Auto Hammock: Our 1st Impressions [Gear]

Car Hammock In Action

As someone who’s spent a pretty good amount of time on the road, I’ve most likely had far more than my fair share of nights sleeping in a auto. (Spoiler alert: it is not quite comfy). At festivals, on road trips – as soon as after a wedding reception, but that’s a story for a diverse time – I’ve been identified to cozy up in the not-so-comfy confines of a motor car. Back when I had a Honda Element (RIP) it wasn’t such a massive deal, but now that I’m rocking the Impreza it’s a different story.

That is why I was pleased to hear from the folks at Auto Hammock, letting me know about their solution created to hold me from waking up with a seatbelt embedded in my skull. Developed with the frugal traveler in thoughts, the hammock is designed to suspend you from the ceiling of your auto, floating on a cloud of luxury alternatively trying to figure out how to nestle your lumbar juuust correct into the console.

It seems like a house run for festivals with camping or overnight parking, so we’re excited to test it out. Our 1st impression now that we have one particular in hand is that it is a well-made piece of equipment with a nice design and style, and a significantly less-than 5 minute setup. I’ve been traveling the last couple weeks (in planes, not automobiles, sadly) so I haven’t been in a position to sleep in mine, but that is taking place quickly. If you cannot wait to hear what we have to say about it, you can buy one for $ 64 on their website – make confident to let us know what you believe, and preserve an eye out for our full assessment.

Watch the Vehicle Hammock setup video:

(Cover Image by means of @carhammock)

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Viola Beach album for release after band killed in auto crash – inquest

The posthumous record follows their tragic death

Viola Beach album for release after band killed in car crash - inquest Photo: Press

Following their tragic death in a automobile crash earlier this year, a debut album from Viola Beach is set for release next month. 

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The ‘Swings And Waterslides’ rising indie stars were killed with their manager when the automobile they were travelling in plunged from a bridge into the river under whilst driving by way of Sweden. 

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Now, their surviving family members have detailed that a nine-track album will be released in their honour on 29 July through the band’s own label, Fuller Bean Records. 

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“We are tremendously proud of everything the boys accomplished in such a quick space of time. Craig, Jack, Kris, River and Tom shared a enormous passion, talent and dedication to music,” says the band’s households in a statement. 

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“We think the best way to celebrate our sons’ lives is to release an album of their songs.

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“This is their legacy and we know deep in our hearts that the boys would want the world to listen to the music they poured almost everything into. This was only the beginning for them and these nine songs were written with every single intention to be shared, heard and, most of all, enjoyed.”

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They added: “We hope that it brings you as much happiness listening to it as we know it did to them making it.”

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More: Why Viola Beach had what it takes to go all the way

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The tracklist for the Viola Beach album is:
1. Swings And Waterslides
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Earlier this year, The Coral, Blossoms, The Courteeners and a lot more came together to honour Viola Beach with a unique tribute show. 

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Beneath: RIP – The fantastic musicians we’ve already lost in 2016

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