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This ‘6-in-1’ Tent On Kickstarter Needs To Be Seen To Be Believed

"A tent, a tarp, a shelter from bugs, a bivy bag, a picnic blanket and a hammock all in one"

Some of the stuff you stumble across on Kickstarter, eh?

The Crua Modus is a tent, a tarp, a shelter from bugs, a bivy bag, a picnic blanket and a hammock all in one. Quite frankly, we’ve never seen anything like it.

It comes from a U.S. team that seem to have a fair bit of experience coming up with wild innovations. They’ve already launched an insulated tent, a kind of swinging tree chair, a modular tent system, and all kinds of quirky camping stuff.

At its most basic, the Modus is a kind of bivy bag with a blow up mattress that combines with a quilt. That quilt is waterproof on one side so it can also be used as a picnic blanket.

Then there are two rigid inflatable arches – the kind you find on those inflatable tents you get from the likes of Vango – and a bugproof mesh that is strung up onto them.

After that’s all up, you can then fix the heat reflecting flysheet over the top and this can then be propped up on either side to make for a kind of tarp system. The flysheet, being waterproof and supposedly super strong, can then also be used as a hammock.

Wait, there’s more, because if you have two of Crua’s Modus systems, you can link them up together to make for a sizeable little hangout for you and a friend.

The whole lot packs up to about the size of a typical three-person tent and weighs 3.85kg. Not bad at all considering a sleeping mat, sleeping bag and tent would typically weigh about the same, if not more.

At the time of writing, if you pledge $199 to the Kickstarter project you’ll be sent one of these on their release in April. According to the website, they’re full retail price will be $329.

This video will give you a good idea of what the Crua Modus involves…

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