Living Ecological Alpine Pod

Backcountry huts have not changed much it seems. They do an excellent job of remaining durable, clean, simple, and usually remote and low impact. The Italians have now integrated technology and (for better or worse) design into a new take on low impact backcountry shelters.

Living Ecological Alpine Pod

They call it LEAP (Living Ecological Alpine Pod) and it is your own odd shaped and funny colored nature-living-unit. I cannot explain all of the concepts and strategies attached to this product, but browse their website for a better understanding of the product.

Living Ecological Alpine Pod

“completely self-sufficient, it doesn’t alter the places where it is installed in any way”

“designed to resist the extreme stress of high altitudes”

“a modular, comfortable, technologically sophisticated shelter. Entirely prefabricated and assembled off-site”

Living Ecological Alpine Pod

The LEAP has various functional units and versions so that you can taylor your own remote getaway pod to your needs and desires. The modular design, in addition, makes it possible to create a LEAP of any size. I wonder what the different color option are? The obviously unnatural look of the LEAP however, is also on purpose:

“The aesthetic features of LEAPfactory don’t try to mimic or resemble any traditional alpine structure. On the contrary, the intention is to effectively declare its unrelated look in the surroundings through the expression of its high-tech features. The ecology of LEAPfactory lies in its transitional nature and total reversibility. At the end of its “life cycle” the pod can be lifted away by helicopter without leaving any permanent trace of its presence in the natural environment.” – LEAP

Living Ecological Alpine Pod

What are your thoughts on this tubular tube? It would be pretty cool to place a few of these on top of your favorite backcountry line. Then again, it would be kinda cool to just have the money necessary to do so. Crazy Italians.

Living Ecological Alpine Pod

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21 Comments

  1. Kirkwood Jablowme says:

    I’m putting mine on top of center line in the FUCKING chimney

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  2. Rob S. says:

    Jesus Christ, you guys need an editor who has completed college.

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    • Kevin says:

      AGREED. What self-respecting journalist says “I cannot explain all of the concepts and strategies attached to this product, but browse their website…” ?!?!

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  3. J-TRO says:

    Put these on Everest, for one thing…Along with some modern toilets.

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  4. Coon says:

    Doesn’t matter. All the good backcountry is on public land which means if you get approved and set it down. It’s game on for anyone!

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  5. magnum says:

    totally tubular

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  6. Internet Guy says:

    It looks like George Jetson’s dildo.

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  7. LBG says:

    I would never tell……………it’s good there though.

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  8. DirtySanchez says:

    I like unofficial because they have pictures…

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  9. TJ Burke says:

    I’d rather have a yurt.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    i like camping

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  11. h says:

    i sharted in it

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  12. jah says:

    looks like a fukin i-talian eyesore on the mountain.

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  13. whocares says:

    wouldnt it be cheaper to cut up a few scrap jets

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  14. muir says:

    skiers got tired of smoking bowls in forts

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