The Streamliner is a different style of hammock for the adventurous hanger. For years, catenary curves have been applied to tarps and tents, but not very often has the principle been applied to a hammock.

I took the Tree Runner Hammock and applied a catenary curve to the ends and sides.

The ends have a 3" deflection, while the sides have a 5" on each side.

The benefits of this are two fold. The curves at the ends help to lessen calf ridge. At the same time, the curves on the sides minimize the walled in effect from the side material. The width of the hammock is 10 inches narrower in the center, than the width of the fabric.

To be up front, the Streamliner is not for everyone.  Due to the nature of the Cat Curves, the edges of the hammock do become more taut under load than a regular hammock.  So, when using it as a chair for lounging, the edges can dig into the back of the legs.  

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  • Sewn channels at each end
  • Standard Curve Depth: Ends - 3"; Sides - 5"
  • Many options are available, so if you have a specific question on any of them, please contact me
  • Optional Zippered Shoulder Pouch (12"x8")allows you to keep essentials close by and is sewn onto the hem on either left or right shoulder positions
  • Optional Under Quilt Hooks (i.e. pack hooks) are spaced approximately 20" from the ends of the hammock unless you specify otherwise
  • Please note: In order to hang your hammock, it is recommended to add a suspension set to your cart unless you already have one.
  • The length of the Streamliner is measured along the center of the hammock and not the edges
  • Note: Unless you have used a Streamliner before and know your specific ridgeline length that works best for you, it is advisable to start with an adjustable ridgeline

Comes with:

  • Streamliner Hammock 
  • 2-Ended Stuff Sack size slightly large to accommodate suspension 

Dimensions & Average Weights*:

With so many different Fabric choices, varying widths and add ons, weights will vary.

    Which Hammock is Right for Me?

    There are many different factors involved in this decision and what is right for one person may not be right for another. Here are a few guidelines:

    Single Layer or Double - This will be affected by the weight of the user and your desired pack weight vs. comfort level. A double layer hammock weighs slightly more, but gives more support, allows for placement of a pad (or other insulation) between the layers, holds more weight and helps block wind and mosquitos.

    Fabric - There are also choices in the type and weight of fabrics used. I currently stock and mostly use the Hexon 1.6 line, but also have a variety of ripstops in the 1.1 oz - 1.9 oz range.  And of course can order custom fabrics as needed.

    The below weight guidelines are just estimates and generally focus on the limits of comfort in the hammock, as the closer you get to the limits of a material, the comfort tends to decrease more quickly. And these guidelines apply mostly to standard Nylon Ripstops. Some of the newer fabrics being developed and carried by some of the material vendors (such as Dutchware or Ripstopbytheroll), may have different weight guidelines that apply due to types of material and construction methods.

    With a single layer hammock of 1.1 oz ripstop, it is generally recommended for use under 175 lbs. Going over 150, you will notice a slight loss in performance in lay. If you choose to go with the double layer 1.1, then the weight range increases to under 250 lbs.

    1.6 oz ripstop fills in the gap between 1.1 & 1.9. It is recommended for weights under 200 lbs so as not to affect performance. A double layer 1.6 would increase that to around 350 lbs.

    A hammock of 1.9 oz ripstop is recommended for under 225 lbs, while a double layer of 1.9 oz ripstop is good for up to 400 lbs.

    *All weights are an average weight based on current materials. At times, due to different manufacturing processes from the material suppliers, these weights may change slightly. So, any advertised or quoted weight, is just an estimate.


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    Customer Reviews

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 11 reviews
    Great quality!

    Very well made! The hang is great with a shorter ridgeline length. Which I don't find the most comfortable for my size. I need a longer ridgeline for less sag. (For a flatter lay) However, with the end cuts a longer ridgeline makes the sides tight to your shoulders. But if you like a shorter ridgeline length then this would be a great hammock for sleeping. The side cuts are quite a nice design. Really makes it feel more open.

    sean staum
    First SLD hammock purchase

    I recently purchased the Streamliner after initially being very impressed with the quality of previously purchased top and under quilt that I used with a different brand of hammock. I regretted the purchase of that other brand and that was the reason to purchase the Streamliner from SLD.
    I received the hammock and tarp very quickly and set it up in my garage to prepare for its first use on an early spring trip to the BWCA in Northern MN.
    I just returned the other day and simply put, I never slept so soundly. I looked forward to naps during the day and drifting off to sleep every night. I love the removal of the extra flappy material. I am looking forward to more camping trips this season with this hammock. Great Job and great product!

    James Fillion
    Holy Cow!

    I can't even begin to explain how happy I am with this hammock! This is ment for the sleeper in mind. I have several other SimplyLight products and saw some videos on this hammock and was a little skeptical about it because of the people that don't like it but took the plunge and got one, while you can't lounge in it like a chair(you can with your legs inside the hammock mind you) and can be a little tricky to get out of but once you nail that down this is the best hammock, I would like to see a bug net incorporated into it. The quality... My grandma was a seamstress and would be impressed with the quality of Jared's work, handsdown I would be here pressed to try other companies
    1.3 black ripstop

    William Scott Kent
    Best I've owned

    Sorry I haven't written this review earlier; This hammock is perfect for me. With a custom peak bag at the end that will hold my shoes in winter while they thaw and the other custom bags that make the hammock itself my full storage container it just doesn't get any better. As a shorter person (5' 5") most hammocks have annoyed me with the excess fabric along the edge that folds over and brushes against me but that is not a problem here. With proper sag this hammock gives the feel that I've always imagined a hammock should; firm enough to not have extra ridges and soft enough to cradle you. This is the only style hammock I'll be using from now on (provided my wife doesn't swipe it before I get one for her). Just try one, you won't be disappointed.

    Customer review

    This hammock peaked my curiosity due to its light weight nature & "cat cuts". It is a dialed in comfort in lay & i had NO calf ridge issues & great views out both sides.

    Liked my 1.0 hexon so much I got another one in robic 1.2..both equal in comfort. Iv'e said it how many times as i try different hammocks , but at this point this hammock quickly has become my favorite go to hammock !

    What can i say , i'm a hammock tourist.