Sleep like a monkey in the Tentsile -- a hammock/tent hybrid that will have you high up in the trees surrounded by nature. The UK maker of this tent touts the Tentsile as the world's most versatile tent for good reason - it gives you the ability to camp in some interesting locales. To get it set up, string its three anchor points from trees and viola -- you'll be up above the ground, away from crawly insects, snakes, and even bears. The suspended three-person tent could also keep you safe in flash flood areas or other spots prone to natural disasters. Either way, it's kind of like having a portable treehouse - and we think that's pretty neat.
Tentsile is a portable habitation unit that can be suspended in the trees to provide accommodation for three people.
With three anchor points and using tension instead of poles, the Tentsile is part tent and part hammock.
The structure is made from a collapsable frame of webbing straps with fire retardant, UV PU and water resistant polyester fabric infill panels.
The three points serve as sleeping chambers and the middle is held in suspension and serves as a vestibule and gathering space.
Access is gained via a rope ladder in the middle.
It comes in a wide variety of colors and each tent is made by hand and there is also an option to hang the tent with a stand if no trees are available.
The UK tent maker touts this tent for a wide variety of travel styles - for backpacking in the woods to disaster relief shelters.
The tents pack down for portability and are durable for long use.
The suspended set up means you're off the ground and away from wet, damp, flooded or snowy conditions.
You're also out of reach from ground-based wildlife, except for maybe those pesky tree snakes.
Tentsile on the beach.
Tentsile in a snowscape.
Diagram of the Tentsile.