Well...after several days testing out our new Tentsile gear, we are in love. We have named her 'The Ravens Nest'. I see people on here complaining about the 'cost', but this is the best money I have ever spent on gear. I've never been on a camping trip where everyone wants to hang out in the tent and not by the fire...so much fun! I'll be ordering levels for 'The Ravens Nest' very soon!
Spent a week in this tent during river guide school. Rained for the first two days. This is the most comfortable way I have ever slept in the outdoors.
I purchased a Stingray in November of 2014 and just had a chance to use it last weekend on a 4 day campout. It worked perfectly through thunderstorm, sub-freezing temps and other more ideal weather. I remained dry and warm, when some of my other campmates did not in their traditional terrestrial tents. I made "Tentsile believers" out of my skeptical friends. Jeff Fields
"Your products rock! Couldn't be happier!!! Thank you from Hawaii." Darren Edwards
"It's not often I come across a piece of gear so unique that I can honestly say I've never seen anything like it. This certainly is an example. I've seen canopies on hammocks before. I've seen no-pole tents. Multi-person suspended tree platforms and suspended shelters, but never all at once and never so well thought out and realised. This has it all. It is the Tentsile and it is simply amazing."
"...not only appropriate for regular globe trotters, but also habitation for biological research groups who traverse through nature and need to travel light."
"A full review and great film made by our friends at Outside.org in Denmark."
Chris Milbo, outside.org, Denmark
"This is quite easily the coolest tent that I’ve ever come across... Just be warned, you’ll instantly become the most popular person at the camp ground."
"The...elegant looking structure has an adjustable frame of...muscle bulging 2.5 ton webbing straps, and...a fully enclosed insect mesh roof (with opening doors) and removable rain fly...so you can really enjoy the stars." Gear We Are
"Every tent is constructed from tear resistant mesh, and come complete with heavy-duty industry grade buckles for maximum strength."
"… get the best of both worlds with Tentsile...the versatility that hammocks are known for, comfort, and the security of a tent."
"...break down the very simple steps of erecting a three to four person Stingray Tentsile tree tent. This suspended tent is ideal for a small family of four like ours."
"I had the Stingray just on the lakeshore for four nights. It was really easy to set up and there were no difficulties with the freezing weather, around minus five degrees Celsius. The Stingray survived well with the strong wind that blew from the open, ice-covered lake.
The idea is to use powder snow as insulation under the Stingray. As you might know, snow is really good insulator. Beneath undisturbed snow there it seldom less than zero degrees, even though the temperature over the snow can be as low as minus forty. Under a normal tent, the powder snow will get flattened and the snow loses its ability to insulate.
I think that the Stingray works better with condensation than similar tents at ground level because you are over the snow and therefore there is more wind which transports moisture away."
Timo Kukko, Development Manager, Nature Centre Network, Finland
We’ve had cousin sleep-overs with six kids inside, all having a blast.
The Ultimate Hang
"The Tentsile Stingray is a tree tent in the same way that a Humvee is a car."
"We cannot speak highly enough of Tentsile as a 'top marks' innovation into the camping category by an organisation that clearly has the utmost integrity behind its foundation."
The Adventure Is Calling
"...a lust object for many lovers of the outdoors."
"The Crees Foundation has used regular tents for years in the Amazon rainforest, our introduction to the Tensile Stingray has been a game changer. In harsh climates where getting up into the canopy, off the ground away from the humidity and critters is key in terms of safety and comfort, you just can't beat these tents! Also, when there is no bad weather and you get to sit suspended in the air in the rainforest canopy with a 360 degree view, there is no better feeling.
We love these tents and are so grateful that Tensile let us test one out. We look forward to setting up our own little tent community in the forest shortly. Personally I'm looking forward to spending the night overlooking our large mammal clay lick with our research team to see how the big Brazilian tapirs behave at night!"
Quinn Meyer, Founder, Crees Foundation
"Wow! I Love it!"
The Gadget Show UK
"...the design could also prove the basis for a new type of eco-village...one day creating a community of tensile structures where portable villages could be mounted and disassembled in a day, leaving little impact on the forest floor."
"Behold, the future of camping...I like that this greatly reduces the ground impact of a camping trip..."
Mother Nature Network
"The chipmunks might think UFOs have arrived. A new generation of campers who are tired of finding their sleeping bags laying on sharp rocks has taken to tents that, instead of being staked to the forest floor, hover over it, suspended from trees....Tree tents are a key ingredient in ‘glamping’ - glamorous camping. Think of it as roughing it, minus the roughness. Glamping is for those looking for more comfort (no fear of creepy-crawlies, at least not the kind likely to invade a ground tent) while sleeping out under the stars."
New York Times
"...Tentsile’s Vista has a view that will make you never want to grow up."
"Employing three tree straps, two poles, and a polyester fly sheet, Stingray allows...campers to sleep suspended in the air..."
"...you not only get a three-season, spacious tent, but also a portable tree fort you can take with you everywhere."
"Tentsile suspended camping tent revolutionized the common tent design..."
National Geographic Kids
"It's awesome, trust me."
"...solves the problem of setting up camp on rocky, muddy, or otherwise unpleasant surfaces by hanging from the trees. In addition to avoiding unpleasant conditions, the treehouse tent also avoids ground-based bugs, snakes, and other larger and more dangerous creatures."
"Simply locate any three anchor points and install the tent above ground where you’re immediately clear of threats..."
This is Colossal
"… take camping to a whole new level..."
The Mind Unleashed
"When flicking through the book 'The Outsiders: New Outdoor Creativity' we came across a...genius portable treehouse in the form of the Tentsile Tree Tent."
"...you can indulge in a truly outdoor experience..."
"Olvídate de sudar y de desesperarte mientras montas la tienda, de la humedad del suelo, de que se te claven piedrecitas al dormir y, muy importante, de los bichos."
Huffington Post Spain
"It can be pitched just about anywhere that there are multiple trees or posts...It provides a breezy, relaxing view of the nature around it, and it keeps its occupants a safe distance from the ground. In my opinion, this is one of the most remarkable tents to come out in recent years, and it could pave way for more floating tents of tomorrow."
The Cool List
"The next big thing."
"I'm currently in the process of interviewing 100 Entrepreneurs from all around the world. I have stories from India, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Egypt and the US but I'm yet to find a business product as interesting as yours."
Daniel Philben, Journalist/writer
"The most comprehensive news article about Tentsile."
The Fast Company
"Apart from the fact that it is a whole new experience it will save the trees as well."