The story behind the Ohnana: a tent made for festival lovers, by festival lovers
In 2016 I was at the Balaton Sound Festival in Hungary. It was a blast. After spending a long day travelling to Hungary and staying on the festival grounds, I was exhausted. I went to bed at 4 AM and woke up 4 hours later, dehydrated and unable to sleep. The sun was rising and my tent had become a sauna.
I'm sure you're familiar with sights like these on festival mornings
As I was getting out of the scorching hot tent, something clicked: I grabbed some leftover aluminium foil from the barbeque the night before and spun it around my tent, hoping desperately that it would make sleeping in my tent somewhat more bearable.
And make a difference it did: the tent was significantly cooler than before, and the following morning I slept over an hour longer. I realized that this cool-tent concept was something many a festival lover has been clambering for. I left Hungary with a newfound ambition: to stop campers from being burned out of there tents once and for all.
Here I am at Balaton in 2016. As the day progressed other campers stripped the aluminium off my tent and made aluminium hats!
June 2017: Launching the Ohnana
I talked to several close friends and we subsequently banded together and started creating prototypes. After a year of designing and continuous testing of fabrics we ended up with the Ohnana Tent: the coolest tent for festival lovers. In june 2017 we released the Ohnana Tent on Kickstarter. We were amazed by the incredible support. We sold almost 500 tents during the month-long campaign! Check out the Kickstarter page here.
2018: Goodbye original Ohnana, hello Ohnana Rayve!
In 2018 my friend Benny joined Ohnana. Together, we worked on taking the next step in fighting the heat: we developed an improved version of the Ohnana. There were some tough decisions that had to be made. Making our tent less affordable is not something we like to do, but we decided not to cut any corners and create the best tent we can. We call this tent the Ohnana Rayve. With better build quality and heat reflection the Rayve is truly a game-changer.