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  • #1331720
    Carol Crooker
    BPL Member

    @cmcrooker

    Locale: Desert Southwest, USA

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/781119745/chammock-original
    Thought this was an intriguing idea and signed up.

    #2221303
    JCH
    BPL Member

    @pastyj-2-2

    I'm in too. Seems like a great compromise between a log at 0 oz and my Chair One at 29 oz.

    #2221324
    Lori P
    BPL Member

    @lori999

    Locale: Central Valley

    Same weight/bulk, already existed for some years now.
    http://www.arrowhead-equipment.com/store/p446/Bushman_Hammock_Chair.html

    Also, any hammock functions as a chair you can sit up in.

    #2221325
    Jake S
    Member

    @spags

    But..every hammock is a chair! Even the super "tiny" paper-light hammocks that probably aren't comfortable to sleep in because they're way too short to get a diagonal lie can make a great chair.

    You can get a tree straps + suspension + single hammock from hummingbird hammocks that weights 7ish oz. Although, that is $40 more.

    I'm not trying to poo-poo this idea, it just seems like a kinda unnecessarily specific item.

    #2221331
    Tim Skidmore
    Spectator

    @timskidmore

    Locale: Canadian Atlantic coast

    +1 to what Jake said.

    #2221337
    Carol Crooker
    BPL Member

    @cmcrooker

    Locale: Desert Southwest, USA

    I've used hammocks as chairs (including a 7 oz set up I have) but don't like them because you are leaning back too far. It looks to me like the chammock has an upright sitting posture which is important to me. YMMV

    #2221341
    Jake S
    Member

    @spags

    Let me know how it is when you get it. IMO everyone in their promo photos looks kinda hunched over (except for this tiny kid!) which is kinda the opposite of what I'm looking for in a chair.

    #2221344
    Don Burton
    Spectator

    @surfcam310

    Locale: City of Angels

    This chair looks really nice. I agree, it looks a lot more comfortable than a regular hammock. I have a Ground Chair that I bring on more camping heavy hikes. I love it but still a little heavy. 35oz? My only reservation about this "chair" is your location is dependent on trees. On my camping heavy hikes it's about sitting around the fire, lake, stream… On trips where I'm hiking all day, a log will suffice. Same goes with camp shoes.

    #2221387
    Lori P
    BPL Member

    @lori999

    Locale: Central Valley

    The busman's chair can be hung at different angles and heights for different types of back support, different levels of support, and if you have good balance it can be a comfy napping place.

    Those chairs (it isn't the first of its kind) are harder to get out of.

    #2221395
    Carol Crooker
    BPL Member

    @cmcrooker

    Locale: Desert Southwest, USA

    Guess I'll find out. Rewatching the video it looked very easy to get out of. Possibly a little different than the similar chairs you've experienced, Lori?

    #2221569
    Steve Chan
    BPL Member

    @sychan

    Locale: SF Bay Area

    This is very different from the Bushman hammock chair, because you have to straddle the Bushman, so you can swing side to side but not front and back like a rocker. And it isn't the same as a sleeping hammock used for sitting in – this Chammock thing has a *very* asymmetric cut, where one side is definitely for supporting your back and the other is definitely for supporting your buttparts. You could try to simulate it with a very short ridgeline on a short hammock hung high up, then then your arms would get squeezed up against you – which they get around in this design with arm hole cutouts.
    Its pretty clever, but I agree that it is a little specialized. I usually have a hammock for the kids to play in and to lay down and read in, and if I'm serious about hanging, I also have a Blackbird that the kids aren't allowed to jump around in.

    A design that might make more sense would be a common ridgeline that is setup something like a daisychain, with 2 sets of attachment point where you can hang a hammock body, at the further apart attachment points, or clip in one of these chair things on a close in set of attachment points. Getting the mosquito netting figured out would be a little fussy.

    #3374964
    J-L
    BPL Member

    @johnnyh88

    Anyone got their “Chammock” yet? How is it?

    #3374999
    Dean F.
    BPL Member

    @acrosome

    Locale: Back in the Front Range

    Hummingbird makes hammocks that are 5.2 oz (6.3 oz with tree straps) and only $75.  They’re small, not really suited to camping, but that’s lighter than these “specialized” hammock-chairs.  Or there are those cheap mesh ones on the military surplus sites, though you’d have to put straps on them because those rough nylon ropes would scar trees.

    #3375005
    J-L
    BPL Member

    @johnnyh88

    Yes, Dean, I know there are lightweight hammocks; however, I don’t think they make very good chairs. This idea seemed interesting

    #3375010
    Lori P
    BPL Member

    @lori999

    Locale: Central Valley

    This is very different from the Bushman hammock chair, because you have to straddle the Bushman, so you can swing side to side but not front and back like a rocker.

    Um, no. You do not HAVE to straddle the Bushman. I assure you that is quite a lot different than you are thinking it is… I could easily fall asleep in the Bushman, with a small underquilt and a small modification for supporting the feet, using my top quilt.

    I have used the Bushman like a rocking chair. It’s my favorite way to use it.

    #3375385
    Carol Crooker
    BPL Member

    @cmcrooker

    Locale: Desert Southwest, USA

    It hasn’t arrived yet. Sounds like they are ready to ship though.

    #3395798
    JCH
    BPL Member

    @pastyj-2-2

    Looks like they are getting quite close to shipping.  Standard start-up/Kickstarter delays seem to be in effect :)

    I tend to disagree with those who claim it is not all that different from what is/has been currently available, but then I have been known to be mistaken in the past. Since all we have to go on are marketing photos/descriptions, I guess we will see. Looking forward to taking delivery of my Chammock and testing it out.

    #3395803
    Carol Crooker
    BPL Member

    @cmcrooker

    Locale: Desert Southwest, USA

    Me too. I’m pretty sure it’ll be more than 10 oz though with all the reinforcing they’ve been doing.

    #3395821
    Kevin Babione
    BPL Member

    @kbabione

    Locale: Pennsylvania

    I’m very intrigued by these and, while I haven’t ordered one yet, I am looking forward to when they’re available.  I emailed them regarding when they’d start shipping and received this response within 24 hours:

    Hey Kevin ,

    First of all , We want to thank you very much for being patient.

    We went to the factory and check with the schedule last day. They will finish the work some time next week.We will need to do the quality inspection one by one after we received it. We will post the update when I am ready for shipment , I think it will be in the last week of April.

    Sorry for the delay again.

    Best , Hans

    #3395838
    JCH
    BPL Member

    @pastyj-2-2

    It will most definitely not be the 10 oz from the original specs :)

    But…I plan on ditching al the supplied extras, keeping just the chammock itself and putting together a UL suspension.

    #3410576
    JCH
    BPL Member

    @pastyj-2-2

    Has anyone else received their chammock? Mine arrived last week. I put together a UL suspension with amsteel, webbing and toggles from dutchware. Total system weight is 12 oz.

    i really like it. Very comfortable, but time will tell how durable it is.

    #3420809
    JCH
    BPL Member

    @pastyj-2-2

    So…nobody else has received or used their Chammock?

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