VIDEO : Review of the Kammok Roo and Python Straps Too
The "Kammok Hammock" buzz caught my attention and I joined the Kickstarter effort so that eventually I'd get to lay hands on one. While I recognized most of the marketing about it as being, well, mere marketing, I was interested in seeing this "LunarWeave" fabric up close and in person.
The hammock (called the "Roo"), a pair of "Python Straps" and a big double sided bottle showed up on Friday. I had some time to play around with the hammock and put together a video review.
The synapsis? This is a heavier than usual hammock for the design class, but the LunarWeave stuff is really nice to the touch, and likely more resilient to small tears than other nylon fabrics (although this was one test I wasn't going to do). My guess is that it will stretch a little less than stock 70D ripstop, but I have not cooked up an experiment to test that, at least not yet.
The Kammok folk will need to pay attention though to some other details if they want light-weight backpacker's business, and naturally, I give them some pointers on how to lighten up the Roo.
The Roo has displaced my ENO as my "carry in a car to lounge around in" hammock.
Good to the point review ... sounds like a good comfortable hammock ... but guess it'd not be one I'd carry into the woods either.
Talking in low tones this time Grizz ... late night narrations huh? :woot:
Fantastic and extremely thorough review Grizz! Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for taking out the time to put this together. Answers quite a few questions for me regarding Kammock.
Nicely done Grizz. Balanced report.
Guess my biggest surprise was the weight of the lunar weave fabric...
...and the substantial difference between the advertised weight and actual weight of the hammock.
While still curious about the feel of the fabric I am now certain I will continue to curb the impulse to buy it.
Fantastic! Thanks for the very thorough review. Very well done.
Great review Grizz... as usual.
Good review Grizz. Basically summed up what I thought the Kammock would be weight wise based on discussions with the makers here on HF.net
Great review! TYVM
As always a wonderful and information packed review! Thanks Grizz!