A novel solution to the problem of sleeping bag and clothing insulation compressing under the tension from the hammock, this insulating layer fully encases the hammock (rather like a giant banana skin) trapping warm air both within the hammock but also in its generous layer of insulation, the full length zip allows easy access in and out of your own micro climate.
Due to the versatility of the hammock insulation systems, the wide variety of applications and variations in camp set up it is difficult to establish an overall comfort temperature for these items. As a general reference the insulation used is Travelsoft with the similar fill weights to our two season sleeping bags. We would strongly recommend you experiment with your own set up and gradually build up to more extreme temperatures until you are confident of the overall thermal performance.
SET-UP NOTE It is very important BEFORE you use the Hammock insulation system that you check the tension by lightly pressing down. THE HAMMOCK COCOON IS NOT DESIGNED TO BE LOAD BEARING. YOUR HAMMOCK SHOULD TAKE YOUR WEIGHT, NOT THE COCOON.
- Fits most hammocks
- The Travelsoft filling has great insulating properties, trapping heat and maximizing comfort
- Made with Micro Diamond fabric with a Paratex antibacterial treatment
- Antibacterial Discourages the growth of bacteria which also results in a reduction of odors
- Fully enclosed trapping warm air both within the hammock but also in its generous layer of insulation
- Full length zip allows easy access in and out
- Comes with compression stuff sack
- Weight: 69oz / 1950g
- Length 118"/300cm
- Width 33"/85cm
- Pack size 11" x 9" / 29 x 24cm
My friend and I both got one. We camped with overnight temps right around 32F. My friend brought no other insulation and was fine. I used my sleeping bag as a poor man's topquilt in addition to the cocoon and was perfectly warm. I think for temps from 40F on up this is the only piece of gear you need. The construction is very solid. There are webbing loops at the ends with some shock cord attached -- the shock cord can be used to cinch off the ends and/or connect to the ends of the hammock. I'm 6'4" (~185lb) and the cocoon is perfectly fine length-wise (it's pretty much the length of my ENO singlenest hammock). It is slightly restrictive, although I was still able to bend my legs and sleep on my side. If you are very tall then it might be hard to get much of a diagonal lay. For sub-30F temps I'm planning to add some down insulation (either top or underquilt) to the setup.
We got em in but haven't tried them yet. Looks like good quality work. Ready for cooler weather
This Hammock cocoon sets up in seconds. Very happy with it.
I have taken this cocoon on several Appalachian Trail section hikes. I love it and it keeps me warm in low temps. The only thing that could make this better is cuben fiber and down stuffing. I can't complain about the current design.
I wanted to extend my hammock camping into the colder weather and found the snug oak cocoon. I’m one of those guys who researches a product for weeks before I finally purchase it. When I was finally satisfied that this was what I wanted, Mad City had the best price around. The order info said 3 to 13 days to ship. On exactly the 13th day I received shipping conformation and had it in 2 days. Couldn’t be happier with the product or with Mad City. Will definitely be a repeat customer.