Alien Buffalo began as an obsession with finding the world’s best survival structure for spending a week in the Nevada Desert at Burning Man.
After several years of experimenting with different camping solutions, the Alien Buffalo team decided, with typical uncompromising spirit, to form their own brand and create their own shelter.
The Buffalo Tent is a state-of-the-art shelter inspired by the structural design that has served nomadic people well for thousands of years—a triangular pyramid-like dwelling. Think tipi, yurt, or less well-known shelters like the Scandinavian Goahti.
You can choose between two different finish: Space Grey that allows 30% of exterior light in and Whiteout, which blocks the light 100% and has a heat resistant exterior coating.
The Buffalo Tent weighs 20kg (44 lbs) which makes it only suitable for car camping. Because the fabric is already attached to the frame, the strike time is only a minute for two people and about two minutes for a single person. It has several setup types, depending on the environment. Putting the shelter away is a matter of sliding the legs up and stuffing it into a bag only slightly larger than a golf club bag. It’s designed to fit most car trunks, and be checkable as luggage.
There is no center pole but when the frame is reinforced with the provided pins the shelter has the capability of allowing 113kg (250 lbs) to be suspended from the frame. This could be your luggage, a light, or whatever your mind comes up with.
With a giant door and 4 large windows, The Buffalo Tent allows copious amounts of air into the tent to keep you comfortable while camping.
The Buffalo Tent is made from an array of high-tech materials. The poles are custom-designed unidirectional carbon fibre tubes. The central hub that connects them is cast aluminium. The fabric features a military-grade coating that is water and flame resistant, and blocks UV rays. In addition the rainfly is completely blackout.
The Buffalo Tent has been tested at Burning Man, the beach, in the snow, rain, wind, heat… In each case the Alien Buffalo team learned from the environment and improved the design.