the ‘leentu’ pickup truck camper stakes the claim of being the world’s lightest, most aerodynamic pop-up camper shell. as creative camping solutions such as the ‘opera‘, and the ‘tigermoth‘ continue to grow in practicality with eye-catching forms, the ‘leentu’ has became the leanest tent on the market. when deployed at base, the pop-up towers above the vehicle, looking like a roof-top tent or a ‘dream tree house’.


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the ‘leentu‘ instantly deploys into a tent-top with a built-in 107 x 203 cm mattress made from a comfortable (5 cm) high-density foam. the roof rises high to offer about 7 feet (2.1 m) of headroom from the base of the bed. its lean, hard-shell body can slide into a mid-size pickup bed, providing a sleek, aerodynamic figure while driving. the low-profile body and roof are designed with minimizing the chances of the camper lowering a car’s miles-per-gallon drastically, or receiving surface damage from hitting garage door frames, branches, or rocks. in addition to creating an aero-dynamic profile, leentu aims to make its pop-up camper the lightest on the market – around 220 kg (100 lb) through using a nomex honeycomb composite shell to achieve weight savings.

 

 

additionally, the ‘leentu’ is designed to manually pop-up and reduce within seconds. a 60 W solar panel is built into the roof which powers its LED lighting, ventilation fan, and charging ports, plus there is an additional electrical system for cloudy days. this lean camping solution is still a work in progress, and the first models are being developed around the toyota ‘tacoma’ with 6 foot bed. if the ‘leentu’ manages to make waves with the camping crowd, the company aims to add more pickup vehicles and bed sizes to its arsenal further down the line.

       

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