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DayLite Hammock might just be the world's lightest

DayLite Hammock might just be ...
The DayLite Hammock is made from polyethelene and ripstop nylon
The DayLite Hammock is made from polyethelene and ripstop nylon
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The DayLite Hammock can  can be stuffed into a tiny, fist-sized carry sack for easy transport
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The DayLite Hammock can  can be stuffed into a tiny, fist-sized carry sack for easy transport
The DayLite Hammock weighs just four ounces
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The DayLite Hammock weighs just four ounces
The DayLite Hammock is made from polyethelene and ripstop nylon
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The DayLite Hammock is made from polyethelene and ripstop nylon
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If you're setting off into wilderness for some relaxation but have a long hike to get through first, you're going to want to keep your load to minimum. Hammocks that weigh less than an iPhone 7 are one solution, and a new one to hit Kickstarter is claiming to undercut them all.

Billed as the world's lightest hammock, the DayLite is made by Minnesota's Superior Hammock, which also produces a heftier down-filled hammock for those more concerned with comfort. The bare-bones version won't have you sleeping like a king in the great outdoors, but with a weight of just 4 ounces (113 g) you'll barely even notice you took it along for the ride. An iPhone 7 by the way, tips the scales at 4.87 oz (138 g).

Made from specialized polyethelene and ripstop nylon, the DayLite Hammock can support up to 300 lb (136 kg). It measures 8 ft long and 3.5 ft across (2.4 x 1 m) when unfurled, with 10-ft (3 m) straps and an aluminum cinch buckle at either end for easy looping around nearby trees. It can also can be stuffed into a tiny, fist-sized carry sack for easy transport.

The DayLite Hammock can  can be stuffed into a tiny, fist-sized carry sack for easy transport
The DayLite Hammock can  can be stuffed into a tiny, fist-sized carry sack for easy transport

Early pledges of US$79 are available for the DayLite Hammock, with shipping slated for December if all goes to plan. For those after a better sleep, the down-filled Superior Hammock, which itself weighs just over two lb (900 g), is available for a pledge of $329, with shipping planned for March 2018.

Check out the pitch video for the Superior Hammock below.

Source: Kickstarter

Superior Hammock | The Ultimate Sleep System

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