Hello everyone. I would like to tell you about my most relaxing piece of gear. It is of course my double nesting 450lb PARACHUTE HAMMOCK. I absolutely love this thing. There are at least 2 in my car basically all the time. As well as a few others waiting to be used. I have to tell you there is nothing more comfortable and relaxing then swinging in a hammock. It’s amazing what happens the moment you get in, your body and mind just slow down. You can just look at the sky and listen to the different sounds of nature for hours. I have so many different memories in these things that it’s hard to pick one to talk about. Here is one that really sticks
When we get together for a any kind of family function there are anywhere between 28-36 people. That’s either 12-14 Adults and 16-22 Nieces and Nephews. Back to the story, we were all together having a BBQ and I decided to relax. I went to the Xterra and grabbed my hammock. It was a damn good thing I had about 4 others in there as well because everyone wanted one. No joke I was worried there would be complete anarchy when I said I only had 5. We tied 3 off to the roof of the Xterra and then to some near by trees and the other 2 where just hung between trees. We set up a timer and started taking turns in them. Imagine if you will seeing 14 adults having to take turns like little kids just for a few minutes of relaxation. And getting told by a group of children under 16 that there turn was over. Best part they actually had to listen to their kids. So here we are 5 hammocks hung up and an whole mess of people playing what essentially came down to musical chairs with hammocks. I will say though that was a hell of a time that I will not forget anytime soon. I also learned on that day that even adults hate sharing.
Now that our trip down memory lane is over, I have to say that I have used my hammock in every situation from backpacking on the hunt, to relaxing on my lunch break at work. They are so versatile and I would dare say an essential piece of gear. (You guys may think I am lying about the work part but notice the pictures below.)
It’s incredible to think that in just a few seconds you can have everything you need for a night of rest or a few hours of relaxation in such a such a tiny package. Here are the specs on the hammocks:
Made form 100% 210T Breathable Nylon.
Packs away into a 6″ by 8″ Permanently attached stuff sack.
8′ long by 6′ wide when fully deployed.
Weighs in at less than 1 pound. And has a 450lb weight capacity. (That’s a good thing for a big guy like me)
This 2 person Parachute Hammock is designed for outdoor recreation enthusiasts and adventurers who like to travel light and want a comfortable place to sleep and relax. Small enough for a backpack or large pocket, yet large enough for you and you better half to relax comfortably, It is the ultimate in lightweight, portable comfort. Quick Drying, easy to hang, and even easier to use, this hammock makes anywhere as comfortable as home.
Did I forget to mention you can pick one up for yourself in the Crucible Outdoors store. Click here to check them out.