‘Stingray’ Tent Is A Portable Treehouse

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It’s a stingray! It’s a tent! It’s a hammock! It’s a…tree tent?

Tensile Tree Tent Stingray
Yep, Tentsile Tree Tents were conceived as tree houses you can take with you.

The Stingray ($650) is a 3-person tent with a removable fly sheet and mesh roof. The Stingray has a triple hammock interior, accessed via a floor hatch in the center or front door. It can be pitched on the ground in dry conditions.

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Tensile Tree Tent Hammock

The tents are suspended using heavy duty nylon straps and winches. Part hammock, part tent, they allow people to sleep suspended off the ground but still inside. They can hold a maximum load of 880 pounds.

Tensile Tree Tent Hammock
Tensile Tree Tent Hammock
Tensile Tree Tent Hammock

To build a strong suspended platform takes some heavy materials, and the abode weighs in at a hefty 19 pounds.

suspended tent tensile stingray

The floor is made of 240D nylon-polyester composite fabric reinforced with more than 20 meters of seatbelt webbing. Heavy duty, plated, industrial-grade ratchets and straps with a 2.5-ton minimum breaking strength are used to hold the tent in the air.

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Tensile Stingray Elevated tent hammock

While an expensive toy for car camping or hanging out in the backyard, the Tentsile Tree Tents Stingray is a pretty cool design that could be a lot of fun on balmy summer nights.

Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.