The Crazy X: a Smart Camping Solution from Japan

  • Are you tired of living in the big city and do you feel like escaping from the urban world, away from the hustle and bustle of honking cars and the long commute? Then take a day off and head into the mountains where you can go hiking in the beautiful nature of Japan with your family and friends. At the end of the day, you can curl up in a tent shared by many, which is a great way to strengthen comradery. It makes for a simple yet fun getaway for everyone!

    Too Close for Comfort

    Camping and hiking often go together. Most of the time people go hiking to clear their head while being surrounded by nature. It gives everyone an immediate rewarding feeling. It is best enjoyed with friends and family together. Having the same motivation can get everyone off the couch, great for the prevention of a sedentary lifestyle.

    Then when it gets to the end of the day when it’s time to get some sleep, you can’t seem to be able to do away with the abundance of closeness you seem to get automatically when you’re camping with others. This is why a Japanese company called ‘Doppelganger Outdoor Company’ has recently introduced a new outdoor product that will give everyone the chance to mingle while sharing a tent while having your own ‘private’ sleeping space!

    Why is it called the ‘Crazy X’?

    Since the shape of the tent looks like the letter ‘X’, and it looks like a unique yet crazy idea, the company has dubbed this tent the ‘Crazy X’. If you look at it from a different angle it can look like a plus-shaped tent too. Anyway, the point is that there are four tents connected to each other with a common space in the middle known as the ‘meeting space’. This gives everyone the chance to meet and talk to each other while still inside. The tent is suitable for four people, each having their own sleeping space. This removes the chance of rolling over on top of someone else, or kicking someone accidentally while sleep.

    The Perks

    One advantage of the Crazy X is the availability of entrance and exit points for each occupant. You won’t even be noticed by your tent mates if you go out at night to pee or just to take a look at the moon. It is also very easy to set up, even for first timers due to the product’s similarity to an umbrella. All you have to do is to raise the central roof by pulling a single cord. It is also easy to carry with you if you’re commuting by train or car.

    If you’re interested in purchasing a Crazy X, it is available on Amazon Japan and Rakuten. Enjoy your camping trip!

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