|Publication number||US3837006 A|
|Publication date||Sep 24, 1974|
|Filing date||Sep 4, 1973|
|Priority date||Sep 4, 1973|
|Publication number||US 3837006 A, US 3837006A, US-A-3837006, US3837006 A, US3837006A|
|Original Assignee||B Laseman|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (7), Referenced by (59), Classifications (15)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
United States Patent [1 1 Laseman [451 Sept. 24, 1974  Filed:
1 SPORTSMAN 'S TENT Sept. 4, 1973  Appl. No.1 394,097
FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 1,394 1915 Great Britain 2/69 Primary ExaminerRichard J. Scanlan, Jr. Attorney, Agent, or Firm- -Alexander & Dowell [5 7 ABSTRACT The sportsmans tent comprises a tent-like garment having a hood for enveloping the entire head of the sportsman except his face. A draw-string is provided to confine the hood closely around his face. The tent walls are formed integrally with the hood and consist of a tailored front wall, a tailored rear wall, and tailored side walls adapted to hang loosely from the sportsmans shoulders. A belt extends around the tent adapted when drawn taut to shorten the overall length of the tent above the sportsmans feet to facilitate walking. And a removable floor is secured to the bottoms of the tent walls to serve as a tent floor or as a part of a carrying case when the tent is folded for carrying purposes.
6 Claims, 4 Drawing Figures DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION This invention is a so-called squatterssportsn ans tent in the form of a closed tent-like garment which can be worn by a sportsman to protect himself from the elements, when in a stadium watching outdoor sports, or when hunting ducks or deer in blinds or when fishing. The principal objects is to provide a tent, consisting of a top in the form of a lined hood which may be drawn close around the face of the user by means of a draw string, or may be pushed to the back of the head; also consisting of a tailored tent wall which hangs loosely from the, users shoulders giving freedom of movement in sitting, standing, orwalking, said tent wall being attached at its top to the bottom of the said hood, said tent wall protecting the body of .the user from the elements; also consisting of-a removable floor structure at the bottom of thet ent wall which can be used either as a, flat floor, or else as a part of the, carrying case when the tent is folded for carrying, purposes.
Further objects of the invention are toprovide a vertical zipper at the: front of the, tent wall which serves to permit entrance and exitfrom the tent; also to provide zippers at the front of the tent wall at each side thereof working from the inside of the tent, disposed adjacent the arm welts andserving as a means to permit'air of ventilation into the tent orthe userto extend his arms freely out of the tent when desired.
Still further objects of the invention are to provide a belt extending horizontally around the tent walls which when drawn tant and tiedfat the front will shorten the tent above the wearers feet to facilitate walking; also to provide the rectangular floor with half zippers along the front, back and sides thereof whereby when the floor is used all four half zippers are zipped to'the bottom of the tent walls; also to provide two-half zippers in the back seam of the tentadapted to engage the half zippers at thesides of the floor when the tent is folded into a carrying case also to provide rings at the upper ends of the two half zippers inthe back seam of the tent adapted when the tent is folded into a carrying case to receive snaps at the ends'ofa carrying strap; also to provide inside flaps at the bottom of the tent walls which serve as more protection when the floor is in place, but which-may be snapped to the side walls when the user is walking, or when the tent is folded into a carrying case; also'to provide an inner lining for the entire tent walls.
I will explain the invention with reference to the accompanying drawings which illustrate one practical embodiment thereof to enable others familiar with the art to adopt and use the same; and'willsummarize in the claims the novel features of construction and novel combinations of parts for'which protection-is desired.
into a conve- As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2 the tent consists of a hood 1 of waterproof material which'may be linedwith silk or the like, and which envelopes the entire headofithe user except hisfaceybut which may be drawn close around the users face by. means of a draw-string la or may be pushed to the back of the head when desired.
The hood 1 is preferably formed integrally with tent wall consisting of a front wall 2, rear wall 3, and side walls 4, each of which may be tailored and adapted to hang loosely from the users shoulders giving freedom of movement of the user within the tent in sitting, standing, or walking. If desired, the tent wall 2, 3, 4 may also be lined.
ln'the front wall 2 is a vertical zipper 5 (FIG. 1) ex tending from the top thereof to the bottom which when opened will permit the user to enter or leave the tent. Andin the sides of the front wall 2 adjacent the side seams thereof are arm openings 6 normally closed by a zipper (not shown) operable from within the tent by the user to admit air of ventilation within the tent or to permit the user to extent his arms freely out of the tent when desired. The arm openings 6. arenormally cov ered by a flat 6a as shown in FIG. 1.
Around the middle portion of the tent'is a horizontally disposed belt 7 passing through eyelets 8 (FIG. 2) in the back wall 3 and side walls 4 of the tent which belt 7 when drawn taut and tied at the front of the tent will shorten the overall length of the tent above the wearers feet to facilitate walking.
Extending around the bottom of the tent walls 2, 3, 4, is a half zipper (not shown) to engage corresponding half zippers-8a (FIG. 3) on a floor 8 preferably made of vinyl sheet of rectangular shape havinga perimeter of substantially the same length as the circumference of thebottom of the tent walls, so that when the floor 8 is zipped to the walls 2, 3, 4 the bottom of the tent will be closed to protect the user from the elements. However, the floor 8 may be readily removed to permit the user to walk while in the tent when desired.
Associated with the side walls 4 at the bottoms thereof are so-called side flaps 9 (FIGS, 1, 2, 3, 4) which serve as more protection when the floor 8 is in use in the tent, but which may be snapped to the side walls 4 of the tent when the user is walking, or when the tent is folded into a carrying case.
Extending upwardly along theexterior side seams of the back 3 from the bottom of the back wall 3 are half zippers 10 (FIGS. 2 and 3.) which extend a distance substantially equal to the axial length of the floor 8, and
.at the upper ends of the half zippers 10 are rings 11 .the hood closely around his face; tent walls formed integrally with the hood consisting of a tailored front wall, a tailored rear wall, and tailored side walls connected by side seams tothe front and rear walls, and
adapted to hang loosely from the sportsmans shoulders; eyelets in the side seams connecting the rear wall and side walls respectively; a horizontal belt extending around the tent extending through said eyelets adapted when drawn taut to shorten the overall length of the tent above the sportsmans feet to facilitate walking; and a removable floor structure secured to the bottom of the tent walls to serve as a tent floor or as part of a carrying case when the tent is folded for carrying purposes; a half-zipper extending along the bottoms of the tent walls; said floor structure comprising a rectangular vinyl sheet having a perimeter substantially equal to the circumference of the bottom of the tent walls; other half-zippers disposed along the sides front and back of the floor respectively adapted to engage the first mentioned half-zipper to removably install the floor in the tent; further half-zippers extending along the exterior side seams of the back of the tent from the bottom thereof a distance substantially equal to the axial length of the floor and rings secured to the back at the upper ends of said further half-zippers.
2. In a tent as set forth in claim 1, a vertical zipper extending from top to bottom of the front wall to permit entrance and exit of the sportsman from the tent.
3. In a tent as set forth in claim 1, vertical openings in the front wall adjacent the side seams which are normally closed but are openable, from within the tent to admit air of ventilation into the tent and to permit the sportsman to extend his arms therethrough.
4. In a tent as set forth in claim 1, said hood and tent walls being lined. I
5. In a tent asset forth in claim 1, said confining means comprising a draw-string.
6. In a tent as set forth in claim 1, side flaps secured to the bottoms of the side walls to give additional protection when the floor is in use in the tent, but which may be secured to the insides of the side walls of the tent when the sportsman is walking or when the tent is folded.
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|U.S. Classification||2/89, 2/69.5|
|International Classification||A41D3/00, A45F4/14, A41D15/00, A45F4/00, A41D3/08, A41D15/04|
|Cooperative Classification||A41D3/08, A41D15/04, A45F4/14, A41D2200/20|
|European Classification||A45F4/14, A41D3/08, A41D15/04|