I’ve been using the Hangtime Hook for some time now, beginning with the original 3D-printed prototype and now the final injection moulded production model. This ridgeline accessory is designed to easily clip onto a ridgeline and slide back and forth. It features a standard 17 mm ball joint that works with multiple accessories, such as:
While the basic features are present, the final model includes a hook on the end that fits a cord lock that can help hold the accessory in place on the ridgeline.
As promised, the final production model is now available and it is fantastic! I really have no major complaints. The only “challenge” is getting the cord lock onto your ridgeline, which is optional but recommended. If you have a hammock with a built-in ridgeline, it may require a bit of work to remove the ridgeline, add the cord lock, and connect the ridgeline again. Some hammocks area easier than others. If you don’t want to use a cord lock, adding a rubber band or tying a slider knot (my preference) is easy to do.
In the past, I just hung a smartphone with a rubberband on a ridgeline. It works in a pinch, but it doesn’t offer much adjustment or viewing options.
Where to Buy
Be sure to check the Ridgeline Media System’s website for an up-to-date list.
- Cedar Ridge Outdoors
- Dutchware Gear
- Jacks “R” Better
- RipStop by the Roll
- Warbonnet Outdoors
- Hofman Outdoor Gear Supply “HOGS”
- Easy Hammock
- Henge Hammocks
- Hammock Fairy
- Tier Gear
- Manufacturer: Ridgeline Media Systems, made in USA
- MSRP: US$20
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Disclosure of material connection: The author (Derek Hansen) was provided with a free sample from the manufacturer for testing and evaluation purposes. The comments in this post (written & spoken) are of my own opinion, which I formed after personally handling the gear.