About us

How tree tents appeared:

Once upon a time:


Our purpose:

Can humans and Nature live in harmony?

Only if we learn to appreciate the natural world, only then we can take steps to preserve it. But, in order for people to appreciate it, we need to get there first. Amongst the trees, along the rivers, between the waterfalls.

To take you there. This is the purpose of our enterprise.

To entice you out of their your zone for a taste of adventure and exploration to the most magical parts of our planet.. in comfort

Our story:

2010 London

Founder Kirk Kirchev, a creative product designer and avid outdoorsman, designs and starts limited production of his first innovative elevated tents.

Elevated tents


Alongside this, TreezTreeTents invent the world’s first tree tents

March 2012

A partnership is born out of Kirk’s idea to redesign and help manufacture tree tents as a mass produced consumer product.

Tree tents

2014 - 2015

These initial, flagship tree tents win international acclaim, design awards, and grow to be the leading brand.

Kirk Kirchev awards

2016 Scotland

After helping to grow the company, and double its size for 4 consecutive years, Kirk decides to leave and pursue his new designs - believing that further innovation should continue to evolve the outdoor recreation world.

Spider Tents and Super Kayak

2021 May

After years of experimenting, tweaking, designing and testing we launch Spider Tents and Super Kayak  - both aiming to be the ultimate in their respective categories.

A successful Kickstarter campaign enables full scale production of Super Kayak. Learn more at www.super-kayak.com 

2024 June 

The journey continues  


More detail - from 2015: 

Tentsile tree tents - history


And the super-kayaks:

 The story 

2002 London, UK

The Human Powered Vehicle project at my alma matter Central St Martins College of art and Design lands flat on its face. Good try but no cigar  

2010 the River Lee - London 

Catamarans are faster and more stable than monohulls!”
This was the thought passing through my head whilst trying to catch up with my more experienced and fitter kayaker friends. Tthey were paddling hard - squeezing through the undergrowth of one of the many Thames’ tributaries in an old part of east London. The only wilderness adventure you could get to within driving distance. 
From the little sailing experience I knew that catamarans are superior to monohulls in many ways. More space, more speed, more stability…

and right then, as a novice kayaker - speed and stability seemed like the unreachable Holy Grail. 

Fast forward 10 years, and some radical designs of outdoorsy gear, and here it is - the old idea of a fast and stable catamaran kayak.

This time, with more knowledge, experience in the outdoors industry, and a strong spirit of determination.


2020 - 1st successful prototype - built & tested 

September of that year - first sea trials and white water rapids - complete

May 2021 Successfully funded on Kickstarter 

June 2021 Full scale production begins.  

September 2021 Shipping of first batch completed. 

October 2021 - Outboard motor testing

March 2022 - Mens Journal and GQ magazine feature Super Kayak in their spring issues “The Next Big Thing” 

June 2022 - new designs being tested to bring refinement and simplicity - watch this space. Follow us on FB or Insta for updates