Do you remember that scene from The Parent Trap where Meredith is floating down the river on an air mattress? I’m not going to lie, it looked pretty peaceful. Now it wasn’t meant to be a peaceful experience, but I knew the girls were on to something.
20 years later, and we finally have a camping tent that floats! Campers, if you’re looking for a new sleeping experience, this is it. This inflatable tent is made from high-quality material, so I’d like to think you wouldn’t wake to your tent deflating.
Hmm…I don’t know though, I feel like I would want someone at the campsite to be on the lookout while I took a nap. My college town had some pretty rough rapids, so I wouldn’t want to use it there. I, for sure, wouldn’t use this in Florida. Imagine waking up to alligators trying to climb inside your inflatable tent, or even worse, a Florida man.
“Is this really for sleeping?” That’s up to you to decide. The tent structure looks spacious. Amazon does say that this DAMA tent sleeps four and that there’s standing room. One customer review even said that he slept on the water in this tent. Christopher, you are brave. Another customer said that the tent is fantastic, and his only complaint is that the zippers grab the trim too easily.
The tent comes with an air pump, storage bag, patch kit, and ropes. Personally, I would only use this inflatable tent on water that I was familiar with. For example, someone’s swimming pool. Yeah, I don’t see myself using this at the lake, no matter how heavy duty it is.
If this tent is desirable to me in any way, it’s because I always get really relaxed on the water. For some reason, I always want to take a nap while floating the river. I’m not much of a camper, but if I’m ever going on a camping trip, this is on the top of my list along with someone on duty to make sure I don’t drown, but let me know if I should just settle for a waterbed.
Considering social distancing due to coronavirus, I may have to take a floating tent or inflatable raft out for a float down the river.
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This post was originally published on August 21, 2019.