Suspended Sitting: ‘Chammock’ Is New Backcountry Chair

Called the Chammock, this swinging perch combines the portability of a hammock with the comfort of a camp chair. It clips to your belt and weighs less than a can of Coke.


Hanging chairs are nothing new, but the Chammock looks like it might be a great camp chair for hikers with weight and size limits.

It hangs like a hammock, gives the support of a chair, and it takes up little pack real estate.

Made from rip-stop nylon, the Chammock can be hung between any two supports at least 4 feet apart.

The sides of the chair are open so you’re not likely to get that “cocooned” feeling while sitting, and you can hang your arms out.

It comes with a small pocket that you can stuff to use as a pillow while sitting.

Weighing in at 9.5 ounces, it packs smaller than a mini iPad. Each hammock comes with two aluminum carabiners and, for a little extra, you get a set of tree-safe straps.


The company doesn’t mention a specific weight range, instead preferring to measure it with 10,000 “sitting cycles” of a 264-pound person. So you’re in uncharted waters if you happen to be heavier than that.

I often bring a hammock hiking to string up as a chair; the Chammock is lighter and more portable than camp chairs, and it should be more comfortable than a hammock for sitting.


If you want to get your hands on one, check out the company’s Kickstarter page. $65 gets you a Chammock at early bird pricing. Tack on an extra $14 for the tree straps, and get hanging, anywhere.

Eric Lemke

Eric is a contributing writer based in Bozeman, MT. An avid climber, mountain biker, backpacker, and snowboarder, he earned his degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota - Duluth. When not living the GearJunkie life, he can be found exploring the Montana backcountry.