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Last updated May 25, 2016

The Zipper Hammock Hanging System

The lightest, most adjustable hammock suspension system you can find.

The Zipper Hammock Hanging System

The lightest, most adjustable hammock suspension system you can find.

$2,745
pledged of $7,000pledged of $7,000 goal
89
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, May 25 2016 1:43 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 25, 2016

About

 When I first purchased my hammock I was so excited to go use it. I could picture myself hanging comfortably, and I was ready to try it out. Man was I disappointed when I got outside. The hammock was awesome but it was so awful to hang! It was confusing, difficult to set up, and I didn’t know what knots to use. I was even a boy scout! It turned out kinda like this!

What is even going on here?
What is even going on here?

Taking it down wasn’t much better. After using the hammock the knots were cemented into the rope, making it really difficult to get it loosened up. I was frustrated and knew it didn’t need to be this difficult. I wasn’t the only one frustrated either. Friends, co-workers and random campers were talking about how they loved to hammock, but like me dreaded setting them up. That is why I invented The Zipper Hammock Hanging System. It is super lightweight and makes hammocks as easy to hang as they are to sleep in.

 There are really two things that bring the magic to the Zipper. First, The Zipper is a one piece machined aluminum buckle, with a 1” flat webbing strap to loop around to the tree.

 Forget the complicated carabiner contraptions you have seen. This buckle is simple to thread and allows for almost infinite and easy adjustment. All you have to do is zip it tight! Just like a zipper!

Quick and Simple
Quick and Simple

It also is super easy to take down! Just lift the buckle and pull away from the tree, and it slides off easy even if you had your strap pulled really tight. 

So whether you like to hang loose with slack in your hammock or have it as tight as a cable bridge, it’s quick to find your perfect position. And because it is one solid piece of aluminum, you don’t have to worry about moving pieces getting jammed or broken off.

The second awesome and crucial feature is the weight. This system is very light. We hammock for comfort, and because a hammock is so much lighter to pack then a tent. The whole Zipper System weighs in at 5.2 ounces! (that includes the webbing!) Most competitors use daisy chain systems that lock you into their predetermined anchors and weigh in at 11 ounces. When you are packing all your food, water, and supplies ounces count.

 The Zipper is made of machined aluminum. We chose aluminum because it is strong yet extremely light. We wanted the durability of metal, because although some plastics do weigh in lighter they didn’t give us the load capacity we wanted to achieve, which is 400 lbs. The last thing you want is for your plastic buckle to fail and you end up flat on your back, sleeping on a rock. With machined aluminum, we were able to keep the weight low and match the same weight load limits your hammock will have. The system will hold 400 lbs.

Under Load
Under Load

 So in short, if your hammock can hold it, The Zipper can hold it. The Zipper Hammock Hanging System comes with two 10 foot lengths of webbing to span wherever you want to hang.  The webbing we use is a flat weave to help cut on weight without sacrificing strength. Also we aren’t the only ones affected by how we hang our hammocks. Our good friends the trees also play a crucial role, so we wanted to make sure we are watching their backs...trunks… too. To do this, the webbing that comes with the Zipper is sewn in a loop on the ends. Having this loop actually helps the strap lay flat on the tree. A flat strap around the trunk helps to ensure the strap won’t dig into the bark, damaging the tree. It is an effective yet simple solution, which I think are the best kind.

 It's light, durable and easy to use! Just back our product, go out, Zip It, and Relax!!!

Can you hear the zipping sound?
Can you hear the zipping sound?

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk we have with the Zipper is volume. Machining a solid piece of aluminum requires a large tooling cost and initial production run. In the case of the Zipper, if we do not get enough backers we will not be able to cover that initial tooling cost, and the Zipper will never come to be.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!! You early backers get this hanging kit at a better deal cause you are rad and were the first ones to help us out. This will give you a Zipper System kit with the set of Hammock Zipper Buckles and 2 10ft tree straps.

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    For you that are just joining us on this campaign, you will still get a great deal on the hanging kit. This will give you a Zipper System kit with the set of Hammock Zipper Buckles and 2 10ft tree straps.

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    This kit is for all those who hate hammocking alone. The Double kit will give you 4 10 ft tree straps, and 4 Hammock Zipper Buckles.

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    This kit is for those of you who want to hang out with 3 of your closest friends on campus or in the deep woods. The Quad kit will give you 8 Hammock Zipper Buckles and 8 10 ft tree straps.

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