Purna Hammock Shelter System : Everything you need in a bag
We mentioned that we’ve been developing this product and brand for the last bit, with time directed towards this endeavor being of greater abundance given the state mandates and embraced ethos of staying home and safe. We could not have been more excited to move forward in the business development portion of this product that included outdoor adventures to capture this unleveled camping hammock in action. Introducing the Purna Hammock Shelter System. Purna means “complete” in Sanskrit – and this dry bag tote carries all you need to have dreamy hammock camping experience : hammock, looped strap set, 2 heavy duty carabiners, bug-net, rain-fly shelter, aluminum stakes, dry bags/stuff sacks and all of it being very intuitive and easy.
We wanted to showcase the ease of this hammock and the ways we “upleveled” from the mainstream hammocks. First, the straps: forget about having your perfect knot. These straps simply loop around the anchor for a simplistic, easily adjustable carabiner connection. I kid you not, after finding the perfect place for the moment, it took all of two minutes to secure a space to relax fully and safely. The carabiners are heavy duty – supporting up to 1100lbs. (Disclaimer: it was fun and unnerving to test with friends : four adults and three children : the hammock was fab, however, we felt for the trees we anchored upon!)
We also want to share the durability, sturdiness and the softness of this hammock. We designed and manufactured it to be a ripstop – so if your Leatherman somehow stabs through your pocket and into the hammock or the giant stick *someone* was being oh-so-imaginative with snags it, a puncture may happen, but it won’t ruin your vibe with a rip. But it’s also silky smooth, so it’s not like you’re snuggling into a stiff or rough space – it’s enforced nylon and smooooooth.
This hammock comfortably sleeps two adults. We’ve hung out in it with our two kids and it’s been a lot of elbows, but still very sweet and comfy. It’s also down to play : swing high, swing low, flip your person over – it’s a full sensory experience depending upon the family guidelines and levels of supervision with kids!
Next up : bug net. The bug net surrounds the entire hammock. Consider yourself safe from insects, bugs, or creepy crawlies (that we love on the trails, but not on our bodies) while you kick back and relax or sleep. I am so very grateful for this feature. It has a super strong, smooth zipper – so you don’t have to worry about it breaking or falling off track after just a few uses. Basically – you detach one carabiner from the hammock itself and slide it over – re-attach the carabiner, secure the sides and you’re good to go with 360° coverage. Bonus : because it’s detached from the hammock itself and draped over/around, you won’t get bitten through it.
The Rainfly/ Shelter component fo the Purna System was probably the favorite thing to develop and use. Many days and hours were spent under this shelter, with pouring water onto this fabric to test the strength and durability. The ripstop enforced nylon material is dually treated with silicone and polyurethane; the water just rolls right off of this making it perfect for a dry, sheltered sleep in your hammock OR using it to independently to shelter this beautiful weather filled life. So much more functions for it though, too : weather-proof your back-country kitchen, create a sun-shade for your hang out on a beach, or to keep yourself and your gear dry during an impromptu rainstorm. It’s lightweight and has it’s own stuff-sack, so easy to carry anywhere even as one of your ten essentials. A breeze.
Finally, ethos. We strive to be sustainable. We strive operate with integrity. We strive to leave our family, community, world better than we found it. We’re committed to giving back. We’re committed to the PNW and Nepal specifically at this point as we navigate these early stages of development. We want for the focus to be on supporting environmental education + social change. And, we’re human. Our goal is to certify our efforts within the next year.
So… here we are, rolling into the third phase of this pandemic, trying our very best to stay grounded, stay home, stay safe and just do better for our people and our world, all around. And, welcoming the newest thing in our life : Shanti Life Outfitters. Thanks for reading this far, and we’re offering a launch promo – a cash savings of $40 off the price of our Purna Hammock Shelter System. We’d love to hear your thoughts.
Be Shanti. Be Peace.