Tent Technology

Learn more about our tents, their features and why they look the way they do. 

 

HEIMPLANET Tents look different from conventional tents. However, the striking aesthetics were not the aim of the design process, but a consequence of the functionality. In the search for a suitable structure for our tents, we came across the so-called geodesic dome - the lightest, strongest and most efficient structure ever developed. Geometric transformations of this basic structure have resulted in the HEIMPLANET the tent models you know today. 

 

 

"When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong."

- R. Buckminster Fuller (inventor of the geodesic dome)

 


01 STABILITY - THE GEODESIC PRINCIPLE

Geodesic domes are spherical construction with a substructure of triangles. In geodesic tents, the struts cross several times. This divides the outer tent area into several smaller sections, providing greater inherent and wind stability. The geodesic tent is therefore the first choice for very strong winds and high snow loads. Due to their excellent material-to-volume ratio, geodesic domes offer high efficiency. Thus, enormous stability is achieved even with reduced frame structures. 

02 No individual parts - the tent as a unit

Inflating our tents is intuitive and follows a simple principle: roll out, inflate and you're done! The special feature: The inflatable frame, inner and Flysheet work as a unit and only need to be connected once during the 'first assembly'. 

 

03 One-pump system and 2-in-1 valves

The air frame has several valves. However, as the struts of the frame are connected via connecting hoses, one valve is sufficient to inflate the entire tent (multi-chamber safety). Each chamber of the air frame has 2-in-1 valves, each with two closures: a non-return valve for easy inflation of the air frame and a large opening for easy deflation. This allows the tent to be set up and taken down quickly and efficiently. 

 

04 Patented multi-chamber safety system

Our patented multi-chamber safety system allows you to inflate the entire airframe using only one of the valves. After inflation, the connector tubes between the air chambers can be closed. Unlike conventional tents, the frame remains stable even if one section fails.


05 Double-layer construction

The air struts are made of a durable two-layer construction. An extra airtight TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) bladder keeps the air inside and the robust outer shell protects against any environmental influences.

To understand our tents even better, take a look at the set-up video of THE CAVE XL as an example.


More information about the operation, first assembly & repair can be found in the FAQsunder YOUR TENT.

Want to learn more about our technologies? See also:

CLOTHING - COOLEVER Technology

BAGS - DYECOSHELL Technology

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