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The Best Hammocks For An Unforgettable Camping Experience

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No matter how adventurous or addicted you are to nature, there is no way you will not get tired of sleeping bare on the ground.

Luckily, there are many camping hammocks that can give you all the comfort you need but not all of them are good enough.

We are here to make your search for the right hammock easier by choosing the best five among the large number of hammocks already available in the market.

What Are The Benefits Of Using A Hammock?

Not many of us really see the need for a hammock in the first place considering the fact that it is no different from an open sack. But it doesn’t just end there; a hammock is actually more than just an inflated bag.

There are certain things which you may not ordinarily notice that makes a good hammock desirable on the marker. We will not dwell much on all the subtle things because you will soon discover that.

Our aim is to point out the basic features of this open sack that makes it a must have for every desert dweller who wishes to have a wonderful experience in the wilderness.

Experience shows that even the most travelled seasoned outdoor-man will not last on the ground forever. If this is your first time of hearing about a hammock, you may not really appreciate its relevance.

There is a tendency you might still be wondering why you really need to get a good hammock to get by when you have your sleeping bag and tent already there with you.

At least your sleeping bag and tent have been nothing short of “perfect sanctuary”. We will just go on to discuss some of the benefits you can derive from adding an appropriate hammock to your collection.

Open Air 

One obvious reason for camping is to go away from home and spend some time alone or with folks in solitude experiencing the wonders of nature. Since your plan is to enjoy the cool radiating air; what then is the essence of locking up yourself in a tent? With a hammock, you can sleep or hang around in the open air and experience the refreshing natural breeze from the atmosphere.

Insects

Very common sights in the forest are beetles, bugs, cockroaches, spiders and many other creeping things.Most times we are awoken in the middle of the night by these disturbing insects in our tent.It seems they are just everywhere; in the bags, on the clothes and wherever there is space for them to navigate. However if you happen to support yourself with a camping hammock above the ground, there is a slight chance that you will find them anywhere close to you.

Comfort and Security

Everyone wants to be comfortable; even the wildest outdoorsman will still desire comfort at some point. Since camping is done on a levelled ground which is often hard, you are likely to get exhausted by sleeping bare without anything to support your body.

In worst scenarios, you can wake up with some fractured bones. However, you can get the same kind of comfort you normally have when sleeping on a modern bed when you use a hammock for your night sleep. You can even get the same cover you will find with a tent.

Less Gear and More Space

Backpacking often presents much difficulty because of the probable heaviness of the tent and camping gear that seems convenient for our forest adventure; most times even those tents with the lightest weight end up taking up a lot of space in your backpack.

Securing a hammock instead can save you all the pain and stress and you will still be able to enjoy some of the protection obtainable from a normal tent. You only need to pair the hammock with some rope and a tarp and you are ready to go!

Designs 

The availability of modular Designs is one of the noticeable things that make camping hammocks a more preferable option to conventional tents. You can easily integrate parts from different hammock brands to suit your needs especially if you are the type that is fascinated with colour and designs.

However, I doubt if it possible to mix and match parts from different tents. This is certainly one of the noticeable advantages a hammock has over a tent.

Many Sleeping Spots

It is difficult to camp on a rocky area or on a sloppy ground with just your tent and bag. Without finding a flat spot, you may not comfortably host your shelter. The ground must be relatively flat and without rocks.

However, when you have a camping hammock as part of your arsenal, you will be able to easily set up camp anywhere, whether on a rocky ground or a sloppy one. All you need is just enough space even if the camping site is crowded with trees. So why would anyone not want to add a hammock to his/her bag camping tricks?

My Review of the 5 Best Camping Hammocks

Having considered some of the things that makes a hammock a very useful tool, it is now time to go through the best camping hammocks currently available in the market.

When choosing any brand of product in the market, it is reasonable to always go for the one that have what you are looking for. Therefore, I expect that you will find one among the list that suit your needs and preference.


  • Lawson Hammock
    Blue ridge

  • Our Rating
  • nylon/poly
  • One Size.
  • Weight Supported
    275 pounds
  • Waterproof

  • Neolite Double
    Camping Hammock

  • Our Rating
  • woven nylon
  • Double Size.
  • Weight Supported
    400 pounds
  • Waterproof

  • Grand Trunk
    Ultralight Hammock

  • Our Rating
  • Polyester
  • One Size.
  • Weight Supported
    250 pounds
  • Waterproof

  • Hennessy Hammock
    Expedition Series

  • Our Rating
  • Oxford nylon/poly
  • One Size.
  • Weight Supported
    275 pounds
  • Waterproof

  • Eagles Nest Outfitters
    SINGLENEST HAMMOCK

  • Our Rating
  • nylon taffeta
  • Single Size.
  • Weight Supported
    Up to 400 pounds
  • Waterproof

1. Lawson Hammock Blue Ridge Camping Hammock

The lawson blue ridge hammock can be regarded as a true tent. It design is similar to that of a real traditional tent but meant to support only one person. It can be hosted almost anywhere and is a typical exemplify of a common camping experience that is not restricted or limited.

Even though relatively cheap, this hammock comes with a lot of interesting features that makes it ideal for the ordinary camper. You can hang it from the bivouac or poles on the ground. The branches of a tree can also be used to provide a rigid support from any comfortable elevation above the ground. It comes with a blue ridge has an elevated interior.

Also known as a blue ridge, this camping hammock also provides more space. The roof is made up of a removable rainfly facility with a double coil net cover to prevent bugs and other creeping insects from intruding. However the base is made up of a rigid nylon material that is waterproof and specially adapted to carry a considerable weight for a prolonged period of time without wearing out.

Lawson blue ridge hammock is considerably affordable. It will make a good budget for those who want some luxury but don’t want to spend much for it.

PROS
  • It is easy to set up
  • It comes with clips for insulation or adding blankets to the inside
  • It comes with rainfly
  • It is very comfortable for your night slumber
  • It can be adjusted from a laying position or stance
  • Well adapted for general camping
CONS
  • The stretching system can cause discomfort
  • The presence of spreaders is a potential flip risk

2.NEOLITE DOUBLE CAMPING HAMMOCK

Via Amazon.com
Via Amazon.com

I think the NEOLITE DOUBLE Camping Hammock is a very good choice when you are looking for comfort in a simple package. It is highly durable and light. You will be pleased with the amount of space this amazing hammock provides. Folding up after use is very easy and there are varieties of colour you can choose from.

This hammock is pricey and will make a wise investment is you have a low budget. Like we mentioned earlier, NEOLITE DOUBLE is wide enough to accommodate you and your friend if necessary. It can also hold up to 400 pounds weight.

PROS
  • It provides a lot of space
  • Strong and durable
  • It is easy to store
  • It is compact and versatile
  • Highly portable
CONS
  • Limited weight
  • It cannot stand alone

3. HENNESSY HAMMOCK EXPEDITION ZIP ASYM

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Via Amazon.com

All the hammocks we have considered so far offer just the basics. If you need something beyond the basics, then you should try the Hennessy Hammock. It is built to provide a sleeping space similar to the one in a normal tent.

So you should expect a lot of cover and protection using this hammock. It is quite heavy but nevertheless you should still be able to accommodate it in your pack. However, if you have a long trip and intend to trek as a backpacker, it will be better to look for another hammock that is much lighter.

It is specially adapted for cold nights; although you will need an appropriate pad for warmth. You can zip yourself up for the night and pretend like this world didn’t exist.

The price goes a little beyond affordable, but you still stand a chance to gain a lot especially if you go camping a lot. You will get a lot of comfort and security by adding this particular hammock to your gear.

PROS
  • It is easy to set up
  • It has an easy entry from the side
  • It has a rain fly
  • It comes with straps
  • It is suitable for general camping trips

4. GRAND TRUNK ULTRALIGHT CAMPING HAMMOCK

Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock
Via Amazon.com

Just as the name indicates, GRAND TRUNK ULTRALIGHT is a very light camping hammock. It has a simple structure and comes in only 4 colour variations.

It has a rather attractive design with woodland camouflage style. For this hammock, you need your own straps to fit the hooks by the side. Apart from this, it doesn’t seem to offer anything more.

If there any quality hammock that can be acquired at a very cheap price, then it must be GRAND TRUNK ULTRALIGHT.

It is a perfect pick for those on a limited budget. You won’t need to break the bank just to buy a hammock. However, you must not be very big as it cannot hold much weight.

PROS
  • It is best for backpacking trips.
  • Its light weight makes it very convenient and easy to add to your camping gear.
  • Being entirely made of polyester, it can be washed with a machine.

CONS

  • It can only support up to 200 pounds weight.
  • It cannot stand alone in mosquito territories and cold climate.You need to add few accompaniments in order to make it comfortable in such areas.

5. EAGLES NEST OUTFITTERS SINGLENEST HAMMOCK

Single Nest is one of few hammocks specially adapted for backpacking. So if you happen to be backpacker, I recommend you give this product a try. It has a relatively light weight and would do just fine with your gear.

A good thing about the SINGLENEST Hammock is that it available in different varieties of colours; about 23 in all. Thus no matter your taste; you are bound to find one that is suitable for you.

The purchase price for this product is a little above budget but this seems quite OK considering its worth. Personally I think it has a modest price; you can always save whatever you have left in your pocket.

The hammock is up to 12.5′ long and can support a considerable amount of weight. It has been said that it can carry up to 400 pounds of weight. This means that SINGLENEST can comfortably support both tall and fat persons.

However if you weight or height exceed that stated here, then you will do well to look for another hammock that can comfortably accommodate you. But if not, you will find this hammock very relaxing and comfortable for resting and sleeping.

PROS
  • It is quite easy to set up
  • It is easy to carry about because of its light weight
  • It is very comfortable for your night slumber
  • It is very good for backpacking treks. In fact it is considered the best.
  • It can be adjusted from a laying position or stance
CONS
  • It is not self-supporting. This means it cannot stand alone.
  • You will have to provide your own straps and insecticide net on certain occasions.
  • It has very limited features.

CONCLUSION

My choice of this list of best hammocks is entirely based on durability, material strength and durability, weight, cost, package inclusion and ease of use.

The information provided in this post is enough to help you get the best hammock. It doesn’t matter what, why or where you are camping, you will find, at least one of these hammocks, to be really valuable. I have had my moments too and I can assure that the review above is very current.

It is time to gear up and make your camping more comfortable…go out now and get your own best hammock for camping.

Joshua

The author Joshua

Hi, my name is Joshua. founder of MadOutdoorist.Com, I was born into a lovely family that loves nature and adventure. My goal at Mad Outdoorist is to provide you with all the information you need for a successful out-of-city adventure. It is my desire to encourage you to push beyond any physical limit you may have.

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