The “Tentsile Stingray” could quite possibly be the coolest camping gadget ever, as it’s a tent that can be set up both on the ground normally or suspended in the air with the aid of 3 high-capacity tree-straps. It comes equipped with a rope ladder and a triangular, in-floor hatch, that allows entry from the ground. There’s also has a semi-circular, above ground hatch for standard entry (which doubles as a window). When set up above ground, the floor doubles as a 3 person hammock, which means you don’t need to worry about extra sleeping bags and what not. Best of all, it weighs only 131-pounds when packaged up, and is made from durable Rip-Stop polyester, Cordura and aircraft-grade aluminum. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
“The Stingray has plenty of room for three adults to sleep in, with a removable rain fly and a large mesh roof for views and ventilation, as well as plenty of head room while you’re snacking on granola. (Sit up for that; it’s a choking hazard.) Everything you need to raise the roof is included, like the ratchets and straps, so you need to find three trees and you’re set,” says Hi Consumption.