Want to get out of your daily, boring routine? Go for camping. It is not only fun and adventurous but also allows us to get closer to nature and shows us new facets and aspects. But camping has some negative effects also because it causes pollution and leads to dumping caused due to human settlements. The idea of using “green” tents come to the fore here because these tents are more environment friendly than the normal, synthetic tents. Here is a list of seven eco friendly tents for your camping needs.
1. Solar-powered LEDs light up the Star Gazer tent at night
Designed by Daniel Thomas, this tent featuring solar-powered LED lights is named the Gelert Star Gazer. This eco friendly tent can accommodate 5 people. It features ground sheets and the inner sleeping areas have heat reflective technology. The central area of the tent is made using another ground sheet, while the outside canopy area is made of another extra sheet. The sleeping area of this tent features skylines with the stars. X-FLEX fiberglass pole system, which is shatterproof, is used to erect this tent. This tent has large air vent, which does not allow the entry of water because of the presence of vinyl layer on the outer side. The roof of the canopy can also be formed by pulling out this vinyl layer. The designer says that this tent will cost something between £250 and £300.
2. Solar-powered beach tent plays music and keeps your beers cold
Designed by Emma Harris, this solar-powered beach tent, has been designed specially to be used at the British coast, which is infamous for its high speed winds and lack of sun. The aerodynamic design of this tent prevents it from breaking due to high wind by allowing the wind to flow into the rear tunnel. This wind is used to drive a turbine, which generates wind energy. This eco-friendly tent features photovoltaic fabric, which traps sun’s energy, which can be used to charge small gadgets like mobile phones, laptops and MP3 players.
3. The Tent: solar-powered global communication and learning device
Created by CS Design Concepts, this unique tent features flexible LCD display and solar panels. The main aim behind designing this tent is to create learning tool for the students to learn things away from the classroom environment. This concept tent aims at helping the students of environmental engineering and archeology in establishing contact with instructors living far off in major cities. The students can also benefit by receiving essential feedback on their site. The memory metal structure used to deploy the tent receives charge from the flexible solar panels. It helps the tent in staying erect. The flexible LCD screen is also powered by the same panels. The memory metal collapses when deactivated and the fold tent can be kept in a back pack.
4. Orange Solar Tent concept for high-tech campers
This futuristic concept tent designed by Orange can harness solar energy to generate electricity, which can be used to charge portable gadgets. This tent is loaded with several modern features, allowing the campers to enjoy their camping with electronic facilities. Orange has designed this useful tent is partnership with American product design consultancy kaleidoscope. This tent features solar threads, which are specially coated. This lightweight tent can be fold and can glide in three directions to follow the sun. This eco friendly tent features “glo-cation” technology, which can be used by the campers to use an SMS message or RFID technology to track the location.
5. Big Agnes Lynx Pass 2 camping tent
Designed and created by Big Agnes, the Lynx Pass 2 is a three-season backpacking tent, which is lightweight and freestanding. This tent can be set up easily using its DAC pole system, fit connectors and hubs. This eco-friendly tent made using nylon and polyester features anodizing too. This tent with large oval door also features reflective guyline and stakeouts and mesh pockets in the interior. This tent is priced at $199.95.
6. Woods solar-powered EZ-tent
This solar-powered tent is eco friendly and it features solar panels, which trap sunlight and harness it to generate electricity, which can be used to recharge portable gadgets. This electricity is also used to provide power to LED light ropes that are fitted into the tent. The central light can also be used as a flashlight. The EZ-Tent is available in 4-person and 6-person model. The 4-person model is priced at $180, while the cost of the 6-person model is $230.
7. Orange’s recharge Pod tent to keep mobiles juiced at Glastonbury
Designed by Orange, this seven-meter high Pod tent will allow the campers to recharge their mobile phones. This tent features 500-watt solar panels and a 500-watt wind turbine, which generate electricity. Orange is optimistic that the solar panels and wind turbine would generate enough electricity needed to charge 100 devices per hour.