I have been using products from Amok for a number of year’s so I have been very excited to get my hands on the Draumr 5.0 when I heard about the coming release last year.
What sets Amok apart from other hammock manufacturers is their innovative design rather than sleeping lengthwise between suspension points, as with most hammocks, the Amok provides a fabric platform that hangs across its axis. What this means is by using adjustable straps and an integral inflatable mat you can enjoy laying flat on your side, back or stomach for a comfortable siesta or sleep for the night. You can also re-adjust to allow you to sit in the Amok like a chair to enjoy the views and stars.
A ‘floor’ pocket holds the included inflatable mat in place and oh my Is it bliss laying on your side in the trees with the sun on your face and the comfort below. Now when lying flat the rest of the Amok will still be at an angle to where it has been positioned and the pockets help you to defy gravity, so rather than having your food and drink, phone, keys etc all laying on or next to you they can be placed in the many pockets provided so everything is to hand and easy to navigate. There is a full zip-round bug net over an integral ridge line this net can be opened any way you like.
If you haven’t used a product by Amok before I would say it is essential to watch their video guide as although it’s reasonably intuitive to set up to fine tune for comfort and stability you want to get the best out the Draumr 5.0. Definitely have a practise at home before you take it on the big adventure. The new Draumr 5.0 has reminded us again why we love Amok so much. RRP €229.95
- Innovative design
- Lay flat
- Sit up