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Ever since architect-inventor Buckminister Fuller proved the structural integrity of the geodesic dome—and worked directly with designers at The North Face to turn it into a camping tent. The unique design has been the gold standard for expedition-grade base camp shelters since. With the geodesic cat outta the bag in the 1970s, it wasn't long before gear makers brought it to smaller backcountry shelters, which rapidly went from dog house to deluxe.
Recently, boutique tentmaker Tiny Tents revealed its Basecamp Dome Tent, an entirely novel take on geodesics that appears up to scratch on all accounts. The Basecamp Dome brings mountaineering-style features to a tent made for everyday use—think high ceiling, cross-ventilating mesh windows, ultralight poles, a tarpaulin floor, and double-layer front door. Its purrfectly contrasty yellow and white body are sure to stand out in all environments (and act like catnip for Instagrammers hoping to photo-curate camp).
Best of all, the Basecamp Dome Tent weighs just over 1lb with an accessible pricetag of just $40. It's also only 15 inches tall.
Because it's for cats. And small dogs, toddlers, or your friend who swears they'll fit in there. But mostly it's for cats. Mr. Fuller would be proud... maybe?