I m not talking car-camping — where the cold beer on ice and an air-conditioned couch are only as far as the nearest parking spot.
The latest offering from Ireland-based Crua Outdoors crua being an Irish word for hard or tough , the Hybrid blends the sheer practicality of a tent with the creature comforts of a hammock and the thermal qualities of a sleeping bag, all in a compact, 7.5 lb package that s designed to sleep one person.
It s very much a hiking-throw-it-in-the-bottom-of-your-backpack product, Crua Outdoors Co-Founder Derek O Sullivan told Digital Trends.
If the ground is really uneven, but there are nearby trees, its hammock mode will let you suspend your bivouac in the air, across a span of up to 16 feet.
The ground-based capability is what differentiates the Crua Hybrid from other products on the market.
While there are great choices for hammock-style tents such as the Tentsile and the Hennessey, and too many ground-based tents to list, O Sullivan insisted the Hybrid is the first to successfully merge the two designs into one.