5 reasons to sleep above the rocks.
24,000 people purchased hammocks on a single day through Amazon Prime last year. Why? Hammocks are changing the way we interact with the outdoors, and people are noticing. With the right gear and setup, your outdoor experience will never be the same.
Pro Tips on sleeping above the rocks.
We’ve been building rugged, lightweight gear on the East side of Austin for over 7 years. We know a thing or two about designing a mighty fine hammock. So hang with us, we'll help you get your camping experience off the ground. It’s about time we shared some pro tips about sleeping above the rocks.
Benefits of hammock camping.
Once you kick up your feet, you’ll never go back to the ground.
#1 You'll sleep like a baby.
Imagine your best night's sleep in a tent. Then remove rocks, sticks, and bugs. Then add the feeling of your grandmother rocking you to sleep, plus a gentle breeze. Camping shouldn’t result in being exhausted. If you're having trouble getting comfy in your hammock, make sure you've got the right gear and know how to properly set up your hammock for sleeping.
#2 Sleeping in a hammock lessens the load.
In a world of minimalism, tiny houses, and #vanlife, ain't nobody got time for a monster tent or bulky lifestyle hammock (the other guys). Whatever your flare–the fewer pounds in the pack, the better. Our hammocks pack down small and mighty. We're talkin' Coke can or average sized flask, small and mighty. You can travel light and be ready for camp, anywhere.
#3 Cut hours off of camp set up and teardown time.
No more bed making! Faster than a tent, easier than blowing into the sleeping pad. Our team sets up a hammock and Python Straps in a record 60 seconds. Practice makes perfect! Try setting up your hammock before you go camping to make sure you've got it down.
#4 Sleep with unobstructed views.
Remove barriers between you and nature. Hammock camping creates a next-level experience, integrating you seamlessly with the outdoors. Bonus: fall asleep to the view of shooting stars, rather than the roof of your tent.
#5 It's better for nature. Leave no trace.
In a hammock, you don't have to worry about crushing plants or ruining Mother Nature's hard earned vegetation. Stay above the earth, and leave no trace. Our hammock straps are designed to minimize stress on tree bark by distributing weight placed on the tree through inch-wide tubular webbing.
All the gear you need, right here.
We've answered all the questions on how to camp off the ground, so you don't have to. The best experience starts with the right gear.
Our high-performance camping hammock, the Roo, is 10 feet long and made with incredibly strong fabric engineered specifically for hammock camping.
- Go car camping.
- Hang with two.
- Sleep solo in the wilderness.
- Tow your car.
- Carry 500 lbs worth of Topo Chico.
Adventure anywhere with our ultra-light hammock, the Wallaby. Two feet shorter and just 10 oz, the Wallaby hammock is incredibly portable and packable.
- Keep it in your pack for quick pioneering.
- Hang solo.
- Gift it to your kiddo.
- Get close with the girl next door.
Light, long, and strong, Python Straps are built for hammock camping. Each strap is 10 feet long with 18 attachment points so you can set up camp nearly anywhere.
Two ways to sleep.
Find two trees 10-12 feet apart.
Set up your hammock no more than 18 inches off the ground.*
Adjust the tightness of your hammock according to your preferred sleep style.
Protect yourself and the environment. When you're out in the woods, here are a few tips to keep you safely suspended:
- Choose the right trees. Hammocking trees should be sturdy, live trees 10’ - 12’ feet apart. Avoid hanging on dead trees that could snap in the night (look out for dead branches, too!) or on young trees whose growth can be harmed by too much weight and hammock straps that strip tree bark. Kammok’s Python Straps are the only tree-friendly straps on the market preventing majority damage to trees with inch-wide webbing to distribute weight and protect bark.
Use the right equipment. Your safety is too important to trust cheap fabrics and malleable metals. Kammok’s Kanga Claw carabiners are 23kN climbing-grade with double wiregate protection. Our Python Strap Suspension System keeps you hanging safely in our Roo hammock up to 500 lbs.
Stay low. Your hammock should float about 18” off the ground. A good measurement? Your hammock should be no higher than your knees.
Steer clear of unnecessary wildlife encounters. Avoid hanging near game trails to keep away from the big animals. For the pesky bugs and tiny insects, grab a Dragonfly insect net. The Dragonfly gives you 360º protection from mosquitos, bugs, and other insects while you hang.
Save face. Slide sideways, don’t jump, into your hammock.
Hang forever, amigos.
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