OUTSIDE MAGAZINE: Byer’s Easy Traveller Is The ‘Best’

Easy Traveller, Blue-LWe’re No. 1! We’re No. 1! We’re No. 1!

(Sometimes, it’s nice to toot your own horn…)

Outside Magazine ranked the “5 Best Summer Hammocks” back in July, and we’re proud to say that our durable, lightweight and affordable Easy Traveller topped their charts. Not only was it at the top of the list, but the Easy Traveller’s little cousin — the Traveller Lite — earned one of two honorable mention nominations.

That’s a total of two of our lightweight camping hammocks among the seven hammocks rated on their list.

And we’re justifiably proud.

Here’s a sample of what was said about the Easy Traveller:

“The Easy Traveller is the hammock equivalent of a no-pressure first date. It’s also easy on the wallet… We liked that everything needed to use the Easy Traveller was included, and it all packed into a small sack that you can toss into a backpack.”

To read the full story, and see the complete list of Outside’s “5 Best Summer Hammocks,” CLICK HERE.

BUGGING OUT: The Permethrin Alternative

moskito2_1Remember last summer?

You were lying in your Moskito Traveller hammock in your favorite vacation spot, watching the sun rise over the lake and thinking to yourself, “I don’t want to get up from this spot.” Upon closer inspection, on the other side of the mesh netting, you see a small army of mosquitoes and black flies swarming and think to yourself, “I really don’t want to get up from this spot.”

The insect-repelling mesh netting on our Moskito camping hammocks brings a certain type of security — a bug-free night’s rest. What our netting doesn’t do is kill insects or provide any additional insect repellent. Continue reading

HAMMOCK LINES: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

Barbados Sunset in Viking Stand-MSo, you’re thinking about how cool it was to go on vacation when you were a kid and lie around in Auntie Belinda’s backyard hammock. Or you’re tired of camping in a tent and want to sleep out in the open air. Or you’re seeing that the holidays are fast approaching, and you need a cool, knock-it-out-of-the-park gift for that friend who’s still mad about The Buddy Holly Story VHS cassette you never returned.

Whatever it is, you’re still on the fence about the Amazonas hammock line from Byer of Maine.

Well, don’t be. These things are awesome. How awesome? Here are five things I bet you didn’t know about Byer’s Amazonas hammocks:

1) From Brazil, With Love: When we say Amazonas hammocks are handcrafted in the Brazilian tradition, we mean it. Like, we REALLY mean it. Continue reading