Saturday, September 15, 2012

Utah is GREAT, but where else can I GO?

Being Headquartered here in Northern Utah, we have quite the business backdrop to take advantage of on a daily basis. Green Armadillo's backyard is a 14,000+ ft. giant and it's only a quick 15 minute drive to mouth of four different canyons that lead into world class outdoor venues like Snowbird, Park City, and Alta. And although it's hard to think of a location that would suit the outdoor enthusiast's cup of tea better, I still have a bucket list of other areas out there, waiting for me right here in our own good old' US of A. One of those places is the Appalachian mountains. Ranging from Eastern Canada all the way down to nearly the Gulf coast, there's enough real estate to keep you busy in the outdoor arena for years. There are literally thousands of trails lining the range from Maine to Georgia, but the one that's got my eye, naturally, is the 150 year old Appalachian trail. Almost 2,200 miles winding through 14 states, you may need to add a few accessories to your Green Armadillo Double Hammock in order to stay alive. I'll get there someday, maybe next week. Call me, we'll plan a trip.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

"When it ain't Summer, my hammock is Cold!" SOLUTION

A lot of outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy sitting back and relaxing in one of our hammocks have asked us, "How do I stay warm when I'm backpacking in my hammock?" It's true, the breathable, silk nylon lets cool breezes come and go through your hammock, and When it ain't summer, your hammock is cold! I was sleeping in my Green Armadillo hammock this past weekend with a few of my cousins and some buddies. A cold front had come through and brought some snow the night before, but this night was clear, and a brisk 31 degrees F. We weren't going to let this stop us from enjoying a peaceful night, rocking softly in our GA's. For a few of the guys, this was their first time sleeping in a GA hammock and I was a bit concerned they would wake up complaining about the cold; nope. All it takes to stay warm is a quick sleeping pad put underneath you to block the flow of cool air. As small as it seems, that little pad makes a world of difference during a cold night. And think about it, a 1lb. hammock, your 1/4lb. sleeping pad, and your mummy bag beats out carrying a bulky tent up a mountainany day. So, if you ever wondered, "When it ain't summer, my hammock is COLD!", take this simple solution and put it to good work. Summer or winter, 75 degree summer nights or 25 degree winter air, you'll never regret bringing your hammock to sleep in.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Forget the tent, Use a Hammock!

Why not leave your bulky, awkward, smelly tent at home and sling up a 1lb. hammock in just a minute or two? We've all kicked back in a hammock on a Sunday afternoon in grandma's backyard, but those hammocks are different. Those hammocks are made out of a thick, obtrusive, knotted rope; not my perfect idea of a relaxing nap... This is 2012 when ultralight backpacking and outdoor conservation are at their peak! We hear "GO GREEN!" We try to reduce, reuse, and recycle, but sometimes don't really know where to start. Start on your next family camping trip. Memorial Day weekend is in just a few days. 4th of July is around the corner and Summer is here to stay for a the next LOOONG four months. Now, as much fun as it sounds, lugging your 27lb. "sleeps 18" mildew-infested family tent around the high Uintas for a "family getaway" is not your wife's idea of an awesome weekend away with the kids. (Just trust me). Grab a few hammocks, and then go! Don't waste your time packing your sleeping pad, your air mattress, making sure all of your tent poles and stakes got put back in the bag after your last trip, just grab your hammock, throw it in the back seat and drive away! Forget the tent, Use a hammock!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Green Armadillo Havasupai Hammock

Many of you may plan on going to Havasupai for a fun filled adventure this summer. The growing trend is to sleep in a hammock!! It is extremely hot, and your very limited as to what you can carry with you. On trips such as these it is crucial to get your sleep so you can have sustained energy. Green Armadillo ultralight backpacking/camping hammocks are specially designed to be portable and lightweight. There are lots of hammocks out there, here are a few reasons why you should purchase a Green Armadillo Hammock. Many hammocks may talk the talk but they don't walk the walk! Green Armadillo ultralight hammocks are durable and lightweight. If it is 100 degrees outside and you are trying to sleep on some cheap canvas/nylon hammock, forget about it. All Green Armadillo hammocks are breathable, they weigh only one pound, and they hold up to 400 lbs. Hammocks have been used to sleep in warmer climates for years because they allow air to flow below you naturally cooling you as you kick back and relax or sleep. For more details regarding havasupai hammocks log on to our website and get your hammock today

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Jeep Hammocks

Many of you get a rush out of getting in your rig and hitting the trails in your off road vehicle. There is nothing like getting exploring the hidden treasures in the backwoods with your rig and a Green Armadillo ultralight jeep hammock. Take a break and eat lunch or take a nap in your double or single ultralight jeep hammock. You can hook your hammock up to the roll bars and a tree or between two jeeps if you are riding with some friends. All of our Jeep hammocks weigh only 1lb and hold 400lbs. They can fit in the palm of your hand so they won't take up much space at all. Here are some pictures of off roaders. Check us out at

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


We are more than exited for this weeks event in Moab, Utah! We are going down to promote our Jeep Hammocks for Jeep Safari 2011. We are teaming up with Moab Ready and will be there Thursday and Friday. See you there.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Hammocking Tip

There have been several questions concerning insulating your Green Armadillo Backpacker Hammock. When you sleep on the ground heat gets trapped between your body and the ground. If you are sleeping in a hammock, that heat is lost because the distance between you and the ground increases therefore causing you to lose that important body heat..well here is a simple solution to fix this! The easiest way to keep your hammock insulated is to put your sleeping pad at the bottom of the hammock before you get in with your sleeping bag. We also recommend using a ultralight backpacking pillow for increased heat retention and comfort. When you do this, the heat will now be trapped between you and the sleeping pad. For those of you who just can't wait until summer to get out to the back country, this is a simple solution for you to stay toasty on those cold spring nights. As always, thanks for choosing Green Armadillo Gear for your outdoor adventures!