In addition to the tents presented in form 256, hammocks also offer a comfortable option for sleeping or relaxing in the open air. They are less of a protection against wind and weather but on the plus side they are lighter and take up less space offering an alternative for outdoor sports and leisure.
A berth that is both portable and comfortable had been a vision of Nick Scroggs and Fred Bane ever since their student days. But not until last year did their idea develop into a concrete product. What makes their Hacked Pack unique is the hammock stowed away in a compartment beneath the back pad, which thanks to the nylon straps and industrial carabiners provided can be hung up anywhere. The hammock is made of parachute material that is both tough and light, making Hacked Pack ideal for outdoors enthusiasts and hikers who can enjoy a night in the open without much in the way of extra baggage –or a sore back. But the two inventors hope their Hacked Pack will also appeal to people just looking for a place to chill during their lunch break or between lectures.