You may already know of Kammok, the young hammock company out of Austin, TX. If you don’t, you should.

They just released a completely new product that combines a hammock + 2-person tent, called the Sunda:

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The Sunda on the ground — resting, awaiting its flight to the trees. This is how you’ll use the Sunda in those instances when you want a traditional tent.

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The Sunda in the sky. Ever wanted a tent in the trees? Now you have one.

Kammok’s Sunda is currently live on Kickstarter. You can back it here, and check out the product video below:

 

Making the Sunda

The Sunda starts with high-performance fabrics.

If you’re tenting in a hammock-tent, you want to trust it can withstand any sort of wear or weather. And that’s exactly why the Kammok team spent hours looking at what’s worked in the past, pouring over samples, and consulting a number of fabric experts to make sure it’s a tent you can trust.

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Peak behind the tent flap with this behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Sunda:

The Sunda, Your Way

The Sunda may be even more versatile than the millennial generation it’s meant to appeal to. It replaces four pieces of gear in your kit: tent, hammock, hammock-tent, and ultra-light shelter. We feature each of its different forms below.

The Sunda is... a hammock. Built by hammock experts, its most basic form is where it derives its inspiration. The hammock-tent wouldn't exist if not for the original hammock expertise.

The Sunda is… a hammock. Built by hammock experts, its most basic form is where it derives its inspiration. The hammock-tent wouldn’t exist if not for the original hammock expertise.

The Sunda is... a tent! Complete with rainfly. The same fabric that suspends you in the air between trees keeps you comfortable and protected on the ground.

The Sunda is… a tent! Complete with rainfly. The same fabric that suspends you in the air between trees keeps you comfortable and protected on the ground.

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The Sunda is… a Sunda! There’s no other name for this. I’ve been using hammock-tent so far. But it’s really its own beast. There are other systems out there that combine hammock + rainfly, but this is a fully contained hammock + bug net + rainfly, and deserves to be appreciated as the innovative franken-shelter that it is.

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The Sunda is… an ultra-light shelter! The fly and ground tarp pair with the Sunda’s poles to create a lightweight shelter for those who need to pack light.

To have one product that replaces four key pieces of your camping kit is a huge innovation. This isn’t just a big product for hammock enthusiasts, it’s big for campers and ultra-light backpackers alike.

The Sunda is named after the Sunda flying lemur. National Geographic recently did some work with the Sunda flying lemur, attaching a camera to its back to understand flight patterns and how the creatures move:

Watching the Sunda lemur transition from tree-dweller to flight and back again is strikingly similar to watching the Sunda take shape in one of its four forms.

See the full Sunda Kickstarter here, and check out Kammok’s other innovate products here.

Ryan Fliss

Ryan Fliss

Ryan leads Growth at The Dyrt. With over 10 years writing and digital community building experience, and even more experience in the outdoors, he is excited about The Dyrt's early growth and trajectory. Ryan, like most people, is an onion (figuratively speaking), and finds byline bios reductive, though useful. He is writing this himself in the third person, and--to him--it feels strange.