Robert Murdoch explains how he connected with Eagles Nest Outfitters to create the world's first Disco Hammock:
I was first introduced to ENO hammocks while working for the Forest Service as a wildland firefighter. My hammock provided perfect refuge after long days on the fire line. I'd deploy it each night, swinging to sleep in cadence under the stars, waking rested, warm, and dry above the dewy ground.
Several years later, working for Betabrand, I began scheming the Disco Hammock, there was something enamoring to the thought of wrapping myself up like a hanging space worm, in complete juxtaposition to the natural surroundings of the woods.
Last year, I reached out to ENO as part of our inaugural Disco Open Source project. They were receptive and we collaborated to make an initial prototype from pure Disconium.
For the last year, I've had the hammock in tow on several camping adventures throughout the Northwest. Each time I hang it, the reception is the same: people want to get in it and ask where they can get one for themselves — once, a group of German tourists even offered to buy it from me.
Now the time has come to crowdfund this prototype into a product for all of humankind to enjoy. I think the Disco Hammock is the perfect addition to any gear-loving camper, not to mention the avid festival-goer.