Eric B.wrote a review of Tentsile Connect Tent: 2-Person 4-Season on April 19, 2015
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I got to check one out on an REI camping class. Before you buy, realize that these are not allowed in most National Parks, and only in designated areas when allowed. Hammocks have been regulated for some time because the straps damage tree bark. Despite not seeing damage when you leave, the compression of the bark makes the tree susceptible to boring insects, disease, and fungus (think of bark as the tree's skin, and this as too tight handcuffs). I've been a fan of hammock camping for some time, and this certainly looks like a cool idea, but just beware before you buy... the Park Ranger will not be pleased and you'll be sad to change your camping plans when you enter the park. Also, the heat loss would be extreme in the winter. Think of it as a single walled tent with wind constantly robbing your body heat from below you, where the insulation of your bag is already compressed by your weight. These would be awesome on private property, other countries with less strict rules, and when you want to look like the coolest, most impractical person at the campsite. Also, for the cost, you could get a really nice four season tent that weighs less, is warmer, and sets up more conveniently. From what I saw, quality looks high, "cool" factor is off the charts, and high comfort is negated by low convenience. Just my 2 cents... you'll have to make your own decision.