For how often we see hammocks in travel magazines, Airbnb photo galleries and neighborhood backyards — who’s actually been in one in the last year?
“They require too much setup, they’re not as comfortable as they look ... they need two trees,” said one hammock pundit, probably.
Elegantly addressing such concerns? Republic of Durable Goods, makers of the “world’s only” compact folding hammock, the Mock ONE.
Capable of paring down to the shoulder strap bulk of an outdoor concert lawn chair, the Mock ONE fits on the back of a bike with ease. And either the marketing folks at Republic were able to hire an actual wizard, or this thing assembles and disassembles in less than 25 seconds.
It isn’t just about advantages in portability and ease of use, though. The hammock hovers one-and-a-half feet off the ground, perfect for campgrounds that may be wet, or for those times when you fall asleep at low tide and wake up at high. It also comes with nets and tarps for keeping away sun or mosquitoes, configures into various formations for your napping/reading exploits and even features an oversized drink pocket.
Find the Mock One on Kickstarter here for early-bird specials, where it’s already sold a whopping $140K+ of its original $10K goal.