• WELCOME TO A BRAND-NEW WAY OF TRAVELING - TRAVEL FREEDOM WITH THE B-TURTLE

    TRAVEL FREEDOM MIT DEM B-TURTLE

  • B-TURTLE - THE MICRO-CARAVAN FOR E-BIKES

    REVOLUTIONARY & ONE FOR A KIND

  • EXPERIENCE A NEW TRAVEL FREEDOM

    FOR TRIPS, FAMILY ADVENTURES or AROUND THE WORLD.

REVOLUTIONARY MICRO-CARAVAN FOR E-BIKES

Brand-new

GentleTent presents a world’s first: the B-Turtle. The B-Turtle is a dual-wheel transport/caravan combo for bike enthusiasts, who love adventures, but do not want to give up a comfortable bed at night. The revolutionary bike trailer is made of a lightweight aluminum construction and weighs 30kg. Within minutes, the compact bike trailer transforms into a comfortable sleeping tent for 2 people.

Innovative bike trailers and new horizons of traveling – Creator and GentleTent founder Gernot Rammer is convinced that he has invented a new way of traveling with the creation of the B-Turtle, which has been strongly influenced by the e-bike boom.

 

A designed inspired product name

The „B“ in B-Turtle is short for „bike“. Inspired by the shape of the inflated micro-caravan (it reminded us of a turtle’s back), we decided to name our trailer innovation B-Turtle. The German translation ‘Schildkröte’ would have been a tongue twister our non-German audience.

The B-Turtle at a glance

The B-Turtle consists of:

  • Aluminum bike trailer (Length: 110cm, Width: 79cm, Height: 58cm)
  • Drawbar with Weber coupling
  • Integrated transport tray inside the bike trailer with a load capacity of about 120 liters (Length: 104cm, Width: 45cm, Height: 26cm). A waterproof PVC bag is protecting its content and can be completely closed via a zipper.
  • The tent sits on top of the trailer and connects via a Velcro strap (Pack size in turtle mode – Length: 105cm, Width: 79cm, Height: 15cm)
  • Two aluminum support struts provide greater stability for the deck platform.
Switched into camping-mode, the spacious air tent offers:
  • einer stabilen Liegeplattform aus Drop Stich (Länge: 210cm, Breite: 130cm, Höhe: 15cm)
  • A stable deck platform made of drop stitch material (Length: 210cm, Width: 130cm, Height: 15cm)
  • The actual air tent above the deck platform provides a pleasant interior height of about 130cm in the entire tent. Ventilation and light is ensured by a window on the rear wall and two windows with mosquito nets on both sides.
  • A connected awning serves as an entrance area and provides plenty of headroom and a fully rollable doorway. The storage space inside the bike trailer is easily accessible from the awning. (Length: 110cm, Width: 130cm, Height: 200cm).

B-TURTLE IN TURTLE MODE

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Overlying air tent in Turtle Mode

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Transport tray

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B-Turtle frame in lightweight aluminum construction

B-TURTLE IN CAMPING MODE

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Deck platform made of drop stitch material

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Awning with headroom

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Air tent

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Rollable door

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Additional support strut

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Window with integrated mosquito net

Camping with comfort

Sleeping on the ground is a thing of the past with the B-Turtle. With the inflatable deck platform, you will literally ‘float’ at a height of 73cm. Measuring a width of 130cm, the B-Turtle provides enough sleeping space for 2 people. The spacious air tent with an interior height in the entire tent of at least 130cm, shelters you against wind and weather.

Plenty of space in the awning

The integrated awning adds to a lively atmosphere inside the tent. Entering the tent and being able to stand upright? – that is how we bring comfort and luxury into perfect harmony. Via a zipper at the lower part of the awning, the transport tray can be easily reached. Thus, your travel belongings can be reached at any time.

Solo-traveling, in pairs OR fancy traveling in a group?

It does not matter, if you travel by yourself, with your partner or an entire ‘turtle colony’, the B-Turtle does not miss out on high quality and comfort for each and every constellation. Carrying an inflatable home will give you a new feeling of travel freedom, independence and flexibility.

Transport trailer in everyday life

The detachable tent construction makes it possible to use the B-Turtle also on a regular basis for daily errands. If you dismount the tent of the trailer, the B-Turtle will transform into a load trailer for your next shopping trip. Functional and environmentally friendly!!!

B-Turtle’s setup and dismantling in a few steps:

After a long day of biking and touring, you just want to find the perfect spot and relax? There is nothing easier than that– just switch from Turtle into Camping Mode and enjoy.

  • Firstly, disconnect the trailer from your bike. Continue by extending and mounting the frontal struts. Remove the tent package bag.
  • Open all buckles and unfold the deck platform to all sides.
  • Transported in the tent package bag, two support struts are attached to the lower side of the deck platform via a Velcro strap and mounted to the trailer.
  • Now inflate the deck platform using a double-stroke hand or electronic pump. The inflation of the air tent follows.
  • Fix the trailer and the awning with tent pegs to the ground and fasten the tent with guy lines. – DONE!

The dismantling of the B-Turtle runs in the exact reverse order.

The setup of the B-Turtle takes between 10-20 minutes depending on whether you used a double-stroke hand or an electronic pump for inflation. Dismantling is done within 10 minutes.

WELCOME TO A BRAND-NEW WAY OF TRAVELING

TRAVEL FREEDOM WITH THE B-TURTLE

On the move & at home at the same time – The life of a modern bicycle nomad.

What are you waiting for?? Ready – Turtle ………gooooo!!!!

The creators Gernot Rammer, Jürgen Haller and Martin Kladensky worked four years meticulously to find the optimum balance between design, weight, pack size, stability and handling. The time for the B-Turtle to leave its prototype status behind has come and we are proud to announce it is market-ready. July 2018 is the magical month: The very first B-Turtles will be delivered. The B-Turtle’s current retail price is at 2.990€.

Test-drive

Almost at the same time, we will start offering the possibility to rent the B-Turtle (and if needed e-bike) and to test the world’s first multifunctional bike trailer for a couple of days. Starting off from our home base in Vienna, we have already set up a handful of turtle-routes for you. More information is coming soon!!

MORE ABOUT THE B-TURTLE

SLEEPING IN A BIKE TRAILER – THAT IS ACTUALLY NOT A NEW THING

The dream of many

Many adventure-seeking inventors attempted to create a trailer with an integrated tent, but often they remained with sketches or single prototypes. Previous solutions always turned out to be too bulky, too heavy and too complex. Many attempts failed because of too much weight (50kg and +) and the construction height, which made any previous bike caravan very susceptible to wind. Worldwide, people are constantly trying to design interesting bike-caravan-trailer combinations with technical features, often made of clamping plates.

Why is the B-Turtle still one of a kind?

Special features of the B-Turtle:

  • The B-Turtle is no longer a prototype but is market-ready and is already being produced in larger quantities.
  • Extremely small pack size additional to a spacious interior area and little weight. This is made possible due to GentleTent’s special inflation technology.
  • The drop stitch mattress, similar to a Stand-up Paddle, ensures an inflatable, but stable base structure (sleeping platform). Another air construction forms the spacious tent interior.

What else could you ask for? ‘Even less weight’, some may say. We are constantly working on finding other ways to reduce ever more weight. Nevertheless, with what the B-Turtle offers, currently it is hardly possible.

Following the 4 principles of GentleTent the B-Turtle was developed:

SIMPLE USE

UNIQUE DESIGN

GENTLE ATMOSPHERE

OUTSTANDING QUALITY

The develpement of the B-Turtle microcaravan was supported by:

Thank you very much!

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