Whether you like day-sailing, cruising, or you want to take a six-month tour of the South Pacific on a yacht, bringing a Trek Light compact, portable hammock along adds instant luxury to your journey while adding almost nothing to your weight or pack space. Hammocks are a great way to relax in the sunshine while youíve anchored in a beautiful cove. They can be set up on the railing, between masts, or down in the hull. Even on a small boat youíd be amazed at the ability to find two convenient points for setting up a compact, lightweight hammock.
Storage can be tight on any boat, but when you're not using your Trek Light hammock you'll discover that they're so small and lightweight, you can stow them just about anywhere! How many times have you thought of sleeping out on the deck so you could fall asleep under the millions of stars but just didnít feel like sleeping on the hard deck or even on a sleeping pad? Now, you can fall asleep while breathing in the beautiful ocean air and wake up to witness the majestic sunrise you always seem to miss down below. Sailors have slept in hammocks for centuries, because they know that hammocks and boats are a match made in heaven. Not only are you drifting through the water, but you can drift in the air as well. The smooth sway of the ocean shouldnít be ruined by a hard seat on a boat!
Trek Light portable hammocks are also uniquely versatile for sailing. Hammocks can be used in a pinch as a sun shade if you need some relief from the sun. Tie it off on the nearest mast and youíll instantly have a welcome reprieve from the hot sun for you or the kids. Believe it or not, our hammocks have even been used as an impromptu sea anchor by bringing the two ends of the hammock together, tying it securely to the boat and throwing it right in the water! Our sailing customers have told us time and time again that once they realized the benefits and versatility of having a lightweight, portable parachute nylon hammock on board, they wonít go out on the water without one.
Bringing along children on the trip? A Trek Light hammock is the perfect and safe way to keep children entertained and comfortable for the duration of the trip. Sailing is also quite often as much about the destination as it is about being on the open sea. Trek Light Hammocks are ideal for day trips wherever your travels take you. Next time you find that perfect island spot to stop and have some dinner or explore the hidden oasis youíve discovered, youíll be able to take a nap in the trees along the beach or at that amazing spot on the hill you just hiked.
Worried about sea sickness? We know from talking to customers over the years that some people picture themselves rocking in a hammock on a boat and instantly think that the rocking motion would make them get even sicker. But the truth is that hammocks have been used for centuries as a way to comfortably travel on the water and prevent sea sickness. The reason is that when youíre standing, sitting or even lying down in a boat, youíre literally connected to the boatís movements so youíre going to go wherever the boat goes. You can try to stand up straight or hold on tight, but as the boat rocks back and forth, so do you. When youíre in a hammock, gravity will naturally pull you straight down and because youíre in the air youíre not at the mercy of the boatís movements. So while you may appear to be rocking to everyone else, itís actually the boat thatís rocking around you while you remain relatively still. Your bodyís equilibrium will know the difference and you will be able to close your eyes and relax and forget about the rough seas. Thereís a reason boats and hammocks go so well together!
Not only is a Trek Light portable hammock the most comfortable seat to bring along on a sailing or yacht trip, itís also the most practical. Trek Light Hammocks are made of quick-drying parachute nylon, so even if you get it soaked after you get out of the water, itís only minutes before the warm sunshine wicks that water away and you have a silky, soft seat for the rest of the trip. Unlike every other rope, canvas or cloth hammock on the market, your Trek Light hammock wonít ever rot or mildew.
Trek Light Gear's portable hammocks are truly the perfect sailing or boating companion, at sea or on the beach.