Ever gone camping with your tent in tow only to find the only suitable place for pitching a tent is a good distance away from where you wanted to stay? Yeah, that sucks. That, however, won’t be a problem with the Crua Hybrid, a single-person tent that can double as a hammock instead if you find the camp grounds too muddy, rocky, or otherwise unsuitable for comfort.
That’s right, you can pitch this like any lightweight tent if you want to sleep on a flat surface, all while giving you the option to tie it to a pair of trees for getting yourself a sleeping area that’s raised a few feet off the ground. That way, you can get yourself a proper shelter regardless of what surprises the landscape throws your way.
The Crua Hybrid measures 108 x 35 x 30 inches (l x w x h) in a shape reminiscent of Australian swags, with a comfortable amount of headroom courtesy of aircraft-grade arched aluminum poles. It’s cut in durable ripstop nylon with a hydrostatic head of 5000 mm, ensuring it will keep you dry even in the thick of heavy rainfall, while an interior mesh keeps mosquitoes and pesky bugs away. In hammock form, it retains the use of full shelter components, so it still protects you from the elements, all while supporting weights of up to 285 pounds.
Features include a removable air mattress, a removable sleeping bag, two ventilation outlets to keep air circulating, and a modular design that lets you link multiple tents in a chain for creating your own tent tunnels. When packed, the entire thing weighs just 6.95 pounds.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for the Crua Hybrid. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $249.