DD Hammocks sent me their newest (2013) model, the Modular System Jungle Hammock to test out. Wasn’t that nice of them! Looks like the You Tube Bucks are starting to roll in already ha ha!
The video goes into quite a bit of detail, so for those of you who don’t have time to sit and watch a 26minute video, here’s a brief overview.
The DD Jungle Hammock is aimed at Ultralight campers and is designed so that you can remove different parts of the setup and leave them at home if desired.
It’s offered as a complete system; you get a stuff sack with tree huggers, whoopie slings and climbing grade carabiners to use as suspension. The whoopie slings are already installed in the channel of the hammock base, on top of the hammock base is a bug-net, which you can zip off entirely if you don’t need it. There are collapsible poles that form arches to suspend the bug-net, creating a very spacious experience and, on the bottom is a waterproof layer, held in place by velcro – so you can use it on the bottom in bivvi mode or general use but you can also unfasten it and use it as a groundsheet, or suspend it above as a small emergency tarp and it’s also designed to fit snugly over the top of the bugnet (when the spreader arches are in place) to create a rain proof enclosure.
So for one price you can get a complete system that is already quite small and light but which can be easily disassembled and reassembled to suit the season or location. It’s a pretty sweet system and the hammock is really spacious once set up with the arches. If that description has whet your appitite, then check out the video for more information or go to DD Hammocks