kouichi okamoto — a designer behind shizuoka-based kyouei design — has established a new outdoor brand, called ‘field record’. thematically, the brand seeks to actualize phenomena such as gravity, atmospheric pressure, and magnetic force. the designer hopes that through ‘field record’, people will recall some of the rich memories spent outdoors. one of two new products — ‘fr-shelter’ — is a tent that has been adapted to suit a range of people, installation areas, and weather conditions. 

the shelter-tent can accommodate a range of outdoor situations



‘fr-shelter’ is a tent that be connected to create infinite various shapes through the use of 10 water stop fasteners and 12 durable velcro units. ‘we repeated the commodity test many times in order to find the most suitable material to a linked extension-type shelter,’ kouichi okamoto of field record says. these carefully-selected materials consider the balance between durability and weight. 30 denier silicone coated ripstop and PU coated fabric has strength which can withstand severe outdoor elements and resistance to water. the shelter’s framework supports itself with only a few vertical poles, so anyone can easily set up.

‘fr-shelter’ is a tent that be connected to create infinite shapes



an accompanying adjustment pole, which can be finely tuned in 5 centimeter increments, and a connection pole can create a variety of lengths. furthermore, removing the tip of the adjuster pole and turning it upside down transforms it into a pin top, so you can quickly and easily open and close the unit according to weather conditions and wind direction. they can be carried compactly because the lengths of the poles are merely 40 centimeters each.

the system uses 10 water stop fasteners and 12 durable velcro units

carefully-selected materials consider the balance between durability and weight

the unit is made from 330 denier silicone coated ripstop and PU coated fabric

the strength of the system can withstand severe outdoor elements 

the shelter’s framework supports itself with only a few vertical poles




technical specifications:


size: L 330cm x W 270cm x H 130cm
storage size: L 34 cm x D 18 cm
weight: 1500 g
color: cloud silver
adaptable capacity: 1 to 3 people
body material: 30d ripstop nylon sillicone & pu coating seam tape processed
color: cloud silver
reinforcement material: dupont teflon coating 240 tefox
mesh: ims 710
fastener: ykk aqua gurad
made: in japan

  • I have always wanted to find a portable shelter for homeless – I live in Canada so the extremes go from very cold to very hot – if this item suits us I feel it can suit many other countries and their climates – has this type of use been part of your design and material selections?



    Bruce King says:

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