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A lightweight, all-in-one hammock tent designed to elevate backcountry camp. The Mantis offers the best night's sleep, off the ground.
A lightweight, all-in-one hammock tent designed to elevate backcountry camp. The Mantis offers the best night's sleep, off the ground.
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With a breathable hammock body, integrated insect net, and featherlight rainfly, the Mantis all-in-one hammock tent lightens your pack and takes camp off the ground. 

We designed the Mantis to make backpacking simpler, so you can pack less and cover more ground. Smaller than your sleeping bag and lighter than a 1-person tent, the Mantis offer a lightweight respite for hikers on trail.

Available in BackerKit after the campaign,  these accessories help maximize your camp. Each accessory seamlessly integrates with the Mantis and compacts in the Mantis stuff sack for optimal packability.


Organizer (Kickstarter pricing - $19) : The Mantis Organizer is a suspended pouch for mobile, small storage inside the mantis. The Organizer attaches with knotless hooks to the ridge line inside your canopy and moves along the line for easy access. It’s the perfect lightweight storage option for your phone, granola bar and headlamp. 

Gear Loft (Kickstarter pricing - $19): The Gear Loft is a removable, lofted sling to keep your essentials elevated and close at hand inside the Mantis. Suspended from the ridge line in the peaks of your canopy, the Gear Loft is perfect storage for your book, beanie, and a back-up pair of socks inside the Mantis. Storing your gear is easy - no knots necessary to hang your Gear Loft.

Winter Barrier (Kickstarter pricing - $69): An accessory for colder months, the Winter Barrier takes your Mantis to winter temps by zipping seamlessly into your canopy. To create a cozy cocoon inside, the Winter Barrier blocks out the cold and features steam vents to eliminate condensation. 

All accessories will be available in limited quantities after the campaign.


Set-up fast, sleep comfortably and minimize your footprint by opting to hammock camp. Curving to the natural arch of your back, a hammock provides soft support off the ground. No stiff necks or sore backs in the morning. Set up for hammock camping is quick: simply wrap your python straps around two trees 13’ to 18’ apart, and clip in. Hammock camping also leaves a minimal impact on the environment. According to Leave No Trace, “hammocks generally leave a very small footprint and are good examples of minimum impact shelters.” Learn more here.  

Sleep off the ground in a silky soft hammock enclosed in our Stargazer™ mesh canopy. The Mantis all-in-one hammock tent features built-in pockets and a structural ridge line to keep what you need close at hand. Cozy up, campers.


An all-in-one hammock tent to protect you from the elements, no matter what Mother Nature throws your way. The Mantis’ customizable features - insect net, rainfly, and winter barrier - provide shelter and allow you to shed weight when you need to.

Lighter than your tent and easier to set up, the Mantis takes camp set-up to 60 seconds with a knotless suspension. No more knots, no more tent poles. It’s time to put your feet up faster. Early morning starts just became easier, too, with a quick tear-down.  

The Mantis Ultralight™ harnesses new fabrics and fibers innovated to lighten your pack. The Levitas™ 20D nylon ripstop is the strongest, lightest hammock fabric in its class. The included Python 10 Ultralight straps are constructed with SpiraLine™, a high-molecular polyethylene fiber that weight for weight is 15 times stronger than steel. These innovations make the Mantis Ultralight the lightest all-in-one hammock tent with the highest strength to weight ratio. 

See what the pros have to say about the Mantis Ultralight...

  •  Derek Hansen, expert hammock camper and creator of The Ultimate Hang, got a sneak peek of the Mantis Ultralight and Python 10 Ultralight straps and "was delighted to see the attention to detail at every key feature." Watch the video below for his full review.
  •  Adventure Alan, trusted gear reviewer and expert backpacker, called the Mantis Ultralight the "easiest and most intuitive" hammock tent package in his review of the gear. One of his favorite things about the set-up? "The suspension (stuff you need to hang the hammock from trees) is a winning combination of light and easy to use!"Read Alan's full review on the Mantis Ultralight here.

We are excited to offer the Mantis in Ember Orange, Midnight Blue, Moss Green, and the Aloe Green. Opting for the Mantis UL set-up? Select from Ember Orange, Granite Gray, and Moss Green. 



The design story of the Mantis starts in 2017. Our design team had a vision for an easier camp set-up and a better night’s sleep off the ground. Too many cold, wet nights with clumsy tent poles and sleepless nights on the ground called for an upgrade to the backcountry experience. Enter the Mantis. Conceptualized to be the lightest hammock with the highest weight-to-strength ratio, we stepped into the ultralight world with our Levitas™ 20D nylon ripstop fabric and ultralight Python Straps made with SpiraLine™. Countless iterations and product testing in unforgiving weather, we finally said “yes” and cracked open a cold one to celebrate. We’re grateful to bring you the Mantis this season, and invite you into our community-driven design. 


Based in Austin, Texas, Kammok designs technical, high-performing  gear to elevate your time outside. We’re a motley crew of designers, wordsmiths, creators, and kickball champs. In all we do, we seek to fulfill our core values of adventure, community and love. Learn more about adventure and giving time outside from our nonprofit partner, Explore Austin

This spring, we’re elevating camp with the Mantis all-in-one hammock tent. Designed to match the performance of backcountry gear with the same ease of use as our Roo hammocks, the Mantis takes camp to the next level for hikers, backpackers and first-time campers. The Mantis, like all other Kammok gear, is backed by our lifetime warranty. Our gear performs how we say it will, without fault, or your money back. That’s our promise.

Have a question about Kammok or just want to say hello? Don’t hesitate to send us a message on Kickstarter or email hello@kammok.com

Risks and challenges

The good news: this isn’t the first product we've launched on Kickstarter. Seven campaigns later, we've learned to anticipate a few good plot twists in every campaign. From fabric shortages and fulfillment hiccups to the occasional hurricane, you can’t prepare for every curve ball in the supply chain.

For the Mantis campaign, we thought through best and worst case scenarios to offer backers the most confident delivery schedule possible. Our commitment: to communicate clearly and with full transparency every step of the way. We ensure you’ll be the first to know if any anticipated delays, changes to product lineup, or other unforeseeable issues arise. Our products are made with integrity and for us, that means doing it right - no shortcuts.

In each campaign, Kammok aims to lead with love, foster community, and navigate adventure (even in the form of the unexpected). So be it delays in production, congestion on the high seas, or other acts of God, we’ll weather it together and keep you up to speed. All goes well, and you’ll forget you ever read this.

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Environmental commitments

Visit our Environmental Resources Center to learn how Kickstarter encourages sustainable practices.

Long-lasting design

Kammok is committed to designing outdoor gear that outlast your adventures, which is why the Mantis, like all other Kammok gear, is backed by our lifetime warranty. In our design, we use proprietary nylon ripstop fabrics that are abrasion-resistant, tear-resistant, and fluorocarbon-free DWR coated to extend the life of the Mantis all-in-one hammock tent. Durable hardware, including DAC stakes and mini Kanga Claw carabiners, keep your Mantis hammock tent hanging safe. Python 10 and Python Ultralight straps harness patented weaving technology intended to protect the bark of trees and get you off the ground for years to come.

Reusability and recyclability

We strive to be a zero end-waste manufacturer. From shipping materials and product packaging, product merchandising is created to be fully recyclable. For our fabric remnants, we continue to find creative ways to upcycle them post-production (we’ve created an entire line of totes from scrap fabric)! All Kammok products are backed by our Lifetime Warranty, and our team is committed to finding sustainable ways to reuse and recycle products at the end of their lifecycle.

Environmentally friendly factories

Kammok is a Certified B Corps business. This certification ensures that we meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance our profit and purpose. Our factories offer living wages to workers, a clean and open workspace, and reinforce Kammok’s commitment to sustainability and recycling. Our product design team visits our factories 2-3 times per year to ensure quality and workplace standards are met.

Something else

Kammok is a longstanding 1% for the Planet member committed to donating 1% of revenue to our nonprofit partner, Explore Austin. Kammok has donated more than $100,000 to further our mission for more time outside and mentorship in the outdoors. Learn more about our give at https://kammok.com/pages/give.

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    If you simply want to help our cause, follow along, or order an accessory off the á la carte menu, then this reward is for you.

    Each pledge in this tier supports our Give Adventure partnership with Explore Austin, granting outdoor adventure and mentorship to youth. For supporting our mission, you'll receive a Kammok postcard and decal.

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    Early Bird Mantis | Ember Orange

    An all-in-one hammock to take backcountry camp off the ground for early bird campers. With a lightweight hammock body made from our Gravitas™ fabric, integrated insect net and Patagium™ rainfly, camping has never been more comfortable. Sleep off the ground in an ember orange Mantis - our signature color inspired by the glow of campfires.

    MSRP: $229

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    Mantis | Aloe Green

    An all-in-one hammock to take backcountry camp off the ground. With a lightweight hammock body made from our Gravitas™ fabric, integrated insect net and Patagium™ rainfly, camping has never been more comfortable. Sleep off the ground in a green Mantis inspired by the aloes of West Texas. MSRP: $229

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    Mantis | Midnight Blue

    An all-in-one hammock to take backcountry camp off the ground. With a lightweight hammock body made from our Gravitas™ fabric, integrated insect net and Patagium™ rainfly, camping has never been more comfortable. Sleep off the ground in a deep blue Mantis inspired by the night sky. MSRP: $229

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    Mantis | Moss Green

    An all-in-one hammock to take backcountry camp off the ground. With a lightweight hammock body made from our Gravitas™ fabric, integrated insect net and Patagium™ rainfly, camping has never been more comfortable. Sleep off the ground in a mossy Mantis inspired by the towering trees of the Pacific Northwest. MSRP: $229

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    Mantis | Ember Orange

    An all-in-one hammock to take backcountry camp off the ground. With a lightweight hammock body made from our Gravitas™ fabric, integrated insect net and Patagium™ rainfly, camping has never been more comfortable. Sleep off the ground in an ember orange Mantis inspired by the glow of campfires. MSRP: $229

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    • Rainfly
    • Python 10 straps
    • DAC stakes
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    Early Bird Mantis UL | Ember Orange

    Strength-for-weight, the Mantis Ultralight is the lightest all-in-one hammock to take backcountry camp off the ground. With an ultralight hammock body made from Levitas™ fabric, integrated insect net and Patagium™ rainfly, camping has never been more comfortable. Python 10 Ultralight straps keep your pack light. Early bird campers gear up with an ember orange Mantis - our signature color inspired by the glow of campfires.

    Includes:
    • Mantis Ultralight hammock + insect net
    • Rainfly
    • Python 10 Ultralight straps
    • DAC stakes
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    Mantis Ultralight | Granite Grey

    Strength-for-weight, the Mantis Ultralight is the lightest all-in-one hammock to take backcountry camp off the ground. With an ultralight hammock body made from Levitas™ fabric, integrated insect net and Patagium™ rainfly, camping has never been more comfortable. Python 10 Ultralight straps make your pack even lighter. Sleep off the ground in a grey Mantis inspired by the granite of El Capitan. MSRP: $259

    Includes:
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    • Rainfly
    • Python 10 Ultralight straps
    • DAC stakes
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    Mantis Ultralight | Moss Green

    Strength-for-weight, the Mantis Ultralight is the lightest all-in-one hammock to take backcountry camp off the ground. With an ultralight hammock body made from Levitas™ fabric, integrated insect net and Patagium™ rainfly, camping has never been more comfortable. Python 10 Ultralight straps make your pack even lighter. Sleep off the ground in a mossy Mantis inspired by the towering trees of the Pacific Northwest. MSRP: $259

    Includes:
    • Mantis Ultralight hammock + insect net
    • Rainfly
    • Python 10 Ultralight straps
    • DAC stakes
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    Mantis Ultralight | Ember Orange

    Strength-for-weight, the Mantis Ultralight is the lightest all-in-one hammock to take backcountry camp off the ground. With an ultralight hammock body made from Levitas™ fabric, integrated insect net and Patagium™ rainfly, camping has never been more comfortable. Python 10 Ultralight straps make your pack even lighter. Sleep off the ground in an ember orange Mantis - our signature color inspired by the glow of campfires. MSRP: $259

    Includes:
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    • Rainfly
    • Python 10 Ultralight straps
    • DAC stakes
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    Ultralight Explorer's Kit

    Just in time for summer, explore America's national parks with our ultralight Mantis in hand. The Explorer's Kit makes hammock camping easy with an America the Beautiful pass and extra-wide, tree-friendly python extenders designed to meet most park regulations. Our Kammok camp mug keeps cocoa warm and your cocktails cool around the campfire. MSRP: $383

    Includes:
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    • Python Extenders
    • DAC stakes
    • Kammok camp mug
    • America the Beautiful Pass
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    Four Seasons Camp Kit | Mantis Reg.

    The technical gear kit designed for the all-weather camper. Endure the sun and snow year-round with the Mantis, Puffin pillow, winter cover, and our best-selling Firebelly 30ºF down trail quilt. The Firebelly easily adapts from top quilt to underquilt when you need a cold weather barrier below your Mantis. Zip the winter cover into your Mantis, inflate your Puffin and camp is complete. MSRP: $642

    Includes:
    • Rainfly
    • DAC stakes
    • Firebelly down trail quilt
    • Mantis hammock + insect net
    • Winter Barrier
    • Python 10 straps
    • Puffin pillow
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    Four Seasons Camp Kit

    The technical gear kit designed for the all-weather camper. Endure the sun and snow year-round with the Mantis UL, Puffin pillow, winter cover, and our best-selling Firebelly 30ºF down trail quilt. The Firebelly easily adapts from top quilt to underquilt when you need a cold weather barrier below your Mantis. Zip the winter cover into your Mantis, inflate your Puffin and camp is complete. MSRP: $672

    Includes:
    • Mantis Ultralight hammock + insect net
    • Rainfly
    • DAC stakes
    • Firebelly down trail quilt
    • Winter Barrier
    • Puffin pillow
    • Python 10 Ultralight straps
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