Nature Calls Backpacking

REI Flash Air Hammock System - Set Up and Testing

​The REI Flash Air Hammock on paper made little sense to me.  A hammock should be so long and so wide and built a certain way. Well not this hammock.  I really appreciate when a designer doesn't copy everyone else and really goes their own direction. This hammock surprised me.

A structured alternative to a gathered-end hammock, the REI Co-op Flash Air hammock packs light, sets up easy and provides a wide open sleeping area with a stowable bug net for protection.

Removable rainfly deploys quickly for effective coverage and uses 15-denier ripstop nylon that minimizes weight while retaining strength
Durable ripstop nylon offers lightweight, tear-resistant support
Rigid slide-in spreader pole creates a wide-open, sturdy structure
Canopy features a large entrance with bug-stopping mesh; unzipped mesh bug lining stores into dedicated pocket at the foot of the hammock to sleep net-free
Dacron® anchor lines and secure clip system provide a lightweight yet strong connection between the hammock and the strap kit
Fly ridgeline attachment lines are outfitted with an aluminum hook for strength and convenience
Guylines at each of the 4 corners are outfitted with tension locks for quick and easy adjustments
Multiple interior mesh pockets at the head can be used to store essentials
Interior straps help keep sleeping pad in place
External loops let you attach hammock underquilt (sold separately)
External gear sling keeps footwear, stuff sacks and other moderate-size gear convenient

Technical specs
Best Use Backpacking
Seasons         3-season
Sleeping Capacity 1-person
Weight Capacity (lbs) 250 pounds
Minimum Trail Weight 2 lbs. 12 oz.
Packaged Weight 2 lbs. 13 oz.
Packed Size 16 x 5 inches
Canopy Fabric Bug mesh
Rainfly Fabric 15-denier nylon


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