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Old 03-14-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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So, my boyfriend has a '12 JK - I saw this hammock while looking for ideas for his birthday next month.

Jeep Hammock by Trek Light

My question is this... I purchased a different hammock for him; and need to ensure there is nothing real special about this one that makes it ultra compatible with the Jeep that others might be missing.
Now for the silly question... Where does the hammock tie onto the Jeep? Anywhere, I assume?

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I love these Jeep tents, but not necessarily the price. Are there better deals out there on these? He'd love it, I'm sure!

Jeep Hammock by Trek Light

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There is nothing special about that hammock. It just ties into the roll bar, it looks like a rebranded ENO (Eagles Nest Outfitters) Doublenest. I use a hammock when I backpack, and have tied off to my Jeep a couple of times.

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So, my boyfriend has a '12 JK - I saw this hammock while looking for ideas for his birthday next month.

Jeep Hammock by Trek Light

My question is this... I purchased a different hammock for him; and need to ensure there is nothing real special about this one that makes it ultra compatible with the Jeep that others might be missing.
Now for the silly question... Where does the hammock tie onto the Jeep? Anywhere, I assume?

Also,

I love these Jeep tents, but not necessarily the price. Are there better deals out there on these? He'd love it, I'm sure!

Jeep Hammock by Trek Light

Thanks!
First - I have 2 of those Trek Lights (one double, one single). They're awesome. I leave the single in the Jeep, it fits really nicely in the rear hidden cargo space. I don't see anything special about the "jeep" model compared to the normal double that I already have.

Second - if you want a real "Jeep hammock" check this out Jammock: it's a hammock for your Jeep. - Home I just got one of those as well, and it's definitely handy! Works as a sun shade, wind jammer, rear hammock...easy to put up and surprisingly comfortable. I'm about 6' 1" and can relax in it comfortably.
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There is nothing special about that hammock. It just ties into the roll bar, it looks like a rebranded ENO (Eagles Nest Outfitters) Doublenest. I use a hammock when I backpack, and have tied off to my Jeep a couple of times.
I agree- Get an ENO Doublenest.. Most local outdoor stores and REI's carry them.. They will tie off to the Jeep as well.
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There is nothing special about that hammock. It just ties into the roll bar, it looks like a rebranded ENO (Eagles Nest Outfitters) Doublenest. I use a hammock when I backpack, and have tied off to my Jeep a couple of times.
Definitely not just a "rebranded" ENO. Similar design, yes, but Trek Light has been around for quite a while. I looked at both models and went with the Trek Light for a few reasons. You can check out their website as well Camping Hammocks, Portable Lightweight Parachute Nylon Sleeping Hammocks, Travel Hiking Backpacking

These guys sure liked them.
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Definitely not just a "rebranded" ENO. Similar design, yes, but Trek Light has been around for quite a while. I looked at both models and went with the Trek Light for a few reasons. You can check out their website as well Camping Hammocks, Portable Lightweight Parachute Nylon Sleeping Hammocks, Travel Hiking Backpacking
Same material, same weight almost exact same dimensions, whatever. Incidentally you can add GranTrunk with ENO and TL as being almost the exact same product. That being said, regardless of what brand you (@ the OP) buy (or bought) check elsewhere for prices, you can get any of the three for cheaper on Amazon.

Also pick up a set of tree saver straps, do not just tie the rope around the tree it will damage the bark. Or better yet get him tree saver recovery strap that could pull double duty.
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Same material, same weight almost exact same dimensions, whatever. Incidentally you can add GranTrunk with ENO and TL as being almost the exact same product. That being said, regardless of what brand you (@ the OP) buy (or bought) check elsewhere for prices, you can get any of the three for cheaper on Amazon.

Also pick up a set of tree saver straps, do not just tie the rope around the tree it will damage the bark. Or better yet get him tree saver recovery strap that could pull double duty.
+1 to Amazon. I always check there regardless of what I'm buying, and typically surprised at how many things are available there.

Also, TL doesn't market those as "jeep hammocks". Must just be that Jeep website that's pushing the brand for that use. ENO/Hennessy/TL all hang up pretty much the same way. Not sure why they decided to specify it as a Jeep hammock
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Awesome feedback! Thanks! This is the one I ordered for him... Perhaps I should have shopped around, I had no clue there were so many options.

Hammock Bliss Double Hammock
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Second - if you want a real "Jeep hammock" check this out Jammock: it's a hammock for your Jeep. - Home I just got one of those as well, and it's definitely handy! Works as a sun shade, wind jammer, rear hammock...easy to put up and surprisingly comfortable. I'm about 6' 1" and can relax in it comfortably.

Wow, the Jammock is cool. So, tell me... Since he has the 4DR, I should be able to use two?
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Wow, the Jammock is cool. So, tell me... Since he has the 4DR, I should be able to use two?
Someone else asked the same question on his site...I think the response was that the sound bar gets in the way of using it on the top, but you can use it as a sling seat angled from the rear bars and top bars. See this thread -> Jammock



Edit - just looking at a picture of a topless 4 door, I'd really think you'd be able to fit a second in the rear section. I couldn't say for sure though - doesn't work on the back of my 2 door for sure, except as the angled seat.
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Also pick up a set of tree saver straps, do not just tie the rope around the tree it will damage the bark. Or better yet get him tree saver recovery strap that could pull double duty.
Would this be what I need to order?

ARB ARB735US 3" x 16' Tree Saver Strap - 26500 lbs Capacity : Amazon.com : Automotive
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Thanks cyclone88 for the info!
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Thanks cyclone88 for the info!
No problem! Sounds like he's a lucky guy!
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Jeep Tent

Oops.. corrected link for the tent.

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Someone else asked the same question on his site...I think the response was that the sound bar gets in the way of using it on the top, but you can use it as a sling seat angled from the rear bars and top bars. See this thread -> Jammock



Edit - just looking at a picture of a topless 4 door, I'd really think you'd be able to fit a second in the rear section. I couldn't say for sure though - doesn't work on the back of my 2 door for sure, except as the angled seat.
Cyclone88: Thanks for the plug!

mymansjeep: I don't remember if you contacted us about this issue, but if you have any other questions about the Jammock, ask away. I'm James, the inventor and owner of the Jammock.
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Yep if you want to get a real deal recovery one, the ARB is real good.

Or the smaller "hammock only" version ENO Slap Straps.

However if he is planning on hanging off of his Jeep, he may as well have something he can keep with, and use for his jeep.
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Yep if you want to get a real deal recovery one, the ARB is real good.

Or the smaller "hammock only" version ENO Slap Straps.

However if he is planning on hanging off of his Jeep, he may as well have something he can keep with, and use for his jeep.
Fantastic! Thanks for the info!
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Likewise, this is Seth Haber - founder of Trek Light Gear. Our hammocks have been extremely popular with the Jeep community for many years (TLG has been around for 10 years and counting) and I love seeing more people discover the 'never Jeep without it again' excitement that a TLG hammock can bring.

If there's anything I can do to help or any questions I can answer just let me know!
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Likewise, this is Seth Haber - founder of Trek Light Gear. Our hammocks have been extremely popular with the Jeep community for many years (TLG has been around for 10 years and counting) and I love seeing more people discover the 'never Jeep without it again' excitement that a TLG hammock can bring.

If there's anything I can do to help or any questions I can answer just let me know!
Seth: I can see why they've been popular. Those are some great photos, and your product looks very relaxing. I will have to get one at some point!

Why not get both? It appears to me that TrekLightGear hammocks are very well-suited for overnighting and camping within an area that has lots of tie-down opportunities (or an additional Jeep or two), whereas the Jammock is well-suited to casual, private use in an area devoid of tie-downs or Jeeps, in addition to offering the versatility of mulitple functions (windjammer, sunshade, water-resistant bikini, tonneau, etc.). I think buying both would be fiscally responsible, given the lack of overlapping functionality.

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I completely agree - I actually discovered Jammock for the first time through this thread and they definitely complement each other well. Great product James!
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I completely agree - I actually discovered Jammock for the first time through this thread and they definitely complement each other well. Great product James!
Seth: Thanks very much, you guys have a great line of gear. Happy trails.

Cheers!
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We had a winner in our Jammock Spring Contest! Jim from New York posted a great picture of himself carrying his beautiful bride over his running boards and into a new life of trails and mud. Check it out at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jammo...51951441504657
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does the Jammock start to sag after a while? I am a little taller, 6'4", and I dont want that thing bopping me on the head when driving and catching wind...
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does the Jammock start to sag after a while? I am a little taller, 6'4", and I dont want that thing bopping me on the head when driving and catching wind...
If it does, you simply tighten the straps. The material is a little stretchy, to allow for comfort, but it isn't like spandex, so it's not going to overstretch and stay that way.

However:
At 6'4" you might have a different issue--wherein the Jammock touches the top of your head if your head is higher than the top of the side roll bar.
  • The OEM soft-top gives a couple of extra inches over than the side roll bar.
  • The Jammock was designed to be level with the top of the roll bar and to sag no lower than 2" (to the bottom of the roll bar).
  • This design was done this way to add overhead storage.

There is a very easy fix to this, however. A piece of 550 cord/webbing/string that goes through the footman loop and around the rear roll bar will ensure that the Jammock is secured and out of your hair (literally).
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cool thanks, and is there any pics of people using it with a 4 door? or two of them? and is tan the only color?
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cool thanks, and is there any pics of people using it with a 4 door? or two of them? and is tan the only color?
For the 4-door, there are no pics, but it fits in the front, same as in a 2-door. As for using two Jammocks in the 4-door, I believe that you'd run into problems in the rear area, due to the soundbar. But it could work.

Tan with black edging and webbing is the only color.

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