The Bat Hammock is a single point hammock for hanging from one attachment above you. This is required if you need to sleep hanging on the side of a cliff or to hang under under a single limb of a tree up and away from the bears. The hammock extends 50cm up on both sides of you, and the three straps on both sides are 100cm long meeting at a main reinforced attach loop above. The hammock is 7' long (2.1 meters) and curls up around your feet and head for safety, so that there is no way you can slide out. The hammock has double layers with a velcro access for inserting a foam pad beneath you if desired. The hammock is designed to pack small and light (appx 2kg without the fiberglass spreader poles). There are hanging loops inside and outside on both sides of the hammock for clipping in gear, and there are two velcro mesh pockets in the middle which are easily accessible. The Bat Hammock comes with 7 fiberglass spreader poles (4 longitudinal and 3 lateral). We have installed special loop pockets on the fore and aft spreaders for insertion of the fiberglass spreader bars to create a more open sleeping platfrom and to make it more comfortable. You can use all or some of the fiberglass spreader bars as per your preference. (This hammock can easily be used without foam pad and without the spreader bars, but these features are there if required). The three webbing straps from each side pass completely under the body and incorporate "X-design" to support the body in the hammock. Also avialable is an optional Ripstop Nylon CONE RAIN FLY which completely seals the hammock from rain (except a very small slit at the top for the attach loops to slip through). The CONE FLY hangs down below the hammock with a draw string to close it in windy conditions. Special thanks to Logan Spader from for the Video Field Report.

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Velcro opening for optional insertion of foam pad for increased comfort.

External and internal loops and mesh pockets for stowing gear.

High visibility stuff sack containing Bat Hammock and Cone Fly.

1.5" nylon web straps sewn completely under the hammock double stitched.

Compression straps for rolling the Bat Hammock and Cone Fly together.

Looking towards your toes -- the entry and exit point of the Bat Hammock.

Bat Hammock System -- Hammock, Cone Rain Fly, Stuff Sack.It is easy to get into the hammock by sitting at the open end below your feet, and then rolling back and into the the hammock. Then you can easily adjust your position fore and aft to find the best balancing point for sleeping. The hammock comes with "horizontal" and "longitudinal" spreaders to hold the hammock open and create a stable sleeping platform. These are not necessary, and some people may wish not to use them for a lighter Bat Hammock option. We have purposely not put adjustments on the vertical webbing, because this could be a weak point. Instead, you are free to use and ring and carabineer to shorten the vertical webs near your head, to incline your body into more of a sitting position (depending on how much you shorten the 2 vertical webs nearest your head). Materials: The Bat Hammock is made with Nylon 420D and reinforced with 2 layers of ES Polyspun Polyester 450 (yarncount 150x30) coated with Breatex to keep it waterproof but breathable and comfortable. The straps are 1.25" Nylon, and the Cone Rain Fly is Ripstop Nylon.  Color: Dark Olive with black straps (we do not make blue color. Our sample only). Cone Rain Fly is Dark Olive Green. Cone Net is dark color, so it is easy to see out. Dimensions: 7' long x 8' high (including the 1 meter straps) to a single attach loop. (packed: 20cm x 20cm x 10cm). Weight (with spreader poles): 2.2kg. (5.5lbs).
Mountain Climbing is extremely dangerous. Use of this hammock for cliff-camping requires training, experience, thorough visual inspection and additional harness and clip-in separate from the hammock for additional safety. We cannot be responsible for equipment failure, so check it very carefully yourself and never trust any one piece of equipment 100%.

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The Bat Hammock cups around your head for safety and support.

Inside sleeves for "longitudinal" and "horizontal" spreaders to hold the hammock open.

"Longitudinal spreaders" come with the hammock and provide a stable platform for sleeping.

Cone Fly attach points for tying the fly up and away when not raining.

Cone Fly has a small hole and loop at the top to slide over the hammock loop.

Cone Fly on the Bat Hammock -- with draw string closing the fly beneath the hammock.CONE FLY & CONE NET
Bat Hammock without Cone FlyWe have designed a custom Cone Rain Fly for the Bat Hammock. The Carabineer loop for the Bat Hammock slides through the top of the Cone Fly with the Cone Fly Loop holding the fly in position above the hammock. The fly extends down 15" (35cm) past the bottom of the Bat Hammock with a draw string at the base of the fly to close the fly beneath the hammock for windy wet conditions. The hole at the top of the hammock is very small, but it may be a good idea to take a small plastic bag to clip the carbineer through, and then to pull over the top of the rain fly, to seal this hole for extreme rain conditions "on the edge." The dimensions of the rain fly are 265cm tall x 330cm base (8' tall x 12' circumference at the base).

We also now have a Cone Net for the Bat Hammock. It is exactly the same idea as the Cone Fly, but it a mosquito net for keeping out the bugs.

We look forward to seeing your photos of your Bat Hammock in action. If you have any questions, please email me -- TOM CLAYTOR


Bat Hammock being tested "out on the edge" by Josh Mucci and his friends.

Bat Hammock with Fiberglass poles being used by Jean Baptiste Poncet in France (Jul 2012)