A backpack tent "melina"

Designer David Shatz devised a tent "melina" that can be carried like a backpack. I made the prototype.

"Melina" is a tent inspired by the accordion. I usually fold it up and carry it on my back, and when I go to bed, I open the "accordion" and use it. Compared to sleeping bags, it has a skeleton, so it is stronger and is a little more resistant to rain.

Tent "melina" that becomes a backpack, backpack form

Shatz says that "melina" was designed not for camping in the mountains, but for camping in the city.

In Japan, using "melina" to stay in the city is likely to be a nuisance. However, it may be convenient to use it in areas where tents can be set up at outdoor festival venues.