It's just a few weeks until start-up company Heimplanet is schedule to release their no-pole tent. How does the thing stand up without poles, you ask? Using air:
Heimplanet - The Cave from heimplanet on Vimeo.
Definitely a wicked idea, with just one flaw I can see: The lighter weight and reduced bulk you'd have from not having to carry poles is offset by the fact that you'll need to bring...an air compressor. Or someone with really big lungs, like Placido Domingo.
no pole mio