5 Hammocks So Bizarre They’re Awesome

Flying Tent

Perhaps the most dynamic do-anything hammock we’ve seen is the Flying Tent, a bivy shelter that rests on the ground or can be suspended in trees, converts to a rain poncho when you need it, and, oh yeah, also works as a hammock.

Total Coverage: Wearable Hammock Is A Tent Too
Total Coverage: Wearable Hammock Is A Tent Too
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In a nutshell, the bivy’s footprint doubles as a camping hammock, while the tent itself zips onto the hammock to provide either full coverage from the elements, or if it’s dry, a simple bug net.

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The hammock also has a hideaway hood and cinch straps so that it can be donned like a wearable tarp, and made to fit like a basic (super handy) rain poncho.

The whole shebang pops up with two integrated poles and a patent-pending “easy-up” system, so there’s nothing to separate or install. Flying Tent promises it can have you ready to relax “within seven seconds.”

Flying Tent crushed its Kickstarter goal by over 700 percent and will be available for online sales from its website in July for $319.

Adam Ruggiero

Adam Ruggiero is the editor-in-chief of GearJunkie and a fan of virtually all sports and activities. From biking, running, and (not enough) surfing, to ball sports, camping, and cattle farming — if it's outside, it's worth doing. Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: unique beer, dogs, stories. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.