Take Shelter

Collapsible. Easy to move. The yurt redefined.

By The Editors
August 29, 2014 9:00 am

The yurt:

Big. Stately. Sturdy. The Mongolian mansion of tents.

But wildly impractical. Cumbersome. Hard to pack on the roof of a Rav4.

Until now, care of the clever Scottish craftsmen at Trakke and their highly portable Jero yurt, now available.

Packing down to car-trunk dimensions, the Jero goes up without a single tool.

Nothing but tension gravity.

Small as it is, it still clocks in at a couple hundred pounds, so, you know, lift with your knees. That 15-oz. canvas cover ain’t light.

It is, however, rot- and waterproof, meaning you can set it and forget it if you’ve got the space.

And the ducats. A regal affair like this will cost you a pretty penny.

Fully built, you’re looking at about forty square feet of faux-rustic shelter.

Perfect for a royal bedchamber.

Hail to the king, baby.

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