A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
1 Stand Vs. 2 Stands
If you plan to use another support (Tree, Truck, Rock, Porch, Etc.) you will only need 1 stand. But if you want to setup with nothing but the stands, you will want 2 stands. Of course, if you have a sweet 3 point hammock you may want our 3 stand set up to use it in a field, on the beach, or in the desert.
YOBO Hoodies Buy-1-Give-1
Being in Casper, Wyoming, we know how cold it can get in the winter. Despite the severe cold, there are still kids without any winter gear. As a start, we will be donating hoodies to local kids in need. 100% of hoodie profits will go towards giving clothes to local kids in need.
These aren't just hoodies. They are kick-ass athletic hoodies, with designs that speak to our message. Help us lift up our community by getting something awesome.
YOBO Hammock Stands
The Premier Portable Hammock Stand. YOBO hammock stands are lightweight, portable, easy to store, and are crafted from the highest quality materials, provided by DAC and Lawson Outdoor Equipment, to ensure outstanding strength and durability. The YOBO hammock stand allows you to easily set up your hammock anytime, anywhere. A YOBO hammock stand gives you the freedom to set up your hammock without having to worry about finding suitable trees to anchor your hammock to. Our hammock stand is the perfect accessory for camping, tailgating, music festivals, beaches, or any other activity where you want to utilize your hammock. Our patent pending hub, milled from solid aluminum, provides a sturdy anchor point for your hammock, and will not slip or collapse during use.
The YOBO Difference
YOBO was created to spread awareness through innovative products. Our company was founded with a single purpose in mind: Grow a community of amazing people whose objective is to empower those around them through a mutual love for the outdoors. We want to provide the means for people to experience the beauty of nature, for families to create life experiences that they will cherish forever, and to foster a sense of community between outdoor enthusiasts.
YOBO is also about embracing who you are and partaking in the activities that you love. We want everyone to realize that the only limits are the ones that we create and impose upon ourselves. Life isn’t about just getting by. Life is about feeling alive; it’s about thriving and bringing others along for the ride. By sharing what you love with who you love, you are ensuring that you’re not just alive, but are actually living.
Premium Materials Make a Premium Product
The YOBO hammock stand's legs are crafted from high-quality, above aircraft-grade aluminum provided by DAC. DAC is dedicated to producing environmentally friendly aluminum tent poles, stakes, and tarp extensions that are durable, lightweight, and easy to assemble. The YOBO hammock stand's 2.5mm, reflective iron wire cordage is being custom designed by Lawson Outdoor Equipment and will come in YOBO yellow. These high-quality materials put the YOBO hammock stand above the competition and give our stand unparalleled strength and durability in a lightweight package. All YOBO hammock stands have a black anodized finish and are made to stand up to the rigors of heavy use. The spiked legs of the YOBO hammock stand provide stability on uneven ground and will ensure that your hammock always hangs at a desirable level without the worry of slipppage. The top ring of the YOBO hammock stand is milled from solid aluminum, providing reliability and durability in a lightweight design.
Our Lifetime Guarantee
We build products that last so our customers can live in a more environmentally responsible way. The true cost of anything is life, the time you spent making money to buy a product is time you don't get back so it is our responsibility to respect that. This is why we don't just pick the best materials from the USA, but the best materials in the world.
Putting Your Funding Dollars to Work
With the initial design completed, and prototypes in the hands of beta testers, the next phase in the YOBO hammock stand journey requires your support. Our goal is to raise $30,000, which will be used to fund the manufacturing of the first round of YOBO hammock stands. Each backer who contributes to our campaign will essentially become a YOBO partner. Once we are established and have a stable company we can contribute large amounts of profit but until then we will be contributing 100% of profits from hoodies back into local communities. As our business grows, so will our contributions.
The YOBO Hammock Stand
The YOBO hammock stand is designed to be portable, durable, and easy to setup and breakdown. Our patent pending bipod design provides stability on uneven surfaces, and the spiked legs reduce slippage.
1 Stand Specs
Max Load: 300LBS
Stand Weight: 32.4oz
Tarp Extension Weight - 4oz
Hang Height (Floor to Loop) - 130cm
Assembled Height: 132.25cm - 180.25
Assembled Width (At Base): 67.5cm
Storage Length: 51cm
Storage Width: 8cm
Stakes by DAC
The Yobo Hammock Stand comes with (4) four J-Stakes by DAC, a camping accessory company dedicated to producing high-quality aluminum camping accessories in an environmentally friendly way. Each stake is 29.8 cm in length and is crafted from high-quality TH72M-T6 aluminum for outstanding strength and durability in a lightweight package. Each stake has a hole in the top for added security during windy conditions, and notches located on the top and middle to ensure excellent grip for your cordage.
YOBO Anchor (Recently Added)
We created a staking system as unique as our stands with the YOBO Anchor. Using existing stakes you can increase the holding power of your YOBO Hammock Stand.
Tested To 600#'s without failure.
Poles by DAC
The YOBO Hammock Stand’s DA17 poles are also provided by DAC. The DA17 poles arose from a need for larger diameter poles that could still stand up to the stresses of camping. Each pole is made from an aluminum alloy that was researched and developed by DAC to be lightweight, durable, and able to withstand even the most strenuous conditions. Each pole has a shock cord running through its body for easy assembly, packing, and management.
Cordage by Lawson
We are thrilled to be working with Lawson, a leader in durable cordage, and are excited to announce that the YOBO Hammock Stand will be utilizing custom cordage designed specifically for us. This 2.5 mm cordage, known as iron wire, will come in custom YOBO Yellow, and is designed to be durable, lightweight and reflective. With this cordage, you will never have to worry about an unwanted break.
Tarp Extension by DAC
The optional tarp extension is also made from the same high-quality DA17 aluminum as our poles. The tarp extension is designed with durability in mind, and is an excellent addition for those campers looking to get a little more versatility out of their YOBO Hammock Stand. The environmentally friendly anodized aluminum will ensure that your tarp stays put and keeps you dry.
YOBO’s Custom Top Ring
We wanted to make sure that the YOBO Hammock Stand would be able to deliver unparalleled performance in even the toughest conditions. In searching for a top ring for our hammock stand, we found that no one was producing one that met our exacting standards. So, we decided to make our own. Each YOBO Hammock Stand top ring is milled from solid aluminum to ensure maximum durability while maintaining the weight standards you have come to expect from high-quality camping gear.
A lot of people asked if these stands would work with an 11' hammock, so we did one better and set up as though it was 12'. The video below is set up 144" carabiner to carabiner and 119" Ridgeline. The combined weight of cal and his dog is about 235lbs.
What are you actually receiving at each reward level? Check below! Of course, if you have any questions, please shoot us a message, and if you would like to order 2 of the same reward level, except the discounted levels, simply double your contribution amount and let us know.
Risks and challenges
As with any new business idea, certain risks and challenges are bound to pop up. Certain components that make up the YOBO hammock stands design are provided from overseas parts manufacturers, and as a result have the potential to take longer to receive. Additionally, guaranteeing raw material procurement for use in the materials that make up the YOBO hammock stand cannot be directly controlled. However, because the YOBO hammock stand is made from some of the most common sources and materials available, we do not foresee any issues regarding the availability of raw materials.
Like any great idea, the YOBO hammock stand will require time to fully realize its potential. We predict that in the first year of business, our main focus will be successfully manufacturing and distributing the product. As more YOBO hammock stands make their way into the world, we will be able to ramp up our contributions to the communities that invested in our product.