Do you want an easy way to make your hammock warmer while camping outdoors? The Snugpak Hammock Cocoon wraps around the outside of your hammock, completely insulating your bed. Plus, it’s quick and easy to use.
1. The Hammock Cocoon Works Like a Giant Sleeping Bag:
First of all, Snugpak fills its cocoons with Travelsoft filling (similar to sleeping bags). This material retains heat surprisingly well, plus it’s conveniently lightweight for camping and backpacking trips.
Note: I haven’t found an exact temperature rating on the cocoon. However, the general consensus from customers is that it retains heat well down into the 20’s (while also using a sleeping bag).
2. Insulating Outside Your Hammock Retains Heat Better:
Second, the cocoon completely envelopes the hammock itself (not just your body). Therefore, you don’t compress and flatten the insulation as you lay on it.
As a result, you get more effective heat retention without having to pack additional sleeping layers. Not to mention, the complete cocoon fits into a small stuff sack and only weighs about 4 pounds.
3. “Fitted” Design Helps Keep You Warmer Too:
Third, the cocoon fits snugly around your hammock to minimize excess air flow. (It works similarly to mummy-style sleeping bags that reduce air space with their tapered design.)
In addition, it comes with a full-length zipper, so you can open it partially if you don’t need as much heat. You can conveniently make adjustments without having to get out of your hammock.
4. The Snugpak Cocoon Even Protects You from Rain:
Fourth, the Micro Diamond outer fabric repels water. However, it even retains heat when wet! So, the Snugpak acts virtually like a tent, except that you don’t have to pack and carry as much gear.
5. This Sleep System Also Keeps You Warm in Wind:
Fifth, since the insulation surrounds the outside hammock, it can “deflect” wind chill. Consequently, you can stay comfortably snug, even in the middle of a windy, rainy storm.
Note: The Cocoon Hammock works very much like an underquilt or underblanket. It provides efficient and effective heat insulation, but it cannot support weight. In other words, use your hammock to hold weight, and wrap the cocoon around it like a jacket.
How to Add Extra Insulation with a Hammock Quilt:
If you want to add an extra layer of insulation to your sleep set-up, consider a hammock quilt. Snugpak makes these quilts with the same Travelsoft insulation as the outer cocoon, so you know it’s warm.
In fact, you can use this unique camping quilt instead of a sleeping bag (when used with the cocoon). So, if you find it challenging to get into a sleeping bag inside a hammock, try their sleeping quilt instead.
Specs for the Snugpak Hammock Cocoon:
- Dimensions: 118″ Long x 34″ Wide
- Weight: 69 Ounces (4.3 lbs)
- Material: Micro Diamond Ripstop Fabric
- Water Repellent
- Antimicrobial & Antibacterial
- Insulation: Travelsoft filling
- Color: Olive
- One Size (fits single person)
- Compatible with Most Hammocks
- Includes Stuff Sack (11″ x 9″)
- Model #:61710
- Brand: Snugpak
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