kama jania designs bolt tents for lightning strike protection kama jania designs bolt tents for lightning strike protection
jan 21, 2016

kama jania designs bolt tents for lightning strike protection

kama jania designs bolt tents for lightning strike protection
all images courtesy of kama jania

 

 

 

the probability of getting struck by lightning is statistically very rare, but alas, storm-attributed deaths and injuries stretch into the low thousands on an annual basis. about 96% of those struck were in open environments when hit. a majority — as you may expect — come from frequent participators in outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and climbing. industrial designer kama jania’s ‘bolt’ line of tents was created to increase the safety of those unfortunate to be in the wrong place when the weather turns.

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‘bolt half’

 

 

 

the tents: ‘bolt-half’, ‘bolt-one’, and ‘bolt-air’, are ultralight and easy to erect, making them ideal for day-trips and several night excursions alike. the largest of the three, ‘bolt-one’ is perfect for the latter. the ‘bolt-half’, is a slightly smaller but no less worthy tent that weighs in at 1.2kg. designed more for single overnights, the size allows for quick setup in places that — like the situation it’s intended for — are less than perfect. ‘bolt-air’ is the lightest of the three, and as expected, the smallest. like the ‘half’, it is intended for single night excursions.

 


video courtesy of kama jania

 

 

 

 

of course, protection from lightning is the most crucial component of the product line. all three tents were tested with conditions similar to the peak current of an actual strike using a high-current generator. an electrode, imitating a tourist’s head, was placed within each as well. the entire ‘bolt’ line offers full lightning protection in accordance to both direct and ground strikes. 

kama jania bolt tents lightning strike protection
‘bolt half’ assembly 

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‘bolt half’ components


‘bolt one’


‘bolt air’ environmental render 

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bolt air components 

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bolt half/bolt one lock

 

 

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edited by: nick brink | designboom

  • Good thinking, but how about not setting up – out in the open? I’d rather have a 30m pine tree take the hit. I like the shapes.

    Jim

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