Whereas we have seen a number of tenting ideas which incorporate the Tesla Cybertruck, likelihood is most of us won’t ever personal such a automobile. The Tentsla X1 tent, nonetheless, is aimed on the current – and extensively owned – Tesla Mannequin Y SUV.
Presently the topic of a Kickstarter marketing campaign, the X1 is made by Colorado-based startup Tentsla. The system is meant to be used with the Mannequin Y’s “camper mode,” by which the electrical SUV mechanically modulates its heating and air con for the consolation of individuals sleeping within it … or on this case, additionally for folks sleeping in a tent that is related to it.
Like different vehicle-back tents we have seen, the X1 is joined to the rear of the Mannequin Y through a tent-flap “tunnel,” the sides of which follow velcro strips situated across the perimeter of the SUV’s open hatch. Setup is claimed to take simply 5 minutes, and includes utilizing an included pump to air up the tent’s inflatable body.
As soon as it is able to go, the X1 reportedly sleeps as much as 4 folks in its most important compartment, which measures roughly 220 cm lengthy by 210 cm vast by 180 cm tall (87 by 83 by 70 in). That mentioned, a few folks might additionally sleep behind the Mannequin Y, particularly if it is outfitted with one thing just like the Dreamcase custom-fit mattress.
Moreover, the X1 contains a pole-suspended entrance awning which extends out from the tent’s zippered full-width entrance entrance, a rear awning that shades the SUV, and one aspect awning which extends over a full-width aspect entrance.
Development supplies embody waterproofed Oxford polyester material for the physique and flooring, Oxford-covered TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) for the air columns, Terylene nylon mesh for the insect netting, and matte-black-coated aluminum for the awning poles. The entire thing packs down into an included bag, which might be saved within the Tesla’s decrease trunk or in its “frunk” (entrance trunk). It’s claimed to tip the scales at 21 kg (46 lb).
Assuming the Tentsla X1 reaches manufacturing, a pledge of US$599 will get you one – the deliberate retail value is $1,199. It is demonstrated within the video under.
Tentsla Tent – The Subsequent Stage Tesla Tenting
Sources: Kickstarter, Tentsla