Republic of Durable Goods Mock ONE Compact Portable Folding Hammock


This Republic of Durable Goods Mock ONE Compact Portable Folding Hammock is ultralight and ultra-packable freestanding and self-supporting easy to use folding structure with a strong steel frame. Keep reading.

Republic of Durable Goods Mock ONE folding hammock.
Republic of Durable Goods Mock ONE folding hammock.


Key features & benefits

  • Collapsible structure.
  • Freestanding.
  • Sunshade included.
  • Storage system.
  • Steel frame.
  • Ultralight.
  • Ultra-packable.
  • Portable.
  • 60-Seconds setup.

So what this is about

This Mock One is a collapsible and folding hanging cot rather than a hammock. So all the main elements are preattached to each other as a shock-corded structure. You will see in the video below what this actually means.

In other words, it needs a simple assembly but this all is done in a couple of minutes. Officially, the setup time is 60 seconds, see how this is done:

Sunshade

It comes with the adjustable sunshade shown in the pictures, so this is indeed a great detail. You attach it on the two sides and then expand, it can rotate so you can position it to keep the sun out of your face. They claim it offers UPF 50+ rated shade.

Mesh basket

So this is a small item that does not cost much to add, but this is incredibly useful to keep things organized and off the ground. The picture below shows how it looks underneath the bed, it is very large and deep so you can store lots of stuff.

Mesh basket for storage.
Mesh basket for storage.

Observe also these nicely designed feet. This is a clever design, they are extended and have those peaks, so they will not sink if you use the hammock on a soft ground, and the peaks will keep it in place. Simple and very effective.

Other features

Note that the bed’s fabric is with what looks like side wings, so you can wrap them a bit around you if you feel cold. This also adds more space if you sit on the hammock and swing, you will see this in the video below.

Note that there is no classic carry bag, but it comes with that wrap shown in the top picture above, with a nice strap.
Here is a bit more about this whole concept:

 

In this video you will see the company founder addressing some issues and describing some features of this item, have a look:


Who is it for

Regarding the weight capacity, this folding hammock is quite moderate with its 250 lb (113 kg) declared capacity. But no doubt this is good enough for most of the potential users.

Regarding the weight, this is an ultralight structure with its 14.5 lb (6.6 kg). You can compare it with some of its competitors given in our separate list where this item is also included.

They describe it as the lightest existing and they are close to this. But see also this KingCamp Ultralight Cot Hammock.

Regarding the packed size, this hammock folds nicely but it remains a bit long in one dimension. The packed size 33 x 11 x 6 inches (84 x 28 x 15 cm) is such that you need a car for transportation.

But when you compare it with its competitors you realize that this packed size is indeed exceptional. They describe it as the most compact cot-hammock of this type, and they are nearly right.

Regarding the size, with its dimensions are not particularly impressive, see the picture:

Mock ONE Compact Portable Folding Hammock dimensions.
Mock ONE Compact Portable Folding Hammock dimensions.

So if you are a tall person, you might want to check some other options. But there is more to this, see the picture below:

Padded end area.
Padded end area.

As you realize, it comes with padded ends, the same on both sides, so you can indeed extend over the end bars.

You can extend the legs.
You can extend the legs.

Note also that the area occupied by its legs (the footprint) is exceptionally small, it is only 36 x 24 inches (91 x 61 cm).  So you can deploy it in a relatively small space and it can extend above some low items around. This because it is rather tall, the highest points are 31 inches (79 cm) above the ground.


Specifications

  • Weight: 14.5 lb (6.6 kg).
  • Weight capacity: 250 lb (113 kg).
  • Open dimensions (L x W x H): 67 x 25 x 31 in (170 x 63.5 x 79 cm).
  • Folded size: 33 x 11 x 6 in (84 x 28 x 15 cm).
  • Footprint: 36 x 24 in (91 x 61 cm).
  • Frame: steel.
  • Warranty: 90-day money-back guarantee period in which you can return your hammock for any reason.
  • They also offer 3-year replacement period.

Mock ONE Accessories

There are several accessories items and some are shown below:

Some of the accessories.
Some of the accessories.
  • A detachable pillow.
  • An underbelly under-quilt.
  • A top quilt for warmth.
  • A mosquito net for bugs.
  • A tarp for rain, see the picture below.

You can order all of them here.

Accessory tarp.
Accessory tarp.

My rating, pros & cons

Please see how I rate this folding hammock. My rating for some criteria may not look high, but these same criteria are used consistently, so you can easily compare with other products of this type.

My rating breakdown of the Mock ONE Folding Hammock
Mock ONE Compact Portable Folding Hammock

Product Name: Mock ONE Folding Hammock

Product Description: This Republic of Durable Goods Mock ONE Compact Portable Folding Hammock is Ultralight & Freestanding, Easy to Use, and with a Strong Steel Frame.

Brand: Republic of Durable Goods

SKU: B07RS4V4RB

  • Weight - 8.8/10
    8.8/10
  • Size - 7.9/10
    7.9/10
  • Capacity - 7/10
    7/10
  • Packed size - 8.2/10
    8.2/10
  • Ease of use & features - 9.6/10
    9.6/10
8.3/10

Summary

My overall rating is Very Good:

Pros

  • Very useful sunshade.
  • Easy to use.
  • Nice carry wrap.
  • Great accessory options.

Cons

  • Quite short.
  • A bit long when packed.
Sending
User Review
8.98/10 (5 votes)

Final thoughts

In the summary of this Mock ONE Compact Portable Folding Hammock review, I wish to say that I am impressed with this product. With all those accessory items, this can grow in a real camping system with all you need for protection against elements and insects. Fully recommended.

Note that they sell this Mock One also in a complete outdoor sleeping set under the name Chill Master Portable Folding Camping Hammock with Stand.

Please check under the category Folding Hammocks if you need more options. You might want to see also this unique ENO Eagles Nest Outfitters Nomad Hammock Stand.

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Addition August-September 2020: If you check the comments below you will realize that a number of people have experienced problems in ordering this product. In the past, I have been in touch with the brand and had a good impression of them. They are quite new on the market and I had a feeling they would develop in a great brand. 

So here is what they write on their Kickstarter page:

“Well, we just learned …that our fulfillment partners have totally dropped the ball. Apparently, they put two shipping labels on some of our products and can not figure out who should get what product. Without informing us, they tried to fix the problem and some of the backers received more than they ordered and some backers received nothing. 

To fix this we are flying cross-country to our warehouse to get shipments organized and back on track. I guess if you want something done right you need to do it yourself! We will be there tomorrow and hope to be back on track by the end of the week. 

We are letting all our backers know in full transparency what is going on because we want you to stay with us on this journey. It’s been a bit bumpy, but we can see the smooth sailing just around the corner.”

This about duplicate orders is confirmed also in a comment below. So at least we know now what the real issue might be. But their statement is more than a year old and they have been silent after that. No doubt things are strange with this brand.

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23 thoughts on “Republic of Durable Goods Mock ONE Compact Portable Folding Hammock”

  1. Please add me to the list of people who consider Republic of Durable Goods to be a fraud. My purchase of 2 Mock One hammocks was placed on June 17th on their website. They also gave me the run around with excuses and needing to change warehouses. I gave them more and more time to make things right. I haven’t heard from anyone since August 1st. I have contacted customer service and the founders on LinkedIn and still no response. This could be the best product ever, but the leadership of the company has failed their customers. At this point, I just want my money back. Here is co-founder Jason Drew’s LinkedIn page to share your story with him. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasondrewit/ I am also making a formal complaint with the District Attorney, Keith Ellison of Minnesota.

  2. Not a scam, just a SNAFU.

    The KickStarter comments do explain that “Apparently, they put two shipping labels on some of our products and can not figure out who should get what product. Without informing us, they tried to fix the problem and some of the backers received more than they ordered and some backers of received nothing.”

    I was one of the folks who’s order that got fulfilled successfully.
    I also got a duplicate order (SNAFU).
    I didnt need an extra, so I returned it to them.

    I would consider adjusting the “cons”.
    Quite short (length or height off the floor when assembled? based on what height for a person? ).
    A bit long when packed (the hammock itself? or all accessories in a duffel bag?)

    1. Hi, many thanks, this explains the problems at least partly but they have been silent for one year already. I shall add this information to the text above. As for the cons, just see the numbers, it should be obvious.

  3. I have had the same experience as people here. Ordered in early June. At the end of June I wrote and asked Where the hammock was and it was going to “ship any day”. Then it was a manufacturing dispute. Now it is radio silence. They just stole my money. No refund, no product and all inquires go unanswered.
    Complete scam.

  4. It sounds to me like Jovo is part of this fiasco. They are not responding to anyone, but you it seems. They are not issuing refunds nor are they delivering the product!

    PEOPLE DESERVE THEIR MONEY BACK! Shut them down!

    1. Hi, please do not overreact, I am not a part of anything. I am not paid by the brand and have no bias of any sort. With such logic, it is Amazon and Walmart that are a part of the fiasco, so better to blame them if you wish to go that way.

      I was in touch with the brand several months ago when I was adding the texts here in the site, and when the hammocks were normally on the market at Amazon and Walmart. So at that time, they were responding readily when I was asking some questions about their several great and unique products that were available. I had a very good impression of them, a new brand with great products. But clearly something went wrong with them, I have no information about what this is.

      I have added a warning in the text, more I cannot do about this. You are definitely right that people deserve the money back, and I am sure there are legal ways to do this.

  5. THIS IS A SCAM-DO NOT ORDER FROM THEM. I ordered two hammocks in May and finally cancelled my order due to lack of fulfillment in late July. I still have or received a refund, and have not received any emails back from customer service since 8/4/20. I will be posting on any consumer facing site about my terrible experience with the brand as well as filing a complaint with my state’s Department of Consumer Affairs to start the process of getting them investigated and shut down.

    1. Hi Leah, my feeling is that they are not a scam, but clearly there are some issues and I understand your frustration. Yes you are right this should be investigated and you have right to have your money back and to know what is happening.

    2. I just wanted to advise others to avoid Republic of Durable Good. I ordered 5/17/20 2 months later I am still waiting. I am likely going to dispute the charge with PayPal.

    3. Please add me to the list of individuals who have ordered hammocks, been charged, and ghosted by the company. I would appreciate any advice on appropriate recourse.

  6. Don’t order anything from the Republic of Durable Goods. They are in a legal dispute with their manufacturer in China. I ordered 2 hammocks in May that still haven’t been fullfilled directly from the Republic of Durable Good. Their CFO, Eva Zhang eva@therepublicofdurablegoods.com was supposed to process our refund in June. Still haven’t received a refund. She also an employee of the Chinese Manufacturer. This is not a Covad issue! I have one of their hammocks which I like a lot, they just can’t their act together as a company.

    1. Many thanks Karen, sorry to hear about the problems you had. I appreciate the fact that you share your experience here, this will be useful for our readers.

  7. I am having the same issues as previous reviews. I ordered in late June for a late July camping vacation. When I first inquired, I received a quick response, explaining that there are problems in the warehouse. I was understanding and patient, given our current public health crisis. As the weeks passed, my inquiries were unanswered and I am being ignored. I really wanted the hammock and initially chose not to cancel the order. Two weeks ago, I decided it was time to request a refund. I have sent several messages, one to CEO CHRIS SVENSRUD and no one replies. This doesn’t appear to be a Covid issue. The problem with this company are beyond that.

    1. Thank you John. I am going to add a sentence in the text to warn readers about this. Too many people have reported the same, so this issue cannot be ignored, something is indeed wrong. Pity, I have been in touch with them and had a good impression.

  8. Nice review. Overall I’d agree with most of the ratings. I got my Mock One late in June. Fits me well and very comfortable. Overall I’m happy with the product and feel I got what I expected; however, similar to some of the other comments, I waited for 2 months to get the product. When it arrived I only got half of what I ordered. Still waiting for accessories but have given up and am now trying to cancel the remainder of the order (wish me luck). Apparently the company outsourced their order fulfillment and those companies are “willfully” holding items. Who really knows. Nice product but buyer beware. You might never get what you order. I’d recommend staying away from this product and company. Their customer service and communication is TERRIBLE.

    1. Thank you Dave, great to hear from you but it is really nad to hear about the experience. My impression is that this is at least partly due to the current pandemic, even much bigger brands have serious problems these days.

    2. I ordered mine in June. Never received the product and after I followed up they came back to me with this story of the company holding orders. I cancelled my order and now they won’t give me a refund. It has just been terrible.

  9. I ordered it directly from the company in May in anticipation of a vacation at the end of July.
    Some warehouse dispute (my guess is they didn’t pay their bill) has kept me from getting it for two months.
    They don’t have product but keep advertising. Wtf?

    1. Actually, there yet another comment of this type, with a similar experience. Not sure what this is about, my guess is this is due to the virus pandemic. I have been in touch with them and had a good impression of the brand.

  10. Did you receive a hammock for this review specifically? Or did you purchase it as a mystery customer? I ordered one, but never received a receipt despite still getting promotions from their website and a complete charge to my credit card. Other people are commenting the same things on their Instagram. I believe this could be a scam or they are not being honest about their ability to produce the product.

    1. Hi Rachel, I wonder where you ordered it from. If this was through Amazon, this could be some of the independent sellers, I know for sure this because they told me so earlier related to some of their other products. On the other hand, there are serious problems with shipping nowadays, this is because of the virus situation. Amazon and other sellers simply have not enough personnel to handle all the sales.

      I have been in touch with the brand several times, it is impossible this is a scam. I have reports of sales from Amazon and from the manufacturer through a reputable affiliate network through which they operate, so I know for sure that this hammock is shipped to the buyers.

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