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Walden Hammocks: Not just a hammock. Easily transforms from a hammock into multiple shelters, sun shade, or a wind block.
Walden Hammocks: Not just a hammock. Easily transforms from a hammock into multiple shelters, sun shade, or a wind block.
54 backers pledged $8,766 to help bring this project to life.

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ORIGIN STORY 

Walden Hammocks were designed by an outdoors-man who found that having to pack and carry multiple pieces of gear to provide shelter was cumbersome. So, he made a hammock that could be easily converted into multiple different survival shelters.

VERSATILITY IS KEY TO PACKING LIGHT 

Which is why the Walden Hammock is a must have for any excursion, trip or day hike. The Walden Hammock will let you relax in a hammock next to a stream, provide shade for a family picnic, or provide emergency shelter from the elements. The functionality and compression packing allows you to maximize on minimal items with maximum potential.

     

READY WHEN YOU ARE

The Walden Hammock is always ready for adventure. Pop it in your pack to provide sun protection for a day excursion. Use it as the base camp protection for longer backpacking excursions. Find some nice scenery and read a book while swaying in the hammock.

WHAT IS THE WALDEN HAMMOCK? The Walden is a patent pending hammock design that has a system of channels and attached guidelines enabling it to quickly transform into a variety of shelters. Not only has it been designed with a variety of adventures in mind, it's also been designed to best protect against the elements. It's made of 70D ripstop nylon with polyurethane coating. It's water proof and completely seam sealed, it can hold over 500 lbs, and it has a stitched border that ensures for even tightening of the shelter. Plus, we had comfort in mind. The wide panel in the middle means that when relaxing in the hammock, you won't have a seam running down your back.

Thoughtfully Designed. Quality Made.

DON'T GET CAUGHT WITHOUT SHELTER

The great outdoors are a wonderous place, until they are a dangerous place. Even on simple outdoor excursions, the right equipment can be the difference between life and death. Use the Walden Hammock to protect you from sudden and unexpected weather. Protecting yourself from getting wet can help prevent hypothermia. Or, protecting yourself from the sun on a hot day can help prevent heat stroke.

EASY TO SET UP

Each tie down point can be used to secure the shelter with a hiking pole, stick, or stake. Each tie down point has a guideline attached to the tarp so you can adjust from under the tarp, that way you don't need to tighten from all of the various tie down points. Each guideline has its own pocket so you don’t have a rats nest of cordage when pulling it out, and you don’t lose it.

 EASY TO PACK

The Walden Hammock comes in an easy to carry compression sack. Not only does the hammock fit easily within sack, but there's also room for straps and stakes. This is one piece of gear you won't struggle to get back in it's original packaging.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

We believe in using what you have. So the Walden Hammock has been designed to work with commonly owned gear. If you already have hammock straps, that's great, use those. We suggest using our kayak straps. Instead of lugging around tent poles, we've designed Walden Hammocks to work with hiking poles for support. Use the stakes you need to secure the tie-down points. 

     

WHERE CAN WALDEN TAKE YOU?

RELAXATION WHEN YOU WANT IT, SHELTER WHEN YOU NEED IT.

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

We need your backing to get this thing off the ground. Here are our current backing reward packages.

     

 Shipping will be charged after the campaign in the post-campaign survey. 

  •  Shipping charges above are estimates, final shipping charges will appear on the post-campaign survey and may vary slightly from these estimates. 
  •  US estimates apply to the lower 48 contiguous states only. 
  • Alaska/Hawaii shipping is charged at the "Rest of World" level. 
  •  "Rest of world" prices are an estimated range.

FAQs

Can I use my own hiking poles?

  • Yup.  Most standard poles will work just fine! 

Will you be offering more colors? 

  • Yes, more colors will be coming soon! Check out our stretch goals for more information.(coming soon!)

If I already have my own hammock straps, will they work? 

  • Yup. Most standard straps should work just fine! 

What are the dimensions of the hammock?

  • 10'x6'

How much does it weigh?

  • The hammock and compression sack is 32.2 oz 
  • The Hammock, compression sack and stakes is 35.3 oz 
  •  The Hammock, compression sack, stakes and straps is 44.9 oz 
  • The Hammock, compression sack, stakes, straps and poles is 62.9 oz

Will you be offering a two person hammock? 

  • Yes! We have the prototype in the works! 

What material are the stakes?

  • T6 aluminum

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Risks and challenges

The prototype is finished! We've submitted the patent. Our designs are complete, our materials are spec'd, and we've partnered with an industry leading manufacturer. Once funded we'll submit an order with our manufacturer and get shipping underway!

As with any new project, we understand that there can be unforeseen and unique challenges. We pledge to keep open communication if any issues arise.

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Funding period

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