Leave your tarp and tent poles behind. A to-be-released shelter system called the Nube (pronounced new-bay) will work with any camping hammock to create what maker Sierra Madre Research touts is a “safe haven” for rest or sleep.
Its design protects from rain with a large, umbrella-like covering. Guy lines are designed to keep water from dripping inside.
Mesh covering zips closed all around a sleeper to keep insects away. Gear stows underneath in an off-the-ground stowage area capable of supporting 200 pounds.
A 13 feet long and 8.5 feet across, the Nube system covers a large area. It’s made of silicone-coated nylon and weighs a little more than 2 pounds when packed up.
When you’re done sleeping for the night, roll back the hammock and clip it in. The Nube converts to a large tarp to hang out and eat underneath.
The company is funding its product on Kickstarter this month. Check it out and support the effort if you’re intrigued by the unique hammock sleeping option.