Mountains have a dreamy way
Of folding up a noisy day
In quiet covers, cool and gray.
---Leigh Buckner Hanes
Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.
Surely, God never did.
Find the center of gathered end cut a 3 " wide by 2" deep plug out of material sewed grosgain around edges. I made the strap out of 1 1/2 webbing turned on it self creating a cone shaped cup sewed it together to hold its shape bar tacked it several times moved back 1 1/4 bar tacked several times leaving room for spreader bar to go thru. Attached remaining 2 inches to the seats fabric. The matrial is gathered between the slots an lashed in place with some cord I used 550 para cord. Sounds harder than it is, I hope this helped.
what is the measurement of the hammock material to build one of the hammock seats. I looked at the hammock seat web but it doesn't give know measurements just has that it is rated for 350 lbs thanks for the advice.
I havent, kind of put the ol thread injector away for awhile but got it back out recently to finish my down TQ. But now that that is finished I should probably take another crack at the hammock seat
Any recommendations on the actual finished hammock size for this chair? I saw 38 x 38 on the frakenchair thread. I think I'm going to try to make one of these today.
I have the Hammockseat and have hunted in it quite a bit.
It is a good product that is totally worth buying UNLESS someone comes up with an ultralight DIY version.
Then I'LL Make one too
If you could make a variation on the "Winter Recliner" where the hammock seat was double thick folded back on itself in seat mode and you had the option of using the Pole or switching it to standard tree suspension as a Chair AND be able to fold it out full length as a Hammock....THAT would be COOL.
Really easy on your back.
I have taken some really nice hunting naps in it too.
If you don't get the height/angles just right there is some pressure on the bottoms and outside of your legs.
I would like it better if the fabric wasn't so stiff and noisy (gets better with use) and I wish the pole was lighter and quieter to set up.
There are reasons for the heavy fabric and heavy and noisy pole....
Here are some observations and measurements.
The whole assembly folds down to 17" long and 10"-11" circumference.
Weighs 29oz in the (overbuilt) stuff sack which is about 2oz on it's own.
Attachment to the tree is is just 1" webbing fed through the top channel.
There is a plastic squeeze flex buckle with a standard adjustment like on a backpack strap.
wrapping the strap around a tree a few times makes it more stable.
The buckle seems under built but I have used it a lot with no issues (I am 6'1" 210#)
Spreading the hammock top out against the tree makes it WAY MORE COMFORTABLE.
Also, sitting back close the tree gives you way better cover for hunting.
It also keeps the top stable.
And I've shot a Longbow out of mine.
You just have to keep the back high enough and cant your bow accordingly.
Being against the tree like that is a good reason for the material to be extra heavy as it is.
Though it would only have to be heavy at the top channel and a few inches below where it touches the tree.
It is some kind of rubber lined fabric. Black on the inside and camo outside.
PEREMETHRIN THE TOP IN THE SPRING/SUMMER.
It's like a fun "slide" for TICKS coming off the tree.
The way they attach the bottom to the pole:
Webbing is fed through the bottom channel and is BOLTED to the support pole (sandwiched with washers).
The pole is a 3 section telescoping pole with spring tabs that pop out to hold each section in place.
It is 30" fully extended and I always use it at that length.
It has two wings welded onto it to help keep it in place.
Mine are bent up from being wedged into tree roots.
The hammock length is about 39" and they have 2" fold over including the channel and a double stitch plus there is a folded under seam probably another 1/4".
45" of Fabric length?
The width is 36". They did a double stitched and rolled hem so 37" is about right.
If you had 36" wide fabric already, you wouldn't be ruining it by going slightly narrower.
How about a Tube Quiver as the Support pole?
MidTnJohn - THANK YOU! for the detailed info, that is super helpful buddy.
I'll be trying to cut weight by going with a hiking pole (or dead limb) to replace the support pole, and using lighter weight nylon for the body. Per your advice, I'll reinforce around the top where it will rub the tree. I was planning on doing it today, but the wife advised me that we're going shopping today (maybe I can find something to use on this project!), but I plan to make this soon. Thanks again for the info.