Built to sleep the modern couple or family, the locations of the Cinch Solar Powered Pop Up Tent in seconds and include built-in LED lighting and an available power supply that keeps the gadgets topped up using sunlight. Campers enjoy full weather protection with some wired convenience from home.
The designer of Cinch, Jake Jackson, liked everything about the campsite, 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 in the direction of customer feedback.
A key to Jackson’s design is fast building and pop-up. There’s nothing revolutionary about the hardware because the pop-up windows have been around for decades. Heck, they even make them for beds. Cinch’s flexible U-frame resembles the pop-up material used on designs such as the Coleman Popup 4 and Rightline Gear Pop Up Tent.
Jackson recognizes the story of the solar powered pop up tent in his introductory video and says he finds existing pop-ups too small and cramped. So he carved his pop-up in what appears to be a spacious and comfortable shelter with large front and rear doors, two interior vestibules, awnings on the door and enough space for two, three or four people, depending on the model. Between the doors and the side windows, there is plenty of ventilation.
Each solar powered pop up tent folds into a carrying disc that includes shoulder straps for transportation to the campsite. These are not hiking tents, however, weighing between 11 and 20 lb (5 and 9 kg) and are between 27.5 and 35 inches (70 and 90 cm).
Solar Powered Pop Up Tents are ideal for campers seeking easy and relaxing experiences without having to worry about more complex equipment. Jackson has expanded this theme to make Cinch an integrated package with standard LED lighting and optional solar powered pop up generation. LED lighting is just a set of 36 LED flashlights and an LED flashlight mixed between the four LED lights, but these lamps and handheld devices combined with reflective lines, and you have a tent that is easier to find your way in the darkness.
The Key of Cinch Solar Powered Pop Up Tent
Keep your mobile phone, speakers, and USB gadgets charged-up with our optional solar power pack.
- Solar panel fits on the roof of the tent and connects to power bank inside via weatherproof porta
- 13,000 mah power bank has two USB ports so you can charge two devices at the same time
- Stores enough electricity to charge an iPhone six times
- Detach pocket-sized power bank and keep your phone topped-up when on the move
Available solar kits include roof-mounted solar panels, small battery packs and wires through the integrated waterproof ports on the tent wall. When you leave the camp, it also comes with a fixed solar panel lock. You can store the battery pack in the room and store the hanger throughout the process and allow you to be fully charged during hiking, fishing or enjoying live music at an overnight festival.
The Cinch! comes in 2-, 3- and 4-man sizes, and each is the biggest in its class. The 4-man is the biggest pop-up tent in the world, with 6.24 m2 living space.
Size was our first consideration when designing the range. Why should you have to compensate on space, for the convenience of a pop-up? Why not have both? Our tents have a huge internal living area, with two large porches that double up as storage areas next to each door. See the diagram below for full dimensions. The tent then packs down within a minute into a disc-shaped rucksack with all the kit, weighing just 5kg for the 2-man version.
You’ll never again be stuck with an uncharged phone with our specially-designed, optional solar power pack. A solar panel fits to the roof of the tent, and a weatherproof cable attaches to a portable power bank that sits inside the tent. It has 13,000mA-h capacity, so it can charge an iPhone six times, and has two USB ports so you can power your speakers or other USB gadgets at the same time. The power bank is pocket-sized, so you can take it on the trail with you. The solar pack even charges in indirect sunlight, so you will always have your own power supply.
Cinch Solar Powered Pop Up Tent Pros:
1. Quick set up / tear down. Once the tent is out of the bag, boom, it’s up. And when it’s time to get everything put away, pull up some stakes and fold, fold.
2. Nicely dry on the inside, including the vestibules. Weathered through a couple rainstorms, and there wasn’t a lick of damp inside.
3. Good ventilation, even with windows and doors all zipped up.
1. Missed opportunity for the included lanterns to hook into the solar panel. I’d paid the upcharge for the solar pack thinking (wrongly, I suppose) that the LED lights would connect up with the solar … nope, just another thing to eat batteries.
2. Heat/Light canopy seems to make the windows irrelevant.
3. Included peg hammer … might be fine for camping on sand.
4. Sleeping space length: I’m 6’2″, and my toes would touch one door, and my head touched the other door.
Also … looking through the Campaign page, I’m pretty sure I didn’t get the extended canopy that I’d added to my order. What I have are the two “wings” that are attached to the tent, with poles for support. That’s great and all, but the next picture down (the one with the happy couple and doggies) is showing the extended canopy, I assume, and I most certainly did not receive that. I have a tent, poles (for the wings), sun shade, footprint, solar stuff … but no extended canopy.
The Cinch! Do not compromise quality, comfort, safety or convenience. He has four years of experience in manufacturing a standard model. The Cinch launched a Kick Starter campaign to produce all tent models. The first birds can pre-order each tent at a reduced price from its future retail price.