Skip to main content

The Treepod Lounger is part hammock, part treehouse

treepod lounger and cabana treepod1
Image used with permission by copyright holder
Hammocks are growing in popularity and have even replaced traditional tents by offering campers above-ground sleeping habitats. The Treepod Lounger and Cabana is a product that ushers in the next generation of hammocks, offering a more spacious relaxation area and requiring one less tree when users are setting it up.

Whether you’re planning a weekend camping trip or you just want somewhere to hang out in your backyard, the newest Treepod products provide a semi-enclosed habitat along with the rocking sensation of a hammock. The Treepod Lounger and the Treepod Cabana each feature diameters of 5 or 6 feet and the dual frame construction gives them more space than similar products on the market.

The only difference between the Lounger and the Cabana is the fabric. The Cabana is made entirely of mesh, which allows for spacious panoramic views and a gentle breeze while still providing shade from the sun, ideal for warmer climates. The Lounger features canvas walls that offer added privacy and protection from the elements. Both products are designed with a steel frame rated to hold 500 pounds.

Your Treepod comes with a fabric pod, rope, hand strap, frame, bag, and quick link. Set up is easy — simply select a location to hang your Treepod and insert the frame into the fabric sheaths, similar to how you would set up a tent. Once the frame is assembled, take the rope and secure it to the top of the Treepod, then toss it over the desired hanging space. Lift to a designated height and simply fasten the hanging rope to a solid anchor spot, such as around the base of a tree. Now it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy. 

The Treepod Lounger and Cabana are ideal for use at the beach, in your backyard, on your back porch, or out in nature. They can even be used indoors as personal workspaces or living room hangout areas. One benefit of the Treepod over a traditional hammock is its capacity to be used anyplace. And the Treepod stand accessory allows you to hang your Lounger or Cabana on the back porch, indoors, or in a yard without trees.

The best part? You can take your Treepod with you anywhere — it is extremely portable, packing down to the size of an average tent and weighing between 13 and 16 pounds, depending on the selected diameter. 

A pledge of $160 on the company’s Kickstarter campaign page guarantees you one 5-foot Treepod Lounger or Cabana.

Editors' Recommendations

Amanda Ellis
Amanda is an outdoor junkie and digital nomad with an insatiable hunger for gear. Based out of Raleigh, NC she travels to…
Fantasian Part 2 comes to Apple Arcade this week alongside more new games
A hand crafted diorama used in Fantasian

The second part of Fantasian will arrive on Apple Arcade this week on Friday, August 13. Along with Fantasian, Apple announced more games coming to the service soon, such as Zen Pinball Party and Zookeeper World.

Fantasian is a JRPG developed by Mistwalker, a studio filled with some of the biggest names in the industry. Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the Final Fantasy series, helmed this project along with veteran music composer Nobuo Uematsu. Fantasian is a turned-based RPG that utilizes hand-crafted dioramas for the scenery of the game. Over 160 dioramas were created to bring this unique style to this game.

Read more
25% of the GPUs sold in the first part of 2021 went to crypto miners
Graphics cards in a crypto mining farm.

Cryptocurrency mining was a major driving force of add-in board (AIB) graphics card sales in 2020, and that trend is continuing in 2021. A new report from Jon Peddie Research (JPR) says that miners purchased around 700,000 high-end and midrange cards in the first quarter of the year, totaling a market value of around half a billion dollars.

JPR calculated the number of cards sold by using the trending attach rate of graphics cards and the actual attach rate of graphics cards. With data showing a clear spike in 2017 and 2018 -- when the previous crypto boom happened -- this model can tease out a fairly accurate estimate of how many graphics cards miners are purchasing. In Q1 2021, the trending attach rate was around 30%, while the actual attach rate was above 45%. Given the model, JPR predicts around 25% of all GPUs sold in Q1 2021 went to miners.

Read more
Turf tech: The surprisingly sophisticated science of the lowest part of the game
NFL field turf

The average NFL stadium may as well be a space station. Between all the high-def jumbotrons, the Skycams dangling over the players, and the magical beer dispensers that fill pint glasses from the bottom, there’s enough technology in most pro football stadiums that it’s easy to assume that the playing field itself is the least advanced part of the entire complex.

But as it turns out, nothing could be further from the truth. The grass on NFL football fields is, without question, one of the most painstakingly planned out parts of the entire game.

Read more