Design Notes // Snooze everywhere with The Carry-On Hammock


TL/DR: We wanted a nicer-looking tiny hammock that you could bring in your carry-on luggage. 

Peacock  Carry On Hammock

Why we designed it 

Can you think of anything more serene than hanging from the trees and watching the world go by?

Some of our favourite outdoor memories were made, strung up to a tree, with a tinny in hand, bantering with mates. 

Our top 5 hammock moments: 
  1. Strung up on the beach in Vieques, Puerto Rico with wild horses trotting past.
  2. Fish fries at Granny's house in Pensacola, Florida.
  3. Reading "Atlas Shrugged” under the palm trees in Barbados.
  4. Watching whales breech at Red Bluff, Western Australia.
  5. Scoping the surf break at San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
BUT… Great hammocks are too heavy, and light hammocks are poor quality or ugly or both.  So we set out to design a durable hammock you could fit into your carry-on bag.

A refreshing Australian Palette

Taking inspiration from the Australian outback, we created two parachute nylon colours: Goldrush & Peacock. 

Gold Rush reminds of the Banksia tree at golden sunset. It's like a fresh twist on classic outdoor army-green. 

Peacock is almost too good for photos—it’s the marine blue of The Basin in Rottnest on a clear sunny day or the waves at Byron Bay

Hardware that’s not a drag 

We wanted a monotone palette with a semi-matte black carabiner that would all stuff down into one 500 g pouch. The bent gate design was selected for ease of use while the 24 kN rating means you aren't going anywhere once locked in place.

We also spent a lot of time sourcing our high-quality, 6mm classic climbing rope to be strong, familiar and compact without over engineering.

The result?  A good-looking, industrious support group for your triple edge-stitched, parachute nylon hammock that can support up to 200kg.  

What do you think? 

Send your Carry-on Hammock pics to gday@ghostoutdoors.com


1 comment


  • Nate Wakefield

    Love your brand and your website; it’s succinct.
    You should sell t-shirts with your logo on it – I know I would buy one (or two)!


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