About this project
Hi Kickstarter community,
Thanks to you, our first project, the GO! Hammock, was recently funded and all rewards have been fulfilled. With the popularity of hammock camping soaring in recent years, many of our backers have requested us to design a hammock camping tarp. We listened and then set out to design a versatile, multi-purpose hammock camping tarp that can also be used as a general purpose camping tarp or shade canopy, even if you don't have a hammock.
New Color: Coyote Brown has been added!
Our backers have voted to unlock the Coyote Brown color option. The photo below is a rendering of the new color.
Every Apex Camping Shelter sold helps give one person in need clean water for an entire year. 663 million people lack access to clean water. We have partnered with nonprofit organizations that develop sustainable water projects.
Apex Camping Shelter
The Apex Camping Shelter is a versatile, high quality weather shelter that will protect you and your gear from rain, wind, sun, and even snow! This tarp was designed to work with the GO! Hammock, but it can be used with virtually any camping hammock on the market. It also makes a great all-purpose camping tarp, or shade canopy, even when you're not using a hammock!
The Apex is lightweight, portable and easy to set up.
Setup is simple with the included guy ropes and stakes. It packs up easily into the included stuff sack.
The Apex Camping Shelter comes ready to use with the included accessories. Each kit includes: 1 Apex Camping Shelter, 1 stuff sack for the whole kit, one bag for the stakes and guy ropes, two 15' guy ropes with tensioners, six 8' guy ropes with tensioners and six stakes.
The Apex can be pitched in countless configurations to adjust to changing weather conditions. Here are just a few of the many set up modes that that can be used with the Apex Camping Shelter:
With 20 tie-out loops, the only limitation of configurations is your imagination.
From raw materials to the final product, the Apex Camping Shelter is made by skilled experts. The high level of craftsmanship of the Apex is second to none. By having experienced professionals produce this tarp, we are ensuring that each backer receives a high quality product that will serve them for years to come.
For maximum durability, the Apex is made from high strength 70d polyester fabric with a waterproof polyurethane coating. The ridgeline is professionally sealed with permanent waterproofing tape. Each of the 20 tie out loops is reinforced to create strong attachment points.
Available Colors: Forest Green, Slate Gray
Dimensions:11' Ridgeline X 9'5" Width
Shape: Elongated Hexagon with Catenary Cuts
Tarp Weight: 20 oz.
Included Accessories Weight: 8 oz.
Material: High Strength 70D Polyester Fabric with Waterproof Polyurethane Coating
Ridgeline Seam Waterproofing: Factory Sealed with Permanent Waterproof Tape
Tie Out Loops: The Apex has 20 Tie Out Loops for Maximum Versatility.
We sent a prototype for testing to Derek Hansen, a renowned hammock expert and author of The Ultimate Hang: An Illustrated Guide to Hammock Camping. See his review here.
If you want to learn more about hammock camping, I highly recommend Derek's book! The Ultimate Hang: An Illustrated Guide to Hammock Camping
We need your support to make the Apex Camping Shelter a reality!
By backing this project you will help to bring the Apex Camping Shelter into production. If we can mass produce it, we'll be able to pass the savings on to you, and offer it at an amazing price! The prototypes shown here were made at the same factory that made the GO! Hammock! Everything is in place for us begin production and we should have rewards shipped before spring, so start planning your adventures!
Risks and challenges
By manufacturing the Apex Camping Shelter in the same factory we that produced the GO! Hammock in, we will be eliminating most of the risks associated with producing a new product. We have thoroughly tested the completed version of the Apex. It was tested for over 60 consecutive day in the outdoors. During this time, the Apex endured strong winds, heavy thunderstorms and harsh sunlight in south Florida. We tested the product rigorously to ensure that we are producing a top quality product that will provide lasting value for our backers and future customers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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