We spent over a year designing, refining, and testing the James River Bridge Ultralight hammock to ensure it was the most comfortable and lightest bridge hammock that could support up to 250 pounds.
The hammock body is symmetrical and uses two different size spreader bars. The two longer bar sections are for the head end and opens up more shoulder room. The shorter bar sections are for the foot end and reduces hyperextension of the knees.
The Jacks ‘R’ Better James River Bridge Ultralight Hammock is a true lay flat, no shoulder squeeze, sleep straight ultralight hammock.
Ultralight Hammock body and secondary lines: 10.7 oz
Spreader Bars: 7.2 oz
Included Storage bag: .4 oz
Width: 36″ at ends
Hammock Packed: 6″ x 5″ x 2″
Hexon 1.6 Dark Olive
Suspension Not Included – Use a suspension you already have or DIY your own suspension solution. The secondary dog bones are in place so just attach your chosen suspension to the ends of the dog bones, using an appropriately rated carabiner or Dutch Clip and you are ready to hang.
Whoopie Slings Hammock Suspension Lines – Whoopie Slings are an adjustable line consisting of a fixed eye splice on one end and an adjustable loop splice on the other end. Made of 7/64″ Amsteel Blue Line with a strength rating of 1600 pounds. When used with Dutch Biners they have been tested to in excess of 1000 pounds. A pair is 6 feet long and weighs 1.4 oz.
Hammock End Straps and Tri-Glide Set -Ultra-light hammock suspension set. No knots or lashings are required. As simple to attach the hammock to each tree as fastening a belt. Position the tri-glide buckle on the strap. Wrap the running end around the tree and thread the running end through one side of the tri-glide buckle. Adjust to center the hammock between the trees. Then thread the running end through the second half of the tri-glide buckle. Add a Dutch Clip for an even easier setup
CAUTION: The aluminum spreader bars that come with the James River Bridge Hammock are intended to withstand the compression force along their long axis caused by the suspension straps when the hammock is loaded. Lateral stresses on the spreader bars, particularly when they are under compression, will cause the bars to fail and bend, ruining the spreader bars. DO NOT try to adjust your body position in the hammock by pulling on the spreader bars. Instead grab the sides of the hammock to adjust your body position. Jacks ‘R’ Better does not recommend hanging packs or other gear from the spreader bar itself as this places unnecessary stress on the spreader bar.