MMG Bivy Hammock

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The Molly Mac Gear (MMG) bivy hammock is derived from the Mors Scarf, by Mors Kochanski. It is a hammock, a breathable bivy sack, an emergency coverall, a scarf, and more!

We thought about calling it The Western Hammock, or The Desert Hammock because you can use it as a hammock with trees, or as a bivvy sack under a tarp without trees. The last prototype was named survival hammock. With it’s public release — it is now known as the MMG Bivy Hammock.

If you know how to pitch your tarp on the ground, using hiking poles, then this hammock/bivvy will serve you well in many different types of terrain. I wish we had them in Big Bend National Park, where the Chisos Mountains offerred good places to hang, but the desert back country was completely devoid of trees.

Molly Mac Gear Shamu, Baby Orca and Jerry Chair synthetic underquilts, with silnylon outer layers, complement the MMG Bivy Hammock well in temperatures above freezing. They insulate your hammock in the air, as well as on the ground. It is no longer necessary to carry a foam pad just in case you have to go to ground.

Price: $100.00
– 60″ wide and 11′ long
– Construction is dual layer 1.1 ounce ripstop nylon
– Removable structural ridgeline
– Both channels ends have an 18″ piece of amsteel with fixed loops on each end of amsteel rope.
– Full width 18″ noseeum window
– loops for staking down the corners and holding up the bugnet
– 4′ opening between layers on both sides
– A pocket that can be used to hold the noseeum closed.
– Rated for those who weigh not much more than 200 pounds
– Color: Kelly Green currently in stock
– Approx weight: 14.3 oz (with no suspension)

2 – 10′ pieces of polyester webbing. $8.00

QTY: MMG Bivy Hammock NO Webbing – $100

QTY: MMG Bivy Hammock ADD Webbing – $108.00

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Our prototype Survival Hammock, featured in the 1st video below, was narrower and shorter. We increased the dimensions to accomodate larger people and a wider range of hanging styles.




  1. RE: MMG Bivy Hammock

    1. Can a foam pad be inserted between the layers? Do you or any users have experience using it with a pad?

    2. When on my back, I need to sleep with my shoulders as flat as possible – i.e. not “scrunched” forward. Would a bridge be needed to achieve this posture in your hammock?


    • Yes, you can put a pad between the layers.

      As for shoulder squeeze, I have never noticed any… but you will have to try gathered end hammocks to know if it can work for you. If other gathered end hammocks work, the Bivy Hammock will almost certainly work. It is longer than most, and plenty wide.

      – MacEntyre

  2. Hi Tim! I can answer the 2nd question. I found no squeeze when laying in this hammock. I have a big Brazilian hammock & the MMG Bivy is just as comfortable. Plenty of room in this hammock

  3. Bivvy Hammock, interesting concept. I, however weight in at approx. 250 lbs. Any future plans to accommodate someone like myself?

    • If you place an order and request 1.9 oz ripstop for a heavier hanger, I’ll order the fabric and add that option in the Gear Store.

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