By Raven Fon
If you’ve ever wanted to sleep under the stars in basically an invisible bubble, here’s your chance!
One of the most majestic things you can experience in life is sleeping under the stars. Of course, with that experience comes a thousand discomforts- mosquitoes driving you crazy, potential Lyme disease-carrying ticks, snakes, scorpions, not to mention inclement weather. The geniuses at Holleyweb, however, have invented something to let you have your cake, and eat it too.
It’s an inflatable, transparent, bubble tent made out of PVC that makes your dream of living outside a reality, with all the comforts of home.
While I wouldn’t personally consider this to be an affordable product, you can purchase one for around $2000 USD. Included in that price is the tent, the electric-powered blower to inflate the tent, and a repair kit for the fire-retardant, double stitched, PVC material.
Since the tent keeps its shape through inflation, rather than posts and poles, you’ll need to set up camp somewhere near an outlet to plug in the tent’s blower, which is necessary to keep the tent inflated.
The 4-meter tent can comfortably house two adults, depending on their size.
I went to Amazon to look at some of the reviews, and a few of them brought up valid points:
“For those who hate mosquitoes. It’s a great thing.. but on the other hand [someone] will poke it and ruin it. Make sure you have it on video surveillance.”
“2000$ for a toxic pvc bubble that you need a constant source of power to uphold. Disappointing “technology”. This is something we could have done in the 70’s. It is 2016 and we get an uber expensive, toxic bubble that isn’t even self sustaining. Lame. My wife won’t even enter it because the toxic smell gives her headaches.”
“Seems like a really cool idea, but:
1) you cannot camp in this thing – blower has no battery – unless you are hooking up at jellystone
2) what do you think that Chinese plastic smells like when you’re totally enveloped in it? Nature? Makes me gag just thinking about it.
3) how friggin hot do you think it is in there? – I’ll bet you could bake cookies in this on a sunny day.
4) I’d feel like a pastry under a cake dome when the bears come to eat me.”