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Tentipi Zirkon 9 review – Can A Tent Earn You Money?

Tentipi Zirkon 9 review – Can A Tent Earn You Money?

Okay, let’s face it, can a tent be so good that it would justify a nearly $2000 price tag? After staying in one I’m having hard time saying “no” anymore. What’s worse, I’m considering getting my very own Tentipi. This is a Tentipi Zirkon 9 review.

Let’s see what this madness is all about. On first glance it doesn’t look that good – high price, weight, looks kind of strange… But then again this is not your average tent for going hiking with a friend, rather it’s an outpost for you in the wilderness where you and your best friends can comfortably stay for days on end.

Tentipi
Tentipi

The price

There’s no escaping the price, so let’s have a closer look what’s behind it. On closer inspection it’s quickly obvious that “greed” is definitely not the right answer. The materials are really strong and durable, it’s made in Norway (you know, the country that brought you Fjällraven, Helly Hansen and… the vikings), which is not known for low cost of living or salaries. Also the cords and poles are made from very durable materials and the whole tent is storm-proof.

Design

Another tipi
Another tipi

Then there’s the looks. It’s no secret that tents tend to look ugly, I’m specifically looking at you, dome tents. And while the Tentipi might not be a design marvel then it definitely looks miles better and more unique than your average Ferrino tents, which is something we always appreciate and realise, that behind every good piece of design there’s a good amount of work and thought that has gone into it and this work is not free.
The same attention to details becomes obvious once you see it in person, as I learned later on none of the product photos had made it justice. The quality of the materials, stitching and even packaging is immediately obvious once you walk into it – and yes, you can walk into it without needing to crouch down like a caveman.

Of course it was not the folks of Tentipi who came up with this form factor – tipis or teepees was used by Indigenous people of the Plains in the Great Plains and Canadian Prairies of North America, as well as by indigenous peoples of northern Europe and Asia under other names already in 1800-s and possibly even earlier than that.

Earn with your fancy tent

Tipis in North America
Tipis in North America

So what about that money you ask? This is something I recently stumbled upon through a friend of mine, who had stayed in an Airbnb, which was a Tentipi erected on the side of the lake. Inside it had a stove (you can buy it as an extra and it fits right in), bed and a small table and bookshelf. The Tentipi Zirkon 9 model that I linked to officially sleeps 9, so even after adding a queen size bed, table and a shelf it had plenty of room and a million dollar view. I’ve seen these kinds of setups being offered in California for prices that are equal to a room in a Hilton, so if you have a plot of land, then there might be money just lying on the ground. Now go pick it up!

Competition

Obviously competition in tents sector is huge, but somewhat surprisingly even Tentipi is far from being alone in the “Tipi game”. You’ve probably seen the kids tipis that all the hip parents have set up for their toddlers in their living rooms, but there’s a number of other retailers offering tipis in the same form factor, but they all tend to be smaller in size and lower in quality – based on what I’ve seen and feedback from people who have been lucky enough to own a Tentipi, no one has any regrets or complaints… as long as you get over the quite hefty price tag. Check out the listing by clicking here.

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