How to Spend a Rainy Day in NYC?
Inside, of course! The weather in NYC has been shitty lately – great on the work-weekday but shitty on the weekends. It’s now summer since I wrote this before summer but never posted.
Prior to summer, well 2 weeks before, rain hijacked eight weekends in a row in NYC, with temperatures in the low 60’s. Felt like it was some sort of punishment to us New Yorkers who love the outdoors. So what a giant relief it was to have a sunny weekend!
We took our bikes, some munchies to snack on, and the Kammock Roo out for a test run. I was one of the first backers on Kickstarter a few years ago for the Roo. I recall being beyond excited at the time to take my Roo on a trip to the Caribbean with me. With vivid daydreams of setting up between two palm trees on the beach, you know, just sit back and soak in the sun over the horizon. That all went to shit because the shipping got screwed up. I left for that trip disappointed, at least my suitcase was 2lbs lighter if that counts for anything!
Now four years later (Yea this is might late) but cut me some slack I have a lot of ‘toys’ that I collected or backed on Kickstarter over the years that I haven’t opened, but yay I finally opened this packaging. Mind you, I’ve moved apartments twice with the Kammock still in its original packaging, untouched. So what made me take it out today! Simple really. On my way out, It just caught my eye while I grabbed some camera accessories from a storage container.
Kammock The setup
Ok! Enough talking, onto the setup. I opened this thing up and was instantly impressed. Then again I am easily impressed by bright colors and that bright tangy orange got me good. But really, It took us 8 mins to set this up. Minus 1 minute that I took to scrub thru a YouTube tutorial (haha!, I know I am not the only one who does that for everything). I was expecting this to be overly complicated until the tutorial reminded me why I was eager to buy this 4 years ago. Simplicity!
The Python Straps deserves all the credit
Setting up a hammock used to be so darn complicated during childhood, from learning how to tie complicated knots, finding the perfect tree trunk distance, then came the take-down, etc. too much work. I’m way too lazy for all of that.
With the python straps, we were able to just loop around two tree trunks, select our desired loop distance to clip into and we had our hammock hanging and set up perfectly in under 2 minutes.
Taking it down was just as easy as unlocking a hook from our selected loop and placing the Kammock and straps in the nice little carry bag that came with the hammock — It so portable!
Kammock you have a winner with the Kammock and Python Straps. I highly recommend. Check it out here!