Camping in a tent is fun, but camping in a suspended tree tent among the green, leafy giants of the forest is even more enjoyable. We've seen a variety of tree tents before, and now British company Sky-Pod is offering this durable design that uses military-grade materials and can be hung off a tree as a comfortable shelter for two adults.
According to New Atlas, Sky-Pod's makers have actually been making tree tents for over a decade. Earlier prototypes were based on the crinoline, the rigid structure that gave ladies' dresses their distinct cone-like form during the Victorian era, and were initially exhibited at festivals and events around the United Kingdom as an art project.
Unlike other fussier tree tent designs that require multiple points of support, the Sky-Pod is hung from a single point above, making it an easier option to set up. It also does not require climbing into a tree to set it up; a throw-bag can be used to guide the main support line over the selected branch, and then pulled to raise the structure off the ground.
Weighing in at 23 pounds (10.6 kilograms), the Sky-Pod is not as light as a stretchy hammock tree tent, but likely more comfortable and roomy. It is priced at £799 (USD $1,120) for the main tent structure itself, with the rain fly (11.6 lbs/5.25 kg) and mosquito netting (2.2 lbs/1 kg) as extras. To find out more, visit Sky-Pod.