Cabsnoozer is the first in-cab hammock for truck drivers who lack a sleeper cab, designed to satisfy the need for a comfortable way to sleep during mandatory tachograph rest stops and extended periods of waiting.
The Cabsnoozer was conceived by a seasoned truck driver with over 35 years behind the wheel as the solution to the general fatigue and ‘heavy eye syndrome’ that results from driving long and often unsociable hours. Tired of trying to nap with feet on the dashboard, or curled up around the gear lever, the Cabsnoozer in-cab hammock is the perfect answer.
Cabsnoozer improves safety by providing a decent power nap to refresh the day-cab driver, and somewhere to get comfortable when stranded. Ideal as an emergency overnight bunk it also saves accommodation costs. (See customer review below). For less than the price of a dozen Starbucks it effectively converts a day-cab into a sleeper.
We recently had a campaign on Kickstarter to raise funding to produce the new Vansnoozer in sufficient quantities to offer at an affordable price, but failed to reach the required £8,000 target. I am sorry that this means that the Vansnoozer remains on hold for now.
This new version of the Cabsnoozer, to fit inside day-vans is will hopefully become available soon when funds are forthcoming. It should be appreciated that most products have to be made in quite large quantities for the price to be affordable. In this case we need to be able to order 500 at a time from our suppliers in India, who make the hammocks to our design, using an association of Fair-Trade artisans located all over India.
The Vansnoozer will be ideal for tradespeople, surfers, mountain bikers, track days, fishing etc., and essential if you ever get stranded. Perfect for any van that hasn’t quite been converted into a full camper.
The Vansnoozer is easily installed in a few seconds using rubber chocks trapped in the doors, front and rear, see photo below.
Enter the van from the side door, and lock those supporting the hammock if there is any likelihood of someone attempting to open your vehicle from the outside while you are sleeping!
As soon as we can we will re-introduce this product. The same applies to the Twin-snoozer which is two Vansnoozers and a side by side set up arrangement, and the Kidsnoozer, currently at a prototype stage.
The campaign ended just before Christmas, so we are regrouping now and hope to have something to announce before too long.
The simple fact is, there is nowhere in a day-cab to stretch out and sleep in any degree of comfort, the best achievable being to try and lay across the seats, navigating the gear lever, handbrake, cup-holders, cubby boxes and other uncomfortable appendages in the way. The close proximity of the rear bulkhead prevents seats from being reclined, and the dashboard is too close to put feet up onto satisfactorily.
I really like it! I got a foam camping bed to lay on top, and I slept ten hours the first night! I usually sleep in hotels that are around $100 a night, so it paid for itself on day one! I try not to idle my truck, due to the DPF garbage, so I haven’t been able to use it lately. Waiting for better weather. Hard to sleep when it’s 15° F in the cab! Lol. That’s -9.44°C. Happy to help.
I will defiantly be interest in your new snoozers when they come available. Please keep me updated.
Spot on! Much more comfortable, and there’s something cathartic about relaxing in a hammock!
Excellent stuff, cheers
I think it’s a great product and wouldn’t think twice in recommending this to anyone. Great idea, well designed, well made and a great price. I like that new smell as well ????
Thanks again for the great invention!! Cheers
At Highway Hammocks, we produce high-quality products for truck and van drivers comfort and safety. All our products come with a 10 year repair or replacement guarantee. For further information and to speak to one of the UK team please contact us – get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.