DD SuperLight Jungle Hammock
A fully-modular camping system
We highly recommend you read some of the tips below to get the most out of your
hammock. It is a product which we recommend you get to know a little in your
garden/local woods before using out in the wild, to get the best out of it.
Basic open hammock
2-layer hammock with whoopie slings
attached (weighs only 500g).
Bug free hammock
Remove the waterproof layer for extra
breathability and suspend the mosquito
net above you.
Rain protection
Use waterproof layer on the top as a
lightweight tarp.
Ground bivi
Convert your hammock into a bivi bag if
no trees are around.
1 Items included
(Double layered and breathable – ideal for inserting
insulation/camping mat if required)
Mosquito net
(Detachable with fine mesh designed to keep out
even the tiniest of insects)
Superlight karabiners (attached)
Tree huggers
Curved spreader poles (folded)
Elastic cord
Internal hanging pocket
Waterproof layer / canopy
(Detachable, use underneath for bivi camping or
overhead as a compact tarp)
(with guy line attached)
Whoopie slings (attached)
(to structure the mosquito net)
Spreader pole straps
2 Suspending your hammock
1. Find 2 trees that are around 3-5 metres (11 -15ft) apart.
2. Wrap a tree hugger (6) around one of your trees, roughly at shoulder height – bringing the end loops
together so they point towards the opposite tree.
3. Taking the karabiner (5) attached to your hammock’s whoopie sling (4), clip it over both tree hugger
loops. Do the same on the other tree.
4. Once suspended from both trees, your hammock should be at a comfortable sitting height for you. You
can adjust the length of the whoopie slings.
For the most comfortable lie, suspend the ‘foot’ end of your hammock slightly higher than your
shoulder level.
3 Using whoopie slings
PLEASE NOTE: Only adjust whoopie slings when hammock is empty.
Make whoopie sling shorter
Hold here with thumb
and index finger
Make whoopie sling longer
Pull to make
the loop
Hold here with thumb
and index finger
Pull to shorten the loop
4 Using the mosquito net
1. Extend the spreader poles (7) and slide them through the sleeves on either end of the mosquito net.
2.There are four black straps (10) with eyelets on the sides of the hammock – sit the ends of the spreader
poles into the inner eyelets. This will raise the net from the hammock.
To close the mosquito net, see below:
You’ll notice the weight of the poles may now cause the hammock to roll over – don’t worry! As soon as
there is any weight in the hammock, it’s 100% stable. Place a sleeping bag or some clothing inside the
hammock to keep it in place during set-up.
You’ll see the net is dipped in the middle. To pull it taut, find the loop attached to the outside of the centre
pole sleeve – then use the elastic cord (8) to tie from this loop to the karabiner.
To save weight the poles or one pole (the one for the foot end) can be left behind. They aren’t
required but do make the hammock very spacious when used.
5 Using the waterproof layer
Waterproof layer used as a ground sheet.
The waterproof layer (3) comes attached by velcro to the base of your hammock. To use it as a
ground sheet fix it to the ground using the loops along the sides.
We recommend you put the poles into the eyelets and push them slightly into the ground (just 1cm
or so) – this will help it stay in position.
To use the layer as a bivi cover, place it on top of the net. You may need a separate ground sheet
Waterproof layer used as a cover.
For full overhead coverage you can pull the end of the waterproof layer up by its centre loop and
either clip it to the karabiner on the end of your tree hugger or it can be tied to the suspension.
Then, cross the layer’s drawcords over each other so it creates a cocoon round the end of your
hammock. You can tie the ends of the cord to your spreader pole straps (10).
The layer won’t sit completely flush over the net to begin with – for a better fit, bend the net poles
inward slightly towards the middle of the hammock, then fit the layer.
The waterproof layer can be used as a separate pocket tarp for a seat/food stop cover when
hiking in the rain.
6 Extra tips
Storing your rucksack
Due to the the design of the mosquito net it is possible to tie a small piece of cord from the end of
the whoopie sling (where it meets the hammock) and pass it through the end of the mosquito net
(before tying the mosquito net) into the hammock.
This cord can then be attached to a rucksack keeping it inside your hammock at the foot end. This
allows you to keep your gear off the ground, dry and safe. This is better with smaller bags (up to
40L) than bigger ones.
Keeping your boots insect-free
At night set two strong 3 ft sticks into the ground near your hammock - when sitting in your
hammock, take your boots off and put them on these sticks to wake up to dry, insect-free boots!
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