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Hammocks


— Outdoors

Alpine Hammock lets you sleep in the air or on the ground

By - August 22, 2012 2 Pictures
Tent manufacturers have become so obsessed with cutting weight that we have US$1,800 tents that weigh little more than a pair of sneakers. Backpackers that really want to cut weight to near-nill would rarely choose a tent, however. Instead, they’d use a lighter option like a bivouac sack. The Alpine Hammock packages the light weight of a bivouac with the comfort of a hammock tent, creating one light, versatile wilderness accommodation. Read More
— Outdoors

Exped Ergo Combi all-in-one hammock camping solution

By - May 9, 2012 2 Pictures
You can buy various forms of sheltered hammocks. Some are completely open, leaving you to sleep under the stars. Some have mosquito netting to protect you from pests. Some have waterproof protection for use in foul weather. Some have added insulation on the underside to keep you warm in winter or cooler spring weather. The Exped Ergo Combi has it all. It packs every type of protection that you could possibly want in the outdoors - save maybe for carnivore repellant - into a package in which you'll never have to worry about hard, cold dirt or poking sticks and rocks. Read More
— Outdoors

Tree-hanging tent provides above-ground shelter

This strange looking tree shelter was created by a team of British designers, to provide portable habitation for campers while also minimizing material usage. Dubbed Tentsile, the shelter is a dangling tent that offers similar comfort to a hammock and can be used in a number of environments. The portable shelter employs tension forces to provide a suspended habitat that is protected from wildlife, including insects and snakes, while at the same time providing a secure shelter from the elements. The tent is easy to assemble and can be suspended up high in the tree tops or slightly hovering over ground level. Read More
— Children

Mawok hammock provides versatile first bed for baby

By - December 1, 2009 2 Pictures
Most babies like being rocked to sleep in your arms, but can often wake when being placed in their cradle. A product from a Swedish design company could help to solve that problem. The Mawok is a versatile baby hammock that is lightweight, easy to transport and can be fixed in a permanent or temporary position. And unlike traditional cradles, this hammock soothes baby by rocking up and down, rather than side-to-side. Read More
— Around The Home

The Satala: a one tree hammock

By - August 2, 2005 5 Pictures
August 3, 2005 Unique, beautiful and damned clever, the Satala is a one-tree hammock – which means you can have a hammock off a wall or any solid object. On top of that, there are no strings to tangle and no issues getting in and out – indeed, the manufacturer Aquagallery claims the Satala is just as comfy with two people. The Satala is the work of Israeli designer, Ayala Serfaty, a designer whose global renown is growing thanks to her brilliant development of shapes from nature into useful and incredibly beautiful objects. As can be seen from the variety of images here, the Satala can be adapted in many ways. The price is US$4000 via funfurde Read More
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