The American outdoor equipment company SmithFly has just introduced the Shoal Tent, a first of its kind inflatable floating raft with a tent topper that allows you to sleep out on the water. So now you can camp on your favorite farm pond, salt water flat, spring creek or eddie on your favorite river.
There are no tent poles, the tent structure is totally inflatable and stands up to high winds without a problem. The raft body has three air chambers, two in the lower tube and one in the structure. The floor is a 6″ thick drop stitched high pressure floor that doubles as your air mattress. The tent fabric is heavy duty, waterproof and sealed with zippers.
The tent topper sides all attach and detach using heavy duty hook and loop for the ability to use just the top and get in and out easily through the sides if the need arises suddenly.
Mind you, the tents aren’t in stock yet, so even if you have $ 1,499 (that’s the price) burning a hole in your pocket, you will have to wait to late December or early January, where the first batch of Shoal Tents is expected to arrive.