West Michigan is our home. It's beautiful, wild, and wants to be experienced. We grew up here, and it has been inspiring us our whole lives to get out and do things, make things, find things, and explore. We've been adventuring outdoors since we were kids, hiking, ice climbing, paddling, and camping. From those experiences we've developed a passion for outdoor gear.
We've become disappointed, however, with a lot of gear that sacrifices strength for portability, or gear that's so modular that you have to keep track of multiple pieces.
Why can't we have it all? We wanted a hammock that was adjustable, strong, simple, and lightweight.
Simply put, we couldn't find one good enough. So we decided to make our own...
We're thrilled that we've achieved our initial goal! Thank you all so much for your support! We're setting an ambitious stretch goal which would increase our offering, accessories production, and enable us to go forward with new colors for hammocks! Our new goal is $60,000, and if we reach it we will unlock the option for a new color of hammock, in a burgundy crimson. If we reach the goal, all of our backers who purchased a hammock will have the option to choose the traditional grey or the new crimson option! We're so excited about all the support and to be able to move forward with confidence as a result!
Also we've added a free holiday option (if you're buying as a present) which you can read about towards the end of the page!
Now back to our regular programming...
The RapidHammock is the fastest, strongest, and most portable lightweight hammock you'll ever use. Here's how it breaks down...
How does it actually WORK? Watch this for a demonstration!
The DBS Sack allows you to keep your hammock and straps attached and in the same case. The bag also stays with the hammock, making it impossible to lose!
With a built-in suspension port, the RapidStrap system allows you to hang the hammock in 30 seconds without going back and forth between trees. (Or posts, pillars, gates, rocks, architecture... whatever you can find!)
The DBS sack comes standard in grey. But, for an extra $5 choose one of our other 5 colors!
All RapidHammocks come with our RapidStrap Suspension System. 4 fully-adjustable cinch buckles are integrated into the straps. 2 buckles stitched into the RapidStraps to quickly and easily strap to a tree, and 2 more buckles on the hammock allowing you to adjust your hang.
Wrap, strap, adjust, and hang out!
With a weight capacity of 450lbs, strength is no longer an issue. We encourage you to share your RapidHammock with others!
The grey 40D ripstop nylon isn't just strong, though, it's incredibly lightweight! The final product with straps, buckles, and shoulder harness weigh in at just over 1.5lbs!
The DBS Sack has an integrated shoulder harness making it easy to carry over the shoulder, across the chest, or around the waist. You can easily strap you hammock to a backpack, canoe, kayak, motorcycle, or horse!
That may seem handy enough, but we designed the shoulder harness to double as a compression strap, allowing you to compress the RapidHammock down to the size of a grapefruit!
As an optional accessory we've created the Rapid RidgeLine! Tired of having a slightly different hang each time to set up? Use the RidgeLine to "remember" your last comfort curve and replicate it without a fuss. When attached and adjusted, it simply becomes part of the hammock, no need for readjustment, adds almost zero weight, and doesn't affect the 30-second hang time!
One of the things we're most proud of is that we're also able to produce the RapidHammock right here in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with a local manufacturer.
After watching tens of thousands of jobs leave our beloved state over the recent years, it means a lot for us to keep things local and do everything we can for our local community and economy.
The RapidHammock has been designed, prototyped, and tested to a finished state - now help us put it into production!
Happy Hammock Holiday! Whatever holiday you're celebrating this time of year, the RapidHammock is a great idea for a gift!
While we will not be able to deliver hammocks before the holidays, if you are purchasing your hammock as a holiday gift and would like to receive a Holiday card to deliver, email us at HolidayHammock@gmail.com Before December 16th and we will send you a RapidHammock Holiday card and sticker for free!
1lb 9oz ultra light-weight design (yes, straps always included)
30-second hang time
RapidStrap design allows for extremely fast adjustment
RidgeLine accessory for the most consistent hang
Double-Barrel Stuff Sack compresses to a 4x4x6" package
Versatile shoulder harness to strap almost anywhere
450lb weight capacity (hang with a friend!)
Come hang out with us!
Risks and challenges
WHERE WE ARE WITH PRODUCTION
We already have multiple functioning prototypes, and have already sourced all of our materials. We’ve tested them time and time again, and sent them into the wild with avid outdoorsmen and women to test and try out. We have our manufacturing right here in Grand Rapids, MI, and they’re ready to start making our hammocks. We're starting this Kickstarter with little to no obstacles in our way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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