A comfy air mattress can make roughing it feel a little less rough, although wrangling one inside a tent that's a little too small for your queen size bed can be a huge pain. And that's exactly the situation that inspired Dan Robertson to create the Aesent: a tent with a built-in air mattress on its base that's always the perfect size.
Even if an air mattress does fit inside your tent, there's still a good chance you're going to roll off it in the middle of the night. But that won't happen with the Aesent, since it's furnished with wall-to-wall air mattress comfort — there's no place to roll off and no place for stuff to get lost between cushions.
Since the six-inch inflatable mattress serves as the bottom of the tent and will be sitting on all kinds of terrain including pointy rocks, it's been designed with extra-thick vinyl to prevent punctures. And if carrying the deflated mattress is too heavy for a particular adventure, the tent itself can be zipped off and used by itself — minus all the extra comfort.
If it sounds like the perfect camping accessory for you, the Aesent can be pre-ordered through Kickstarter for $US160 at the moment. Just keep in mind there's the risk of manufacturing hiccups that might delay its availability, or completely prevent it from becoming a reality. But since the Aesent is just a combination of two tried-and-true products, there's a good chance it could make your next outdoor excursion far more enjoyable. Or at the very least give you the low-key moon bounce you always dreamed of. [Kickstarter via Gizmag]