The Hammock is Dead. Long Live the Hanging Tent

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The Hammock is Dead. Long Live the Hanging Tent

Post by whisk.e.rebellion » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:21 pm

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tfa wrote:This strange looking tree shelter was created by a team of British designers, to provide portable habitation for campers while also minimizing material usage. Dubbed Tentsile, the shelter is a dangling tent that offers similar comfort to a hammock and can be used in a number of environments. The portable shelter employs tension forces to provide a suspended habitat that is protected from wildlife, including insects and snakes, while at the same time providing a secure shelter from the elements. The tent is easy to assemble and can be suspended up high in the tree tops or slightly hovering over ground level.
I'm not sure how practical this would be, and I imagine it would be kind of weird crawling around inside of it, but I'd love to take one of these to ZCon this year.
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Re: The Hammock is Dead. Long Live the Hanging Tent

Post by Whiskey » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:33 pm

That's Badass. I imagine it would be awkward crawling around inside... trying to see real advantages over a hammock though.
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Re: The Hammock is Dead. Long Live the Hanging Tent

Post by Jamie » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:38 pm

I'd try one out, but it looks like the worst of both worlds in one heavy and expensive package (that needs a 3rd tree in just the right place to hang well)...

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Re: The Hammock is Dead. Long Live the Hanging Tent

Post by TheLastRifleMan » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:38 pm

Interesting in the least. I would really like to spend a night our two in one.
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Re: The Hammock is Dead. Long Live the Hanging Tent

Post by Flying Lead » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:39 pm

Does it come with a splint and ice pack when you fall out? :)

I'm trying to see the advantage of the concept. Jungle where everything sticks or bites-OK, any other situation.......not sure.
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Re: The Hammock is Dead. Long Live the Hanging Tent

Post by proteus » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:42 pm

I could see the advantages of a real long term use over a hammock but at the same time for a weekend camping trip or something to that nature its almost to much effort...
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Post by Oneswunk » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:44 pm

Jamie wrote:I'd try one out, but it looks like the worst of both worlds in one heavy and expensive package (that needs a 3rd tree in just the right place to hang well)...

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Re: The Hammock is Dead. Long Live the Hanging Tent

Post by Lord-Reaper » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:54 pm

The site says the large one hold 12 occupants. The idea of 12 people in one tent, suspended off the ground, one argument away from family ties being meaningless...
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Re: The Hammock is Dead. Long Live the Hanging Tent

Post by connecticut_yankee » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:59 pm

I like being off the ground, but I don't want to die if I fall out of my shelter.

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Re: The Hammock is Dead. Long Live the Hanging Tent

Post by Paladin1 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:06 pm

Umm..dosen't look like something I'd want to roll around in with 11 other people. Unless, of course, it was the right 11 people 8-)

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Re: The Hammock is Dead. Long Live the Hanging Tent

Post by Regulator » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:08 pm

Lord-Reaper wrote:The site says the large one hold 12 occupants. The idea of 12 people in one tent, suspended off the ground, one argument away from family ties being meaningless...
It'd be warmer than your average tent. With all those people in a big pile in the sagging middle of the floor.

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Post by Confucius » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:15 pm

Lord-Reaper wrote:The site says the large one hold 12 occupants. The idea of 12 people in one tent, suspended off the ground, one argument away from family ties being meaningless...
Oh yeah, I'd just love to be in a sack full of 11 other people when one of those ropes decides to break...

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Re: The Hammock is Dead. Long Live the Hanging Tent

Post by TacAir » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:01 pm

Jamie wrote:I'd try one out, but it looks like the worst of both worlds in one heavy and expensive package (that needs a 3rd tree in just the right place to hang well)...

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I finally saw your post on single point hammocks, back in the day, we used one called a pea pod. But then, they so long ago, we were just making the transition to jam nuts... Lost arrows anyone? Worked, but you still want ed to stay roped in.

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Re: The Hammock is Dead. Long Live the Hanging Tent

Post by TheFishinMagician » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:05 pm

Well, there's one thing you can say about it...

It would make "hammock sex" much easier.

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Re: The Hammock is Dead. Long Live the Hanging Tent

Post by Blacksheep » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:26 pm

I think falling out might be a a bit more difficult if it has fixed walls, even then its not like you can't faceplant getting out of a regular hammock....

I kind of the like the idea because when I use my hammock I always wind up unsure where to leave my gear, I dont want to sleep with it.. but I also want it to stay dry... for once person plus all your gear this might be a good idea,


the other thought I have is maybe it would simplify the tarp hanging process, I know my tarp for my hammock is more tedious to put up that I would like.
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Post by Skull_Hide » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:54 pm

Interesting, very interesting. Looks too difficult though.
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Re: The Hammock is Dead. Long Live the Hanging Tent

Post by Woods Walker » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:19 pm

Jamie wrote:I'd try one out, but it looks like the worst of both worlds in one heavy and expensive package (that needs a 3rd tree in just the right place to hang well)...

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Re: The Hammock is Dead. Long Live the Hanging Tent

Post by crypto » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:23 pm

This looks like a great concept, and I'm fully on board with it.

That said, I'll wait until someone who knows how to make a tent tries making one.
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Post by AKFTW » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:33 pm

Alright, who's bringing the ladder? :lol:
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Re: The Hammock is Dead. Long Live the Hanging Tent

Post by Flying Lead » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:38 pm

Regulator wrote: It'd be warmer than your average tent. With all those people in a big pile in the sagging middle of the floor.
Should be obvious what the purpose of this design is, portable Playboy Mansion. Horny coeds sold seperately. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Hammock is Dead. Long Live the Hanging Tent

Post by Blacksheep » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:43 pm

Flying Lead wrote:Should be obvious what the purpose of this design is, portable Playboy Mansion. Horny coeds sold seperately.
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I wonder how much flexibility you get in your third trees placement?

I think it would be cool to set this up in a way you have to use a rope ladder to get in or out.
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Re: The Hammock is Dead. Long Live the Hanging Tent

Post by Maverick299 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:48 pm

What's the point of the "tubes" on all 3 corners? They are going to be to steep to hold a person or gear, it will just slide to the middle. Swiss Family Robinson Slip "n" Slide????
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Re: The Hammock is Dead. Long Live the Hanging Tent

Post by Blacksheep » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:52 pm

pulled up some pics, looks like there is a pseudo hammock in each of the "tubes" I can see this working well for 3 people, and the center being gear central
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Re: The Hammock is Dead. Long Live the Hanging Tent

Post by AKFTW » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:56 pm

I just don't see this being practical at all. A hammock is great cause all you need is two trees- easy. Three trees the proper distance away will be much harder, and not to mention this thing looks heavy and like a total PITA to put up. Looks like an interesting DESIGN CONCEPT, but it actual use I don't see an advantage, and MANY disadvantages (fucking dangerous at that height).
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