We began showing off the VersaTrek at trade shows and the response was amazing. One thing was clear right away, we had designed a product that would live up to its name - it seemed like everyone we showed it to found a different reason to love it.
Parents loved it as a mini hammock for their little ones, hunters and anglers loved it as a quick-setup chair, and hammock campers everywhere rejoiced. The days of cuddling up next to your backpack or hanging it in a tree while hammock camping are over - the VersaTrek is here.
Scroll down to discover all the ways you can use the incredible VersaTrek.
Ways To Use Your VersaTrek
Hammock Gear Loft: When set up over or under your hammock you've got a perfect place to store your pack, clip your water bottle, headlamp, etc. and keep all your gear within easy reach. When setup underneath our V9 Strong Tarp, you'll sleep soundly knowing your gear is dry and off the ground.
We've also heard they make great toy and stuffed animal lofts at home, but you can say it's for your 'gear' and we'll take your word for it.
Hammock Chair/Swing: While we think hammocks are great for sleeping in, there are a lot of times when you just need to get off the ground and sit comfortably. The VersaTrek is lighter and stronger than any camping chair and gets you off the ground comfortably.
Cook your food at the campsite, take a break while hunting, or just swing your troubles away on the front porch. The VersaTrek can be hung from a single overhead branch/post (just make sure it's strong enough to support your weight!).
Mini Hammock: The VersaTrek can technically be used as a lie-down hammock but with a comfort zone between 2.5ft - 3ft tall at most, it isn't going to fit most of you.
Our No-Flip Design™ means you can rest easy, but please remember you should never leave children or infants unattended or unsupervised when in a hammock. This product is not designed, sold or tested in any way as a child or baby hammock.
And More And More... Ever since we began testing the product we've heard countless creative ways it's been put to use:
You've used it as a bear pouch while camping (hoisting food up into a tree), as a drag-anchor when boating or kayaking, even as a sling/tourniquet in a backcountry injury.
Go ahead and surprise us, how do you use your VersaTrek?
Thoughtful Design, Backed By Our Happiness Guarantee
Always test your hanging points for stability and never set up your hammock at a height where a fall or malfunction could cause injury to you, or in any way that could injure the people around you.
Equipment, even brand new equipment, can fail. Trees or structures that appear sturdy are not always what they seem. Be smart and always think about your safety first.
We realize that our customer base consists of responsible and knowledgeable outdoor lovers capable of maintaining a safe environment even in situations that appear dangerous to the outside eye. If you choose to disregard our safety recommendations and hang your hammock from anything above a safe height (3 feet or higher), you should always have a safety backup plan in case of failure – a harness, safety ropes, etc. that would protect you from any injury.
For the trees
When used properly and on trees with healthy, strong bark, your hammock suspension should not cause any damage to the tree. However, not all trees are created equal and some trees have a soft bark layer which can be damaged if you're not careful when you hang your hammock.
Killing a tree so you can enjoy a nap isn't a fair trade in our book. If you have any reason to think the tree you're hanging from could be damaged from your hammock use you should always add a layer of padding underneath your hammock ropes or hang elsewhere. Items like a towel or piece of clothing can be used to pad and protect trees while you're on the trail.
We always recommend getting out of your hammock and checking things out after a few minutes of use to make sure you're not causing any damage to the tree. It's up to you to be smart about your impact - leave no trace!!
Why is that so powerful? By helping small farmers and villages around the world with the planting of fruit & vegetable trees, shade trees and more, together we're going beyond basic environmental change.
Trees For The Future uses a Forest Garden approach to reforestation - planting trees to not only provide environmental benefits, but also food, income, and community agriculture where it's needed most.
You get an amazing hammock and create a legacy of change.
As you've likely seen on our website, we stand behind our products with what we call our Happiness Guarantee. So, what does that mean exactly?
In a nutshell: We want you to be happy with what you buy from us, and if you aren't - you've got our promise that we'll always do whatever we can to bring you happiness.
Within reason, right? Maybe you're sad because everything in our store doesn't cost $1, or you wish our 30-day return window was actually 3 years - well, we need to have some rules so we can survive as a small business.
What matters is that we're here for you.
We truly care about your happiness, and will always do what we can to help - maybe it's a discount on your next order, store credit for a future purchase, or just going out of our way to make sure that the next item you buy from us is exactly what you want.
Feel Good. Do Good. Pass It on.
30 Day Easy Return & Exchange Policy
If for any reason you're not happy with anything you ordered from us, just send it back to us within 30 days by following the instructions below.
The product must be in unused or 'like-new' condition - you're welcome to try a product to make sure you like it, but we cannot accept returns that are abused, stained, washed/laundered, or otherwise damaged (unless the damage is the result of a manufacturer's defect, in which case it is covered under our Lifetime Warranty).
Holiday Extension: All purchases made in November or December will be allowed an extended return window thru 1/31. We'll make it easy for the gift recipient to handle any returns or exchanges!
To view our full return policy details and initiate a return/exchange of your product, just click the button below!
Fantastic product. Very happy with the service provided.
Jim Ellison (Maryville, TN)
Good product great company! Using the gear hammock as a tree seat for hunting
George Havel (Riyadh, 01)
Worth every penny
I slung my Versatrek between two doors in my apt as soon as I opened the package. I'm a little top heavy and 263lbs 6'2", so the Versatrek didn't work so well as a chair (I topple out of the back side). But let me tell you, when I laid in it there wasn't a single cry, creak, or groan form it at all. The fit and finish proves that the Versatrek is built as a hammock that can also stow your gear when on the trail. I love my Versatrek, Thank you Trek Light Gear!
Thanks, George! Glad to hear you've been enjoying the VersaTrek!
TARA S. (Chapel Hill, NC)
Addition to hammock hanging. Keeps gear off of the ground and close by.