Yes, it’s a ridiculous idea, but there are valid reasons for pitching a tent on your bed. In the case of the Privacy Pop, it was to create a private space, making it ideal for use in dorm rooms and shared bedrooms. The Room in Room, though, wants you to pitch a tent for energy savings, since it will help keep your immediate surroundings warm, allowing you to save on heating bills during the colder months of the year.
Made by iKamper, it’s an indoor tent that’s designed to be pitched right on top of the mattress, where it will conserve heat and keep the bed warm, making your bed a whole lot more comfortable to spend the night in. Once pitched, the tent can keep the temperature inside approximately 10 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the temperature outside, allowing you to feel toastier without having to crank up the thermostat.
Room in Room is able to do that by conserving and circulating the heat inside the tent, all while completely shutting out cold air from outside. A mesh on top of the tent serves as ventilation, allowing you to get fresh air while minimizing heat loss. Construction is a high-density cotton and polyester blend (tetron cotton) for the tent walls and aluminum for the frame and poles, with no floor, so you’re still sleeping right on the same mattress and bedding you’ve always slept in. Features include large, transparent polyurethane windows, an oversized zippered entrance, and various creature comforts, such as an integrated laptop stand, an overhead smartphone mount, and an overhead tablet mount.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for Room in Room. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $70.