The best places to camp are far from established campgrounds or hiking trails. If you really want to rough it, you’ve got to get off the beaten path, but that usually means making some tough decisions about which equipment to leave behind.
Big bulky tents have no place in the backcountry: they’re difficult to carry and a pain to set up. A new offering from Heimplanet aims to change the perception that comfortable tents must include several pounds of metal, however. The Wedge sports an inflatable frame made from recyclable materials. We think it’s gonna blow up (pun intended).
For those of you who have spent hours cursing disjointed tent poles and rain flys, this tent is for you. Assembling of parts is unnecessary with the Wedge. With this clever design, the inner tent, fly sheet and the inflatable frame IDG work as a union and enable a very quick and uncomplicated set-up: just unpack it and inflate it.
The Wedge offers enough room to sleep two people and their luggage comfortably. The vestibule at the entrance area offers three opening options, and contains lots of room for storage. The air frame is made from recyclable materials (polyester and polyurethane) while the tent itself is made from nylon. All this packed in a lightweight and compact package that makes escaping off the grid easy as pie. The only thing that’s not easy to handle is the price.
Wedge retails for around $580, pump not included.