Sky-Pod is a new and truly unique experience. Whether you are relaxing during the day or camping out at night, the combination of Sky-Pod’s innovative single point hanging and creative configurations offer a therapeutic journey with nature that’s too good to miss!
This exciting hanging tent is suitable for a wide range of outdoor locations and environments and is constructed from military grade materials and build standards.
“The Sky-Pod allows users to interact with the natural environment and it’s wildlife,” says Mark Leahy, Operations Director. “It reduces the traditional camping footprint, letting the camper rise above it all and re-engage with the trees to create unique vantage points and experience new vistas. In addition, the gentle floating motion of the Sky-Pod is therapeutic, allowing users to reset their body clocks while sleeping in the trees.”
The Sky-Pod can be installed from the ground and should be ideally hung at a height of around 4 feet from the ground. It can take a maximum load of around 250kg. It will be available in a range of colours as the range is expanded.
The designers from Sky-Pod created the original structure as an interactive textile sculpture back in 2002. The initial concept was inspired by Victorian crinoline architecture, remade from military grade materials for load bearing strength. This early prototype went on to form part of the ‘pod-life’ project in 2003, a socially engaged London art practice, touring museums, galleries, festivals and other public spaces as a suspended structure, meeting space or resting place for weary cultural travellers.
One of the Sky-Pod design team was further involved with tree tent design when approached by Tentsile Ltd in 2012 to help design and make a sample for their ‘Stingray’ tent, after they had seen the original pod design displayed at The Tree-house Gallery project in Regents Park in 2009. Throughout these early years a huge amount of feedback was collated from people enjoying the product and on reflection began to create a compelling case for bringing the innovation to a wider audience.
For more information on this exciting new tree tent sensation visit www.sky-pod.co.uk