If you’ve ever been cold at night in a hammock or tried using a underquilt and still been cold, you’ll be interested in a new hammock manufacturer named BoneFire Gear. Founded in 2014 by Jeremy Puskas, BoneFire Gear makes hammocks that have built-in down or synthetic insulation sewn to the bottom, eliminating all of fiddling and experimentation required to rig a underquilt suspension system.
An 8th grade science teacher by day, Jeremy started BoneFire Gear because all of his friends kept asking him to sew insulated hammocks for them using his unique design. “I went to a lot of group hangs.” said Jeremy, “to see how people lie in a hammock and most orient themselves diagonally to get the flattest surface. That’s why all of our hammocks have diagonal baffles to hold insulation, so the insulation stays underneath you and eliminates cold spots.”
All of BoneFire Gear’s hammocks are double hammocks, so you can add a pad to them if you want to use them at a lower temperature. Available with waterproof goose down or synthetic Climashield Apex, BoneFire makes a 30 degree and a 40 degree hammock that is sure to suit your needs.
The combined weight of each insulated hammock is less than a separate hammock and quilt combination since the BoneFire “underquilt” shares the same fabric as the bottom of the hammock. “It’s like getting a full underquilt for the weight of a half or 3/4 underquilt because there’s one less fabric layer to hold the insulation in place,” says Jeremy. Pitching the hammock is also a lot easier, because you suspend the entire system from tree straps without having to fiddle with a separate underquilt suspension.
Made in the USA, all of BoneFire Gear’s hammocks are assembled in Jeremy’s garage. A -10 degree model is currently under development for winter camping and should be commercially available soon.
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