Stingray Tents - Tiny House Blog
October 28, 2013

Stingray Tents

If you’ve always wanted your camping experience to be more elevated, the new Stingray Tent, built by UK company Tenstile and distributed in San Francisco, is a new design that looks like a floating sea creature. The Stingray, which can be set up on the ground or suspended in the air is a three season tent that can fit up to three occupants and their gear.

This aerial tiny shelter is made of UV resistant and waterproof materials and anodized aircraft aluminum poles. The full tent is 13x13x13 feet and it can pack down to 27×10 inches. A rope ladder and ratchet straps come standard and optional accessories include luggage nets, tablet pouches, shoe nets and mobile phone pockets. Two access points in the bottom hatch allow occupants to access various parts of the tent and you sleep in a 6 ounce reinforced cordura hammock. They are currently on sale for $799. The Stingray Air, with a removable, PU coated waterproof polyester flysheet sells for $1,199. Which stings just a little bit.

So, if you are looking for a more clandestine tiny house, you only need to look up.



Photos by Stingray Tents


By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]

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Christien - October 28, 2013 Reply


Tolstoy - October 28, 2013 Reply

Too pricey

BigPaul - October 28, 2013 Reply

VERY COOL Idea, and I mean cool to cold. You better have a superior sleeping bag to sleep in that dude, either that or a very warm night. But the safety of NOT being on the ground is a huge plus!

CHinle Miller - October 28, 2013 Reply

Why is a tent so expensive? I mean, look at the components – couldn’t possibly cost much to make, even factoring in the design time.

Just another case of hoping something new and techie will draw top dollar – give me a break.

Ross Lukeman - October 28, 2013 Reply

Neat idea. I love their PR photos. I wonder what the implications of this structural type might be for more permanent houses (or treehouses I guess).

audrey michelle - October 28, 2013 Reply

oh wow, that is entirely amazing. like straight out of the movie AVATAR. 😉

Gail M - October 28, 2013 Reply

Really cute! Looks like a little spacecraft!

Dean - October 28, 2013 Reply

How do you get in one of those things? Seriously.

Kris - October 28, 2013 Reply

co$$$t probably covers the transporter to get into the tent

    Greg - May 5, 2014 Reply

    Liability Insurance

Sava - October 28, 2013 Reply

I first saw these tents about a year or so ago, and would love to get one as I live and hike in bear country. However, I have been waiting for the price to come down before purchasing one. Its a lot of money to spend when you don’t know anyone that has one or how they would hold up in the Montana conditions??
I have looked on line to see if there were any comments from people that own one and I have not been able to find anything??
Overall, a great idea for where I live and hike and camp, but just a bit too expensive right now for me.
However, I will keep watching- hoping the price will drop considerably so that I can purchase one.

Earl - October 28, 2013 Reply

Having a lot of backpacking and camping experience, I’m wondering a few things. First, how do you actually pitch this tent? Second, to keep the floor even slightly level, you would have to have tremendous tension on the supporting lines so, how much tension is needed? How likely is it that you would find three anchor points situated just right and strong enough to withstand the tension required by the tent?

I like the idea, but, ye gods man!

Heat - October 28, 2013 Reply

Plus: Bouncy amor! Minus: Way pricey! Plus: Less bugs n dirt! Minus: Risky nighttime whizzing!Plus: Um, looks cool. Minus: Long time to pitch and must have trees – not a desert tent!

Jim - October 28, 2013 Reply

Hennessy Hammocks is a similar one-person alternative that costs less and offers lots of feedback from users.

Molly - November 1, 2013 Reply

There are tents like this that have been out for decades. They were designed for places where it’s not safe to sleep on the ground and to keep out insects. I’ve read about them being used a lot in jungles or other places with lots of poisonous insects and spiders. I haven’t shopped for camping equipment in a few years, but the ones I saw were less than half the cost of this one.

chase - November 4, 2013 Reply

I was checking the Stingray tent a couple weeks back, and they do have a great look about them.

A couple posted coments mention that this style is something “new”. when in fact it’s not even close to being a new idea.

A hamock is the a same thing. Add a Mosquitto net on top and a rain fly and wa la – you have and above ground tent.

And there have been several variations – two three four and more tie down versions. Finding the trees that line up – well – that presents an other issue all together.

They cut them all down in South Florida and pretty much banned camping altogether in lue of bare pavement (low maintainance)areas. With the exception of one or two parks way out west or down in the Keys. Even there the price to camp here – is so high – the HIlton will give you a beter price per night.

Northern Cali – camping was great. As was and is many other states.

Seeing this tent – no matter what you think of it – sure does get the itch to go camping again going.

That is for sure… ;0)

mitch - May 5, 2014 Reply

Cost way to much just for a tent

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