Interested in our design aesthetic and some specs, among other things? Read on.
We have nice curves
Lightweight comfort is our primary focus with the Overland Hammocks. We experimented over the years to find the right balance between the length and the width to allow you to lay flat.
To achieve the lightest hammock that provides amazing comfort, we have cut the sides of the hammock along a curve which removes the extra fabric that gets in the way of your view and flaps around in the breeze. The gathered end of this hammock has a outward, convex curve which provides a deeper bucket/sag for you to lay in, achieving an amazingly comfortable hang.
We are tree huggers
Our tree straps are simple, functional and tree safe. As good stewards of nature and following No Trace principles, it is important that our products not damage the trees you pick to hang your hammock. To achieve this, we use 1" wide webbing which is wide enough to not damage the sensitive inner bark called "cambium".
No hardware - We got rid of the multi-loop and carabiner approach as we wanted to eliminate the hardware and reduce weight. To replace the carabiner we use a grappler hitch which is a simple stopper knot that passes through a loop to secure the strap around the tree. The 7/64" amsteel cord that used for this hitch is rated at more than 1200lbs. So, this simple system will hold you tight for years without any worry of misplacing or replacing hardware.
Its a cinch to hang
While many hammocks come with heavy and bulky straps that weigh a half a pound or more, we designed an innovative system using a combination of ideas and field tested methods from the Hammock Forums.
The suspension is three parts combined into easy to adjust lightweight system consisting of an adjustable UCR, a structural and tarp ridgeline.
The adjustable UCR allows you to easily raise and lower the hammock or center it between the trees. Check out the setup guide to see how to adjust it.
The consistency of your comfort is important to us. Structural ridgelines set a constant amount of sag for the hammock. Hammocks without a structural ridgeline can have a slightly different sag with each hang so we felt that it was important to include with our hammocks.
Optional tarp attachment loops allow you to secure your tarp along the structural ridgeline for a complete shelter.