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Advanced tent features in a quick & easy pop-up, with LED lighting & solar power. The Cinch! will never compromise your adventures.
Advanced tent features in a quick & easy pop-up, with LED lighting & solar power. The Cinch! will never compromise your adventures.
Advanced tent features in a quick & easy pop-up, with LED lighting & solar power. The Cinch! will never compromise your adventures.
540 backers pledged £97,928 to help bring this project to life.

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Meet Cinch!– The ultimate pop-up tent with solar power & LED

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Made by campers for campers, the Cinch! packs all the features of an advanced tent into a quick and easy pop-up. Lots of space, extreme-weather tested quality, your own power supply – it’s all yours, plus loads more, without compromise. 

 If we get to 100k we will give you all a free tent peg puller with the tent pledges ;-)

It might be a cliché, but it also sets a standard – why can’t we have camping equipment that’s as great as the outdoors itself? I’m Jake and that’s the challenge I set myself in a muddy field five years ago: to create a tent that maximises the fun of a wild weekend.  Read more...

Each Cinch! tent is the biggest in its class and has two entrances with storage areas and canopies for even more space. You can put it up and down in seconds, and it packs away into a light weight rucksack with all the kit. How big is a Cinch?...

Keep your phone and USB gadgets powered with an optional solar power pack. The solar panel sits on the roof of the tent and powers-up even in indirect sunlight; and the lead runs into the tent and tops-up an ultra cool LCD power bank – with enough electricity storage to fully charge two iPhones. 

The Cinch! is packed with top-quality clobber, like superflex fibreglass poles, LED tent pegs and lanterns, luminous guylines and a repair kit. It’s double-skinned for your protection with an outer layer that’s three times the industry standard for waterproofing, and there’s a thick raised groundsheet to keep you cosy. We don’t compromise on quality, comfort, safety or convenience. Embrace yourself in the full list of features of the Cinch! 

We'd love to be able to cover costs for delivering the Cinch! around the world, but shipping is expensive for packages of this size and varies by location. However, we're doing our best to make shipping as cost-effective as possible for our backers. 

We have managed to get a localised shipping rate for the USA – but doing so for other countries would need a number of backers to make it feasible. Shipping costs are listed below. If we get enough orders from your country to organise localised shipping, we'll recalculate the costs and refund you the difference. 

We would love to get localised shipping costs for Australia and Canada as we get a lot of interest from these countries but postage is currently very expensive. If you are from these countries and would love a tent but can’t pay postage then reach out to us and if we get enough of you then we can significantly lower these costs. If your country is not listed and you think it should be, then get in touch and we can get shipping prices to you, we will ship anywhere in the world.

Risks and challenges

What's next?

We already have four years’ experience manufacturing and producing the Cinch! in small runs and a more basic format for the UK market, so we’ve ironed-out many of the things that could go wrong. This is a much bigger project for us, but we’ve learned to be very hands-on throughout the sampling and manufacturing stages to make sure there are no problems.

We want to get the tents out as soon as we can and here’s how we plan to do it:
December/January: Kickstarter campaign and finalise samples
January/February: Make amendments and finalise the pre-production sample, order raw materials, start production
March: Production and shipping
April: Fulfilment of orders
May: A break – hopefully – in the sumptuous wilderness of Lancashire, in a four-man Cinch! with some pals
May/June: Continue providing amazing customer service and work on plans for the future evolution of Cinch!

Risks and challenges

The Cinch! is the ultimate pop-up tent, and that’s a claim we don’t make lightly – but naturally it sets the bar very high indeed. We’ve spent years developing and refining the idea, and we’ve worked extremely hard to get the product ready for Kickstarter, so we’re not prepared to execute it poorly. But here are what I see as some of the risks:

MANUFACTURING: This is a process where many things can go wrong, but we already have four years’ experience in manufacturing a standard model, and have robust plans in place for all eventualities. We’re confident that our manufacturer can handle the size of the production run, and we plan to personally oversee all the important stages of the manufacturing process.

PRODUCT ADJUSTMENTS: As we gear up the Cinch! for production, it’s likely that we’ll make some minor adjustments to improve the final product. What you see on this page is the minimum of what you’ll get – we’ve made a big claim and we won’t cut any corners to get there. Our prototype is already based on a successful market product – in our standard Cinch! tent – and most of its features have been suggested as improvements by our customers, and negotiated in detail with our experienced manufacturer. Adjustments will always be for the benefit of you, our customer, and we will let you know exactly how, when and why they are made.

FULFILMENT: Sometimes we’re faced with an unpredictable situation – e.g. a supplier misses a deadline, there’s a breakdown of machinery, or a shipment gets lost. Those things can cause a delay. However to minimise the possibility of any setbacks, we have backup factories at the ready, and I will be personally orchestrating the communication between our suppliers, all the way through to delivering your order to your door.

We are working with manufacturers who have years of experience delivering large quantities of excellent-quality products in the outdoor industry. Undoubtedly there will be some surprises along the way, but we’re confident that our knowledge, expertise and experience will deliver the highest-quality Cinch! tent to you, on-time and on-budget.

Any pledge that you’re able to make brings us one step closer to achieving our goal, and finally giving the camping community the kind of tent it deserves. Help us make the Cinch! a success by clicking the ‘Back This Project’ button at the top of the page, or by helping us spread the word by sharing our page. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your help!

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    Pledge £5 or more About $8

    Aficionado – a ginormous THANK YOU, plus our ‘Born in a field’ desktop wallpaper and your name emblazoned on the instructions in every single Cinch! tent.

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    Dry wit – the above swag plus next season’s most coveted rainproof accessory, our ‘Born in a field’ poncho

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    Pledge £50 or more About $79

    Early riser: solar power pack – grab the solar pack on its own for on-the-move charging (solar power pack is available separately to the tent, or you can add one to your early-riser tent order for £50). Pack includes cable lock, solar panel, data wire and power bank. Earlybird special, only 30 available

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    Pledge £70 or more About $110

    Solar power – harness the might of the sun with your very own solar power pack (available separately to the tent, or you can add one to your tent order for £70).  Pack includes cable lock, solar panel, data wire and power bank.

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    Pledge £90 or more About $141

    Early riser: two-man Cinch! tent – the spaciest and yet the most compact two-man pop-up in the known universe (add £50 to your pledge to add the solar power pack) Plus digital swag and poncho. Earlybird special, only 30 available

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    Pledge £110 or more About $173

    Early riser: three-man Cinch! tent – odd is cool, that’s why our three-man Cinch! is the most popular of the bunch (add £50 to your pledge to add the solar power pack) Plus digital swag and poncho. Earlybird special, only 30 available

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    Pledge £110 or more About $173

    Two-man Cinch! tent – still the spaciest and most compact two-man tent on the market, and still a ruddy bargain (add £70 to your pledge to add the solar power pack) you’ll save £30 off the retail price of £140. Plus digital swag and poncho.

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    Pledge £130 or more About $204

    Early riser: four-man Cinch! tent – a palace amongst pop-ups. Perfect for a getaway with your family or Yokozuna (add £50 to your pledge to add the solar power pack) Plus digital swag and poncho. Earlybird special, only 30 available

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    Pledge £130 or more About $204

    Three-man Cinch! tent – odd is cool, that’s why our three-man Cinch! is the most popular of the bunch. Cracking deal too (add £70 to your pledge to add the solar power pack) you’ll save £30 off the retail price of £160. Plus swag and poncho.

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    Pledge £150 or more About $236

    Four-man Cinch! tent – Perfect for a getaway with your family or a small hippo (must be tent-trained). You’ll save £30 off the retail price of £180. (add £70 to your pledge to add the solar power pack) Plus digital swag and poncho.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,572

    Customise your Cinch! – we’ll set up a Skype meeting to design a special one-off LTD edition Cinch! tent just for you, with your choice of colour, print and adjustments. Oh and you’ll get the digital swag and poncho too – yeehaa!

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,572

    Get a load of Cinch! – Multipack buy, 10 x two, three and four-man tents, or mix and match. Order them in batches of 10 and only pay for nine (cheapest tent free). Set up your own Cinch! haven, We'll get in touch for your address and get you a shipping estimate prior to the end of the campaign.

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