Gear Review: Cinch Tent |

Gear Review: Cinch Tent

Stephen Regenold

Tent design, at its fundamentals, has not changed in centuries. But that doesn’t mean innovation has stopped. It doesn’t mean you cannot include built-in lanterns, light-up stakes and solar power.

Thus is the Cinch, a tent starting at $299 with add-ons to make “roughing it” a lot less rough.

Initially launched in 2014 as a roomier alternative to traditional tents, the Cinch roared back onto Indiegogo this month. It has raised nearly a quarter-million dollars with the promise of solar power and more.

Panels soak in sun and store the energy. LED lights illuminate the interior. It’s all smartphone-controllable via an app.

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