Built to sleep the modern couple or family, the Cinch tent pitches in seconds and includes integrated LED lighting and an available power supply that keeps gadgets topped off using sunlight. Campers enjoy full weatherproof protection with some of the wired-in convenience of home.
The Cinch tent is available for preorder now The two awnings provide a bit of outdoor shade Each entryway includes a storage vestibule The Cinch tent uses an integrated fiberglass pole system to pop into shape
Cinch designer Jake Jackson loved everything about camping, except for the tent. After years of frustration with the models on the market, he decided to innovate his own. He developed the prototype about four years ago and began offering the design for sale in small batches, refining it along the way with feedback from customers. Last year, he decided the tent was ready for a larger market, and he got the launch off the ground with a successful Kickstarter campaign that went live in December.
A key to Jackson’s design is the quick, pop-up construction. There’s nothing all that revolutionary about the hardware, as pop-ups have existed for decades. Heck, they even make them for beds. The Cinch’s flexible U-frame looks quite similar to the pop-up hardware used on designs such as the Coleman Popup 4 and Rightline Gear Pop Up Tent.
Jackson recognizes the pop-up tent’s history in his introductory video and says that he finds existing pop-ups too small and cramped. So he’s carved his pop-up out into what appears to be a roomy, comfy shelter with large front and rear doors, two indoor vestibules, above-door awnings, and enough space for two, three or four people, depending upon model. Between the doors and side windows, there is plenty of ventilation.