One-person seclusion tents let you turn part of your home into your private kingdom

By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Tokyo-based office supply company King Jim’s product lineup primarily consists of file folders, clipboards, and other items for the workplace. But with a name like King Jim, you might also expect a little personal luxury, and the company’s latest item provides you with the means to stake out your own little kingdom by instantly turning a section of your home or office into a private PC booth.


King Jim bills its new Zestransir mobile compartment as “a tent so that you can be all alone.” Made of polyester over a collapsible frame, the Zestransir is essentially a pop-up tent, but with a 130-centimeter square base and height of 150 centimeters. When not deployed, the room folds up into a disc-shaped bag.


However, the Zestransir isn’t an entirely closed-off cube. There’s no floor, and while that means it’s pretty much only for indoor use, it also means that you can put the 2.7-kilogram compartment over your PC desk, TV, or whatever other area you wish to turn into your private dominion. King Jim boasts that it gives you the feeling of a personal booth at a PC cafe without ever having to leave your home.

In addition to a floor-to-ceiling zipper door, there’s also a side window and roof opening that can be zipped out to let in more light or air. There’s no sound-deadening, however, so you’ll want to bring a pair of headphones with you inside if you plan on watching or playing something you don’t want anyone in earshot to hear (and also bear in mind that the fabric isn’t 100-percent opaque).



▼ When folded up, the tent’s carrier bag measures just 59 centimeters in diameter.



King Jim boasts that when all the windows are zipped up, the tent retains heat, making it a a viable seclusion option during the cold months ahead. If this looks like the sort of place you’d like to hide out in, the Zestransir tent is priced at 6,480 yen, and can be purchased online through Rakuten here.

Source: Rakuten/Gekigaku via IT Media

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Its symptomatic of a lot of other problems if you feel the need to hide away in your own home

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Hmm, I really want one, although I can't think of when or where I would ever actually use it. But it somehow is really appealing.

If it was small enough to fit in your bag it would be cool. Might be nice to have when you're out and about and want some privacy for a few minutes. Looks too big for that now though.

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I cannot really see the need to make it so light and portable. If I felt I needed one I would want it solid enough to block out sounds.

Its symptomatic of a lot of other problems if you feel the need to hide away in your own home

I think you are hinting to relationship problems rather than the very real space problems Japanese people, especially men, suffer. Men really need their alone time, but many Japanese houses contain the wife, kids and grandparents in a small house or even apartment. Many men need a den or shed for psychological well-being but don't have anything close.

I expect I will be hit with denials that the male brain and female brain are different, but its been scientifically proven they are different, with 70 percent of men and women having their respective brain type.

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I would love to try it, despite already owning a small outdoor tent.

Perfect for people who cannot afford to be distracted during a work but also that love the family too much to spend hours in a secluded area of the house.

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That reminds me of friends' place. They had an old farm, to use as a second house. They did only the most basic repair, just making sure the building was safe. They tried to arrange bedrooms on the second floor under the roof but they found wind and rainwater were passing through. Camping outside was not an option as their land was often half-flooded. So they had installed a sort of indoor camping, That was fun to stay there.

 130-centimeter square base and height of 150 centimeters

Not convenient. 130 cm is too small to install your futon. There are many better pop up tents.

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That's what my toilet's for and the smell emanating from inside is just about guaranteed to keep interlopers at bay.

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Your homelife must be rubbish if you want to isolate yourself from your family like this.

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zichiToday  11:08 am JST

We are two people living in 7 rooms. No need for tents.

can i have a room please ? ill bring my tent with me as well LUL

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I have no need for this, yet like Strangerland, I can feel the twinge of a hankering.

I loved building blanket forts in the living room as a kid, and tree houses and forts (snow and lumber, depending on the season).

Perhaps instead of buying yet another tent, I should just build myself a blanket fort this weekend in my living room.

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Definitely not a new idea. They are pop up hunting blinds. People have been using them for years. To “hide” from the animals being hunted. Is being home that scary???

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The Japanese Man Cave! How can you not love this country! Brilliant. You can set up your man cave right in the middle of you 6 mat tatami living room or kitchen.

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A big cardboard box would work just as well.

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For the hardcore hikkikomoriya and the average cat....

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