Want to know even more? Check out these questions!
How to set up a KarTent?
Are you going to a festival? Don’t worry! You won’t have to set up your KarTent! We do that for you! For everyone else, the manual is printed on the tent to guide you through the process. But we’re sure it won’t be any problem.. KarTent ain’t rocket science!
Can I order a single Tent, or a few to bring to the festival by myself?
That depends. We as KarTent do generally not deliver tents personally to individual customers. The reason for this is that the KarTent is not very suitable for easy transportation. The tents, even folded, are quite big, with a size of 2,40 x 1,60. This makes them perfect for use on an event, but not so perfect for in your car! If you are a big fan with a really big van, than you can order one online in our webshop. But be warned that transportation costs will be relatively high! You are of course always welcome to pick up the tents at KarTent headquarters in Amsterdam.
What happens if it rains?
Can I have my own print on it?
We can print tents from 1 piece and have multiple solutions.
What happens with the tent after the festival?
After the festival, we will take back the biggest part of your tent back to our warehouse. There we use your KarTent to create new products out of it, such as our KarBin, a Lamp or even a laptop stand! All material we can not use for these products will be recycled.
If you want to take your tent after the festival, feel free to do so! But realize they are very heavy and big!
Can I draw on it?
Will you come to my Festival?
On this page you can see which festivals we go to. Festivals not listed there are not yet planned. Is your festival not there? Pity, but we probably won’t be there this year. But if you would like to see us there next year, make sure to send the organisation and us an email, so that we can arrange something for the next year! Also make sure to check the page regularly because we keep adding festivals!
Can I have one for my kids at home?
Yes! We developed a junior version to use at home! Check it out here!
Will you always pitch the tents?
I would like to distribute your tents in my country! Is that possibile?
Who is behind KarTent?
Jan Portheine is an entrepreneur in and out. Once trained as an architect, he quickly found his way in building cardboard houses. In his spare time, he likes to play hockey. Jan prefers cappuccinos with a bit of sugar.
Wout Kommer is a creative mind in a somewhat less creative body. Once trained as an industrial designer, the world of cardboard keeps him hooked. In his spare time, he likes to climb (the famous Dutch mountains) or bike. Wout likes his coffee pitch black.
Timo is a sharp multi-talent and enthusiastic polyglot. He started at PWC, but the suit felt too tight and cardboard boxes were more his style anyway. In his spare time, he likes to hockey or skis down some slopes (also in the famous Dutch mountains). Timo prefers a good espresso.
How did KarTent start?
How do I know which KarTent is mine?
In the week before the event, you will receive an email with information regarding the festival. You will also receive a tent number, which you can easily use to track down your KarTent; the number is written on the door panel!
The exact check-in procedure is different on every festival, so make sure to read the email we send you!
Where on the festival can I find my KarTent?
We can’t tell you exactly, as we also don’t know! The festival organisation decides where the KarTents will be located. Our experience is that they are usually set up on a prime location, so you won’t have to fight for a good spot! In the email that you receive in the week before the event we disclose more details on the tents’ locations.
Can I stand next to my friends?
Unlike most prepitched accomodations, it is super easy to move the KarTent after it is pitched! You can therefore pick it up and move it to your friends; even if they are camping on the ‘ordinary’ campsite! Beware that placement is your own responsibility however; don’t expect it to be waterproof if you place it in a river! Check here how it works!
How Eco-friendly is KarTent?
People keep asking us just how eco-friendly our tent really is. Yes, we also do realize that it would be best if everyone would buy one tent, and use it year after year. And if everyone would do that, we wouldn t have existed. But people dont! As tents are getting cheaper, it becomes increasingly attractive to throw away a tent and not bother about the hassle of breaking it up. For the people that intend to do this, KarTent was developed. The production of 1 KarTent exhausts half the CO2 of a regular one, and all of the material of the KarTent can be recycled with ease. Did you know that a regular tent may consist of up to 30 materials? KarTent consists of only one!