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Byer of Maine Moskito Kakoon Hammock

Byer of Maine Moskito Kakoon Hammock

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Hi. Is the moskito protection removable ? Thanks
Baalot
Hello. It is not removable. However you just need to flip the hammock over and you will be able to use it with out the netting.. We intentionally designed it so that the spreader bars are removable so that you can use it both ways and not have to worry about the spreader bars poking you. Enjoy!
Help for a father purchasing for his Boy Scout... If I buy this hammock plus the optional fly plus the optional tie straps will that be everything he needs? Would I need to purchase any other webbing, straps, cords, stakes for the fly, etc to hang this? Thanks in advance!
WestChesterKeith
The only other thing you would need is optional comfort gear. Sleeping gear, under quilt, etc.
Dannyhammock
Thank you! He's got a good bag and does mostly 3/4 season camping so I'll let him decide if he needs the under quilt or not. Appreciate the reply.
Hi. Can someone answer if the optional fly has holes for trekking poles so I could be use as a tarp tent as well?
Thank you
LustigLiran
Hello - Yes it does have holes for trekking poles and the appropriate tie downs on the ends for you too. Thanks for your interest!
Even at this great price I think I'm going to wait till spring to pick this up. Maybe we'll have an updated version by then as well?
$21.25 shipping costs to Europe is a deal breaker, a pity.
Aems
Yup same for Australia. No deal, tell em they're dreamin'.
I have had a hennesy for .. a decade, still going well but I have moved further from the equator, closer to the pole and the colder (not snow but ..) nights see me.needing an underquilt because damn, i get cold at night.
I see from.commemts this doesn't have underquilt attachment built in ? are there other models coming with that feature ? It's become a must have for me.
MickeyBliss
Thank you for your interest. I have never actually seen a hammock with a built in attachment for an underquilt. Do you have one? I just assumed that people attached it to the rope at the end of the hammock. Interesting idea that I think could be added next time we rework the hammock.
Can’t wait for this! any chance they will ship sooner than July 3rd?
Ahurd
Yes, they will ship before then. When I left on Friday they were working on the shipments, so I am hopeful they will all be on the way early this coming week.
Sorry if this is obvious, but does it have attachment points for an underquilt?
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My only guess is that they attach it to the loop of rope at each end of the hammock.
I go hammock to Camp Nano22 biner to Hummingbird UL straps. For the underquilt (costco DIY), I have shock cord running the length of both sides of the UQ that extend up through the biner and back down the other side of the UQ making a complete loop of shock cord down both sides of the UQ and looped up through the biner and the ends finish at a cord lock at a "reachable" position while lying in the hammock (about shoulder high). The ends of the shock cord go through the cord lock and get a Knot so they dont slide out of the cord lock. Now from inside the hammock I can reach out and tighten up the UQ as needed. My costco DIY UQ w/ shock cord and cord lock weighs 16oz. on the dot. Hope this helps...
I’m 6’3” and this hammock appears to be 9ft. Has anyone at 6’ tried this? Can you get a flat lay?
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tje09034
I'm 6'2" and have used a 9'10" hammock (slightly longer than this), and I was very uncomfortable. I'm hoping to find a 10.5-11 hammock and see if it's more comfortable.
According to the massdrop page I bought it at the length is 107". I'd probably need more than 20cm extra for a diagonal fit.
Can I just order the straps??
siegrisj
I'm sorry you cannot. If you want to email me directly though with your shipping address I can get you a quote on how much it would be to order just the Micro Straps. danh@byerofmaine.com
Boycott you can get exactly the same thing at half the price on e-bay
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The problem is they said "exactly they same thing". And that is not true.
The first hammock you gave a link to is pink and is only 102" long. That is Tiny. Our Moskito Kakoon hammock is 116". That's a big difference
The second link you provided, the hammock is 106" long and they call it a double. That's not even as big as our Traveller lite single person hammock. Also, if you look at the images they have images of a cotton hammock in there too. There are a couple of red flags thers.
The third link you provided is 102".
Isn't it always a question of quality? How people think things that are totally different are "exactly the same" is just stupid.
I just received my hammock, but for the rope where a hammock strap would go, the zip ties holding the rope tips down do not seem secure. Has anyone else had this issue, and if so, what was the solution?
RBVakarian
Hello. I just wanted to let you know that the zip ties are really only there to discourage people from undoing the knots. They are not there to provide any sort of structural integrity there. I hope you are enjoying your hammock so far.
Dannyhammock
I love the hammock so far. Three day 'swings' and I went camping with it on Thanksgiving. I like how it's not claustrophobic
I've used this hammock for only a short while. (7 nights). It's really good. I've added dutch straps and buckles for suspension and have a kelty tarp (via massdrop). The system is bullet proof and comfortable. While I have lusted after more expensive hammocks, for a long time, with the moskito kakoon, that need has gone. I'm 5'11" 195lbs and the width and length is more than adequate. Good diagonal lie, without fabric in my face. Only slight mod I have made was running the Ridge line inside the bug net, after the poles, to create a hanging line. Good hammock, unmatched price. Thanks Byer and Massdrop
Can anyone suggest a lightweight fly to go with the hammock? or are most people happy to use the one in the drop? I'm looking to see if the total weight of the system can be reduced. Don't want to go for dyneema for various reasons. Wondering if there is a lightweight silnylon one with enough difference in weight to make it worth getting over the one in the drop. Thanks
Kanano
With trying to stay cheap and light (which normally doesn't work) I paired this hammock w/ hummingbird UL straps (i think they are 2.3 oz. total/ $30), a bear butt tarp (14oz/$25), and camp Nano22 caribiners (1.4oz for the pair/$10). This set-up on my scale is 37.1 oz. for everything. I've slept 20-30 nights in it, more than a few in the rain and woke up dry and toasty down to 40F (w/ top/under quilt. 2 X DIY costco down quilts $40/30 oz.). After add-ons and this hammock system is $100/67.1 oz. total and I have no regrets or complaints. Love this hammock! Thanks MD.
Does anyone know the shipping cost?
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Gotcha, I saw the shipping price ($7.75 for my location). Thanks for your help, just placed my order for a complete set. Hope it will be better than the ENO junglenest I owned.
kev108
Glad to hear. I'd be interested in hearing your feedback and comparison of the two since you've owned both. Email me sometime when you have had a chance to really check it out and let me know any pros and cons you feel are worth mentioning in compared to the ENO. danh@byerofmaine.com
This hammock is made in China. Holds a beefy 440lbs, and might have won an award. Its lightweight and the included insect netting make it outstanding. Normally this hammock sells for $60, I found one on Amazon for $105. I don't know if these prices include the up-sell for the fly and little straps. Most reviews say the straps need to be upgraded, but I guess they will work.
I'm not in on this drop. Holding out for a larger (double) hammock, that comes with fly and quality straps (obviously will cost more); but this might be perfect for you, and the price is right!
ConsumerAdvocate
Thank you for your input. But I do want to clarify that the hammock has a weight limit of 275lbs. The Micro Strap does have a weight limit of 440lbs but when the hammock weight limit is less we should stick with the lower number.
The suggested retail price on this item is $59.95 for just the hammock. The Rainfly is normally $79.95, and the Micro Strap is normally $29.95.
" Most reviews say the straps need to be upgraded, but I guess they will work. " - I wonder if these reviews were when the hammock came with ropes to hang it with. I know a lot of people wanted to upgrade the hang systems back then. But now it only comes with a small loop of rope to attach any hang system to and the Micro Strap is an add on.
Dannyhammock
Great feedback, thank you; I'm highly confident your are correct on all points. I didn't research this one like I normally do, mostly because I'm not in for this drop.
I received my hammock and fly at the start of summer. I've now spent 7 nights over 3 trips in it. I'm a hammock newbie so this is my first experience hanging. Overall I am very happy with the product - easy to set up, comfortable - I had to go to ground one night on my last trip for *reasons*, and I will be avoiding it whenever I can in the future. No more roots, rocks and slopes to contend with. I had rain on 3 of the nights, the fly looked small, but I didn't get a drop on me. I'm 6ft and on my back, side and (almost) stomach with comfortably. I used it both with and without a pad in the hammock, with and without a light-weight underquilt. The biggest adjustment is for gear storage. I've taken to bringing a cheap, small 2nd hammock that I hang under my sleep hammock for my gear, which helps to keep it in range at night so I can store my phone, headlamp, water etc. Overall this sleep system with top/underquilt packs smaller than my 2-man tent + bag.
The only issue I've had is with the spreader bars for the netting. The last night they slipped out of the bag as the did almost every time I set up, and the size and color made it nearly impossible to find on the forest floor among the similar sized twigs. A better color would solve this - bright red or green, I'll be adding a strip of vinyl tape to mine. Then the ferrule fell off of the poles, I was not able to find it so went with one spreader bar. Finally, sliding the remaining one into the webbing pocket, it pushed through the seam - not a big deal - a few stitches to fix, but I'll need to jury-rig a replacement ferrule.
One other note if you are new to hanging - the mosquitoes sound like they are in the hammock with you and take some getting used to.
Missed the drop can i still get one direct for this price? Maybe two?
Just received my hammock and traveller fly set up this week. Looks pretty good, but not really sure how I'm supposed to attach the ridge line corner guy lines of the fly? One end has two longer guy lines and the other end has one comparatively shorter line. I've looked online and see no instructions, videos or images regarding this anywhere. The web page for the fly shows what looks like the lines being tied around the trees in some indistinguishable fashion. Forgive my ignorance, this is my first hammock tent. What's the correct way to set this fly up?
richie_ah
Hi, that does sound strange. Send me some images and I'll see if I can help you out. danh@byerofmaine.com
Dannyhammock
Hi. I'm not going to be able to do that until end of week as away from home for work. Will do when I get back on weekend. Any chance you may have some detailed pics of how hammock & fly is supposed to be attached to trees? My email: richardaharley@gmail.com Cheers.
Quick re-drop considering I'm still waiting on the previous one to arrive.
old.magpie
Yes, these are in very high demand by the Massdrop community. Did you get a tracking number? Email me your name and I'll look it up for you. danh@byerofmaine.com
Dannyhammock
Email sent. Thanks for your interest. (Update) looks like it has finally left U.S. A little more confident of seeing it soon.
Just got a shipping notice!
typeronin
Oh right.
Mine came well before the original ship date. Great drop.
According to the description, will Byer of Maine be shipping these themselves? So I assume we won't have the usual huge shipment to Massdrop then two weeks for them to repack them?
do any straps come with the hammock or do i have to buy the mini straps to have straps?
sounds like a great deal... but 21 bucks for shipping to SG??
I'm quite interested in this hammock. I'm a novice and I've been doing a bit of research on a few brands. I think the Hennessy Hammocks look good. How does this model compare with a zip model Hennessy? I like the idea of the Hennessy snake skins. I wonder if they would work on this hammock.
I'm curious if this model has tie out points at the midpoint of the hammock. A few of the pics make it seem like it is tied out but the pics don't show any lines.
Also, could it be pitched as a tent with trekking poles if needed?
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So at 6'5" this will likely be a bit too tall for this?
Also does the optional strap increase the weight capacity of the whole system to 200kg or is that just what they are rated for.
warriorscot
Based off some consumer feedback from avid hammock campers, you will likely be a bit too tall for this one. But if you have experience is similar sized hammocks you would know best. The Micro Strap has a higher weight capacity than the hammock. Stick to the hammock weight limit just to be safe if you decide to give it a try.
This is a solid hammock for those looking to get into them. Much cheaper than ENO offerings and every bit as well made (if not more). I've since gone upmarket with boutique offerings but I've held on to this model to lend to family and friends who don't already have a hammock setup. There are a couple of things that made me switch to a Blackbird and Ridgerunner hammock: 1) It's a tad small for me to lay on the diagonal (5'10', 170lbs) 2) Hard to get the bugnet completely away from my face when laying on the diagonal, got a few mosquito bites on the side for my forehead.
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ElectronicVices
I can agree with that. I bought one of these on Massdrop in a previous drop. And camped in it twice so far. Diagonal is simply NOT a option. (Am 6'1" 95 kilo male)
Also...would've been nice to know beforehand how freaking cold it is in one of these without something like a good mat or underquilt or something. That first night outside was freaking cold.
LX_Emergency
Convection is a real killer in hammock hanging... I use at least some sort of insulation when temps will be below 70F/21C.
I sent Massdrop a message about how one of the spreader bars stretched the mesh at the bottom of the sheath pocket, made a hole in it and popped out. I haven't had any reply. Although I'm otherwise happy with the hammock, be aware that this can happen. I wasn't even in the hammock when it happened, and the plastic protective caps were on both sides of both rods. I didn't tense up the attachment cord either.
Benjamin6264
Sorry to hear about your hammock. My name is Dan Hall from Byer of Maine. I'd like an opportunity to resolve your issue directly. Please send 3 or 4 images to me directly for inspection. Some of the spreader bar, and a few of the whole hammock just for an overall visual inspection. If it is a defect I'll be happy to send you a replacement at no charge. danh@byerofmaine.com
My hammock arrived with only two half spreader bars. Could I get the other two halves sent?
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Darreninjapan
Hey guys. Glad you found them. If this happens again and you can't find them just let me know. We have extras. danh@byerofmaine.com
Dannyhammock
Awesome, thanks Danny! Love the hammock!
I'm assuming I can replace cord at gathered ends with Whoopie slings? Thanks in advance!!
Iouone
Yes, he end of the hammock is like most with the sewn channel where the rope goes through.
can you purchase the quick cable and rain tar at another date through your website or can you only get them with a hamoc?
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Also they dropped for the same price as their cost here. I would suggest getting them now if you can and save on shipping.
A_bowl_of_Stew
Hello, I'm sure we'll have them separately at some point. But if you don't want to wait just contact me directly and I'll treat you more than fair. danh@byerofmaine.com