We don’t get paid for product reviews and this isn’t a sponsored post, so our thoughts on this Tentsile Una Tree Tent aren’t influenced by a sponsor. We will also be giving away this tree tent, so if you like it, leave a comment on the video and you’ll be entered for a chance to win.
I’ve always had a thing for tree houses. Perhaps has a result of growing up in Africa, I had an innate need to see over the tall grass of the veld so I could find my dinner or find out if I would be dinner. Whatever the reason, living above ground level always seemed like a good idea to me.
Being off the ground when you’re camping makes a lot of sense. You are harder to reach for bugs and crawling creatures, you won’t get flooded if it rains, and you won’t be lying on the cold ground. The older I get, the harder the grounds gets and for me, the best feature of the Una Tentsile Tree Tent is that it is extremely comfortable.
The Tentsile Una Tree Tent is a one-person tree tent that is a brand new release. It isn’t available yet, so we were lucky enough to be one of the first people to review this product. Tentsile tents are made to be suspended over the ground, but in dry conditions can also be pitched on the ground like a conventional tent.
The tree tent is made of an adjustable frame of 2.5 tonne webbing straps, a micro insect mesh roof, and a UV resistant, PU-coated and waterproof polyester fabric fly. The webbing frame is held in tension at each of the three anchor points by being ratcheted tight.
Since this is a new release, we didn’t have access to the usual instructions and video that Tentsile provides with their tents, but you will. I suggest you watch these videos, especially since each of the three anchor points has a different securing mechanism. If you are new to ratchets, this is especially important.
I did find that you needed three trees in the right configuration to put up the tree tent, but once you got it up, you were in for some serious comfort. If there are no trees, you can pitch it on the ground.
Tentsile has a vested interest in trees, so the company plants 18 trees for every tent that you buy through WeForest and the Eden Project.
*Photo by Justin Lewis