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We've changed the hammock as we know it with the introduction of Mock ONE, the world’s only compact folding hammock.
We've changed the hammock as we know it with the introduction of Mock ONE, the world’s only compact folding hammock.
1,496 backers pledged $397,931 to help bring this project to life.

Production has started!

Posted by Republic Of Durable Goods (Creator)
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Greetings People of the Republic of Durable Goods:

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND THE BEST FOR WISHES FOR 2019!

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Chris, RODG founder, just returned from a week-long trip to China to test the product and inspect production. He took a taxi, to a plane, to a taxi, to train, to a taxi, to a car to finally arrive in Nanjing, China. As always we enjoy visiting and working with the talented people we are developing our products with. We want to remind everyone, they are not just partners, but owners in the company and backing this project supports a global exchange of goods, ideas, and innovations.

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You can see the team inspecting the Mock’Squito Net on the rooftop of our office in Nanjing. We are pictured wearing coats because it was 35 degrees out. Nothing stops our development. In the second picture, you can see 1,430 ft high Zifeng Tower in the background from the top of the office. This space is often used to test tents and tarps in environmental conditions such as rain, wind, snow, and cold.

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STRENGTH TESTING

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In our last update, we mentioned changing some of the plastic molded parts to make them stronger. This picture might explain why...here is the Mock with 485 lbs resting in the hammock. We left the Mock ONE there for an 1 hour with just under a ¼ ton of weight in it! Then I sat in it for a few minutes to just to prove it was secure. So add in my weight (180 lbs) and you have the Mock ONE supporting 665 lbs!!! WOW! 

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Additionally, another test was to repeatedly drop 225 lbs from 6 inches above the surface of the hammock to make sure nothing would break. It seemed could have repeated dropped the weight forever without destroying the Mock ONE….so, we stopped after 30 minutes. 

Also, do not try this at home. It was for product lifecycle and durability testing.

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PRODUCT STATUS

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Pictured above is our factory and below it is a picture of the orange hammock fabric with the Republic of Durable Goods logo in reflective ink. Just one of the many fabrics Chris saw in our factory getting ready for production. Now, that the Mock ONE passed a series of lifecycle tests and we have approved materials, we are happy to say "PRODUCTION HAS STARTED!"

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Just in time too, with Chinese New Years coming up at the end of January when factories close for 3 weeks. We plan to have all your products on an ocean freighter before January 28th when celebrations begin. We will update everyone when ocean shipping starts.

Enjoy the start of 2019 and this will be a great year in your Mock ONE!

Cheers Chris and Jason

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    1. Julio Moreira 5 days ago

      Are the Mock one Hammocks gonna be shipped before Jan 28 like your update said? "We plan to have all your products on an ocean freighter before January 28th when celebrations begin. We will update everyone when ocean shipping starts." or are they being shipped out mid February like your most current comment said "We are still on-schedule for shipping to our Backers and Pre-orders in mid February, in time for some early spring outings." If I'm reading the current comment correctly, you plan on pushing back shipment again... to mid February. Is this what I can expect to hear in the latest update. Can you please give us a clarification. I'm really hoping this isn't the case, as this would show your company in a more negative light with all these push backs and run around.

    2. Tim Bourque on

      Great update, looks like you guys are making a fantastic product!

    3. Republic Of Durable Goods Creator on

      Hello @David Webb,
      We are still on-schedule for shipping to our Backers and Pre-orders in mid February, in time for some early spring outings.

    4. Republic Of Durable Goods Creator on

      Hello @BJ Tomiko,
      We are keeping the recommended max weight at 250lbs, knowing that some people may exceed these limits. While the stress tests are excellent, they are expected. We will be continuing to test higher weights in real world conditions to make sure the Mock ONE will exceed all performance expectations before we can raise the recommended max weight. We will keep you posted.
      You can still pre-order the Mock ONE on our BackerKit pre-order store (https://mock-one-hammock.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders/143424). And as soon as we have product in stock, the Mock ONE and all accessories will be available at www.republicofdurablegoods.com (we are still working on the "shop").

    5. David Webb on

      Do you have an ETA of when they will start shipping?

    6. BJ Tomiko
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      So based on your tests is the Mock One's official weight rating higher than the 250 lbs stated in the Kickstarter, or is 250 still your recommended weight limit? I have a friend who was interested in this, but he weighs right around 250, and he held off on getting one due to the weight limit. And if it is higher, will the Mock One be available anywhere after this campaign?

    7. Enrique Castellanos on

      This is exciting! I can hardly wait.

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      Roxanne Pearson on

      Wahooooooo!!!!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

    9. Brad Buskey on

      FANTASTIC UPDATE!