Whether it’s a lake, a river, an ocean, or a bay, us nautical-types want to be out there on it. But the truth of the matter is, there are quite a few places that remain inaccessible to boats. Sure, you could camp on the shore of a mountain lake, but we’re used to the buoyant rocking of the water putting us to sleep. The good news is that sleeping on the water without your vessel isn’t as far-fetched as it may seem.
The Shoal Tent is an inflatable floating raft with a tent topper that allows you to sleep on any water surface—a pond, a salt water flat, a creek, or eddy. The Shoal Tent can be almost anywhere.
This 8’ by 8’ on-water tent can house people up to 6’3” tall, is completely inflatable (no tent poles needed), and combats high winds like nobody’s business. The body of the raft has three air chambers, the bottom is a 6” thick high-pressure, drop-stitched floor that doubles as an air mattress. The fabric of the tent is waterproof and heavy duty, sealed with #8 zippers.
Each tent side can be removed as you please with hook and loop functionality. When the fun is over and it’s time to head home, roll it up into a 60”x 24”x 18” burrito, throw it in the back of your car and take off. The tent’s total weight is approximately 130 pounds, so a buddy system is encouraged.
The Shoal Tent comes with a storage bag, patch kit, and a manual foot pump. The world is your waterbed, so what are you waiting for? You can purchase your Shoal Tent online at smithfly.myshopify.com for $1,499.