Is there anything worse than setting up camp only to have a family of bears attack, dragging off your food and other campers? That (probably!) won't happen if you've packed a Tentsile tent which hangs out of the reach of predators.
Setting up the Tentsile isn't as easy as hanging a hammock—you'll need three sturdy trees and the wherewithal to loop straps around their trunks high above the ground. But when all is said and done, the 5, 8, or 12-person temporary shelter should provide a safe perch above wildlife and mother nature. It also means you don't need to find a clearing to set up camp.
Just keep in mind that the largest 12-person version weighs somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 pounds when it's collapsed and packed away. So it's not ideal for backpackers. And while pricing information isn't forthcoming on their website, it's safe to assume it's a bit more expensive than a regular tent. But if you've just moved to a new city and haven't found a place to live yet, it's probably far cheaper than a bachelor pad. [Tentsile via Treehugger via Gizmag]