Next trip to the lake, don’t carry a tent to pitch, instead hire out an ingenious Kahuna. This is an open top outrigger kayak that converts into a tent with ease. It features a Mirage Drive pedal/crank mechanism designed by Hobie Kayaks, plus an ordinary paddle to assist in maneuvering the boat. Detachable, folding seats make way for spacious comfy interiors, when pitched as a tent. The all-in-one takes away the bother of carrying extra loads.
The outrigger hosts all your camping gear; a screen cloth mounts between the bars of the outrigger to serve as a base for the tent, similar to a camp bed.
To support the leg movement of the Mirage Drive a special detachable seat with a high back and a strong Lombard section has been especially develop.
Overall I would say it’s a neat concept, but since I’m not a camping-freak I wouldn’t know how effective this pitch would be.
Designer: Mario Weiss
This is a James Dyson Award Entry, You can vote for it here.