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Tentsile Recognized Once More as a Leader in Design Innovation

New 3-in-1 Tent Receives Multiple Awards at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Show 2018

LONDON, England (August 12, 2018): Tentsile, a brand known for being the first to market with portable Tree Tents is once again acknowledged as a leader in design and innovation. During the July Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Show, the largest outdoor industry show in North America, Tentsile received three awards for its latest tent – the Universe. Awards included: Best New Gear Summer 2018 from the Gear Institute, Best New Gear from Men’s Journal and Best Innovation from the Outdoor Retailer Show from The Manual.

“We love thinking big and pushing boundaries as a way to discover new product concepts that encourage outdoor enthusiasts and families to adventure more outdoors,” commented Alex Shirley-Smith, CEO of Tentsile. “Innovation is at the heart of what we do with the main goal of creating products that give back to the planet and allow people to truly enjoy the great outdoors. It is an honor to receive these accolades from industry influencers.”

The Tentsile Universe is an innovatively disruptive piece of design that can be used on land, in the air suspended by trees and on the water. The Tentsile Universe easily converts from a ground or suspended tent for up to five people, to an incredibly stable SUP-style Huckleberry Finn day-raft for recreation on the water.  It will be available for purchase in March 2019 at select retail partners.

About Tentsile:Discover the future of camping with Tentsile, portable tree houses that combine the comfort and versatility of a hammock with the security and multi-person occupancy of a tent. Inspired by their love of trees and the Ewok village from Star Wars, Tentsile is the ideal low-impact shelter. The unique design allows groups of people to enjoy the experience of camping amongst the trees, suspended above the ground for increased separation from insects, predators, damp or uneven ground.

For each tent they sell, Tentsile plants eighteen new trees with partner organizations WeForest and The Eden Project. Both of these international non-profits promote pioneering movements in large-scale sustainable reforestation and poverty alleviation initiatives. To date, Tentsile’s efforts have resulted in the planting of over 350,000 trees.  Follow their #BecomeOneOfTheMillion campaign as they work towards planting over a million trees by 2022.

Tentsile is an award-winning brand, a recipient of the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Gear of the Show Award from the Gear Institute, Best New Gear at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market and Best of Show Award from the Manual.   Additionally, Tentsile received the 2015/2016 ISPO Brand New Award as well as the German Design Council’s gold award for ground-breaking design in the sports, outdoor activities and leisure field.  Socialize with us @Tentsile on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About The Gear InstituteGear Institute was founded in 2012 on the idea that our fellow outdoor enthusiasts deserved a better tool to help them buy the best outdoor gear for them. Gear Institute is a network of the best outdoor gear testers in America, dedicated to providing you—the gear buyer—with the most credible, objective, and helpful reviews and buying advice you can find on the web. Guides, veteran product testers, and top-level outdoor athletes put each product through extensive field testing against comparable products to provide you with clear, trustworthy, consumer-friendly comparisons of high-performance outdoor gear.

About The Manual

The Manual is a men’s website and lifestyle guide with over one million unique monthly visitors. The philosophy and reason for The Manual is to teach men how to live a life more engaged. Whether it be fashion, food, drink, travel, grooming, or culture, The Manual provides insight into it all. Founded in 2012 in Portland, Oregon, the Manual prides itself on sharing genuinely interesting and informative experiences from a national perspective. The Manual has a team of seasoned writers based around the country, including Los Angeles, New York City, Portland, and the East Coast who test the gear, shake the cocktails, cook the food, and meet with brands — all in an effort to bring everything a man needs to be an engaged citizen in the 21st century.

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