Testing in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada.

Testing in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada.

Tested in the harshest environments.

Our inspiration for the tent came from camping in the desert and the mountains where the Sun can turn a normal tent into a literal greenhouse in one hour flat. 

So after we built small scale prototypes (17 of them) we went big with our first full scale tent - and it was a total flop.  It withstood wind, and it was a bit cooler than a normal tent, but it wasn't nearly good enough for us to go to sell to anybody we like.  So we created a proprietary fabric, our patent pending ventilation and layering design and went back to the desert.  This time it worked.  So we went to Death Valley and tested it there - it worked.  We went to the Black Rock desert during a certain annual event and proved it was tough enough there.  Then Moab, UT, the southeast coast of Oahu, HI, Sturgis, SD for a big motorcycle rally and the high country of Colorado.  The tent worked great in all of those places. 

 On the left is a prototype. on the right, with the red poles, is  production model.  Both survived the 75 day long term test with flying colors. 

On the left is a prototype. on the right, with the red poles, is  production model.  Both survived the 75 day long term test with flying colors. 

Long Term Testing

How does the No Bake Tent hold up to longer term use?  We had two tents set up outside of Canon City, CO last summer for 75 days.  Two raft guides lived, partied, had a dog who gave birth to a cute little puppy, and generally used and abused the tents during their season guiding on the Arkansas river.  Most tents are destroyed by a single season in this location, the relentless heat, strong winds and thunderstorms have destroyed many tents here.  But the No Bake Tents stood strong - and even sheltered 6 other raft guides when their tents blew down in a huge thunderstorm.  This summer one of those tents is headed to Arizona for a full summer of field use - and it still looks like new.

 

Test Data

We have performed a lot of tests of the No Bake Tent versus regular tents - and it works way better every time.  Here is test data from August 9th, 2016 testing at Sand Mountain outside of Fallon, NV.  This is typical performance for the No Bake Tent. At dawn the No Bake Tent is a few degrees warmer then the normal tent - this is a nice bonus.  Our proprietary fabric reflects heat and keeps you a bit warmer at night.  By 1:25 pm when we were packing up it was 117.8 in the normal tent, but just 84.2 outside and 84.9 in our tent. 

That's 33ºF cooler in the No Bake Tent than a normal tent. 

 Real world test data,  August 9th, 2016.  Relative Humidity 14%.  Air Temp 56.3ºF to 84.2ºF. 

Real world test data, August 9th, 2016.  Relative Humidity 14%.  Air Temp 56.3ºF to 84.2ºF. 


 Typical performance for the No Bake Tent - about 30ºF cooler inside than a normal tent at noon.

Typical performance for the No Bake Tent - about 30ºF cooler inside than a normal tent at noon.