171Re: Forrest Mounteering, Ltd Hammock
- Jan 16, 2003"Ed Speer <info@s...>" <info@s...> wrote:
> I just met a new hammock user today and he loaned me his 15-year-I
> hammock to see what I think of it. It was made by Forrest
> Mounteering, Ltd of Denver CO, which is apparently now out of
> business. It is a single-point hammock!--it hangs from one central
> point and 6 straps attach to the hammock sides for support. It
> cradles your body somewhat like a full-body sling. It comes with a
> seperate rain cover and all stuffs into a small bag. ..........
> .........The Forrest hammock is light weight enough to be
> suitable for backpacking; especiall if made out of the newer nylon
> fabrics! (I'm going to try it--will let you know how it goes).
> Weight of original: Hammock--1.9 lbs; Rain cover--1.4 lb. I suspect
> can make one under 1.5 lbs!think
> Does anyone recognize this hammock or anything similar? I don't
> it's still being made....EdEd,
Forrest Mountaineering was still making rock climbing stuff in 1999,
so they may still be in business. They had novel and cutting-edge-of-
progress products for climbers back when hammocks were common
bivouacs for big-wall multi-day Yosemite climbs.
Their address is (was?) Forrest Mountaineering 840 Bannock St,
Denver, CO Best, Don L.
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