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Hammock camping seems to have experienced an upswing in popularity lately — no pun intended. It offers some considerable advantages over traditional tent camping, including the potential for lighter weight and easier setup. During the warm summer months, hammocks can provide a nice breeze, and they can work equally well in the dead of winter with the proper setup. A hammock is also a great choice for a bug-out bag, since it can pack down to about the size of a football.
Klymit, the Utah-based outdoor gear company known for its lightweight sleeping pads and sleeping bags, has released its first hammock. The Klymit Traverse Double Hammock is constructed from tough 70D ripstop nylon, and is designed to work seamlessly with the company's Hammock V and Hammock V Insulated sleeping pads.
As indicated by its name, this hammock is only available in large double size that supports up to 400 pounds. It includes tree straps and carabiners for easy setup. The Klymit Traverse's unpacked dimensions are 74″ by 110″ (6'2″ by 9'2″) but it compresses down in the built-in stuff sack to a packed size of just 5″ by 8″. Total weight is 31.2 ounces, or 1.95 pounds.
To prevent sagging and stretching, the Klymit Traverse features a diagonal seamless hem which provides added weight support. This hammock is available now at an MSRP of $90. For more information, go to Klymit.com.