Home & Design | August 23, 2016 9:00 am

This Solar Pop-Up Tent Provides All the Power, None of the Assembly

Not just for novices! (But also perfect for novices.)

Here’s a step-by-step guide to setting up camp with the Cinch! Tent:

Take out of bag. Pop it up. Pat thyself on back.

That’s it. Really. Thing actually takes only a few seconds to pitch, because it’s designed to pop up automatically. And thanks to a Kickstarter campaign, it could be yours.

Developed in 2014 by designer and avid outdoor lover Jake Jackson, Cinch’s first design would become one of the most successful camping projects in UK Kickstarter history. Now Jackson’s back with a second run, improvements in tow.

What you’re looking at: a roomy pop-up shelter made from double-skin fabric, double-taped seams and a sewn-in groundsheet to keep the wet out and prevent condensation. The tents — available in two-, three- and four-person sizes — also come with four LED tent pegs and two LED torches.

Jackson also designed an optional solar pack that fits on the roof of the tent and attaches to a portable power brick that sits inside.

The only thing faster than charging your gadgets? Pitching the tent in the first place.

The Cinch! Tent is available on Kickstarter right now.