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Chill out anywhere you can drive to with a truck-mounted hammock

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You can hammock any the hell where you want to with one of these bad boys
You can hammock any the hell where you want to with one of these bad boys
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This guy hammocks, and he does it anywhere
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This guy hammocks, and he does it anywhere
Beach? Looks like a beaut place to hammock
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Beach? Looks like a beaut place to hammock
You can hammock any the hell where you want to with one of these bad boys
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You can hammock any the hell where you want to with one of these bad boys
Snow time like the present to get your hammock on
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Snow time like the present to get your hammock on
Yeah, I don't see any trees around that you could hang a hammock off to enjoy this view
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Yeah, I don't see any trees around that you could hang a hammock off to enjoy this view
That's 40 pounds of fold-uppin', go anywhere relaxation, right there
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That's 40 pounds of fold-uppin', go anywhere relaxation, right there
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It's a hammock mount that goes on the back of your truck. Not a hammock, mind you – McLean Metalworks wisely assumes that the sort of people that buy US$399 truck mounts for their hammocks are very particular about their suspended slings, so it's just the mount. BYO hammock.

It fits a standard two-inch vehicle receiver hitch, can handle a hammock up to nine feet six inches (2.9 m) long, happily lugs up to 300 lb (136 kg), while weighing just 40 lb (18 kg) itself. It folds up nice and small to go in the back.

You don't need any pesky trees, posts or wobbly tripods. You don't need nothin'. With one of these on board (and the hammock of your choice), you're a fully independent hammocking machine ready to hammock it up anytime, anywhere.

This guy hammocks, and he does it anywhere
This guy hammocks, and he does it anywhere

But let's face it, you already know if you want it. Obviously, it'll be beaut for camping, a place to lie down and read while preventing any of your buddies from opening up the back of the car.

But if you've got a bit of imagination, it needn't end there. I'm seeing hammock races where points are lost for spilling beer. Best keep the speed down, or they'll turn into paraglider races.

And I can't think of many bigger power moves than breaking one of these bad boys out in the middle of the city on a warm day, watching besuited masses grind their lives away while you try not to poke yourself in the eye with your margarita straw. There's no law against relaxation, people, watch and weep.

It's a hammock mount, that goes on the back of your truck. Enough said.

Source: McLean Metalworks

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2 comments
f8lee
To your thought about relaxing in the city whilst the working stiffs walk by...I can just see the reports of attacks on the folks who try that (and are taking up precious space while doing it!).
Ralf Biernacki
They should have mounted it in front of the vehicle. Would make it much more relaxing to lounge in the hammock while your spouse is driving the car down an expressway.