Gallery: Tentsile’s New Stingray Hanging Tent Lets You Sleep Comfortabl...

 

Forget about soggy sleeping bags and competing with rocks and debris on the cold, hard ground on your next camping trip – Inhabitat favorite Tentsile just launched a brand new suspended tent called the Stingray that lets you rest high up in the trees! Designed for three-season use, the 13 lb tent accommodates three to four people plus their gear.  Using only two poles inserted into a polyester fly sheet and a set of tree straps, the arched Stingray can be set assembled in about five minutes. The interior is accessible through a floor hatch or side door via a collapsible ladder.

Resembling a giant sea creature, the Stingray is the latest design from UK-based Tentsile. Due to overwhelming interest over in flagship Spider model, the company was inspired to expand their line of hand-made, bespoke shelters into a product for the mass market. The Stingray is outfitted with a reinforced floor and three large hammock sleeping areas. Other features include drink holders, luggage nets, phone pockets, and tablet pouches.

In addition to offering a new way to experience the outdoors, Tentsile tents have the advantage of separating sleepers from insects and predators. The shelter can be suspended almost anywhere there are trees or a structural framework, so it could also provide accommodations in areas impacted by natural disasters. The makers have already been contacted by the Australian military, the UN, and Greenpeace.

Tentsile is currently in conversation with several manufacturers to produce the Stingray on a larger scale and they hope to roll out their first units by March of this year. Can’t wait? The first Stingrays are available in limited numbers through Kickstarter at a beginning pledge of £899.

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4 Comments

  1. ambermamp February 3, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    How do I buy? What is pricing on the Stingray?

  2. Chris D February 1, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    I like the idea of it, having to not worry about the objects or creatures on the ground. Will spare me some cleanup time as well.

    @Zeppflyer, its a triangle not a square so only three suspension points required.

    @Kathy I would wait till the price comes down. The kickstarter price is a bit steep at the 899 pounds pledge. Maybe if the price comes down to 89 quid to compete with the normal camping gear. :)

  3. Kathy Davis February 1, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    So where can you buy one? Well, IF it’s affordable….

  4. Zeppflyer February 1, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    So, this one’s even more difficult to use than the last one that was featured? That one only required you to find 3 sturdy trees with clear space between them in a near-perfect equilateral triangle. This requires 4 in a near-perfect square. Fun!

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