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Looking for a new cool type of hammock/tent?
Then Tentsile is the company you’re looking for.
But now it’s a matter of picking what model. Which they have plenty.
Here we take an in depth look at two of them.
|Hammock Tent||Full Dimensions||Weight||Packed Size||Capacity||Max Weight||Seasons||Bug Resitant||Rain Protection||Price|
|Stingray||13.5 x 13.5 x 13.5’||20lbs||23 x 10 x 10”||3+ Adults||880lbs||4||Yes||Yes||Check Price on Amazon.com|
|Vista||13.5 x 13.5 x 13.5’||22lbs||23 x 10 x 10”||3+ Adults||880lbs||2||Yes||Moderate||Check Price on Amazon.com|
Coming with an attached bug net you can be sure no critters are getting in here to bug you.
The Sting Ray is slightly lighter than it’s competitor in this matchup, but not by much.
And lets face it, with how heavy both of these hammock tents are you won’t be hiking with them.
For the dead of winter or the summer heat this tent will work for you.
One of the only drawbacks that I see is the fact that it has an attached bug net.
Which depending on how you look at it it could be a benefit.
But anyways it makes it a little harder to set up and relax out next to the river for a couple hours because you have to get the poles in there to hold up the net.
This is the more versitile one of the two.
It come with a removable bug net and rainfly.
And like I mentioned above with the Stingray this can also be a pro or a con. It depends on what you’ll be using it for.
Personally I’d prefer the attached bug net because it makes it near impossible for the bugs to get in.
But if you’re the type that’s going to set up your Vista for an hour or two next to the river just to relax with some friends then this is the one for you.
No need to fuss with tent poles, if you’re not using the bug net.
But a major downside to the Tentsile Vista is that it is designed to be a two season shelter.
So you can only use it in the warmer climates.
And as I’m sure you know in hammocks you get cold butt syndrome at night even in the summer so be sure to insulate yourself well.
Another potential downside is the weight, but both of these shelters are heavy so I’m not going to hold it against the Tentsile Vista.
So who’s the winner?
The Tentsile Vista or the Stingray?
When we boil it down it really comes down to two things when looking at these two Tentsile shelters.
We have the Stingrays robustness through all the seasons compared to the Vistas versatility.
After careful deliberation I’m picking the Stingray because I can use it year round and the bug net is attached.
And to me there’s nothing worst than waking up to bugs buzzing around in your hammock.
But if you’re looking for more versatility in the warmer climates go with the Vista.
I do think setting up the knarly looking vista along the river and hanging out with some friends does sound like a great time.