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Tentsile announce lightweight tree tent for 2016 Featured

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Innovative UK tent designers Tentsile are set to release a new, lighter weight, version of their populat tree tents. Following the success of the Connect and Stingray models Tentsile have announced a 2 person tent weighing in a 2.2 kg (plus 1.1kg for the ratchet). The Flite comes with only one ratchet to save weight, and because of its diminutive size can be set up in more densely packed forest.

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By removing two of the 3 ratchets used in the 2 mann Connect Tentsile have reduced the weight substantially, but equally important for many the Flite comes with a full flysheet as opposed to the Connect which has gaps on all 3 sides for entry and exit. It's unclear from the early images how access will be managed with the flysheet fully drawn down, but we're hoping to take one on test early in 2016.

Set Up Time:10 minutes
Size: 2.5 m x 3m / 8 x 12’
Pack Down Size:40 x 10 x 10cm / 18 x 6 x 6”
Floor Area:3.75sqm / 40sqf Dry Porch Area with Fly: 6sqm/ 60sqf Doors: x2
Interior Height Unloaded:80cm / 2.5’ Weight: 2.2kg / 4.8lbs (+ ratchet at 1.1kg / 2.4lbs)
Poles x 1:8.5mm diameter anodised aluminium alloy
Roof:Tear resistant insect mesh.
Flysheet:70D PU coated waterproof polyester, 3000HH in a choice of colours.
Floor Fabric:90D polyester-nylon composite, reinforced with 12 metres of 25mm webbing, colour is light-grey.
Ratchet & straps:25mm straps - 1.5 tonne minimum breaking strength.
Maximum capacity:2 adults and their gear.
Maximum Load:220 kg / 485 lbs
Fire Rating: Fire resistance meets USA CPAI-84 and Canadian FR16.
Please note:The floor colour is light grey on all tents. 
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