When I first started camping, I felt a little dread or fear for all of those aspects of camping. But once you’ve been outdoors awhile, the bugs and the bears, and the dirt rarely become a second thought. Nor do the creature comforts. Outdoor stores and gear companies have made sure that glamping (glamorous camping) can be a thing, and that all of the perks and creature comforts of modern life at home can be enjoyed in some way or another while in the wilderness. And while I disagree with a lot of the modern gear (power tools, generators, and chainsaws, to name a few) being used in the wild, I believe there are some very cool and exciting inventions coming out that are completely changing how traditional camping has always been.
The neat thing is that there are options available for campers who still want to experience the true wonder of Nature, without all the hassle and the noise. One of my favorites is the Hub tent by Gazelle Tents, as they understood what it’s like to waste precious time setting up a complicated tent design, only to end up being cramped in a small backpacker tent (which is what I’ve been used to for sometime now), unable to stretch out or stand up. They created the Hub tent to be spacious enough for four people, yet easy enough for a single person to set it up by their lonesome in only a few minutes.
Even if you arrive at your campsite after dark, setting up the Gazelle Hub tent is no more difficult, and if anything, a tiny headlamp would be enough to see what you’re doing. Gazelle’s Hub tent is by far the coolest tent I’ve ever had the pleasure of testing and reviewing, and I feel blessed to be able to experience Nature in a new, more comfortable way than ever before. The doors and windows of the tent are futuristic and work well with the design, and I found that basically every feature one would want from a tent is there, usually better thought out than typical tents I’ve been so used to dealing with, and dreading. I started as a critic, and ended up as a fan. Even if I tried to be negative feature or design aspect of the Hub, I’d be lying as I tried and failed to find a single, legitimate downfall. Besides that the tent is a bit heavier than what most backpackers are accustomed to carrying… So, if you’re not hiking 20+ miles a day, I definitely suggest checking out what Gazelle has to offer.
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Article written & Photos by Brandon Scott / Eye & Pen