Things that morph into other things can be pretty amazing, from a briefcase that turns into a bike, to robots that transform into cars and helicopters, and convince you to watch a movie starring that kid named after beef. Turning a coat into a campsite: the JakPak
Developed in sunny Bellevue, the JakPak's a weatherproof, flame-retardant, high-grade ripstop nylon parka with a multitude of pockets and zipped vents that can quickly transform into a tent and/or a three-season sleeping bag -- spring/summer/fall, so don't go turning that tauntaun carcass into jerky just yet. The bag stows away inside the back of the coat; unleash it and it drops to surround the legs (an elastic band keeps it tight at the waist) with a zipped portal allowing for small foot movements (eg, sneaking up on a bear) and a zipped side allowing for longer foot and leg movements (eg, bear sneaks up on you). To get that tent going (basically an extension of the sleeping bag that sits over your head), unfurl the nylon no-see-um-thwarting mesh bundle, stick your noggin in the provided hole, drape the netting across your chest and go to sleep, which is considerably easier than after you normally pitch a raging tent
Each parka features an internal suspension system that helps transform the weight from the bag/tent from a burden on your back to an easy weight on your shoulders, is available in either black/gray, green, or custom shades, and weighs between 2.5 and 3.5 pounds, so light in fact that it'll make you wonder: where's la boeuf?