Championed for their ability to alleviate stress, anxiety and even physical pain, sensory deprivation tanks have risen in popularity in recent years.
Shutting out the senses and floating in a foot of heavily salted water doesn’t come cheaply though, whether it’s a one-off session at your local float house or shelling out for a tank of your own.
The Zen Float Tent aims to make the experience more accessible with an easily-assembled isolation tank for the home.
The typical float tank is a sound and light-proof box filled with around a foot (30 cm) of water.
This water contains a heavy dose of Epsom salts and is heated to the same temperature as the human body, providing the user with a feeling of weightlessness and leaving them free to relax, rejuvenate and explore the depths of their psyche.
The bed of the Float Zen Tent holds 201 gallons (760 L) of water with a depth of 10 inches (25.4 cm) and requires 800 lb (363 kg) of Epsom Salts for optimal floating.
It measures 8 x 4 x 5.5 ft (2.4 x 1.2 x 1.62 m) at the base, its pyramid-shaped design supported by a stainless steel frame and enclosed in a dual-layer waterproof canvas to keep out the light.