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Lightweight yet ultra durable hammock stand that's perfect for setting up a hammock anywhere
Lightweight yet ultra durable hammock stand that's perfect for setting up a hammock anywhere
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Hang Solo: Portable Hammock Camping Stand

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Over at Thunder Domes, we have been manufacturing large geodesic domes made for supporting large groups of hammocks for over 2 years now. With the lack of trees at most campsites and festivals, we've always been asked if we made single-person hammock stands, so we decided to make one that even Buckminster Fuller would approve of.  

With portability and simplicity in mind, our engineers went to work to try to design a minimalist hammock stand that could be taken anywhere easily. After a year of prototyping, we've finally manufactured and tested a hammock stand we're proud of and are ready to share with the rest of the world.  

We're excited to share the first portable hammock stand designed to be used in conjunction with most hammock camping gear that's readily available on the market. By providing a lightweight and durable frame, the Hang Solo is the ultimate hammock stand made to be taken anywhere. 

The Hang Solo is perfect for when there are no trees around and you want to be able to hammock at:

  • The Beach
  • Campsites
  • Music Festivals / Concerts
  • Balconies / Decks
  • Sporting Events
  • National Parks

Why camp in a hammock? 

Benefits of Hammock Camping:

  • Fast & easy set-up / take-down 
  • Stay dry above ground 
  • Packs light
  • No need for floor mats or air mattresses 
  • Luxurious, comfortable and restful sleep
  • Perfect for backpacking and packing light 

Disadvantage of traditional Hammock Camping:

  • Must have 2 trees perfectly spaced apart 
  • Harmful to trees especially when not using tree protectors 
  • Not allowed in most State Parks 
  • Trees block out most of the sun 





Rustic Edition (Frame Only)

  • 14X aluminum struts for the frame
  • 7X Polyurethane connection hubs 
  • Carry bag 
  • Eye Loop end clips 
  • Instruction manual

Glamping Edition (Complete Camping Package)

  • 14X aluminum struts for the frame
  • 7X lightweight connection hubs 
  • Carry bag 
  • Nylon Hammock
  • Bug net
  • Rain fly 
  • Fiberglass rain-fly center prop
  • Stakes, clips and parachute cord for tying down

The Hang Solo could be mounted to multiple different flotation devices to create the ultimate lazy river raft such as:

  • Inflatable rafts 
  • Inner tubes
  • Kayaks 

Which makes the Hang Solo perfect for:

  • Kayak camping
  • Fishing rig 
  • Lazy River floats 
  • Booze cruises 

Why Kickstarter?

By launching our product though Kickstarter we will be allowed to build up the necessary working capital and acquire material at the lowest possible price to make Thunder Domes™ brand's products available to everyone.  

We already have enough material in-house to start production right away on the first 50 stands once we meet our minimum goal. This way we are able to guarantee shipment before camping/festival season begins.  Any extra funds we raise will go right back into scale production to fulfill the rest of the orders in a timely manner and to meet our deadlines. 

Shortly after this Kickstarter project is successfully funded, we will be able to start selling all our products on our website and (hopefully) in retail stores. 

woods or concrete jungle, the Hang Solo is suitable for every environment
woods or concrete jungle, the Hang Solo is suitable for every environment
The Hang Solo has survived stress test over 380 lbs but is rated at 250 lbs
The Hang Solo has survived stress test over 380 lbs but is rated at 250 lbs

 Check out our other products including a wide range of geodesic hammock domes perfect for large groups as well as metal dome hubs for wooden domes.  



Hang Solo ™ and Thunder Domes Inc. hold all legal rights and utility patents

Risks and challenges

Risks

By using locally sourced suppliers and material we are not relying on an outside source to manufacture our hammock stands. We have successfully tested multiple sample production runs and were able to collect enough data calculate with high accuracy on what it will take to scale up production for the full production run.

Our biggest challenge will be meeting a high depend upon release but we are ready to scale up manufacturing to meet that demand. We already have a manufacturing team here in Chicago and have enough material on hand to start production right away to meet the minimum demand for the first tier customers who want their product right when camping season begins.

Another big risk is spending money on legal fees to protect our intellectual property and in the case of someone taking our idea, having the funds to pay for any legal fees. We want to offer the highest quality product to our consumers and want to avoid having cheap knockoffs of our product being made overseas. We want to be sure we are the only suppliers directly shipping our authentic product to the consumer.

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    Hang Solo - Rustic | Limited to 50

    The first 50 people to pre-order a Hang Solo will be the first to get their hammock stand delivered to them just in time for camping/festival season. Once our goal is met we will start production and expect to ship the hammock stands mid May

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    Hang Solo - Rustic | Limited to 150

    We have calculated how fast we can scale production and have limited the next round of shipment to be triple that of the first month. We will be able to ship the next 150 hammocks out to the customers by Mid June of 2019

    Hammock stand will be shipped out on a first come first serve basis.

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    Hang Solo - Rustic | No Limit

    On a first come first serve basis we will start delivering Hang Solos to whoever was not able to get a early release hammock stand. Expected ship date will be late July

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    Hang Solo - Glamping | Limited to 25

    This discounted complete hammock camping package will be shipped out to the first 25 customers and will be shipped out the Mid-May

    Instead of sourcing all the camping equipment we'll provide you with all the essentials you need

    Includes:
    • Rain Fly
    • Nylon Hammock
    • Bug-Net
    • Hang Solo Frame
    • Travel Case
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    Hang Solo - Glamping | No Limit

    This 2nd tier complete hammock camping package will be shipped out to the first 25 customers and will be shipped out the Mid-June

    Instead of sourcing all the camping equipment we'll provide you with all the essentials you need

    Includes:
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    • Nylon Hammock
    • Bug-Net
    • Hang Solo Frame
    • Travel Case
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