iKamper skycamp rooftop tent inspired by Jack Kerouac’s On the road

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February 25, 2017Latest
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iKamper skycamp rooftop tent inspired by Jack Kerouac’s On the road

Sometimes just setting up a tent with your wife makes your feel so irritated and stressful that you start wondering why you agreed to leave the backyard. But if you try iKamper’s new Skycamp, all your stress will be relieved when you see a whole tent up and running under a minute.

The iKamper Skycamp is hard-shell tent that attaches to the roof of a car, which can be erected and dismantled in under a minute.

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The tent can be erected or dismantled by just one person

The hard top means that the campers are sound proof inside the tent and insulated from the cold in winter months.

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Once it is erected, the tent is large enough to fit a family of four

Once erected, the tent area is large enough to sleep two children and two adults, making it perfect for family road trips.

Travellers can pull off a road and be tucked up in bed within a matter of minutes.

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The product was invented by Soon Park, who was inspired by Jack Kerouac’s On The Road and a road trip that he took himself in 2004, from Boston to Los Angeles in a cheap trailer.

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He decided to work on a prototype that would make it easier for people to take off camping at a moment’s notice and spent several years crafting his rooftop tents.

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As well as the Skycamp, which will retail $2,950 (£2,334), Soon’s iKamper company also produces soft tents that can be attached to car rooftops.

He said of his invention: “[They] are my little tree house dreams come true.

“With your little tree house on top of your car, you can go anywhere – strange lands and unknown places.

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“Every day is so busy and repetitive that I sometimes want to step away from my life to rest and take a breath, then I just take off with my roof top tent to camp and be part of nature.”

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The Skycamp weighs 150 lbs, including the integrated ladder and the mattress, and it can be mounted on a car roof rack in under 10 minutes.

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