Hammock for your car roof


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/06/01/hammock-for-your-car-roof.html


#2

Skeptical:

  1. I haven’t seen many roof racks rated for 250lbs.
  2. I don’t like failure mode of this sort of hang – drop you on your spine on a metal bar

Cheaper, lighter, less wind resistant:

I often hang mine from one hinge of my hatchback to one good tree/post/pole… Used to do it with a Honda Civic hatchback, now a Subaru Forester. Works well, if you can get your rear end the right distance from said tree/post/pole.


#3

An excellent gift for the drinkers on your list!


#4

Complain, complain! I think it would be amazing at 70mph. It’s people like you who suck all the fun out of head injuries!


#5

Hell yes.


#6

I just got back from a vacation in Moab, Utah (awesome!) and I was fascinated with all the roof top contraptions that folks had going on. Roof top camping/recreation has gone to a whole new level. Everything from just basic platforms to put a tent onto to self contained convertible pop ups with ladders and floor extensions. A rooftop hammock is genius accessory!

Bonus if it came with a car top margarita machine!


#7

Car roofs usually aren’t built with people standing on them in mind. I wonder how many dented roofs will result from this.


#8

How hard could it possibly be to find something to tie your hammock to?

Spotted at O’hare on my last business trip:


#9

It looks like there’s a frame attaching the hammock frame to the car frame. Hopefully it provides some place to walk, because otherwise, your foot may just go through the roof.


#10

Meh. I’d rather sleep on the ground.


#11

Not sure if hammock or slingshot.


#12

Yeah, kindof a crapshoot. That photo was taken at around 5am. If you’re at an airport at 5am, you’re not going to be very well rested no matter how you’re set up.


#13

Well, from a bacteria/general cleanliness POV the hammock wins big time over leaning against your backpack on the floor or lying face down on the seats. :scream:


#14

I’ve always got something I can sprawl out on.

Besides, I’ve been through worse, and I can always shower.


#15

I always carry a cheap shawl for the same reason. Those things are larger than a beach towel and take up virtually no space or weight. And there’s always somewhere that is too cold while traveling, no matter the climate.


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