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A unipersonal tent to keep the temperature while working at a desk
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Following my BagCoat idea [link], this would be a small tent inside which one could work in an office.

The tent would be shaped so that it could hold a chair, a computer keyboard and mouse. The purpose of this tent is to create a warm atmosphere.

The office worker would step inside and place the face on the orifice that would snugly adjust to the face countour. The person's own heat would warm the tent. There would be a number of zippers on the wall of the tent to allow for some heat leakage in case that the temperature inside got too high.

There would be a version to use with a laptop. This version would have another orifice so that the screen could be placed outside the tent. The laptop could contribute to the warming of the tent but there would also be vents in case of excess heat.

Since the person would be breathing to the outside of the tent, the humidity inside it would be controlled.

The widespread use of this tent would result in energy savings in heating for the companies. It would also make offices a scary place.

PauloSargaco, Oct 25 2007

BagCoat BagCoat
The first idea on my "Stay warm in the office" series [PauloSargaco, Oct 25 2007]


       A great way to intimidate and confuse your co-workers.
wagster, Oct 25 2007

       [wagster] that's a feature I hadn't thought of. Cool :-)
PauloSargaco, Oct 25 2007

       Think of all the things that could happen inside these little tents: naps, romantic interludes, marathon gaming seesions, etc. Management would love this.
nuclear hobo, Oct 25 2007

       Hmmm, you're right [nuclear_hobo]... one does have to take those things into account. Well, to deal with the suspicious nature of Management the tent would just have to be transparent.
PauloSargaco, Oct 25 2007

       Alright! Finally an office with a door!
RayfordSteele, Oct 25 2007

       By the way, why "ZVork"?
wagster, Oct 25 2007

       [wagster] Aaah, well, I don't know, maybe it's a fetiche of mine. For some reason I find the English spoken with German accent to be very amusing. So ZVorkTent would be like a strongly accented German saying "The Work Tent". It's childish, I know :-)
PauloSargaco, Oct 26 2007

       Glad to hear there's a well thought out reason for it!
wagster, Oct 26 2007

       You are standing in an open field west of a white house....
4whom, Oct 26 2007

       I had to google for that one [4whom]. Zork and ZViteHouse were never part of my gaming experience.
PauloSargaco, Oct 27 2007

       Have you considered wearing longjohns and turtle neck longsleeve undershirts? Under your office clothes of course. Its a great combo, very warm but rarely overheats. I prefer the synthetic fabrics; wool is too bulky & scratchy and cotton is just not as warm.
afinehowdoyoudo, Oct 28 2007

       There are several problems with your clothing suggestion, [iron_horse]. I'll start with the longjohns. I hate wearing them! They're too tight on my legs and especially on my testicles. My testicles require a certain degree of freedom which I don't get with longjohns. As for the turtleneck longsleeve undershirts they don't go well with ties, which I am forced to use due to work rules. And I'm not sure I agree with you when you state that they rarely overheat. My experience says otherwise.
PauloSargaco, Nov 02 2007


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