Ditch the Tent and Camp Out in a Portable Treehouse

When Tentsile first debuted their Stingray, the biophobic public finally had another option besides sleeping inches away from devastatingly large and hairy spiders and whatever other creepy crawly things the imagination can conjure. Tentsile's invention was essentially a portable treehouse, suspended by straps between a tree cluster, feet above the the forest floor. In the wake of the Stingray, Tentsile has created the Connect Tree Tent, a two-person version you can join together in a cluster.

The two-person and connecting nature of the Connect gives it lots of flexibility, making it ideal for an Emerson-reading couple as well as a bunch of swingers looking to pair up outdoors. It packs down to a 20 by 8 by 8-inch sack, small enough to toss on the backpack.

While Tentsile recommends you mount this four feet above the ground, if you're like us, you'll probably be a little more adventurous. We know we don't want to be anywhere near bear-height.

Ethan Wolff-Mann is an editor at Supercompressor. Follow him on Twitter @ewolffmann.