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World’s First Floating Tent Lets You Camp On Water – A Nature Lover’s Dream Come True?

About 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, so what if we told you there’s an inflatable tent that allows you to camp right on the water? Better than any waterbed for sure!

The Shoal Tent is the world’s first tent-covered inflatable raft allowing you to enjoy a lovely moonlight night on the lake under the stars, a relaxing fishing – and camping, trip out on the pond, or even a wild, river ride to get the adrenaline pumping.

One of the best features of the Shoal Tent lies in its design – it’s completely inflatable with no poles nor rigid structure. This design makes it easy to transport and setup. It incorporates three air chambers that can be inflated to 3 PSI with the included pump and a 6” thick, high-pressure floor that doubles both as the raft and mattress. The floor inflates to 10 PSI.

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Naturally, the Shoal Tent is constructed of heavy-duty, waterproof, sealed fabric with zippers. Heavy-duty hook and loop designs for easy attaching and detaching of the tent sides make it easy to get in and out – apart from safety, you don’t want to miss a shooting star when you’re out on the lake.

Outside, the tent measures 8’ x 8’ while the inside can comfortably fit people up to 6’ 3” tall lying down. Fear not, anyone taller can still comfortably sleep diagonally with his/her head resting on the tubes.

Standing room? In the middle, standing room is 6’ 3” as well. When your camping trip is all over and it’s time to pack up, the Shoal Tent packs into a burrito-style storage bag measuring roughly 60”x24”x18” and weighting approx. 50 lbs.

You can reserve your Shoal Tent on SmithFly’s website with their exclusive pre-order deal for $1274.15. The pre-order delivery date is January 2018, so get your order in now – not only do you save 15%, but you’ll be that much closer to getting out onto the lake. If you prefer to camp on land, check out our list of the best waterproof tents here.

SmithFly was launched in 2010 and has won a number of awards and accolades in the fishing and camping industry, and so, it’s no surprise that the Shoal Tent is a great buy for fun in the outdoors. Its versatile design also allows for its use as a temporary shelter in times of disaster and extreme flooding.

Would you sleep in this tent? Let us know in the comments below.