Trash the tent & sleep like a king in our hammock, equipped with a pillow pocket, sleeping pad sleeve & head-to-toe zip-in closure. Read more
This project was successfully funded on September 7.
About this project
A true testament to the term “made by outdoors-men for outdoors-men” the Adventurers Hammock has been equipped with a pillow pocket and an innovative sleeping pad sleeve that can hold a variety of sleeping pad sizes to suite anyone’s needs.
The foundation of every Bakpocket hammock is its material, which is ranked in durability, strength and comfort. With this in mind, we have chosen 100% high-strength parachute material for our extensive line of hammocks.
Currently on the market, there are many different polyester blend hammocks focusing only on having a small compression size to their hammock. It seems that their goal is compression instead of durability over time, strength and comfort. Using these concepts to construct a quality product, we have focused on producing the ultimate hammock that is resilient enough to be used in any situation; indoors, outdoors, in the backyard and or in the backcountry.
In the end many modern hammocks sacrifice their overall strength and quality to save a few grams in weight and few centimeters in compression size. The team here feels if it takes a little more space and a few extra grams to carry a higher quality product around that you can trust, then its worth it every time. When it comes down to it, the difference in compression size is a softball versus a grapefruit. The size and weight difference here does not make it or break it, especially if you are able to alleviate space by completely ditching your tent.
Here are a few of the reasons why we chose to use 100% parachute materials for our hammocks:
- Unmatched comfort of material on skin
- Superior strength (weight rated to 200 kg)
- Durable enough to withstands the elements over time
- Machine washable, Hang dry
- Lightweight, breathable and mildew resistant
- Heavy duty triple stitching (insures strongest seams possible)
Pillow Pocket: One thing our team has found, is that its not too often you find yourself in the backcountry with a pillow. Using a minimalist approach, the Bakpocket Team designed the Adventurers Hammock with an innovative removable and adjustable pillow pocket. This gives you the means to create your own pillow on the go by using any article of clothing to fill our unique pillow pocket. On your next adventure use our hammock and sleep in unmatched comfort that cannot be found in any other product currently on the market.
Sleeping Pad Sleeve: The feature that truly brings the adventure to the Adventurers Hammock, hands down, is the sleeping pad sleeve.
Anyone who has slept overnight in a hammock knows the cold air drafting under your back creates what is known as cold back syndrome, leading to an unpleasant night's sleep. To solve this problem, we have designed this beast with a sleeping pad sleeve that can fit the majority of air or foam sleeping pads and for those of you who spend time on the river, we made sure it can fit a PACO pad. The benefit here, which is key for a good night's sleep, is the insulation layer the air or foam in your pad creates. Thus giving the user the ability to retain heat for a pleasant night's rest. Not only does the sleeping pad sleeve hold your sleeping pad in place at night and retain heat, but it also provides internal structure in the hammock. Thus adding to your comfort by alleviating the constrictive feeling that most modern hammocks cause.
You may ask yourself, why can’t I just place my sleeping pad in my hammock without a sleeve and call it good? For those of you who haven’t experienced this, sleeping pads and parachute material are not friends. Snoozing in a hammock on an air or foam pad without a sleeping pad sleeve is like trying to get a solid grip on a wet bar of soap. With this said, if you don’t have a sleeping pad sleeve, you will wake up cold with your sleeping pad on the ground.
Zipper: The head-to-toe zipper is another feature that is unique to the Bakpocket Hammock Line. This YKK head to toe zipper provides a safe haven for those of you who are trying to escape the basic irritations of camp life. Zip up and escape from bugs, morning dew, wind, sun and much more.
Carabiners: We wanted our carabiners to be more than just hooks to hang your hammocks with. This is why we have chosen high-strength quality climbing carabiners so you can use them in emergency situations, if needed.
Carabiners Strength -
Major Axis Strength: 24 kN
Minor Axis Strength: 7 kN
Wire Gate Strength: 7 kN
P-Cord: We’ve equipped the Adventurers Hammock (along with all our hammocks) with double looped P-Cord. This insures strength while reducing friction on our carabiners, also resulting in a level hang.
Drip Line: Other companies don’t have drip lines. We do. Attach the drip lines on your straps or main lines a foot away from hammock to disperse water run off on a rainy day. The concept behind drip lines is that when under a Bakpocket Rain Fly, the drip lines draw water from your main lines, by using gravity to pull water to the ground. This keeps the water from seeping into either end of your hammock from your straps or ropes.
Inner Storage Pocket: The Adventurers hammock (along with all our other hammocks) comes with a convent internal pocket perfect for holding your keys, flashlight, cell phone or a nice ice-cold beverage.
Stuff Sack: Our stuff sack is uniquely designed with an over-the-top compression strap, which allows you to conveniently store your hammock. When the hammock is deployed, the stuff sack can also be used as a second pocket to hold more of your gear. Lastly with a convenient hand carrying loop grab your hammock and take it anywhere with ease.
Double Adventurers Hammock Specs:
Size: 265cm x 196cm
Compression Size: (Dia x L) 10 cm x 16.5 cm
Weight Capacity: 200 kg
Weight: 865 g
Accessory Rain Fly: The vision behind the concept, “use a hammock and lose the tent”, is to combine the Adventurers hammock with our custom rain fly to replace the common tent and sleep like a king in variable weather conditions.
Rain Fly specs:
Size: 300 cm x 300 cm
Stuff Sack Size: 30 cm x 26 cm
Weight: 685 g
Rain Fly Material: Coated polyester
To view a full selection of Bakpocket products and accessories, go to www.bakpocketproducts.com
As far as the Bakpocket team is concerned, our mission is to bring functionality to our daily lives, promote appreciation of nature’s beauty and to strive to sustain our planet for future generations. With this vision in mind, we have designed and marketed over 20 products in a little over a year, which are geared to help you enjoy nature’s beauty and/or to preserve it. In this short time, we have exploded onto the market and found ourselves in over 20 stores throughout California. This shows that we have the creative drive and motivation to grow exponentially and push further than anyone can imagine. Please support us because we not only believe in the environment, but we believe in ourselves, and the collective power of the human race to make a difference.
As a supplier of re-usable shopping bag the crew here at Bakpocket understands now more than ever the importance of preserving our environment.
Looking to reduce our personal carbon footprint the team here in the future plans start our own material recycling system. This will give previous clients the opportunity to return old products that have years of use and wear for recycling, in return we will give the client a 25-35% discount on their next purchase. Then once we have gathered enough recycled material we will have it refinished for our all recycled material line. We not only plan to find ways like this to reduce our impact on the environment in house but also by coupling with campaigns and organizations already on the front lines of this fight.
Our lives and the products we develop here at Bakpocket Products revolve around the environment. Together with your support and backing from the kickstarter community we can continue to and take leaps in bounds in connecting the good people of this earth with our beautiful environment. We hope by doing this we can promote awareness and preservation of this amazing planet we call home.
With your support, the funding provided will go towards the following:
- The cost to produce and ship your pledges
- Hand-in-hand product design and innovation with producer
- Internet sales stock
- Trade show entry fees
- Festivals entry fees
- Cost to acquire reps
- Purchase product materials
- Research and development (RND)
- Material expansion
- Web maintenance
- Equipment maintenance
- Travel for expansion
- Create new product display racks
- Business fees
- Employee cost
- Media cost
- Computer software upgrades
- Business office rent/utilities
- Kickstarter cost
- The next project…
Once this project is funded, we will work hand-in-hand with our producer to create and deliver all rewards to our pledgers. After this project is finished, we will focus our attention on creating a whole new product range that is already in the process of being designed. In 6 months time, our goal is to have our new product line fully crafted and ready to market to our clientele. Within this time frame, we also plan to revamp our production facilities in order to produce goods at a faster rate, higher volume and with an even higher level of quality. The end goal for revamping our facilities is to create the foundation needed by the Bakpocket team in order to expand across the United States and globally.
The beginnings of Bakpocket Products can be traced to the beautiful Northern California coast at Humboldt State University (HSU). This is where owners Bryan Burnam and Jacob Hanneman received Bachelors degrees in Outdoor Recreation in May 2013. With the support of the HSU Recreation faculty and our peers, we used the opportunity of our senior project to create Bakpocket Products. After joining forces with David Williams we found our base within the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in the majestic town of South Lake Tahoe. Here where owners Bryan Burnam and David Williams grew up, we have found the perfect location for product innovation, development and testing.
In less than a year and a half, we have a product assortment of over 20 different items, which range from hammocks, backpacks, eco-friendly hand & shoulder bags to various accessories. Within this time frame, we have found ourselves in 20 different stores throughout Northern and Southern California. These are anywhere from local natural and organic food markets to outdoors stores and surf shops. The variety of stores that we supply shows that we cater to a large scope of clientele and that our focus is on providing products to individuals in all walks of life.
The team strives to set ourselves apart from the average outdoor company. We have done this by creating a unique collection of innovative products that can be used not only in the outdoors but also during your day-to-day life. Made with quality and strength in mind, our products are designed for use in one extreme to the next.
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Risks and challenges
The Bakpocket Team here wants to ensure the Kickstarter community that we believe there truly is no risk involved when you pledge to our cause. We have been manufacturing the Adventurers Hammocks for over 9 months and with the same producer that makes all our 20+ designs. Our producer has been working making outdoor products for the past 25 years and has a firm belief in quality control. Keeping this in focus we want our pledgers to understand we have everything dialed to a fine art, from the production process to getting the goods to your doorstep. With the ability to produce over 1500 hammocks per month we have a good turn over rate and are ready to handle larger volume orders. In the end we are well established and familiar with the production process and supplying our goods to our clientele in a timely manor.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The Adventurers Hammock comes equipped with our high strength climbing carabiners and drip lines.
All current and future backers will have 12 color options to choose from. We will offer 5 different single color hammocks, 5 different double tone color hammocks and two triple tone hammocks!
The Adventurers Hammock is not waterproof. The reason being is that to have a truly comfortable hammock you need a material that is highly breathable. This allows the material to fight any pooling of water or condensation during the night. With waterproof material, condensation and water vapors will pool on the inside of your hammock that will actually wet you and your gear - allowing for the perfect place for mildew to form. With this all said, The Adventurers Hammock is made with 100% nylon parachute material, which is amazingly strong, breathable and actually mildew resistant.
No. With popular demand we are providing ALL Adventurer Hammocks with the head-to-toe zipper. With this said, our description has been updated.
3meters X 2meter (10feet X 6 feet). For more details, refer to the "Product Specifications" section in the description above.
About the size of a grapefruit. For more details, refer to the "Product Specifications" section in the description above.
In our $150 dollar bracket we offer a 10 x 10 feet square rainfly that is ultra light and packs down even smaller than our hammock! The Rain Fly combined with the Adventurers Hammock; you can truly substitute out the tent and start sleeping with maximum comfort.
Pledgers will have the option to choose if they would like to take advantage of receiving our Double Adventurers Hammock or receiving our Single Adventurers Hammock.
The sleeping pad sleeve runs the entire length of the hammock (265 cm) and is 145cm wide (the whole back panel of the hammock). If you are familiar with rafting, we have designed the sleeve to accommodate even the largest NRS PACO Pad.
Pledge $1 or more
To start you will receive a beautifully designed Bakpocket Products DIGITAL WALLPAPER straight to your email that you can use for your computer or handheld device.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
In addition to the digital wallpaper you will receive a rad STICKER with the Bakpocket Products logo. The sticker will look awesome no matter where you place it.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $30 or more
To go along with your new visual swag in the form of a Sticker & Wallpaper you will receive a RE-USABLE ECO BAG from the Bakpocket Re-Usable Shopping Bag Line. Which will come in handy next time you're shopping or headed to the beach.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $50 or more
Along with your new Visual Swag and Re-Usable Eco Bag you will receive our innovative SIERRA PACK. This bad boy transforms from shoulder bag to backpack with a simple zip and to top it off it compresses into a pocket no bigger than your wallet. Keep it in the car for a pack on the go, use it at school or summit a peak on your next adventure, no matter the terrain the sierra pack is up to the task.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $80 or more
For those of you who don’t need nick nacks and are in it just for the hammock, Pledge here and receive our NEWEST design the ADVENTURER HAMMOCK! As you have just watched this is the perfect hammock for all terrains, and in particular is geared for those of you who are looking to lose the tent on the trail!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $100 or more
59 backers Limited (41 left of 100)
Be an early bird to become one of our first pledgers! Those of you on board will be hanging out in our NEWEST design the ADVENTURER HAMMOCK! As you have just watched this is the perfect hammock for all terrains and in particular is geared for those of you who are looking to lose the tent on the trail! And not to forget this is complimented with Visual Swag, a Re-Usable Eco Bag and a Sierra Pack. Quite a bargain for $100 bucks!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $110 or more
This package is for those of you who are stoked on the Adventurers Hammock and also need the equipment to string it up. To help you do this, you will be receiving our custom BAKPOCKET HANG PACK along with your new Adventurers Hammock, which includes 20 feet of polypropylene webbing, two carabiners and a set of drip lines giving you the ability to tie your hammock as you please.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $120 or more
To compliment your Visual Swag, Re-Usable Eco Bag and Sierra Pack you will be hanging out in our NEWEST design the ADVENTURER HAMMOCK! As you have just watched this is the perfect hammock for all terrains, and in particular is geared for those of you who are looking to lose the tent on the trail!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $150 or more
Looking to use your new Adventurers Hammock in variable weather conditions, well we have you covered with our custom BAKPOCKET RAIN FLY. This 3meter x 3meter square rain fly will cover you however you please, make an A frame structure, a diamond or be creative. Sparing no amount of material this uber lite rain fly keeps you dry and out of the elements on those nasty nights. And don’t worry you will still be getting the whole package with the Visual Swag, Re-Usable Eco Bag and Sierra Pack.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $160 or more
Looking to use your new Adventurers Hammock and Hang Pack in variable weather conditions? Well the Bakpocket Team has you covered literally, with the oversized 3meter by 3meter RAIN FLY. This bad boy is ubber light and compresses even smaller than the hammock. With its large nature use it how you please; make an a-frame or diamond shelter or be creative. The point is, no matter how you use it, the Bakpocket RAIN FLY will keep you and your gear dry when the nasty weather comes.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $160 or more
Do you adventure where bugs and other fun critter like to live? Well most of us do. To help keep the critters out of you gear and hammock during the night, we will be setting you up with our custom BAKPOCKET MOSQUITO NET. Using no-see-um netting the Mosquito Net makes sure not even the smallest of bugs will penetrate this netting barrier. This package includes the BAKPOCKET MOSQUITO NET, a Hang Pack and of course the Adventurers Hammock.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $210 or more
If you’re like me, you will know it’s the little things in life that can make a massive difference. With this said, having all the little accessories and trinkets to go along with your new toys is always nice. This is why we have created a package to give you all the accessories you will need to sleep like a king in our new Adventurers Hammock. This package includes the Adventurers Hammock, a Rain Fly, a Mosquito Net and a Hang pack to ensure your ready for any terrain.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $220 or more
So you’re super stoked on your new Adventurers Hammock and Hang Pack, but wish there was an easy way to get the same deal to surprise your adventure partner. Well we’ve got you on this one. This package doubles up the gear to give you 2x Adventurers Hammocks & 2x Hang Packs to make sure you and your adventure partner are sleeping in comfort!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $285 or more
Do you have a friend or a significant other who is gonna be just as stoked as you are on your new gear. Perfect! Pledge here and DOUBLE UP the whole package. Yup that’s right! You will be receiving 2X Visual Swag, 2X Re-Usable Shopping Bags, 2X Sierra Packs, 2X Adventurers Hammocks and 2X Bakpocket Rain Fly’s.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $500 or more
Well you have come this far and if your anything like us, then you will know that it’s the little things in life that can make a massive difference. Keeping this in mind for our final package you will receive the whole shebang including 2X BAKPOCKET MOSQUITO NETS to escape from bugs, 2X BAKPOCKET HANG PACKS to string up your hammock with ease and 2X STASH SLINGS for a stylish way to carry your gear around town. So in all you will receive 2x Stickers & digital Wallpapers, 2X Re-Usable Shopping Bags, 2X Sierra Packs, 2X Adventurers Hammocks, 2X Bakpocket Rain Fly’s, 2X Mosquito Nets, 2X Hang Packs and 2X Stash Sling Bags.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
- (30 days)