Grand Trunk, makers of “goods for the road less traveled,” entered into a licensing agreement with Kryptek, a supplier of high-performance, technical and tactical outdoor adventure products, whereby Grand Trunk will add three of Kryptek’s camouflage patterns to its best-selling line of hammocks – purposefully designed to provide stealth for the minimalist adventurer.
The new Kryptek Double Hammocks, $99, are lightweight, durable and quiet for the ultimate in stealth camping, whether hunting, cross-country bike touring or thru-hiking.
Because sleeping on the ground often means more encounters with snakes, spiders, insects, moisture and other dangers, hammocks provide a safe and comfortable way to sleep while moving quickly through the backcountry. “Much like the hand tools needed to chop wood and hunt game, hammocks have been around for centuries and stem from a simple need to keep people off the ground,” said Grand Trunk Founder and VP, Jon Neff.
Available in three patterns, the Highlander, Typhon and Yeti are made with Grand Trunk’s proprietary Micro-Diamond Ripstop fabric. The brand’s new Trunk Straps make it easy to set up and take down quickly, allowing you to relax in almost any location.
While hammocks today symbolize relaxation and leisure, hammocks have been protecting and sheltering human beings for ages. “As more people desire wilderness skills and tools for self-reliance, hammocks continue to gain commendation as a highly effective, efficient sleep system for stealth and wilderness camping,” added Neff.
Grand Trunk’s new Kryptek Double Hammocks feature three high-tech camouflage patterns that have been proven in combat environments and extreme hunting conditions. At 19.5-ounces, the system weighs about three-times less than the average backpacking tent (according to the company, 43 ounces) and takes up less space. Another benefit is that these hammocks double as a chair.
All Kryptek camouflage patterns feature advanced multi-level concealment technology and were developed for tactical users and hardcore sportsmen with input from the brand’s extensive Special Ops experience and pro staff.
Founded in 2002 by two intrepid entrepreneurs who met while backpacking through Thailand, their shared passion for travel and the outdoor lifestyle inspired Grand Trunk’s first line of travel hammocks. Since then the brand has expanded to encompass a wide assortment of adventure travel gear and accessories.