Hammock Has Inflatable Air Mattress and Lights

DoubleNest hammockSome people enjoy sleeping in a hammock under the stars while out camping in the woods, while others find spending the night in a hammock suspended between two trees uncomfortable. A company called Eagles Nest Outfitters has come up with a new design to make the traditional hammock more comfortable and luxurious.

The DoubleNest LED hammock is an upgraded version of the two-person DoubleNest hammock that Eagles Nest Outfitters already offered. When properly anchored between two sturdy trees, the hammock can support up to 400 pounds.

The hammock has a string of glowing lights that can be turned on at night to allow a person to read, adjust a sleeping bag, walk back to the hammock after using the bathroom, or do anything else necessary to be comfortable on a night out camping. The lights get their power from three AAA batteries. The brightness of the lights is adjustable. A user can even turn on a flashing strobe light to attract attention in the event of an emergency.

Eagles Nest Outfitters has also introduced the AirLoft, a self-inflating air mattress that can be put inside the hammock to make sleeping more comfortable. The inflatable mattress has wings to act as a barrier between the camper and the walls of the hammock that can provide insulation to help the person stay warm on a cold night out camping. According to Eagles Nest Outfitters, the AirLoft is the first self-inflating mattress that was designed specifically to be used with a hammock for camping.

Hypnos Hoodie Inflates So Travelers Can Rest

Hypnos hoodie inflatable pillowTravelers often find it difficult to sleep comfortably on a plane or train or in a car or airport. The Hypnos hoodie, a sweatshirt with an inflatable pillow built into the hood, might be the solution for weary travelers. The Hypnos hoodie is designed to help the wearer sleep in an ergonomically correct and comfortable position.

Cofounder Josh Woodle, who works in film production, got the idea for the Hypnos hoodie while traveling to the airport. He says his brother Ryne had the initial idea for the inflatable garment. Both of the brothers grew up wearing hoodies often, and Josh Woodle wanted to combine a hoodie with a neck pillow for traveling.

The makers spent months designing the right fabric, fit, and function. They chose the hood size and shape and the ratio of fabric in the hood to the size of the inflatable cushion so that the pillow would be comfortable but would also be invisible when not inflated. Woodle worked with designers Elaine Yue and Leah Hulon.

The inflatable pillow inserts are made by a leading U.S. inflatable manufacturer. The inflatable pillow measures 15 inches by 9.5 inches. It can be inflated in three seconds by blowing into a valve on the inside of the hood. It is deflated by gently pressing down on the hood. The pillow is removed before the hoodie is washed and is designed to last a lifetime.

The hoodies have long sleeves and come in black, charcoal gray, and speckled gray. They are available in four styles: fitted pullover, fitted zip-up, relaxed pullover, and relaxed zip-up. A nylon jacket is available in black and matte black. The hoodies are available in sizes for adults and children.

The company conducted a two-year wear-test process on many flights across the United States. The Hypnos hoodie is meant to appeal to millennials and people who travel for work, to visit family and friends, or on vacation.

The company behind the inflatable hoodie has raised over $33,000 on Kickstarter to fund the project. The company surpassed its goal of raising $30,000 by January 11. The team has begun pre-selling the inflatable hoodies on Kickstarter so they can start to manufacture them cost-effectively. The hoodies are expected to be delivered in March 2016.