We're really glad you're here! Before we say anything else, we want you to know exactly what you are getting by backing us! The following is included with every hammock we send out:
- 1 10 ft x 6.5 ft parachute nylon, water resistant, and tear resistant camping hammock (The Double Hobo Hammock)
- 2 ultra strength carabiners for easy hanging
- 2 polyester "Hobo Straps", each one 10 ft long x 1 inch wide for more versatile hanging options
- 1 attached pouch for easy, compact storage of your hammock
- 1 delicious, nutritious meal donated to the homeless in your name
We know what you're thinking: "There are already a lot of camping hammocks out there, so what makes yours so special?" We're not going to tell you that Hobo Hammocks are lighter or stronger than ENO or a Grand Trunk. Because to be honest with you, the weight and strength are about the same. And that's not a problem. Those companies are making some stellar hammocks, and we're using the same kind of materials, very similar sizing (Ours are a bit more roomy), and we boast an equally impressive weight rating.
- Weight: 642 g (Hammock + Carabiners)
- Weight rating: We've tested it up to 245 kg or 540 lbs!!! (Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxKojmvP6B8)
- Size: 10 ft x 6.5 ft (300 cm x 200 cm)
- Straps: 10 ft long x 1 inch wide, 600 lb weight rating, with loops at each end for super quick and easy hanging (video coming soon)
While Hobo Hammocks have many similar qualities to other leading camping hammock companies, we can confidently say that we're still the best choice by a long shot. Here's why:
Yeah, we're producing and selling ridiculously awesome camping hammocks. But we're doing a lot more than that. Working together with the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake City, Utah, we are providing food to those who need it most. That's because for every hammock we sell, we donate one delicious, nutritious meal to the homeless. We believe that everyone matters and we are doing our part to show it.
Our hammocks come with everything you need to get hanging: the hammock, 2 carabiners, and 2 hanging straps! We believe that hanging straps should do two things: 1- Be nice to the trees. 2- Keep you off the ground. Hobo straps are wide enough to avoid damaging trees, and have a weight rating of over 600 lbs. And we are including them with every hammock we sell. This means that when your hammock arrives on your doorstep you'll be ready for adventure!
We know how to keep costs low without sacrificing product quality. That's because "We" is actually "Me". My name is Jake, and I am the owner, founder, and sole member of Hobo Hammocks, LLC. The idea of Hobo Hammocks was born April 8, 2015 when I decided to combine my three favorite things of all time: food, philanthropy, and hammocks. As of May 8, 2015, I have built a total social media following of 2200, with an average growth of 50-100 new total followers every day. Through said social media, I've already received over 90 Hobo Hammock pre-orders. I know how to get my message out there without dropping a bunch of dollar bills to do it, which means I can use those dollar bills to feed the homeless while keeping costs down for my buyers.
Bottom line: We're going to hook you up with a ridiculously awesome camping hammock, and we're going to hook the homeless up with some real nice din din while we're at it!
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenge after successful funding will be our competition. There are a lot of camping hammock companies out there with highly trusted names that have been on the market for years. We will rely heavily on our social media expertise to build our brand and show the public that our hammocks are in the same league as the big hitters like ENO and Grand Trunk. Testimonials and user reviews will play a huge part in showing the world that our hammocks are top notch.
Differentiation will be a major factor. We plan on differentiating not just with our product, but with our cause. A very large portion of our target market is very interested in philanthropy and helping the less fortunate. Our differentiation efforts will largely target said portion by constantly reminding our potential customers that their purchase feeds somebody who really needs it!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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