Orders Placed August 1-9
Please note that all orders place during this time will be delayed. I will be out of town with limited access to email. Orders may still be placed, but will not begin shipping till the 10th of August.
Fabric Choices - In the past few years, the selection of fabrics available for lightweight backpacking / hanging have expanded dramatically. I try to carry an assortment of the fabrics (Silnylon, SilPoly, PU Coated, Ripstop Nylon), allowing for as much personalization as possible. Still, it is not possible for me to stock every single fabric available. If there is a color or type of fabric that you would like, please contact me for details.
Fabric Types -
There are pros and cons to any fabric used for tarps or hammocks. What some like in a fabrics, others dislike, so a lot of choice boils down to personal preference. I recommend using the various sites such as hammockforums.net or backpackinglight.com, where you have thousands of users that go into great detail about the differences between fabrics to research these choices and possibly even find a local gathering to see them in person.
Hammocks - I mainly carry ripstop nylons in various weights as the fabric of choice for hammocks.
Here is a current listing of the choices for hammocks that I stock and their widths. Widths are measure before hemming
Here at Simply Light, I specialize in customizing my products to meet your needs, as you will notice by the many options available in my listings. To that end, I do not "stock" items, but manufacture them at the time you submit your order. Most items will ship out within 2-3 days, and if not, I will notify you of the expected ship date. If you are working under time constraints and need to put a rush on an order, please contact me, as in most instances, I can meet your deadline.
Have you ever looked at an item and wondered: "How does this work? Where is the manual?" Why make things complicated? The more detailed and complex and item is, the greater the chance it can fail, right? So, by keeping my designs simple, you worry less and enjoy more.
Integral to enjoying your outdoor experience, is being physically and mentally able to. If you are hauling around a 60 pound pack all day, it is a challenge to look beyond the sore body, swollen feet, and pure exhaustion, to the experience itself. By seeking ultralight weight solutions without sacrificing much in the way of quality, you are able to make lighter loads a reality.
Let’s Face It. Sometimes in our world, you have to make it yourself in order to achieve the ultralight options. In the items I manufacture, I give great attention to function, comfort, and safety. The details are what set the Cottage Industry apart from the mass-produced, quantity over quality companies catering to the masses.