At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

If you’re trying to reduce your pack weight for the backcountry but aren’t quite ready to sacrifice the protection and comfort of a tent, you’re going to want to check out the new hammock tent from Kammok.

Introducing The Mantis: A Backcountry Hammock Tent From Kammok

a promotional image for the mantis backcountry hammock tent with two hammocks strung on a tree and people in them

The Mantis from Kammok is an all-in-one hammock tent system with a breathable hammock body, insect net, rainfly, and a stuff sack, combining the lightweight simplicity of a hammock with the cozy enclosure of a tent. It weighs less than three pounds and can be set up in about a minute. It also features a structural ridgeline to keep your sleeping surface flat.

Available add-ons include an “Organizer” to store those overnight necessities, like your latest camping book and a headlamp, and a “Gear Loft” for even more storage for your hammock tent. Both currently cost $19 through Kammok’s IndieGoGo campaign.

a woman ties a hammock and a rainfly to a tree in the rain in a forest

We sacrifice lots of comforts to efficiently venture into the outdoors, switching from coolers of camp food and beer to freeze-dried meals and filtered water. But once you’re out there, away from the crowds and armed with the satisfaction of self-reliance, those sacrifices are worth it. So we love to see new products that make it more comfortable and easier to get out there.

If you’re looking to go even lighter, Kammok also just released an ultralight version: the Mantis UL, with a trail weight of just one pound, fifteen ounces.

You can make your backcountry hammock tent setup even cozier with the Bobcat Trail Quilt from Kammok. (I tested it out on a winter road trip, and its versatility and warmth made it my new favorite camping blanket.)

The Mantis hammock tent is currently being sold through IndieGoGo for $205, with an estimated delivery date of June—just in time for camping season.

Order Now: $205

(The Dyrt will be testing out Kammock’s Mantis this camping season to give you the scoop on how it performs in the field.) 

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    Britany Robinson

    Britany is the Managing Editor of The Dyrt. She's been a writer ever since she can remember, and her first literary accomplishment was having a poem about a panda published when she was eight. The anthology was definitely a scam to get her parents to buy a bunch of anthologies, but she's still pretty proud of her panda poem. When she's not at her computer, she's (hopefully) outside, hiking or camping with her dog.