I love the idea of sleeping in a hammock. I just love hammocks in general. But in the Pacific Northwest, if you don’t have the right gear (and even sometimes if you do) you can awake in a puddle on the floor of your tent after a night of unrelenting rain.

This Inferno Cocoon Hammock keeps you off the ground. Put up a tarp as a protective cover above you and you’re all set.

The Inferno is a two-piece sleeping bag that consists of a Top quilt and an UnderQuilt that is also the sleeping bag.The Top Quilt goes inside the hammock so you stay warm from the top. The UnderQuilt goes under your hammock, so you stay warn from the bottom.

The sleeping bag’s hood fully encloses the should, head and neck so your head stays warm. A shaped foot area lets you move your feet without feeling like you’re bound up (the one thing I don’t like about sleeping bags!). There’s also space like this around your elbows and knees, which should help with that restrictive feeling.

The Inferno comes in two temperature ratings…30 degrees and 0 degrees (Fahrenheit). Both Inferno components are filled with 800 FP water repellent Downtek.

Made from hydraShield fabric that is water repellent, it should be able to stand up to pretty much any soaker as long as you’ve got a cover over you. With the rain we get in the Pacific Northwest, I wouldn’t trust it!

Remember when we wrote about this Nube Stratos Hammock Shelter? The Inferno is made by the same people….Sierra Madre Research. This article about the Inferno repeatedly says that the Inferno is sized to match and fit “your hammock” perfectly, but it doesn’t specify what type of hammock they’re talking about. I’m guessing they are referring to one of their own hammocks. No idea on how well this system would work if you just had any ol’ generic hammock, but if you’re seriously considering buying one that is a question I would ask, for sure. Otherwise, the whole Nube Hammock Shelter system is an add-on for this hammock sleeping system with an add-on price of 14% off.

Interested? Kickstarter support packages for this project start at $179 for just the UnderQuilt.

Inferno Sleeping Bag Hammock

Images from sierramaderesearch.com

Have you ever wanted a water bottle that could hold both hot and cold liquids at the same time and could get smaller once you drank some of what was in it? Or could turn into two water bottle if you happen to find yourself sharing with someone who’s a little bit grubby? Well inventors have been monitoring your brain waves and created what you have always wanted.

OK, they really haven’t been monitoring your brain waves, but what they came up with is pretty amazing. The Golchi water bottle started out as a Kickstarter project that now has more than reached its funding goal. The Golchi holds two beverages of different temperatures at once, goes from big to small or one to two bottles in an instant, and has 15 features to customize it and make it the most versatile water bottle we’ve ever even imagined.

Golchi is vacuum insulated stainless steel, like all good bottles are, but has two separate compartments that allow you to store two different beverages, for those cross-country ski trips where you want both hot coffee and cold water. Or you want a smoothie and tea for your workout days. The site even suggests carrying water for mom and hot water and baby formula for the infant in one convenient item. You can switch it up to four different configurations fro, Double Decker, holding dual compartments for two different beverages, Jumbo, which turns it into a single container plus a dry storage, Traditional, which is just your everyday bottle, or Golchi Mini, which splits your Golchi into two standalone bottles.

Imagine…hot water and oatmeal, hot water and granola, coffee and cream, tomato soup and crackers, cold water and coffee, smoothie and coffee….it’s mind-boggling what this thing can do. And it comes in six colors.

Golchi image from Golchi’s Kickstarter page at Kickstarter.com