NEW DEVELOPMENTS -
From now till spring, I will be shifting my focus to finishing up all those "projects" a manufacturer has laying around. The end of roll specials, odd sized, blemished items, and things that just do not make the cut. As I get them finished up, they will be added to my "Gear Up" section of my site. So, check back from time to time to see what is new.
I am also expanding options for accessory packages. Now you will be able to choose between standard and premium quality accessories. For those who are the occasional hiker/camper, and value is important, the standard accessory package will meet their needs. Everything is still high quality but maybe not quite as "light" or "fancy" as the high-end accessories. For those who are wanting the "best of the best", look to the premium accessory package. To meet the needs of the dedicated outdoor enthusiast, I am now offering accessory packages using products from Lawson Outdoor Equipment. He has dedicated a lot of time, research and resources into developing the accessories that will improve your outdoor experience. This will apply specifically to my tarp selections to begin with.
Fabric Choices - In the past few years, the selection of fabrics available for lightweight backpacking / hanging have expanded dramatically. I try to carry an assortment of the fabrics (Silnylon, SilPoly, PU Coated, Ripstop Nylon), allowing for as much personalization as possible. Still, it is not possible for me to stock every single fabric available. If there is a color or type of fabric that you would like, please contact me for details.
Fabric Types -
There are pros and cons to any fabric used for tarps or hammocks. For instance, Membrane Silpoly is lighter than standard silnylon and silpoly, but does not have the tear strength. What some like in a fabrics, others dislike, so a lot of choice boils down to personal preference. I recommend using the various sites such as hammockforums.net or backpackinglight.com, where you have thousands of users that go into great detail about the differences between fabrics to research these choices and possibly even find a local gathering to see them in person.
Hammocks - I mainly carry ripstop nylons in various weights as the fabric of choice for hammocks. I can also get fabrics from Dutchware and RipstopbytheRoll for both hammocks and tarps.
Here is a current listing of the choices for hammocks that I stock and their widths. Widths are measure before hemming
Here at Simply Light, I specialize in customizing my products to meet your needs, as you will notice by the many options available in my listings. To that end, I do not "stock" items, but manufacture them at the time you submit your order. Most items will ship out within 24-48 hours, and if not, I will notify you of the expected ship date. If you are working under time constraints and need to put a rush on an order, please contact me, as in most instances, I can meet your deadline.