Vessel Coat Doubles as a Backpack, Triples As a Tent

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Not since the 15-below jacket have I seen an outdoor garment as versatile as this Vessel concept. It's a coat, backpack and tent all-in-one.

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Illustration for article titled Vessel Coat Doubles as a Backpack, Triples As a Tent

During warm weather, the coat can be folded and strapped around the wearer as a backpack for easy transport. When it's time to set up camp, the interior lining can be stretched out and pegged—creating a private, protective cocoon. Again, it's only a concept at this point—but I've watched enough Suvivorman and Man vs. Wild to know that something like this could be useful in the real world. [Coroflot via Core77]

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I like the idea, and I'm always open to carrying less when I hike.

But, the conditions where a thin tent like that would work would be too warm for the jacket that it turns into. And, cool conditions where that jacket would be nice, will be too cold for that tent.

Of course, you could just set up the tent right before you go to sleep, and jump right into the sleeping bag.