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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Tahoe Daily Tribune - Newspaper
TahoeSouth - Blog
Trail Swag - Blog
Instash - Blog
Nevada Appeal - Newspaper
South Tahoe Now - Newspaper
Times-Standard - Newspaper
The Gadget Flow - Blog
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
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