First Look: The Two-Person Clark Vertex Hammock

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Using the Clark Vertex Hammock at Boy Scout Camp This year, Boy Scout camp was exhausting (wait? Isn’t it every year?). Mornings began around 4:45 AM as we jumped in the pool for Polar Bear swims or the Tenderfoot Run…

First Look: ENO JungleNest Hammock Review

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ENO JungleNest Hammock I finally got my first look at the new ENO JungleNest hammock today, and I am pleased and impressed. ENO has been in the hammock business since 1999, but it has taken them nearly 15 years to…

Outdoor Products Skyline Pack Review

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Outdoor Products Skyline Pack Review I had a chance to review the Outdoor Products Skyline 8.0 pack recently and I wanted to share a few quick thoughts. Dimensions: 21x12x9 in 1,849 cu in (30 L) Measured Weight: 37 oz (1,053…

Hammock Water Breaks and Drip Lines

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Hammock Water Breaks and Drip Lines Any exposed portion of your tarp or hammock suspension can convey water during a rain storm (or other precipitation). Using a water break or drip line will help prevent water from seeping down your…

Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock and XLC 2014 Review

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Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock 2014 Upgrade Feature Comparison Blackbird (single 1.7) Blackbird XLC (single 1.7) Dimensions 120×63 in (305×160 cm) 132×63 in (335×160 cm) Capacity 250 lbs (113 kg) 250 lbs (113 kg) Fits Up To 6 ft (1.8 m) 7…

Byer of Maine Moskito Kakoon Hammock Review

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Weight LISTED: 16 oz (454 g) (without suspension) MEASURED: Hammock (netting, poles, net string): 17.5 oz (498 g) Stuff sack: 0.8 oz (22 g) Rope + S-hooks: 6.3 oz (178 g) TOTAL (as packaged): 24.6 oz (698 g) Dimensions LISTED: 108…

DIY Lightweight Recycled Tube Bug Net

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I originally drew this illustration back in 20081 after making a hammock and bivy-style bug net from an inexpensive Mombasa bug net (or similar cot-style mosquito net). This project was an attempt at a low-cost, easy-to-make tube-style net that I could…

Maverick Gear Hammock Review

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Maverick Gear Hammock Overview First impressions can last a long time, and in the world of hammocks, some simply perpetuate stereotypes from misinformation. For example, I spend a lot of time educating folks who think hammocks are uncomfortable thanks to…

Sheltowee Hammock Review

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Sheltowee Hammock Overview The Sheltowee Hammock is one of the first commercially-available hammocks that has integrated, adjustable insulation. It is a niche product that aims to solve one of the hammock’s main flaws in cooler temperate zones: cold butt syndrome.…

Elevated Movement Hammock Review

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Elevated Movement Hammock Overview I was invited to be among the first to purchase a pre-production model of the Elevated Movement‘s hammock. I was intrigued by the premise: a 100% recycled hammock (made from water bottles) with your choice of…