The Floating Shoal Tent
The new floating Shoal Tent from SmithFly is one of those “why haven’t I seen these before” sort of products. This inflatable, floating raft with a tent topper allows you to sleep comfortably on the water and is a pretty sweet extension to your boating lifestyle. Find your favorite saltwater flat, aquatic nook and cranny, or eddy and make it your campsite. The Shoal Tent deflates and stows in a fairly compact heavy duty bag that can be stored on board.
There are no tent poles, the tent structure is completely inflatable, and when inflated stands up to high winds without a problem. The raft body has three air chambers, two in the lower tube, one in the structure; these tubes inflate to 2.5 PSI. The floor is a 6″ thick drop stitched high-pressure floor (similar to a paddleboard) that doubles as your air mattress; the floor inflates to 10 PSI. D-Rings on the tent body sides allow for easy anchor attachment.
The tent topper sides all attach and detach using heavy-duty hook and loop for the ability to use just the top and get in and out easily through the sides if the need arises. The tent fabric uses waterproof, fabric sealed with PVC coating and includes heavy-duty #8 zippers.
The Shoal Tent kit comes with a Storage bag, patch kit, and manual foot pump and lists for $1,999.00.
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