Tentsile Journal

ISPO Shanghai last week

July 10, 2015 5 min read

Little did we know that an hour later we would face a similar plight. Walking around the show we soon realised that we were the only western brand tents there.
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Why Take Workers on Holiday?

July 06, 2015 2 min read 1 Comment

The workers mostly came from small villages 5-7 years ago and have been working in other factories in the area – some in pretty bad conditions, but mostly have been treated well since they work hard know their stuff! They didn't care much for us at first. Westerners running a Chinese factory, what's the difference? Many Westerns are already there and many, run the factories in the same way as Chinese owners would because it's cheap and no one complains.
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How to hug three trees at once: Inside a tent designed for maximum ecotherapy.

June 06, 2015 3 min read 1 Comment

At the end of the day, it is hard to measure the impact that Tentsile has on the world, except through the experiences of the Tentsile user community (many of whom are active bloggers). For every tent sold, the Tentsile company plants three trees through the organization, WeForest.org. It’s a good start, but the rest is up to us: the users and explorers. Happy camping...
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The Issue of Quality

May 11, 2015 3 min read 8 Comments

When we spend our hard earned cash on an expensive product we expect it to be top notch, right? We work hard, we save hard, and we think very carefully about what we spend our money on. Yet, when the thing you want to invest in is a new invention, a new concept, something that pushes the boundaries of progress, when that something is an innovation that adds to our human experience, sometimes we need to show patience and trust, and nurture these ideas, and give them time to develop and grow.
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Just Another (Fa)bric in the Wall

May 04, 2015 4 min read 12 Comments

But there is a fine line to tread between pioneering innovation and reputation. Quite simply, there are enough people waiting out there for a chance to rip you down without a thought towards how hard you have worked to get to where you are. A fine line. Our job is to walk that line, always ensuring quality, novelty and safety, without compromise. And so we put the question to you: ‘walls’ or no ‘walls’. You help us decide.
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Geeking Out About Fly Sheets

April 30, 2015 5 min read 2 Comments

There has been much hype about the lightweight SilNyl (silicone coated ripstop nylon). When if comes to shaving a few ounces off your flysheet/rainfly it certainly looks promising. 
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Treehouses to Tree Tents

April 27, 2015 2 min read

Well, we have done our part to forward the mission to achieve this. But more importantly, we have found that most people want to be mobile. That is the ticket. A treehouse represents adventure, secrets, hide aways, playfulness, a magical immersion into the landscape, perhaps even escapism from the “normal” world. A different perspective.
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Updates From The Factory

April 19, 2015 3 min read 3 Comments

This week we finally got the long awaited patent examination report which means that we can now keep copycats in check. We've also got a top gun lawyer and he is doing a sterling job.
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Tentsile is Two Years Old But I'm Still not in a Hammock!

April 15, 2015 2 min read 4 Comments

This week, Tentsile turns two years old. So firstly, we'd like to thank all of you for keeping us alive. 
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Tree tents and orangutans: Tentsile's going to Sumatra!

March 28, 2015 2 min read 1 Comment

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Tentsile = versatile: customers show us how it's done.

March 23, 2015 2 min read

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When Back Country Calls...

March 18, 2015 3 min read 3 Comments

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