Whether you’re looking to up your backcountry lounge game or have a comfortable place to hangout as a gravel race organizer — Cinch’s “Shelter” might fit all your camping needs in one package.
The Shelter is a tarp made of polyester/canvas cloth with a footprint big enough for four people to sit comfortably. A steel center pole keeps the canopy high, and one domed entrance makes it easy to get in. Guylines keep the walls taut, and arc-shaped openings on both sides keep the air moving.
According to Cinch, one person can pitch it alone in minutes. Takedown, it says, is “even easier,” and it packs down to the size of an average three- or four-person backpacking tent.
Deployed: the perfect size to bring your gang together to make juicy, nostalgic, marshmallowy camping memories,” Cinch gushes. “Camping trips, glamping trips, beach outings, backyard parties, Sunday afternoon tailgates, and so much more — the Shelter is ready to elevate each and every adventure.
The Indiegogo campaign for the Shelter has been highly successful and comes to an end in 4 days. You can still get one of seven remaining early-bird specials which will get you a Shelter for $239 (40% off MSRP). Cinch estimates deliveries will start in January 2023.