“it’s got heavyweight comfort. One tester snoozed peacefully for 18 nights in the Amazon.”The Editors
“…once we slipped into the cocoon from our first setup, we lost track of time.”G. Clay Whittaker
“an essential purchase for any seasoned outdoorsman”Leo Davie
“one of just a few ultralight hammocks on the market. It provides some great competition in a niche market for folks looking to really drop weight and bulk in their packs”Derek
MORE THAN JUST ULTRALIGHT
Our hammocks weigh about 30% less than anything else on the market, but weight isn’t the only thing we care about. We also demand that the hammock packs small and travels well. We believe the volume in your pack deserves as much love as its weight.
Our hammocks have no bulky metal pieces. Using actual reserve parachute nylon and our button link system, we compress the hammock into a very small stuff sack, keeping it as unnoticed in your pack as it is on the scale.
Open Source Hardware
Why would we want to give away designs for free? We believe ideas and designs should be shared so that others may benefit from them, be inspired to make something new, or contribute an idea that leads to a better or more useful product!
Below you will find all of our design files and associated information for our current products as well as for products we are currently developing. So please use, modify and distribute them as you like in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.
This fabric is the real deal. Actual FAA certified reserve parachute material, uncoated 1.1 oz calendared ripstop nylon PIA-C-44379 only made in the United States of America. The very same fabric that is packed into the reserve container of every single skydiving and BASE jumping parachute system.
It may be thin, but with a minimum tensile strength of 50 lbs per square inch you can rest comfortably knowing these hammocks have you held safe and sound. The uncoated nature of the fabric keeps the hammock from feeling clammy against your skin, and the windproof requirement of true parachute fabric keeps the cold wind at bay.
As easy as buttoning your pants, our Button Link system offers all of the advantages and weight savings as our soft link carabiners but are much more user friendly.
The Button Links feature 1500 lb Spectra cord, a custom designed 3D printed button and extremely simple assembly. The result is a hammock that has no bulky, heavy metal parts. Button Links can be compressed and packed small into the hammock, allowing us to have a hammock that is lighter and more compact than anything else available on the market.
All our products are lock stitched (stitch type 301) using mil spec bonded nylon thread. We double stitch our seams at 7-11 stitches per inch in accordance with FAA parachute rigging standards. Any more than that (or an additional line of stitching) risks perforation of the fabric which may result in fabric failure.
Lock stitching, as opposed to chain stitching seen on many other hammocks, produces a stronger stitch that is much less likely to unravel and can continue to perform well even if part of the seam has been compromised.
Stronger than steel and far lighter, Spectra is the ideal cordage for our tree straps and soft link carabiners. This amazing material is one of the many things that allow us to have extremely light weight products as well as maintain a very small pack size.