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May
2

Best Camping Hammock in 2017

Are you planning a camping trip and want to try using a hammock instead of a tent? Tired of the endless information available on the web? Then you have come to the right place. Hammock camping has changed my life, and after this guide I hope it changes yours.

Hammock camping is an amazing experience, but novice and expert alike have trouble finding the right products, and all the information available for them. I have gone over the best camping hammocks out there, and put together this list for you.

I have already gone over the specifics of the hammocks, and can show you which hammock would be ideal for the type of camping you plan on doing. Size, material, and cost are all considerations.

Alright well let’s get to it. For those of you who just want the list I am going to link the products first with my highest recommended hammock at the top of the list:

The Best Hammocks for Camping

1. Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Classic

2. Clark NX-270 Four-Season Hammock Tent

3. Grand Trunk Double Parachute Nylon Hammock with Carabiners

4. Eno Eagles Nest Outfitters – DoubleNest Hammock

5. Kammok Roo Hammock

6. Hammock Bliss Double – XL Portable Hammock

7. Lawson Hammock Blue Ridge

8. Grand Trunk Nano Hammock

9. Lost Valley Premium Camping Hammock

10. Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock

There you have it, a quick and dirty list of the best hammocks for camping. Read below for the reviews of these hammocks, and how I came up with this list!

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Camping Hammock with rainfly

PictureHammockWeightBuy Now!Rating
Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Classic41 OZ4.8
Clark NX-270 Four-Season Hammock Tent60 OZ5.0
Grand Trunk Double Parachute Nylon Hammock with Carabiners20 OZ4.8
Eno Eagles Nest Outfitters – DoubleNest Hammock20 OZ4.9
Kammok Roo Hammock24 OZ4.8
Hammock Bliss Double – XL Portable Hammock22 OZ4.5
Lawson Hammock Blue Ridge68 OZ4.6
Grand Trunk Nano Hammock7 OZ4.4
Lost Valley Premium Camping Hammock57.6 OZ4.2
Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock12 OZ4.4

How to choose the best hammock for camping

There are multiple things I take into consideration when I pick a hammock for any activity. The type of hammock, Material, Size, Maximum Weight, Hammock Tree Straps, Insulation, Accessories, and ease of use. So, let’s get right into it.

Hammock Type

Hammocks come in 3 main varieties, the one you choose depends on its intended use.

Ultralight Hammocks are the lightest hammocks, and are made to be super compact. These are best for hiking trips, or hard to reach camping spots. Ultralight hammocks sacrifice comfort for weight reduction.

Parachute Hammocks are usually made of durable and weather resistant nylon. These are ideal for extended outings where moisture is a concern. They breathe easily, and are still semi compact. These would be ideal for several nights in a row, and are a bit more comfortable than Ultralight Hammocks.

Expedition Hammocks are made with the heaviest and most high end products. They are usually heavy weight, and made to withstand the worst that mother nature can throw at you. These hammocks are ideal for extended camping trips, and hammock camping in more extreme locations.

Material

Most hammocks are made of cotton or nylon composites. They both have different benefits.

Nylon hammocks are your ultralight and parachute hammocks. They are much lighter and have decent wear protection, but don’t offer much in protection other than keeping you dry and keeping the wind off you.

Cotton hammocks are bulkier, and look better, but they are more difficult to transport. Properly seasoned cotton will not leak, but will need to be air dried after the camping trip or mildew may become an issue.

Hammock Size

Hammocks come in many different sizes. The length and width affects load, and carrying capacity. A single hammock is thinner than a double hammock because it is meant for one person. A double hammock can accommodate two people, or be roomy for one person. Taller people should look for hammocks that are 8 feet in length or greater.

Maximum Weight

The maximum weight of a hammock is important. A hammock can only support its maximum weight load. So, before hammock camping it is important to recognize your weight, your partners weight, and any gear you plan on taking into your hammock’s weight. Do not overload a hammock as even if it works the straps may give, or you may wake up smacking into the ground through a torn hammock.

Hammock Tree Straps

It is important that you understand the type of hammock tree straps your hammock has, and how to use them. Make sure at home you test the hammock suspension system, and all parts are included.

More versatile suspension systems include more spots for anchoring attachments, and will provide better options for where to place your hammock.

It may be worthwhile to purchase aftermarket hammock tree straps to provide the most versatility in your camping site. Planning is everything, so consider your site carefully before leaving unprepared.

Insulation

Insulation is an important factor when considering a hammock. Most nylon hammocks are great for warm months, but provide little protection during winter months. There are aftermarket blankets available that drape inside and outside your hammock to provide better insulation and warmth during winter months.

Cotton hammocks on the other hand are often warmer by default. So it is worth checking out your hammock and planning your camping trip so you can have the proper level of insulation.

Accessories

Hammocks can come with several different accessories. A rainfly is probably what comes to mind right away. These go over your hammock, and attach to the ground and your anchor points. Keeping dry is important while hammock camping.

If you plan on camping in a more humid area it may be worthwhile to look for or purchase a mosquito net. This will save you from being devoured by the annoying insects throughout the night, and in some more remote areas save you from serious disease.

Ease of Use

I include ease of use because some hammocks appear to have been made by evil mad scientist/engineers. Hammocks must be easy enough to set up that you will actually take them out with you when you go camping.

Always test set up before you leave for your trip, and take notes of any difficulties you have. It is important to have a safe trip, but a frustration free trip is just as important.

Camping Hammock Reviews

Our top 10!

Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asum Classic

My favorite pick is the Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Classic. It features an integrated mosquito net and rainfly. It is an expedition hammock, so it is heavy. But it comes with premium materials, so it will last even the harshest mother nature has! This is a must buy.

Clark NX-270 Four-Season Hammock Tent

One of the best all-season hammocks for camping, the Clark NX-270 Four-Season Hammock Tent outperforms many other models. It is made to support wet and cold environments. This model is quiet expensive, but it is also the best hammock available out there. This is a one purchase and your done product!

Grand Trunk Double Parachute Nylon Hammock with Carabiners

The Grand Trunk Double Parachute Nylon Hammock with Carabiners is an affordable hammock that is light, and built for 2 people. It is extra roomy if used alone. It comes with all the accessories you need, so purchase this and set it up all in one go!

Eno Eagles Nest Outfitters – DoubleNest Hammock

ENO hammocks are one of the iconic hammock brands. These are name brand hammocks, and you can expect the best from ENO. The Eno Eagles Nest Outfitters – DoubleNest Hammock is our favorite lightweight double hammock on the market. It is perfect for hiking to a remote campsite, and large enough for two.

Kammok Roo Hammock

The Kammok Roo Hammock is a great choice for beginners. It is a lightweight hammock, and is easy to carry. It does not come with any additional accessories, but they can be added with ease.

Hammock Bliss Double – XL Portable Hammock

The Hammock Bliss Double – XL Portable Hammock is on our list because it is the easiest to use. It is super wide, and comes with 100 inches of cord to set it up. It’s ease of use comes with a smaller price tag, but you also lose additional features. Purchase rainfly’s separately for this one.

Lawson Hammock Blue Ridge

The versatile Lawson Hammock Blue Ridge is a hybrid hammock design. It can be used as a tent or a hammock for camping. It includes a pair of arch poles which raise the attached mosquito net to appear more tent like. This also comes with a detachable rainfly, and is a perfect option for multiple applications.

Grand Trunk Nano Hammock

The Grand Trunk Nano Hammock weighs and impressive 7 ounces, and is one of the best ultralight hammocks on the market. If your camping site is difficult to get to, or requires hiking in, then this is the hammock for you!

Lost Valley Premium Camping Hammock

The Lost Valley Premium Camping Hammock is great for beginners as it is a bundle that includes everything you need. Rainfly, Mosquito net, and hammock tree straps are included. It is easy to set up, and takes less than 3 minutes.

Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock

The Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock is another example of a perfect camping hammock for a beginner. It is lightweight and inexpensive, but not very durable. This would be a great hammock for established camping sites.

There are many options, but the hammocks I have listed here are my best hammocks for camping. Don’t take my word for it, check out the other reviews for these hammocks. They are all great for their own uses, so be sure to read around, but you should be confident you purchased a great hammock if you choose one of these.

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Apr
22

Double Hammock

There is no experience perhaps that brings you closer to nature than hanging around in the outdoors. Sleeping outdoors, however, is no easy feat. Have you ever wished that you could sleep comfortably outdoors without worrying about getting drenched in the rain? If you have, you should know that you can do so with the help of hammock tents. You've heard of hammocks and tents, but most of you do not know about hammock tents.

Hammock tents are beds usually made of tarp that is suspended with the help of ropes between two trees at a distance of at least seven feet. These hammock tents have zippers which can be conveniently used to cover the sleepers inside it, similar to how one does in a tent. The problem here is that the hammocks most of us have seen are only made for one person. So, what can you do if you want to lie down with your significant other in close proximity? You could either lie in two separate hammocks or you could purchase a two person hammock tent and lie together in it.

There are a number of two person hammock tents available on the market. Some of the best ones include the Clark Vertex, Hammock Bliss Sky tent, and Wolfwise mosquito hammock. All of them are made in a way that will help you ward off mosquitoes and keep you away from the creepy crawlies on the ground. Now, with the availability of these hammock tents for two people, you can trek the outdoors and stay out during the night without having to worry about sleeping arrangements or being too far away from your loved ones. The best part about all of this is that you can sleep in this tent in the jungle just as well as you could in your backyard.

Mar
18

What you Need to Know About Hammock Tents

Before you embark on your next hiking trip, take a step back and think a little bit about the hammock tent. Even though many people perceive the tent as a minimalist design, the hammock tent can boast to offer more comfort than the conventional tent. In addition to that, it gives you more fun and joy to lay in. also, the hammock tent is simple and easy to setup compared to a typical tent. However, the most crucial step when considering a hammock tent is the kind of experience you are going to have, and not how to set it up. The tent is definitely worth your comfort zone.

Reasons you should consider a hammock tent

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Although this may seem as a cliché, the truth is that a hammock tent gives you a nice sleeping environment. You only need to set up the tent in the right way, and get ready to enjoy your hiking trip. Sleeping in a hammock is just like sleeping in your bed, you won’t miss home at all.

Well, the truth is that you will encounter trees and weirdly shapes stones and rocks on the ground, but with a hammock tent, you don’t have to worry about this at all because it floats in the air and you won’t get any disruptions by rocks and roots when sleeping.

Far from what most people think, finding the best place for your tent is very easy, and it doesn’t matter the kind of ground there is, as long as you have the hammock hanging kit, you are good to go. What you need to do is to alter the hook on the hammock into straps for the right distance.

What you will love about the hammock tent is that, it only needs you to breathe in and out nicely and enjoy what nature has to offer.

Mar
18

How to Select the Best Suspended Hammock

With life as chaotic as it is today, yards all over the world are being changed into serene retreats. When making your very own personal haven, think about including a hanging hammock to finish your space. Absolutely nothing states convenience quite like a hanging hammock.

Prospective buyers might be surprised to know there is a diverse choice of suspended tent on the market, with different products and different designs to pick from. When thinking about which hanging hammock will work best for you, here are some things to think about.

To make this decision, think about the material you would like your hammock to be made from. Generally, most hanging hammocks have been made from rope. When it comes to rope hammocks, there are many variations to think about. The product of the way and the rope it is woven will considerably affect the way the hammock hangs and feels. Most frequently, the rope is made from

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Net Hammock

polyester or cotton and both are really long lasting materials. Polyester will be a bit more weather condition resistant and will prevent the growth of mold to a greater degree, however, cotton is known for being more versatile and for that reason is frequently considered more comfy than polyester. It is necessary to keep in mind, nevertheless, that both will hold up against time effectively and either one will supply a comfy retreat.

Of the rope hammocks, of specific note is the Mayan hammock. Historically, these hammocks are called presents from the gods. These hanging hammocks are perfect for taking a trip and are simple to establish. If your concept of a hammock is about swinging in the breeze, the Mayan hammock might be the best option for you as it is known for its swing aspect.

While many people visualize rope hammocks, there is likewise a large range of fabric and canvas hanging hammocks to select from. These hammocks might not be quite as standard as a rope hammock, however, both fabric and canvas are comfy choices. The real advantage to selecting a hammock of the fabric or canvas range is a greater versatility in style. One popular kind of fabric hammock is the Brazilian hammock, which is likewise referred to as the banana hammock. This hammock is declared for the way it complies with the body, offering the most relaxing experiences to be found.

With a lot of hammocks to select from, you make certain to find the ideal hammock to finish your outdoor retreat.

A great camping tent serves you for a longer time. In basic, camping tents constructed of more powerful product (material, poles, and stitching) are priced greater. They will endure greater winds and much heavier rain. Then you might not require this level of strength and sturdiness for this reason you might decide for lighter variations that are always a deal. Once again if outdoor camping is among those things you do once in a year and you do not venture out into practically unidentified surface throughout the harshest of climate condition, then you are better-off sticking to a least costly camping tent. After that, you will be more knowledgeable and smarter to venture into more expensive options.

Feb
14

Hammock Tree Straps

Outdoor activities are chosen by many people to enjoy their weekends and holidays. Enjoying the beauty of nature, inhaling the fresh air, and staying away from the business of a city for a while can be a great way to enjoy your vacation. However, don't forget to bring the necessary equipment to enjoy your vacation. One of the most important pieces of outdoor equipment that will ensure your coziness in the wild is a hammock. However, there are several things that you need to know about a hammock before you choose to buy one. It's important for you to know about several considerations before you buy a hammock, so you can buy the best hammock tree straps that you can get.

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The hammock flexibility

The more flexible your hammock is, the easier it is for you to adjust it. Make sure that you only choose a high-quality hammock, in order to get the best flexibility. You definitely don't want to buy a hammock which will be ripped when you're trying to stretch it. So, before you choose to buy one, you need to learn more about its flexibility level first.  You can ask about it at the store, or simply read the reviews of its previous buyers on the internet as well.

Its durability

When you are buying outdoor equipment it is important to not buy the cheapest option, especially the ones without the decent quality and reputation. Cheap and non-reputable brands of outdoor products do not care about quality craftsmanship and durability. Spending more now on a more durable product with good craftsmanship will ensure your hammock lasts for many seasons, and improve its overall value. A poor quality hammock will require you to purchase a new one much sooner and could break while in use at your campsite.

The strap's strength

Aside from the strength of the hammock itself, the strength of the straps needs to be considered as well. It is vital, It does not matter how amazing the quality of your hammock is, if you have poor quality straps they may not be able to support your weight. So, the next time you're looking to buy a hammock, make sure that the hammock is strong but also its straps are strong enough to support your weight while you're lying on it.

Consider your budget as well

If you've got a limited budget look carefully at reviews and purchase the best-reviewed hammock you can afford. Your goal should be to purchase a good quality hammock that is comfortable, durable, and will last several seasons. Aside from getting the decent quality, buying the best reviewed hammock within your price range can also maximize your budget utilization as well. So, make sure that you're always choosing at least a decent quality hammock, in order to get the finest hammock which you can buy with your current budget right now.

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