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Tentsile goes solo with new UNA tree tent

Tentsile goes solo with new UN...
Tentsile shows the UNA, a three-season, one-person tent for the trees
Tentsile shows the UNA, a three-season, one-person tent for the trees
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The removable rain fly can be staked out for protected coverage for the camper and his or her gear
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The removable rain fly can be staked out for protected coverage for the camper and his or her gear
The mesh top provides clear views outside
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The mesh top provides clear views outside
The UNA is accessed via a single door
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The UNA is accessed via a single door
Tentsile will offer the fly in several color options
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Tentsile will offer the fly in several color options
Tentsile will launch the UNA as part of its 2018 product line
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Tentsile will launch the UNA as part of its 2018 product line
The UNA gives Tentsile a solo tree tent with removable rain fly
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The UNA gives Tentsile a solo tree tent with removable rain fly
Tentsile shows the UNA, a three-season, one-person tent for the trees
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Tentsile shows the UNA, a three-season, one-person tent for the trees
Tentsile introduces the UNA tent
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Tentsile introduces the UNA tent
The UNA won an ISPO Award at this month's ISPO Munich show
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The UNA won an ISPO Award at this month's ISPO Munich show
Like Tentsile's larger tents, the UNA is secured via three straps
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Like Tentsile's larger tents, the UNA is secured via three straps
Tentsile UNA single-person tree tent
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Tentsile UNA single-person tree tent
With its suspended three-point floor, the UNA provides a different experience than a hammock shelter
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With its suspended three-point floor, the UNA provides a different experience than a hammock shelter
Opening the zipper on the Tentsile UNA
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Opening the zipper on the Tentsile UNA
The UNA includes a single aluminum alloy pole
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The UNA includes a single aluminum alloy pole
At 6.2 lb, the UNA isn't among the lightest backpacking shelter options, but it's still designed to be light and manageable enough for travel by foot
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At 6.2 lb, the UNA isn't among the lightest backpacking shelter options, but it's still designed to be light and manageable enough for travel by foot
Tentsile's tree tents lift campers off the ground for a different vantage point
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Tentsile's tree tents lift campers off the ground for a different vantage point
The UNA will be an option for those that want to backpack, bikepack or otherwise travel lightly for days at a time
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The UNA will be an option for those that want to backpack, bikepack or otherwise travel lightly for days at a time
Tentsile UNA tree tent
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Tentsile UNA tree tent
Tentsile UNA tree tent
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Tentsile UNA tree tent
Tentsile UNA tree tent
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Tentsile UNA tree tent
At $200, the UNA will also hit a lower price point than Tentsile's current tree tent models
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At $200, the UNA will also hit a lower price point than Tentsile's current tree tent models

We've watched Tentsile grow from a single-product start-up to a global authority in tree camping offering a full line of tree tents and accessories. One thing still missing in its lineup is a solo tree tent that can swing head to head with the numerous solo hammock shelters out there. It won't be missing for long, though, as Tentsile is preparing to launch the UNA.

So far, Tentsile has expanded quickly while going smaller, following its all-season, three-person Stingray up with the two-person Connect, flexible, two-season Vista, and lightweight, two-person Flite. But if you're the kind of tramper camper who likes to wander and lie down solo without carrying more tent than you need, Tentsile's lineup has lacked the single-person tree tent you were looking for ... until now.

The all-new, three-season UNA will fill the single-person gap, launching as Tentsile's light, compact tent-for-one. At 6.2 lb (2.8 kg), it won't be the lightest hanging shelter available, but Tentsile calls it the lightest tree tent solution out there. We reckon that depends on how you define tree tent versus sheltered hammock, but long story short, the UNA is the Tentsile you want to backpack, paddle or bikepack with if you plan to sleep alone.

The UNA is accessed via a single door
The UNA is accessed via a single door

Like Tentsile's other tents, the UNA is suspended out from each corner of its triangular base, which creates a flat, tensioned bed. The no-see-um mesh body takes shape with help from an aluminum pole, providing clear views of the stars and sky above ... until you hook up the removable rainfly to protect from bad weather. That rainfly can be staked out to create a 25 sq ft (2.3 sq m) protected area for storing gear below the tent. A large door makes access into the UNA easy, and left and right side pockets provide storage space.

The UNA measures 9 x 9 x 5 ft (2.8 x 2.8 x 1.6 m) when set up and provides a 24-sq ft (2.2-sq m) floor. It can hold up to 330 lb (150 kg).

Tentsile UNA tree tent
Tentsile UNA tree tent

The UNA won an ISPO Award at the recent ISPO Munich show. Tentsile will launch the new single-person tent next month as part of its expanded 2018 tree tent lineup. The retail price will be US$200.

Source: Tentsile

2 comments
Grunt
Are these things going to ring-bark the trees that are utilised? If you get some 18 stone lump swinging about all night and maybe over a period of several nights, the bark is going to suffer and, subsequently, the tree.
minivini
Grunt - this is effectively a non-issue. I use and sell tents and hammocks. I have a Tentsile Connect, and have had it hanging in one spot for as long as three nights with no visible impact whatsoever. While the Una and Flite+ have thinner straps, as long as the user doesn’t allow them to twist around the tree and one maintains a little common sense, these should pose no threat to already healthy trees. They do sell tree protector straps made of even wider webbing if you happen to freaquent soft wood forests often. As far as weight, 6.2lbs seems like a lot at first glance. It isn’t. A hammock with a rain fly, bug net, and all the extra necessary hardware is well within a pound of this. Proper technique will net you a great night’s sleep in a hammock, but the Tentsile does ratchet up the comfort quite a bit (puns, you say?).