In the past couple of weeks we've been able to redesign and finalize a new, improved, closure sleeve design and begin production on the final design that cuts down on extra unnecessary fabric use and weight, as well as enhances underside protection from sideways blowing wind/rain! Richard is currently onsite at the manufacturing location to oversee and expedite the entire process. This should alleviate any hiccups and remove the chance of a further delay. He has also managed to negotiate that the manufacturing company air ship the products to our facility. This will REALLY speed up the process and allow us to get you your Stratos ASAP. We are still on track for order fulfillment being mid to late June.
Here are some pictures of the updated design on the closure sleeve:
The updated design still allows for a wide range of hang heights, distance between trees, and hammock designs while eliminating the loose or unneeded fabric.
This will keep more of the fabric high and tight during rain or wind without compromising usability.
We didn't think the Stratos Fly could get any better looking, but Richard proved us wrong. These pictures have us extremely anxious to get our Stratos too! As you can see, the new design still allows for flexibility when it comes to hang height and distance between trees. It also allows for adaptability to other hammocks in case you already own one of a different brand.... (though- we think you're due for a hammock upgrade if that's the case ;) If you look close you can see that it might just have our fresh new logo on it too!
Let us know if there is anything we can do for you and please stay tuned in to further updates!
Thanks again and we hope to get you hangin' in your Stratos in no time!