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    "the Eureka! Chrysalis has a patented design"

    I wonder what sort of remarkable claims Eureka! are making in their patent(s) and whether they will get into a contest with JRB or did JRB license the design to Eureka?

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    Quote Originally Posted by campcrafter View Post
    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.
    Ohh no, not another Bridge patent. I really wonder what they patented? No I don't want to turn this into another patent discussion.

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    i just searched the most recently published applications and the eureka design is not there.

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    They said it was patented.... did they say they owned the patent?
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    maybe they patented making it heavy.
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    maybe they are citing a presious patent... a little bizarre but hey... it might be worth selliing points
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    yeah, i wonder if anyone could cite a bridge hammock as a patented design? since it would be based on the expired bridge patent.

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    I thought for a while about making a cover like this hammock has, rather than using a tarp. My idea was much like this one but I decided not to make it. Two major drawbacks that I see - dealing with the condensation, and not having a place to cook or do chores out of the rain like you can in a one person tent. Easy enough under a hammock tarp...but not in a cover like this.

    In the end, it would have weighed as much or more as a tarp. The minor gain in convenience of not having to set up a tarp is quickly outweighed by the disadvantages.

    Add to that being able to set up the tarp w/o hammock...for lunch or rest stops...and it's just not worth it IMO.
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    looks to me like they photoshoped out either 4 or 6 stakes. so i doubt it's even that much faster to set up than a tarp, and with no protected ground space at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    looks to me like they photoshoped out either 4 or 6 stakes. so i doubt it's even that much faster to set up than a tarp, and with no protected ground space at all.
    No I think that's the spreader bars and not guy line tie outs.

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