Skip to main content

Trekking: Get lifted with Tentsile’s Trillium Hammock and tree tents

Tentsile Trillium Hammock
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Man isn’t meant to stay indoors — our weekly “Trekking” column can attest to that. It’s a column dedicated to the adventurer inside of all of us, the one pining to ditch the office humdrum for a quick surf session or seven-week jaunt in the Grand Tetons. One day we may highlight an ultra-light stove and the next a set of handmade canoe paddles. Life doesn’t just happen inside the workplace, so get outside and live it.

We’ve mentioned a multitude of camping hammocks before — and for good reason. Unlike the traditional tent setup of yesteryear, the high-flying counterparts offer an unparalleled field of vision from above, granting you 360-degree views while lofting your body as high as you’d like above the cold ground below. That said, most modern hammocks don’t accommodate up to 880 pounds and provide more than 80 square feet of surface area quite like the Tentsile Trillium Hammock ($250) does, nor do they tout the attractive aesthetics of the lightweight Flite Tree Tent ($350).

Related: Get high with the Amok Draumr 2.0 hammock

Trillium HammockRobust surface area and is only one part of the equation, too, at least when it comes to the Trillium Hammock. You can easily stack multiple hammocks atop one another to create simple, multistory sleeping complexes in nature, allowing for additional room for fellow campers and supplying ample space for stowing muddied gear, extra equipment, or maybe a canine companion. The heavy-duty mesh lining is comfortable, too, supported by more than 20 meters of seatbelt and reinforced via a host of rugged ratchets and 35-millimeter webbing that plays into the hammock’s stability when erected in the woods or an otherwise suitable area.

The Trillium Hammock also can be used in conjunction with Tentsile’s Stingray ($650) and Vista ($550) tents, if you’re in need of another floor or want to situate an extra layer of insulation directly beneath you. And if you’re looking for a two-person offering, the aforementioned Flite will provide you with enough room for two, along with a tear-resistant mesh roof, removable rain fly, and a single ratchet for suspending the tree tent even in the densest of forests. The 10-minute setup process just renders the Flite an even better alternative to any traditional dwelling in your camping arsenal — that is, so long as you you’re not afraid of heights.

Check out Tentsile online to purchase the Trillium Hammock, or to browse the London-based company’s superb selection of tree tents and accompanying bundles.

Brandon Widder
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Brandon Widder is a journalist and a staff writer for the Manual and its brother site, Digital Trends, where he covers tech…
How to choose the best backyard fire pit for the ultimate entertainment tool this summer
Here are the things to consider when you're ready for your backyard fire pit
Friends garthered around a fire pit

There’s nothing like ending the day in the backyard around the fire pit. Imagine yourself sitting in front of a nice little fire, maybe with a bottle of your favorite whiskey or your new favorite cigar. The day and evening are winding down, and you’re enjoying the last few moments of silence before you head to bed. The trouble is that you’re not sure what type of fire pit you need or want.

Now that it's almost summer, it's time to turn your backyard into an oasis and imagine those cool summer nights around your backyard fire pit. If you've been wanting to add a fire pit to your home, there are always a few questions to ask before you jump in and purchase a piece of home furniture. Here are some tips to keep in mind when choosing the best fire pit for your backyard.
Safety concerns when choosing a fire pit

Read more
The 10 best Johnny Depp movies, ranked
Willy Wonka in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

Johnny Depp put his career in a tailspin in the late 2010s and early 2020s. From domestic abuse issues to drug abuse, the talented performer lost roles in the Fantastic Beasts series and hasn't appeared in many big films during the last decade. Current struggles don't erase past successes, though. Depp is one of the best actors of the 1990s and 2000s. His skills range from comedy, drama, fantasy, horror, and everything in between.

Depp often transforms into characters who look nothing like one another, from pirate captains to chocolatiers in top hats. His willingness to get out of his comfort zone and pursue audacious characters defined his prime and helped him become a Hollywood legend. These are the best Johnny Depp movies of all time!

Read more
Treat Dad with Famous Smoke Shop’s instant cigar savings — up to $50 off
Man smoking cigar casually outside his home, best medium bodied cigars.

Need some last-minute Father's Day gift ideas? Cigars make an excellent gift for the Dad who smokes. But what's even better? Saving big with great deals, especially on cigars that don't usually go on sale. That's what Famous Smoke Shop is offering with its instant cigar savings offer. Depending on how much you spend, you can save $10, $20, or $50 off your order instantly. Spend over $50 and use code 10DAD to get $10 off. Spend over $100 and use code 20DAD to get $20 off. Or, spend over $200 and use code 50DAD to get $50 off. It's that simple. There are hundreds of SKUs to shop as part of the offer, including cigars from brands like Romeo y Julieta, Drew Estate, Rocky Patel, El Gueguense, AVO, AJ Fernandez, Camacho, and more.

 
What's available in the Famous Father's Day Instant Cigar Savings sale?
There are a lot of options to sift through so stay with me here. For that reason, I highly recommend browsing the sale to see what's available. Starting with in a Famous exclusive Toro Box Press size, you're already saving with the current price -- at $100 instead of $160. Not to mention, those incredibly delicious cigars have been phased out for a new blend. Once they're gone, they're gone for good. A new version of the cigar has hit the market, and once the legacy blend is emptied off the shelves, no more will be stocked anywhere.

Read more