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Tents used to really annoy us. Too hot, too cold, too noisy. Not any more. We have designed the world's first correctly insulated tent.
Tents used to really annoy us. Too hot, too cold, too noisy. Not any more. We have designed the world's first correctly insulated tent.
Tents used to really annoy us. Too hot, too cold, too noisy. Not any more. We have designed the world's first correctly insulated tent.
175 backers pledged €50,891 to help bring this project to life.

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Backers: Thank YOU so much for supporting our campaign and making it a success! Thermo Tents have become a reality thanks to your support…

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I was lucky enough to grow up here, in the south west of Ireland... 

Perfect for camping  - so I did, a lot. 

Although I loved to camp, something used to really annoy me about my various tents. Once the temperature dropped outside they immediately became like ice boxes inside. The opposite was also true. Once the sun hit them directly they were like saunas inside. And whenever I camped in a large campsites, I might as well have invited everyone in, as there was no acoustic barrier between us and the outside world.

We at Thermo Tents have essentially married brand new and innovative insulation technology with our new multi layer tent design, and Thermo Tent is the result. It is the world's first (correctly) thermally and acoustically insulated tent. We have managed to overcome issues like bulk and condensation risk, and we have come up with a top quality, mobile tent that will introduce you to a new level of Comfort, Outdoors... 

Quality is the word that describes every aspect of Thermo Tent, with its fully insulated sleeping quarters which is divided into two bedrooms. Our tent exceeds all industry design standards (ISO 5912). 

We invite you to experience the most comfortable night’s sleep that you will ever in a tent. And remember, the bedrooms are acoustically insulated as well. Our bright spacious living area is equipped with side windows as well as front and side doors & a porch with cover sheet, and you have the peace of mind that comes with a strong steel pole structure. 

Add to that the quality of fabric and workmanship that goes into EVERY aspect of EVERY Thermo Tent and you get Quality. Guaranteed.

We have worked our way through 5 prototypes to achieve our final designs.

Initial drawing and product prototypes.
Initial drawing and product prototypes.
Thermo Tent 6 and Thermo Tent Modular design
Thermo Tent 6 and Thermo Tent Modular design

We have now nailed down the final design of Thermo Tent 6.

Thermo Tent 3
Thermo Tent 3

Pat Falvey is an Irish adventurer and mountaineer who has led expeditions to many parts of the world, including Everest, Antarctica, Greenland and West Papua New Guinea. He has twice been to each of the highest peaks on the seven continents. 

We received a huge boost when world renowned explorer Pat Falvey asked to come on board as a technical advisor after he saw the Tent. Pat has publicly endorsed Thermo Tent. This is a huge vote of confidence. 

A bit about Pat's life...

  • Flysheets - Poly-cotton (65%35%) / Polyester with Ripstop, 7,000 mm HH.
  • Groundsheet (Sewn In) – 210D strong Oxford, 10,000 mm HH.
  • Poles - HT Steel, 12mm and Fibreglass for inner tent.
  • Inner Tent – 2 layers of extra breathable Poly-cotton come together to sandwich our special TTinsulate breathable insulation which boasts very low thermal conductivity and a high density.
  • Fire Retardant – All of our materials are FR, and exceed ISO EN 5912 (2011) standards.
  • Pegs – Our plastic pegs are the most durable in the marketplace and they won’t turn in windy conditions as some other products do.
  • Night visibility – Our pegs and guy lines are reflective and so easy to see, even in darker conditions.
  • Mesh – B3 standard (Top possible quality)

Thermo Tent 6 dimensions:

  • L=7000mm (23ft) including porch , W=4000mm (13ft), H=2200mm (7.2ft) 
  • Inner Tent for TT6: L=2300mm (7.6ft), W=3800mm (12.5ft), H=2100mm (7ft)

Thermo Tent Inner (stand alone) dimensions:

  • L=2200mm (7.4ft), W=3600mm (12ft), H=1900mm (6.2ft)

Thermo Tent Modular dimensions:

  • Dome, W=4000mm (13ft), H=2400mm (7.9ft)

Thermo Tent 3 Insulated Tent (Also Attaches to Modular)

  • Sleeping area, L=2400mm (7.9ft), W=1800mm (6ft), H=1500mm (5ft)
  • Porch, L=500mm (1.8ft), W=1800mm (6ft), H=1500mm (5ft)

Colours:

We will be giving you, the Thermo Tent community, a choice of 2 colours (similar to our images) and we will manufacture according to the majority decision. Groundsheet is black and Inner Tent is dark grey.

 We have also developed a special product range to aid Disaster Relief.

The problems described above are uncomfortable for us occasional campers. Imagine having to deal with them day after day, month after month, year after year, while you wait for a new home. Disaster relief is an area in which we have a particular interest, having seen at first hand the conditions in which these unfortunate people have to live, often in extreme climates. We at Thermo Tents have satisfied the need for an insulated Disaster Relief tent by designing a special product, which is suitable for such situations. 

Photo credit: UNHCR / B. Sokol
Photo credit: UNHCR / B. Sokol

Obviously, Thermo Tent has to stand on its own two feet financially, but we are very committed to helping these less fortunate people along the way. That's what makes it all worthwhile.

Founder and CEO Derek O'Sullivan (BTech, HDip) has married his own technical background with his love of the outdoors, to develop Thermo Tent. Indeed, it was his own experience of being too uncomfortable while camping that led to the origin of Thermo Tent.

Our Home: The Tom Crean Business Centre, Kerry Technology Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

Now we have the finished tents, we have the routes to market and we have the approved suppliers. Next we will:

  • Finish our e-Commerce website
  • Grow the team
  • Increase brand awareness
  • Complete production and show tents off to the world in May 2015

That's where we need your help. We need you to be the link that actually gets us into campsites this year. So please be an important part of the Thermo Tent team. Please be that link...

Experience some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
Experience some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

Risks and challenges

Yes, unfortunately there will be some risks and challenges for us to overcome. There always are!

The main ones are:

Competition - nobody makes a correctly insulated tent, and we will.
New brand to the market - We are building brand awareness every single day.
Getting more routes to market - Derek is on the ground meeting people every week.
Quality control - This is Tom Teo's department and he has 20 years' experience. We have also partnered up with THE MOST REPUTABLE tent manufacturer in the world.
Bulk for transport - We have designed a vacuum system which allows us to reduce the volume of the insulated tent.
Condensation - Optimum ventilation design and testing along with high quality breathable materials minimises this risk.
Funding - Our own investment, along with help from the Irish Enterprise Board (Enterprise Ireland) and the Kickstarter community.

The Thermo Tent team is managing to overcome all of these obstacles through expansion and continuous development. We are adapting to change.

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    Thank YOU for supporting our mission. Not everyone is able or ready to buy our tents, but if you believe in the impact our company can have, we are glad to have you on board!

    **RESPECT!**

    We will e-mail you our Ultimate Camping Survival Guide (.PDF) and we will add you to a dedicated Thank You page on our website.

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    **SURVIVAL BRACELET!**

    Extremely practical 4-in-1 Thermo Tent Outdoor Paracord Survival Bracelet (limited edition) with hand written Postcard (photo of the Wild Atlantic Way), which will look cool on your fridge!

    Also includes the “RESPECT” reward.

    FREE shipping anywhere!

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    **TT POWER!**

    USB Power Charger with LED light and you only have to add salt water as fuel. (retail €95)

    You will be one of the first blue pins added to our website map which shows where our Thermo Tent partners are.

    Also includes the “RESPECT” and “SURVIVAL BRACELET” reward levels.

    SHIPPING COSTS:
    US: Free!
    UK: Free!
    EU: Free!
    Canada: Free!
    Rest of World: €10

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    Pledge €485 or more About $523

    (US $523.80)

    **KICKSTARTER SPECIAL**
    **THERMO TENT 3**

    Insulated 3 person sleeping tent with porch, from our very first order, delivered anywhere in the world (retail €590). You will receive one of our first Thermo Tent 3's, numbered and stamped accordingly.
    You will be the owner of one of the world's first correctly (thermally and acoustically) insulated camping tents. AND Thermo Tent 3 is compatible with our Modular tent. It can be attached to the Dome section if you decide that you need more living space at a later date. Thermo Tent 3 can be added or zipped off as required and you can add a maximum 4 sleeping tents to the central Dome.

    *Polycotton Inner with breathable insulation / Polyester Outer, fibreglass poles.*

    We'll add a new orange pin on our website map which shows where our Thermo Tent partners are.

    Also includes the “RESPECT” and “SURVIVAL BRACELET” reward levels.

    SHIPPING COSTS:
    US: €50
    UK: €50
    EU: €50
    Canada: €50
    Rest of World: €100

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    Pledge €1,190 or more About $1,284

    (US $1,285.20)

    **KICKSTARTER ONLY!**
    **THERMO TENT 6 STANDARD**

    Complete Thermo Tent 6 from our very first order, to anywhere in the world. Only available in Kickstarter.
    You will be the owner of, literally, one of the world's first correctly insulated (thermally and acoustically) camping tents.
    All of our tents have their own stamp and number, which is only awarded upon full quality inspection.

    *Polyester outer tent and Polycotton Inner Tent, Fibreglass poles*

    We'll add a new green pin on our website map which shows where our Thermo Tent partners are.

    Also includes the “RESPECT” and “SURVIVAL BRACELET” reward levels.

    SHIPPING COSTS:
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    UK: €50
    EU: €50
    Canada: €50
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    Pledge €1,490 or more About $1,608

    (US $1,609.20)

    **SUPER EARLY BIRD!**
    **THERMO TENT 6 DELUXE**

    Complete Thermo Tent 6 from our very first order, to anywhere in the world (retail €1890).
    You will be the owner of, literally, one of the world's first correctly (thermally and acoustically) insulated camping tents. You will receive one of the first 10 Thermo Tent 6's, with its own unique number and stamp.

    *All Polycotton with steel poles*

    We'll add a new green pin on our website map which shows where our Thermo Tent partners are.

    Also includes the “RESPECT” and “SURVIVAL BRACELET” reward levels.

    SHIPPING COSTS:
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    UK: €50
    EU: €50
    Canada: €50
    Rest of World: €100

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    Pledge €1,690 or more About $1,824

    (US $1,825.20)

    **KICKSTARTER SPECIAL!**
    **THERMO TENT 6 DELUXE**

    Complete Thermo Tent 6 Deluxe from our very first order, to anywhere in the world (retail €1,890).
    You will be the owner of, literally, one of the world's first correctly insulated (thermally and acoustically) camping tents.
    All of our tents have their own stamp and number, which is only awarded upon full quality inspection.

    *All Polycotton with steel poles*

    We'll add a new green pin on our website map which shows where our Thermo Tent partners are.

    Also includes the “RESPECT” and “SURVIVAL BRACELET” reward levels.

    SHIPPING COSTS:
    US: €50
    UK: €50
    EU: €50
    Canada: €50
    Rest of World: €100

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    Pledge €1,790 or more About $1,931

    (US $1,933.20)

    **KICKSTARTER COMBO DEAL!**

    The entire Thermo Tent 6 Deluxe package, i.e. Thermo Tent 6 Deluxe Tunnel Tent, Extension, Carpet and Footprint together. Save yourself a whopping €240 on the deal (retail €2,030).

    It is an absolute 'no brainer' to take advantage of this fantastic special combo offer.

    We'll add a new orange pin on our website map which shows where our Thermo Tent partners are.

    Also includes the “RESPECT” and “SURVIVAL BRACELET” reward levels.

    SHIPPING COSTS:
    US: €50
    UK: €50
    EU: €50
    Canada: €50
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    Pledge €1,995 or more About $2,153

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    **KICKSTARTER SPECIAL**
    **THERMO TENT MODULAR**

    Complete Thermo Tent Modular from our very first order, to anywhere in the world (retail €2,490). You will receive one of our first Modular tents, numbered and stamped accordingly.
    You will be the owner of, literally, one of the world's first correctly insulated (thermally and acoustically) camping tents. And our Modular tent comes with a central living Dome area as well as an Insulated 3 person sleeping tent, which stands alone in its own right as a 3 person insulated tent. This can be added or zipped off as required and you can add a maximum 4 sleeping tents to the central Dome.

    *Polycotton/Polyester with steel and fibreglass poles.*

    We'll add a new orange pin on our website map which shows where our Thermo Tent partners are.

    Also includes the “RESPECT” and “SURVIVAL BRACELET” reward levels.

    SHIPPING COSTS:
    US: €50
    UK: €50
    EU: €50
    Canada: €50
    Rest of World: €100

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    Pledge €4,950 or more About $5,341

    (US $5,346)

    **6 DAYS IN IRELAND!**

    Come and meet the Thermo Tent team during a 6 day trip to IRELAND.
    Visit our office at the Tom Crean Innovation Centre, take a 2 day hike along the Wild Atlantic Way and enjoy a BBQ with the team. We will also include a stay in a 5 star hotel in the world famous town of Killarney.
    Lots of inspirational design talk and a beautiful surprise guaranteed.
    Airport Transfer, Hotel, and return flights included. 4 nights in a hotel and 1 night camping in an insulated Thermo Tent.

    Also includes the “RESPECT” and “SURVIVAL BRACELET” reward levels.

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