasp nest I fell on as a result of being clumsy when I was kid, but other than that the Tree Tent seems pretty cool. An environmentally-friendly suspended abode that can comfortably accommodate...

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Outdoorsy dads, Napier stitched their Backroadz Truck Tent out of premium 800mm polyester taffeta. So once camping season is over you can gift it to your teenage daughter to wear to her winter formal. A win-win for Pops!...

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Tentsile Stingray Tree Tent

$675 from Tentsile »

Here's a tip about stingrays: if you fear getting slapped or impaled by one while walking across the ocean floor, shuffle along the sand instead of taking normal steps. Rays like to lay low, and your disturbance of the...

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Happier Camper HC1

$15,950 from Happier Camper »

While the HC1's $15K base price doesn't make me a Happier Camper, if my mama, or my sugar mama, were to purchase one on my behalf I would very happily camp around our country's best national parks and nude beaches all...