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    Eureka Chrysalis Hammock

    Note at trailspace of Eureka introducing their camping hammock the Chrysalis sometime spring '09. A bridge style hammock.

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    Pretty heavy. Interesting though. http://www.trailspace.com/blog/2008/...chrysalis.html
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    Yep, interesting, but besides the weight I'm afraid it may be a little claustrophobic in there... hot & humid too when it's warm, & likely to have condensation problems.
    But that's just my 1st impression/guessing.

    It would probably be good to let Eureka know that the hammock community is glad to see them getting involved in hammocks & invite them to drop by Hammock Forums. They could glean from the experience of regular hammockers here if they would join in.
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    Looks like a canoe! Still, it's a hammock and that means I'll need one; besides I've got a few short friends.
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    Very cool looking hammock but I agree that it's way to heavy. Hammocking must really be catching on if a major manufacturer like Eureka is making one. It looks like it's using some sort of cinch buckle/webbing setup.
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    The number of hammocks on the AT really suprised me! HHs are BY FAR the majority, but still it seemed that for every 20 hikers one was sleeping better than the other 19. A little birdy told me that Coleman was in the process of bringing a hammock to the market. Like most rumors, it can't be trusted till seen, but how cool is that?
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    You woudn't catch me dead in that thing....wait...that is the only way I'd be in there! Looks like a coffin on ropes to me. :-(

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    I, for one, will be interested in what kind of "tent" things carry over from Eureka, like gear lofts, etc.; and what kind of things they've come up with from either the forums or on their own. I wonder if someone is helping their design team that knows something about camping hammocks? I wonder what the zipper is for in the middle of the hammock? I don't think you'd be cooking under that tarp in a downpour!

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    Yeah I am gonna be nice and start by saying "Hey nice try fellas, looks good." But I went to a hammock as a way to get off the ground and still keep my setup light. If I went with theirs it seems that I could have just went and added a cot to a tarp setup and had the same result. 5 Lbs. is way to much of a load to carry. Car camping still isn't an option for its use because I can bring the kitchen sink with me and my other luxuries. Not sure they have it dialed just yet but I am sure with their kinda monies and R&D they should be able to crank out a descent version in the future.

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    Here is a little more from a Eureka! Press Release.

    Designed for the core backcountry enthusiast, the Eureka! Chrysalis has a patented design combining the comfort of a hammock with the functionality of a solo tent. It enables the consumer to lie in a horizontal position once the tent is assembled securely between two trees, or other stable structures. The overfly provides full weather protection and can be left attached to the lower hammock for take down or set up. Side entry wall flaps make getting in and out easy, and once inside, it has ample room with a gear loft near the head and feet. The Chrysalis is engineered for backcountry use because of its small pack size (only 6” x 21”), and it weighs 4 lbs., 15 oz. MSRP: $199.99.
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