Frequently Asked Questions About Lawson Hammock Co & The Blue Ridge Camping Hammock

Q: Why is the Blue Ridge Camping Hammock the best?

A: It combines the best of both worlds - tents and hammocks. No other tent is as low-impact, lightweight, and flexible. And no hammock provides the protection from weather and flying insects that a BRCH does. Since the BRCH can also be used on the ground as a bivy tent when you can't or don't want to hang it, you have the most flexibility available in any kind of portable structure.

Q: How do the spreader bars and arch poles work?

A: Spreader bars and arch poles are the heart of our patented system, based on years of field research. The spreader bars add strength and durability, and serve to open up the hammock, making it nice and roomy inside. They enable the occupant to stretch out and roll over, making it more comfortable than other 'parachute' style hammocks that confine you in a cocoon. Nylon inserts keep the ropes from fraying. The arch poles keep the canopy off your face, and keep the rainfly from touching the netting to prevent condensation.

Q: How many ropes, straps, and poles does it take to hang your BRCH?

A: The whole thing sets up with just two ropes or a pair of Tree Huggers. You only have to find two trees, poles, or sturdy uprights for hanging. (The rainfly completely attaches to the hammock and can be taken off or left on.) And if you can't find two trees, just use it on the ground as a tent: stake each end, and no additional poles, ropes, or straps are required.

Q: Where can I find instructions for the BRCH?

A: You can download them right here or watch the video for help setting up your hammock.

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Q: How weatherproof is the BRCH?

A: The BRCH is 100% bug and water resistant, from its no-see-um mesh netting to a full-size, detachable rainfly. The rainfly is seam sealed, and the whole hammock is urethane coated. We have had customers use our hammocks all over the world with great success - from researchers spending months in the South American rainforests to a lone canoeist spending a week in the Boundary Waters area.

Q: Is the BRCH environmentally friendly?

A: If used per the instructions and set up as a hammock, the BRCH is extremely friendly to the environment. It will not harm trees or other sturdy objects used to secure the hammock, and it almost completely eliminates disturbance and destruction of underbrush. We also strongly support and are members of environmental organizations such as Leave No Trace, Sierra Club, and Outdoor Industry. We also ship our products Carbon Free; our partner, Verde Fulfilment, purchases carbon offsets for our shipments, ensuring they are carbon free.

Q: Do you offer a guarantee?

A: Yes, we love the BRCH so much that we think you will too, and we offer a 100% money-back guarantee.