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A Jacket that Can Also be a Tent

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A Jacket that Can Also be a Tent

A group of students from London’s Royal College of Art designed this prototype coat from a paper-like fabric which also doubles as an emergency tent. Currently, the jacket is constructed from lightweight, waterproof Tyvek with an insulated Mylar lining. By removing the jacket and arranging it in a series of origami-like steps, the user is able to craft a relatively robust—but small—one-person tent or sleeping bag.

The students behind the project say it is originally meant for refugees, such as those currently leaving Syria, but the concept can be applicable to just about any outdoor venture. Slap some camo on it, and you may just have something that hunters would be interested in.

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