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Leave the Tent at Home, The Guide to Hammock Camping

September 01, 2020

For some of us, camping is our own personal safe haven. See that boss that is micromanaging you? Or that family member that has been getting on your last nerve?

Well, camping takes care of that. But what if we were to tell you that you don’t always need a tent to camp? Would you believe us? Tents can be great if you are trying to escape excessively cold or hot weather.

But what if you live in paradise, where the sun shines just enough and the breeze is just right? Sounds like a fantasy right? Well, it’s not! Hammock camping is the way to go if you really want to escape the nagging, loud noises, and smog in the city. Lucky for you, we’re laying out all the details to hammock camping!

 

Choose Your Hammock Wisely

If this is your first-time hammock camping, then first impressions are everything. The last thing you want to do is spend hours trying to set up your hammock. Or what about when you think the coast is clear and the hammock either flips over while you’re in it or buckles under the weight. Not really the trip in nature’s paradise that you imagined, huh?

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The key to do this is fairly simple; spreader bars. These are the bars that help to evenly distribute the weight across your hammock. Bridge hammocks are one of the few hammocks that are designed well enough to evenly distribute the weight. 

Bring Your Selk’bag 

There really is no kind of camping without a Selk’bag. By now, you should have about four or five different ones attached to your hip. If you don’t, then it is never too late to catch up and join the party.

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But really, your Selk’bag is great if you do end up feeling a little chilly under the stars. While you may not notice anything during the day when the night hits you don’t want to be that person who is shivering for the next 8 hours. So come prepared!

 

Keep the Bugs Away

Insects love hammock campers because there is nothing separating them from the camper. Do yourself a favor and get a bug net! You’ll not only sleep peacefully but you won’t wake up to new insect bites in the morning. If you decide to wear your Selk’bag while sleeping, having a bug net is still extremely beneficial.

 

Okay, enough handholding! Get out there and experience hammock camping for yourself!



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Size Chart

A proper fit is essential to fully enjoying all the Selk'bag has to offer. All Selk'bag models are unisex, meaning that is suitable for men and women.

The size you need will depend on the activity you'll use it for the most : to sleep, be active, both, or any other thing you may think of. To help you choose we’ve put together a Fitting Guide with comprehensive information.

In case you still unsure which size to choose, please contact us anytime and we'll be glad to help!

KIDS 

Size Medium
Minimum Height: 4'0" / 122 cm
Maximum Height: 4'6" / 137 cm
Size Large*
Minimum Height: 4'6" / 137 cm
Maximum Height: 4'11" / 150 cm
 * Please note, Kids size Large is significantly less wide than the Adult size Small.  An adult that measures between 4'6" / 137 cm and 4'11" / 150 cm should use the Adult Small over Kids Large.

ADULTS

Size Small
Fits up to 4’11’’ / 150 cm Tall
if you are between 4’5” and 4’9” this is your size.
It can fit up to 4'11'' if you intend to use it while active, without booties.

 

Size Medium
Fits up to 5’5’’ / 165 cm Tall
If you are between 4'9'' and 5'3'' this is your size. It can fit up to 5'5'' if you intend to use it while active, without booties.

 

Size Large
Fits up to 5’11’’ / 180 cm Tall

If you are between 5'3'' and 5'9'' this is your size. It can fit up to 5'11'' if you intend to use it while active, without booties.

 

Size X-Large
Fits up to 6’4’’ / 193 cm Tall
If you are between 5'9'' and 6'2'' this is your size. It can fit up to 6'4'' if you intend to use it while active, without booties.

 

Size X-Large Wide
Same as X-Large, but for heavier body types (approx. +2'' in girth throughout the torso vs X-Large)

Realtree models only

 

* Please keep in mind that our Original model, due to a higher insulation loft (contains more padding insulation than the Lite) makes it more snug, so we recommend to size up if you are 1'' to 3'' below the in between size range (i.e if you are getting the Original 6G and you are 5'9'' we recommend getting an XL)

 

In-between sizes? 
A looser fit is better for more comfortable sleeping, while a tighter fit is better for mobility - but may restrict sleeping comfort if booties are left on.

We always recommend to size up if you are in between sizes or not completely sure. It's better to have a little bit more room while using your Selk'bag!