Congratulations to Advanced Shelter Systems and SHIFT Camp, whose Burning Man-inspired invention has been featured by us before:
They were mentioned in an earlier Burning Man-related story in Fast Company. The author Daniel Terdiman followed up this year by taking one of the newer air-conditioned models out to the Playa.
From Fast Company:
The ShiftPod was originally created as an answer to things like the hexayurt. Longtime Burning Man attendee Christian Weber came up with the idea for something that could be set up quickly, that could withstand heavy winds, and that was big enough to stand up in. He definitely succeeded.
I love my first-gen ShiftPod, but I have to say, the second-gen version is a step up. It’s a bit bigger–enough to notice, for sure–it’s more reflective, which means it’s cooler inside during the hottest part of the morning, and it’s just a little more modern. It feels like a second-gen version. As well, it comes standard with what’s called a Blast Shield, a highly reflective cover meant to make it possible to sleep a little later in the morning, even when there’s no shade.
Read the full article at Fast Company.