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Jeremy Platt
(jeremy089786) - F

Locale: Sydney
Tentsile tent/hammock on 01/06/2013 22:09:30 MST Print View

These look like an interesting concept, creating more tension in a hammock by using 3 anchor points.

$1280 seems a little steep for a polyester shelter though. I imagine a silynylon one could quite easily dip under the 2kg mark?

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
Tentsile tent/hammock on 01/06/2013 22:50:14 MST Print View

I think the concept will promote the idea of finding the "perfect spot"

"hey honey, how about those three trees ?"

Michael Cheifetz
(mike_hefetz) - MLife

Locale: Israel
what for? on 01/06/2013 22:59:14 MST Print View

dunno - looks useless to me...

what would one do with such a shelter...

and no - it won be under 2Kg since you need the long strong straps and adjustment system

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
Tentsile tent/hammock on 01/06/2013 23:13:08 MST Print View

Seriously I would forget the backpacking/hiking market and look at the resort/eco-tourism side of things.
Done in heavy canvas (or something like that) they could last a few years and create a point of difference.
"spend the night in the tree-top" experience.
Could be a good way to give parents a night free from the kids...

Jared Baker
(simply_light) - MLife

Locale: Midwest, US
Doesn't appear practical for backpacking on 01/10/2013 08:14:03 MST Print View

There is a lot of material in that setup and then there is the ladder. Even using some of the lightest materials available, it would weigh much more than alot of the heavier hammock set ups.

Besides, at 2 o'clock in the morning, I would forget I was up in the air that high and fall right out when I have to go relieve myself.

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

<3 on 01/10/2013 09:07:04 MST Print View

I love them. Can I just use this instead of a house?