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A tent for the trees

June 1st, 2018 / By: / Projects

The Tentsile UNA sets up in about 10 minutes. It has a 25-square-foot floor and is comfortably suitable for a camper and gear up to 330 pounds. Photos: Tom Kahler Tentsile.

Hammocks are popular once again as people realize they provide a great way to relax effortlessly outdoors. For hikers and campers, they offer a lightweight way to rest with ease. But how about a hammock that is also a tent? Tentsile, the London, England-based manufacturer of tree-camping tents, has introduced a solo tree tent that fits the bill.

At just 6.2 pounds, the Tentsile UNA is an extremely lightweight option for campers and hikers who want to minimize their gear. And after a long day on the trail, it feels great to sleep comfortably above the ground.

Support and comfort are achieved by suspending out each corner of the UNA’s flat hammock bed using an easy-to-set-up tension technique with ratchets and straps. The full mesh top is shaped with an aluminum pole, allowing a view of the night sky while protecting against bugs and other flying creatures.

The UNA features a large door for easy access and side pockets for storage. Set up, it measures 9 feet by 9 feet by 5 feet. If the weather turns ugly, the rain fly can be staked out to create a 25-square-foot area that also protects gear stored on the ground below.

The tent floor is made of 70D nylon rip-stop reinforced with 1-inch webbing. The roof is a tear-resistant insect mesh and the rain fly is 40D, PU-coated waterproof polyester. For more information, visit www.tentsile.com.

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