Alright, so some of you might think this is really dumb, but it has recently really apealed to me to have a backpack that could easily and quickly turn into a hammock. So, last night I went ahead and made something that would suffice. I spent only about 30mins making it b/c it was getting late and what not, but it is functional, albeit pretty akward looking. Here are the pictures:
The Hammock itself (it's pretty short to reduce bulk, and I was only planning on using it for lounging on day hikes anyway):
And here it is as a backpack. I decided to make it one of those one strap diagonal jobs because it accomodated the shape of the hammock real well. But, as you can see, it looks more like I'm carrying a garbage bag on my back.
It is suprisingly comfortable, even with a fair amount of weight in it, but it does look a little rediculous. It closes with a drawstring (which becomes the strap across my chest), and a length of velcro. This creates the potential for a large amount of space and a pretty secure closure.
The hammock itself is really comfortable, so I'd really like to use it for my day hikes, but I don't want to look like a dude with a garbage bag on his back. Any ideas on how I could turn this thing into a better looking model of a pack?