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Tentsile Hits New Heights

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UK-based Tentsile, leaders in elevated and portable tree tents and hammocks, has announced the launch of its Generation 3 line of products to consumers and retailers in 2020 (online in January and in retail stores in March). The new Gen 3 line sees upgrades to its entire product range and introduces three key pieces for 2020, while adhering to its core principle of protecting the world’s forests.

Tentsile is an award-winning brand founded on ‘passion, respect and innovation with a dedicated mission to inspire a love of trees by elevating the outdoor experience for all’. The unique design of Tentsile’s portable tree houses allows people to enjoy the experience of camping amongst the trees, suspended above the ground for increased separation from insects, predators, damp or uneven ground.

Alex Shirley-Smith, Founder and Chief Product Development Officer, who trained as an architect, specialising in sustainable living and low impact shelters, said, “We are always looking to push the boundaries of where and how our products can be used, enhancing usability and refining the designs to constantly improve them. The features and updates found in Generation 3 create an even better user experience, more comfortable habitable spaces to sleep in, and new features to make life even easier when you’re camping.”

Key highlights from Tentsile’s Gen 3 line for 2020 are the Safari Vista Tree Tent, the Safari Trillium Hammock, and the Ground Conversion Kit. Its Leave No Trace Tree Protectors will now come standard with every Tree Tent and Hammock sold.

The Safari Vista Tree Tent has a transformation from the original Vista design and makes this domed design Tentsile’s biggest Tree Tent. A larger rainfly, stronger poles and double-stitched, heavy-duty, ripstop 450D Dacron floor offer increased protection from the elements and additional living space in all seasons.

It offers great headroom and easily converts from a Tree Tent to a giant hammock that sleeps three adults. The 100% waterproof, UV-resistant rainfly, easy-to-assemble pole configuration and tear- resistant no-see-um insect mesh can all be removed for an open 360˚ view.

The largest and most robust hammock on the market, the Safari Trillium Hammock was designed from the highest quality and most durable double-stitched ripstop 450D Dacron floor fabric and UV-resistant material. It’s claimed that this model can be left up for months at a time, and with care, could last up to five years in the harshest conditions.

An interesting update to the 2020 Tentsile range is Tentsile’s Generation 3 Tree Tents are optimised to be used with the all-new Ground Conversion Kits. The kit includes a heavy duty 100% polyethylene footprint that conforms to the footprint of the Tree Tent.

Shirley-Smith added, “We’re confident that customers will love the new features of Generation 3 as its interconnective modular system means you can use your creativity to have fun combining tents, hammocks and accessories to suit all of your needs.”

Zero footprint felt tree protector wraps now come standard with every Tree Tent and Hammock so adventures can be elevated without the potential to damage bark on more delicate tree species. All Tentsile rainflies have been upgraded to 5000HH (the Safari models to 8000HH); zippable, internal storage pockets have been added to keep gear secure; new detachable, underfloor storage nets for increased interior living space and comfort.

For each tent sold, Tentsile plants 20 new trees with partner organisations WeForest, The Eden Project and the Arbor Day Foundation. These international non-profits promote pioneering movements in large-scale sustainable reforestation and poverty alleviation initiatives.

Follow Tentsile’s #BecomeOneOfTheMillion campaign as it works toward planting over a million trees by 2021. Follow @Tentsile on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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