Camp Above the Ground! Hanging/ Multi-use tent - Intentse
Intentse is a versatile lightweight hanging tent. It can hold 2 people and will weigh 7 lbs or less. Great for camping comfortably.
How we came up with the idea
The idea started when I was introduced to hanging tents by my brother-in-law, I thought it was a great idea but wasn't very versatile and seemed like a steep price. I also liked the idea of being elevated up above uneven ground and roots or any other uncomfortable thing on the ground. Lastly I thought it would help to be more comfortable while camping. After tossing around the idea for a couple of months I recruited my friend who has a background in design and many other talents and we started working on this project. We submitted the idea to our schools entrepreneurship competition and made it to the semi-finals with our home made functional prototype. We are excited to move on from our original design and create something even better. We have been enhancing the design to be multi-use so that it will better suit those who plan to use it in many different scenarios. We have researched other successful tent/hammock tent campaigns and look to improve upon their ideas as well as innovate new ones.
We are asking you for feedback as well as to share our product so that we will be able to make it as good as possible!
We are constantly updating our Kickstarter page with our designs and steps we are taking to move the process along.
I am very camera shy but here is a video explaining shortly who we are and why we are doing this
What Makes Us Different
Intentse combines the traditional camping tent with a 3 tree hanging tent design, a traditional hammock/tent design all the while being innovative and versatile.
Here is an info-graph that helps to better explain the benefits and drawbacks from our product as well as our competitions.
We are going to incorporate a new design for a ratchet that would make the tent even lighter and easier to use with the same amount of overall tension.
Our product is a lightweight hanging tent. It can hold 2 people as well as their gear. It is a tent suspended in the air by durable utility webbing which is similar to the webbing that is used for slack lining or climbing. It has a detachable rain fly and can be used on the ground as well as in a traditional hammock setting with 2 trees.
Intentse provides a comfortable inexpensive alternative to traditional camping. It is for casual campers as well as car campers. It is lightweight and compact for easy storage. It is easy to set up and very durable. It is our goal to make camping as comfortable as possible and make sure it doesn't break your bank account.
Our target market is casual campers who want to have a lightweight comfortable alternative to a regular tent. It has a minimal and compact design, and will be comfortable when used like a hammock or hung up between 3 trees. Casual campers will enjoy it because it is easy to set up and keeps you comfortable while camping.
As shown up above we have come a long way since the creation of the product and we hope to continue progressing forward with this product.
James Astle has helped with many projects including social enterprises to help communities in the Philippines that help those communities to be sustainable, he generally handles the videography, design, and photography for the companies and people he helps.
Kelvin Mariner is about to graduate from BYU Hawaii and has sales and marketing experience from his internship abroad and from previous sales jobs.
Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenges right now are making sure that we are able to get enough funding so that we can get more functional prototypes made as well as receive samples from the manufacturers that we have been in contact with. Once we receive the samples we need to test the quality of the product and make sure that it will be something that is durable and can be used many times.
We realize that they are many challenges and future pitfalls but we are excited to take those challenges on.
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