Remember the days when you spent hours lounging in the backyard atop a treehouse? We do. We also remember how long it took us to convince our parents to build us one and, once they did, how shaky and scary the poorly built thing was. Yet despite our pervasive fear of heights and houses built more than two inches off the ground, as well as our grown-up affinity for camping, we never gave up on our dream of owning a tree house. Thanks to these awesome retailers, we’ll be keeping our dream alive.
Hanging LoungerWait, you mean to say you don’t hang out in a Dedon fiber bungalow that hangs mere inches above a river? Where else would one to their reading? We ask ourselves these questions all the time since procuring this oversized bird’s nest known as the NestRest. Think of it as your personal sanctuary, built for relaxing, reading or planning your next adventure. Ground level is for the birds.
Calling all voyeurs! Nothing says “look at me!” quite like a hanging tent with a giant, high-voltage watt lamp inside. Sure, it looks flimsy but the Black Diamond Cliff Cabana Double Portaledge is strong, stable, reliable and easy to set up. It’s available as a single or a double, and features four pull straps that can be used to tie the tent to the ground.
Sometimes a couple of inches off the ground is all we can stomach. For those days, we turn to the TreePee camping tent, which suspends from a tree just enough to keep the bugs away. It’s easy to hoist thanks to a pulley system and tough against all conditions: UV-protected, fire-retardant and water-repellent.
ENO Lounge Chair
Committing to a full-on overhead experience could prove daunting. When you’d rather lounge than lay, the ENO Lounge Chair is the best choice in camping chairs. This versatile chair with collapsible frame features a cushioned head rest, adjustable reclining angle, drink holder, side pockets and adjustable footrest. Do you miss your recliner every time you go camping? ENO’s got you covered.
Tentsile is a three-person tent that can be set up from a tree to a stand, location permitting. To get it set up, campers string its three anchor points from trees and hoist it up—faster than pitching a regular tent. This completely collapsible, portable tent gets you right in the middle of the action. To access the tent, campers can climb up a rope ladder to a zipped-up entrance.