Filed Under: They say truth is simplicity. Well, these ROO's don't lie.
Overview: Simple but clever camping hammock that can be used as an outdoor bed, and for more than just camping. Sets up in minutes, pretty much anywhere, conforms to your body and holds you in snug while you rest, and quickly stows away into a water resistant compression pouch when you're done. If you don't need a ROO, then you don't have a need for what's good in the world
Appreciate: The innovations that make this a legitimate carry-anywhere, set-up anywhere hammock. For the ROO, Kammock has developed their own proprietary fabric, which they call LunarWave. It's a diamond rip-stop nylon, which is a tough but breathable material similar to what you find on a tent or a parachute. But it's much, much softer than a tent or a parachute, and very lightweight. It connects to any two reliably sturdy points about twelve feet apart using Kammock's Python Straps (sold separately), which are smart but simple suspension rigs that don't require you to know anything about knots or math or anything else using that part of your brain. You can use your ROO as a hanging chair (sitting perpendicular to the straps), or lie in your ROO like a traditional hammock, in kind of a banana shape (if fruit metaphors speak to you). Or, you can stretch in a triangle "Brazilian style", which keeps you more flat and straightened out, like a carrot (how about vegetable analogies). If for some reason you decide to stop lounging, you undo everything and stow your ROO back in its pouch, which has the shape of a baby pineapple, but the size of a monster rutabaga, and can hang from your waist using a carabiner (weighs a papaya-ish one pound)
Know: The ROO sleeps only one person (Boo ROO), but there's room for you to snuggle in your iPad if you want to Facetime with someone in another nearby ROO. Shown above is ROO Red; it's also available in Gold Coast (yellow), Sahara (tan), and Nakuru Blue (imagine a nylon Smurf)
Special Comments: The folks at Kammok are looking after more than just their bottom line, which you can feel good about as you feel good lounging in your ROO: for every ROO purchased, Kammok donates a mosquito net or equivalent assistance to a family in Africa through their partnership with Malaria No More!, a non-profit organization whose mission is to help end the spread of malaria by the year 2015
Cost: $99 for the ROO; $29 for a pair of Python Straps
See it: Here.