One of the very first products that we offered in our line of hammock camping essentials was the Bushman of the Yukon Hammock Chair. We first saw the idea for the chair in one of the Bushman's youtube videos. He was experimenting with a small hammock chair to take on hikes. At the time is current version was made from a rice sack...yep, just an old 20 pound rice bag with a rope slung of each end. But it gave him a spot to sit and relax on day hikes and it gave us the idea to create a little larger chair to be able to kick back in. A few prototypes later and we had the first real hammock chair.
The KickBack Hammock Chair is our second design. It is wider, longer and provides a larger seat area for greater comfort. The KickBack is built with 2 layers of our made in the USA ripstop nylon fabric for added support and load rating as well as greater color variations.
Hammock Chairs are perfect for anywhere you need a light, compact hammock to make your break on the trail more comfortable. Be it in your day pack, your hunting pack, your fishing bag or your weekend backpacking kit a hammock chair lets you put your feet up in seconds.
Consider a hammock chair for your backpacking kit, its one of the essential pieces of our hammock camping kit.
We have just made new HEXCAM® fabric available for our Hammock Camping and Backpacking quilts. HexCam is one of the most unique and inventive camouflage patterns we have ever come across. HEXCAM® patterns utilize nature's own honeycomb pattern, coupled with unique application of layers and shadows to create a 3D effect that provides the user superior camouflage both close-up and at long range. Very similar patterns are found on a variety of animals in nature, most prominently in reptiles and lizards.
HEXCAM® is currently available for all models of Kick Ass Quilts as a special order. Plan for HEXCAM® quilt's to take 1-2 weeks in production. More HEXCAM® patterns will be added as they become available in the coming weeks.
Since Releasing our second top quilt we have gotten a number of folks wanting us to compare the two designs. Here are the detail highlights to help you chose which is the right top quilt for you.
Pack size, weight, widths, color options,
and insulation options are equal between both quilts.
Caring for your Arrowhead-Equipment.com quilts is quite simple.
We use high-quality DWR treated fabrics that will shed most moisture and dust with a simple shake of the quilt. For more stubborn dust, dirt and grime you might pick up in the woods a spray bottle of water and wiping with a paper towel will take off anything on the surface of your Top and Under Quilts.
From time to time a more thorough washing might be needed and for that, we recommend Nikwax Tech Wash. Follow the instructions on the bottle and be sure to thoroughly dry your quilts. And after any trip be certain to give your quilts a day or two to air out and completely dry before being stored long term.
Speaking of long-term storage, be certain to allow your quilts to loft for storing them any longer than a few travel days. All insulation types can be damaged by long-term compression. Just as a spring held under hard compression will not bounce back the same your insulation will loft better if stored in a manner that does not compress the fibers.
For more on Caring for your quilts check out the video below.
So staying warm in a hammock comes down to 2 components, top Side insulation which covers just as it says your top half. You can use any sleeping bag you have or a top quilt. Top quilts are easier to get in and out of but a sleeping bag works too with the zip undone and draped over you like a top quilt would be. In hot weather, you can sub in a blanket too as lightweight as is appropriate...In warm places, a light fleece may be enough or even just a sheet.
The second component is underside insulation. For this you can use a pad like you would on the ground, just keep in mind that a pad distorts the comfort of the hammock, they tend to slip out from under you and they also tend not to be wide enough to cover your shoulders well in a hammock. So the replacement (upgrade) that most folks graduate to after a pad is an underquilt. Underquilts hang under the hammock and insulate you from the convective cooling that hammocks are susceptible to. As they are below the hammock they insulate without being compressed by body weight, they don't change the feel of the hammock and are wide enough to give your shoulders insulation.
Here at Arrowhead-Equipment.com, we are strong proponents of quality Made in America synthetic Under and Top Quilts. We have been building them here in our shop for more than 9 years. Every quilt that we make is 100% Allergen & Cruelty-Free, It's an ideal alternative to down products produced by animals. We build Under Quilts to fit nearly every brand of hammock on the market, including but not limited to our own hammocks. And we offer several designs of Top Quilts and Blankets to suit everyone's sleep style and insulation needs. Check out our full details at our Kick Ass Quilts store page.
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