have any of you seen these?
holy shite man the cost!
I have seen the before. Even there "Ultralight" is heavy. They are all very expensive too.
I couldnt get either link to work. That box with the red "X" is there again. Cursed red X! :D BD
I think the Hiker Rest model looks interesting. Neat concept. That looks it would pretty easy to make a DIY version.
It looks like you need three trees to hang it. Coming off the road I sometimes have a hard time finding two without underbrush around them.
I don't even think they are using a spreader bar. It looks like it might be rope or something on the Hiker's Nest. Take a look at the Hunter's Nest. There is no spreader mechanism used at all. It just pulled between to trees at the head, with nothing in between. They say this about the Hunter's Nest:
Take The Hiker'sRest, add a "sil-nyl" camo fly and camo booties to hide the several pieces of metal hardware, and you have The Hunter'sNest.
The idea does look interesting... and the tent model looks like it could hold two fluffy dinos. Now I have to resist the urge to go out and try this :D
Another thing would be the forces involved. With 2 people I am thinking you would need some pretty strong trees and webbing.