Camping hammocks are lightweight and designed for quick assembly and removal. Camping hammocks are ideal to take camping, on day trips, vacations, and more. Often weighing approximately 1 lb, camping hammocks can be packed down into small travel sizes and are durable enough to use time and again. Camping hammocks keep you and your feet off the ground, and protect you from rain and insects, so the best models are waterproof, windproof and have an insect netting.
If you have a model that doesn’t have an insect netting, you can easily purchase a mosquito netting. The high pitched whine in your ear followed by a sharp slap to your head will be a distant and not too fond memory.
A lightweight camping hammock is easy to carry and easy to set up. This feature is crucial, as nobody wants to spend much time with setting up their accommodation for the night after a long hike.
Let’s look at some of the best camping hammocks available today:
This product is an excellent backpacking hammock. It weights only 1.1 lbs, and can be packed into a softball carrying bag that is not bigger than a grapefruit. The bag comes with the product for free, but you need to buy other stuff like straps, or bug netting. These extras can be purchased easily from Amazon. The model is made of breathable woven microfiber that gives it strengths and water resistance. The model is so strong that is can hold up to 400 lbs. The hammock is water resistant, but if you are looking for additional protection from the weather, you can buy a rain fly. There are two versions of this product, the single nest and the double nest. The single nest is made for one person, and measures 9’4″ x 4’7″. The double nest is made for two people, and measures 9’4″ x 6’2″. The product comes with a 2 year manufacturer warranty.
This hammock is designed to be spacious so that you do not feel cramped while resting. In fact, you can sleep in any direction in the hammock. 80 inches x 118 inches, it measures 25 inches more than any single sized hammock. The fabric used in making this hammock is nylon parachute silk which means it is resistant to mildew and will not rot. The 100-inch ropes come attached to the hammock so that it is ready to be hung anywhere. Another feature is that the hammock comes with the sack. The hammock is light weight and weighs just 21 ounces and hence is ideal for traveling. It can be washed and dried in the washing machine, and is available for only $50.
This is a multipurpose hammock that can convert into a tent very easily. The hammock bottom is made of cotton canvas. The hammock has mesh to protect you from mosquitoes and other insects and bugs. With this hammock you can rest assured of your safety and comfort. The hammock is quite spacious and measures 82″ x 28″ x 18″. The capacity of the hammock is 250 pounds. It comes with a nylon storage bag and weighs around 3 pounds. The price of this hammock / tent is only $35.
Camping hammocks offer many great advantages. First, they are very affordable and lightweight. Hence, they can be easily carried with you. Secondly, these hammocks are to be tied above the ground, and if the camping place is infested with harmful insects and pests, sleeping above the ground will offer security. As compared to tents, hammocks can be easy to assemble and transport. These camping hammocks are available in several vibrant colors and are easily washable.