Introducing the Swiss Army Knife of Hammocks

No one piece of fabric should have all this power

By The Editors
May 10, 2017 9:00 am

An overflowing gear trunk is an inevitability for most adventure junkies.

But if you want to shoot for something more minimalistic, consider pledging a few sawbucks to the M.C. Hammie Kickstarter.

Backed by a new company called Wildish, the M.C. Hammie is a hammock. It’s also a waterproof ripstop blanket/tarp. Oh, and it’s a shelter, too, complete with stakes.

mc hammie (3 images)

That’s three uses for the price (and space) of one. The hammock can also be adjusted to accommodate a variety of tree sizes and distances thanks to its extension straps, which connect to built-in carabiners and integrated straps. It’s also washing-machine-safe, so it won’t end up with that ghastly mildew redolence after a few camping trips.

If you want to use all three functions at once, you’ll have to get three of them. Fortunately, each compresses down to the size of a Nerf football.  

There should be room in your gear trunk for that.

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