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Hang Loose Anywhere: YOBOgear’s Turtlebug Redefines Portable Relaxation

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February 28, 2024 – Casper, WY: YOBOgear, a renowned leader in outdoor gear innovation, is delighted to announce the Kickstarter launch of its latest product: the Turtlebug Hammock Stand. A game-changer in portable relaxation, the Turtlebug eliminates the need for trees, allowing adventurers to connect with nature wherever they roam. Moreover, it offers versatility, durability, and quick setup making it an attractive option for both leisure and camping purposes.

Whether you’re gearing up for an epic adventure or simply seeking tranquility in nature’s embrace, including a hammock in your travel essentials is a must. Yet, the ensuing concerns are all too familiar: the hassle of finding sturdy trees at the perfect distance apart, the tedious task of knotting ropes, and the uncertainty of whether it will hold your weight. Then, there’s the constant worry of instability and the looming risk of unexpectedly tumbling out, interrupting your peaceful rest. The Turtlebug has been meticulously crafted to provide the utmost comfort and tranquility during your hammocking adventures.

“Every part of this stand is designed with ease of use for the customer in mind, from the multi-use hubs, to the snap-locking of the pole segments, to the interchangeable sizes, to the custom sunshade & easy rainfly systems. It’s pretty incredible how much value we were able to pack into this little stand,” said Cal Fenton, the Founder and Product Designer of YOBOgear.

Turtlebug Features

YOBOgear is known in the industry for its high-quality hammock stands that are built to last. The Turtlebug epitomizes convenience and functionality, boasting a range of innovative features tailored to meet the needs of hammock enthusiasts worldwide.

Strength and Durability

When it comes to hammock stands, durability is key. To assess the hammock stand’s strength, you should compare the weight to the weight capacity ratio. Made from durable 6000 series aluminum poles, the Turtlebug offers an excellent strength-to-weight ratio, supporting weights from 300 to 500 lbs depending on the model. With a weight range of only 12-18 lbs, this demonstrates a remarkable ratio!

Quick and Effortless Setup

The Turtlebug offers a completely free-standing design, eliminating the need for trees or additional supports during setup. With the Turtlebug, setting up your hammock becomes a breeze, allowing you to immerse yourself in nature without any hassle. With shock cords and patented hubs, it takes less than a minute to set up straight out of the bag. Our engineer-tested hubs are lightweight yet strong, designed to handle all your gear with ease.

Modular and versatile

Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to hammocking, which is why the Turtlebug offers four different sizes to cater to all needs.

The Chair size is perfect for parks, beaches, picnics, soccer games, fireside, office, or living room situations!

The Lounger size is ideal for backyards, campsites, beach day, poolsides, patios, or anywhere you want to recline with a good book.

The Camper size is for hammock campers who spend all night in their hammocks. It comes with a super user-friendly rainfly attachment system and holds up to an 11′ camping hammock with no shortening or folding of the hammock required!

The Mini is perfect for your little ones. Give them their own space to read, relax, or take a soothing sensory break.

All four sizes are interchangeable, allowing you to adjust them by adding or removing extra segments. This means your Turtlebug stand can easily adapt to your changing needs, whether you need it to grow or shrink depending on the situation.
Easy Portability

To ensure that Turtlebug serves as the ultimate adventure companion, it was meticulously crafted with easy portability and convenience in mind. The tent-style aluminum poles collapse down to a compact 18” length, allowing the stand to effortlessly fit into a backpack, duffel bag, or even a carry-on suitcase. Moreover, the versatility of Turtlebug knows no bounds. With its compact design and lightweight construction, you can easily carry two stands in just one 30L backpack, making it an ideal choice for travelers seeking maximum efficiency and convenience on their adventures.

Structural Stability

Turtlebug’s patent-pending leg structure is unlike any other out there! While at first glance this may look like a tri-pod on each side of the stand, only FOUR of the legs are bearing most of the weight. In addition to the four weight-bearing legs, there are two stability support poles (one on each side) that act as a kickstand. This design prevents the stand from “walking” which can happen on uneven ground with traditional tri-pod or quad-pod legs.

Specifications

CAMPER size:

126” from attachment point to attachment point
149” x 44″ footprint
60” hammock attachment height
Approx 16-18 lb pack weight in the bag
Packed size: 20″ x 9″ x 9″ in bag
Weight Capacity: 300 lbs

LOUNGER size:

110” from attachment point to attachment point
133”x 44” footprint
60” hammock attachment height
Approx 14-16 lb pack weight in the bag
Packed size: 20″ x 9″ x 9″ in bag
Weight Capacity: 350 lbs

CHAIR size:

66″ from attachment point to attachment point
60” hammock attachment height
93” x 44” footprint
Approx 13-15 lb pack weight in the bag
Packed size: 20″ x 8″ x 8″ in bag
Weight Capacity: 500 lbs

MINI size:

66″ from attachment point to attachment point
34” hammock attachment height
80” X 23” footprint
Approx 12-14 lb pack weight in the bag
Packed size: 20″ x 6″ x 6″ in bag
Weight Capacity: 500 lbs

Availability

The Turtlebug is currently live on Kickstarter, with shipments expected to begin in October 2024. The Turtlebug comes in four different sizes, with prices varying from $165 to $450 depending on the chosen kit.

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