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Start up firm offers roof-top tent for cars

Start up firm offers roof-top tent for cars

LOS ANGELES — When iKamper revealed Skycamp it promised to change camping forever. The product? A hard shell, expandable tent that sits snugly on the roof of a car and unfolds into a stylish, comfortable tent in under a minute.

A tent so well-designed that anyone can set it up and take it anywhere. A tent that brings people closer to nature while making it easier to get there, the release noted.

Within six hours of Skycamp’s launch on Kickstarter, the company raised more than $1 million, making Skycamp one of the highest-funded design products in Kickstarter’s history. Two weeks after launch, Skycamp passed the $2 million mark.

Claimed to be the only product of its kind, Skycamp unites the portability and close-to-nature experience of a tent with the road-ready convenience of a trailer or RV. The tent can sleep two adults and two children, and a window in the roof allows people to really sleep under the stars.

Soon Park, iKamper’s founder and CEO, dreamed up Skycamp when he took his family of four on a road trip around North America. The Park family covered 58,000 miles on their trip, unpacking, setting up, and repacking their pop-up tent trailer at every stop. Wanting an easier solution, and filled with boyhood dreams of treehouses, he set out designing a simple rooftop tent that brings campers closer to the trees and stars.

People can pre-order Skycamp through Kickstarter until April 13.

For more information, visit www.ikamper.com.

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