When you have limited space in your car or just want to camp as lightly as possible, combination products are key. Anything that can do more than one purpose is going to rank a bit higher on the wishlist. This tent called Respite not only functions as a tent but as a hammock as well. Which would be nice for those that want to relax after a long day of hiking. It would probably feel much better than laying back on the ground. It would also be great if you feel like lying out in the open all night on occasion. You could leave it as a hammock on whenever the mood strikes you and sleep under the stars without being stuck on the ground.
When it is in hammock form to switch it to the tent is surprisingly easy, you just pull the four zippers down to the ground and it takes on the form of a tent. I expected it to be quite a bit more frustrating than that. All of the joints are hinged and covered with rubber so it is also easy to change back into a backpack and prevent any pinching in the process. Respite was designed by Ryan Heiser and hopefully this design hits production soon.