10 Best Hammocks Tested and Reviewed

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Hammocks are an excellent addition to your camping gear and allow you to comfortably enjoy the great outdoors. The best hammocks will provide you with a comfortable and relaxing experience while also being lightweight, portable, and easy to set up.

The best hammocks are simple in design, however, technological progress has allowed manufacturers to perfect the hammock’s design–thus improving the overall comfort they provide as well as how they hold up against outdoor.

With all the options available to choose from nowadays, we know how difficult it can be to deduce which is the best for you. So, we have taken the time to research and review the best hammocks out there.

Last Updated: July 21, 2018
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By Giselle Killebrew:

Our most recent update brings a lot of new additions to our list—the Vivere, ENO Sub 6, Wise Owl, Hummingbird Single, Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro, and the Sea to Summit Ultralight hammock. We wanted to create a list that covered the needs of different people and different environments. So, you will find that these new additions all offer unique features—and we are sure you will find one that fits your specific needs!

Vivere
  • Vivere
  • 5 out of 5
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  • Very Durable
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ENO Sub 6
  • ENO Sub 6
  • 4.8 out of 5
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  • Most portable
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Wise Owl
  • Wise Owl
  • 5 out of 5
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  • Durable
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10 Best Hammocks

Vivere

While this one is a bit pricier than other options, it definitely holds its value when it comes to durability. This one is perfect for your backyard and sturdy enough to hold two people--although you will probably be more comfortable by yourself.
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While it is advertised as a two-person hammock, it more comfortably fits one depending on your size. The bed portion is 63x94 inches and its total length is 130 inches. It's total weight capacity is 450 pounds and it comes with a steel, heavy duty stand.

Features

This hammock comes with a carrying case and you can get it in several different fabrics--cotton, polyester, or Sunbrella. The cotton model is more comfortable and affordable--however, you need to bring it inside if it rains. The Polyester model is mildew resistant, maintains its color better, and can be left outside. The Sunbrella fabric hammock is weather resistant, comfortable, and stain resistant. This hammock is also available in several color options and comes with a 12-month warranty.


Specs

This one is highly durable and comes in lots of color options. You can also choose from 3 different fabrics that provide different benefits, so base your decision on your needs. It is compact in size, easy to set up, and can hold up to 450 pounds.

Value

This one comes at a great price, although it is pricier than many other options on our list. It is compact in size and comes in several fabric options to choose from.
Pros

• Durable

• Sturdy

• Easy to assemble

• Holds 2 people

• Comfortable

• 3 different fabric to choose from

• 12-month warranty

• 450-pound capacity

Cons

• Many users found it didn’t fit two people as

comfortably as advertised


ENO Sub 6

The ENO Sub 6 hammock by Eagles Nest Outfitters is a really light and packable hammock. This one is great for travel or for camping trips you will be able to use them on.
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This hammock weighs 6.5 ounces--making it extremely lightweight and easy to travel with. Its dimensions are 108x72x0.2 inches and it can hold up to 300 pounds.

Features

This one is extremely lightweight, packable, and portable. It's comfortable, breathable and dries quickly if it gets wet. It also utilizes the new aluminum toggle as well as the Helios Suspension System. It comes with a stuff sack as well, for easy travel.

Specs

This one comes in three color options and is composed of nylon taffeta ripstop material. It is highly durable, lightweight and packable.

Value

This one is also a little pricey, but if you are looking for something compact, lightweight, and easy to travel with then this is the best option for you!
Pros

• Lightweight

• Great for travel

• Holds up to 300 pounds

• Comfortable

• Breathable

• Comes with a stuff sack

• Durable

• Dries quickly

Cons

• Straps not included so you will need to purchase tree

straps separately


Wise Owl

Wise Owl
The wise owl is a comfortable and affordable option for you campers out there. It is lightweight and compact enough to travel with and also simple to set up and take down. If you want an on the go hammock, then this is the best option for you!
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This compact and lightweight hammock comes in both a single size as well as a double size. The single size is 9 feet long, 4.5 feet wide, and weighs 16 ounces. It packs down to the small size of a grapefruit and is perfect for one person.
The double size is perfect for 2 people and is 10 feet long, 6.5 feet wide. and weighs 26 ounces. This one folds up to the size of an eggplant, so it is also extremely packable and easy to travel with. It can handle up to 400 pounds so you can be sure it is both sturdy and durable.

Features

This hammock comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee so if you don't love it you can always return it. It also comes with carabiners attached to both ends as well as 2 8 feet ropes to hang it up. The company will also send you a knot instruction manual if you don't know how to properly knot it up already. The hammock also comes with a drawstring stuff sack that is attached to the hammock itself.

Specs

This hammock is made of heavy-duty 210T parachute nylon--the very same material utilized by skydivers. It comes in two different size option and you have a lot of colors to choose from if you end up going with this one. It is comfortable, soft, and highly durable--and most importantly, it is easy to use.

Value

This hammock is highly affordable--especially given the features it provides for the price.
Pros

• Comfortable

• Affordable

• Lightweight

• Durable

• Comes in two different sizing options

• 100% satisfaction guarantee

• Lots of colors to choose from

• Comes with a drawstring stuff sack

• Made of 210T parachute nylon

Cons

• Some users would prefer it come with straps instead of

ropes


Kammok Roo Double

Kammok Roo Double
This queen-sized hammock is one of the toughest on the market with an extremely high weight capacity. Perfect for camping couples, the Kammok is easy enough to store and transport that campers can enjoy it hassle-free.
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In order to provide a level of comfort acceptable to couples, the Kammok offers the same approximate surface area as a queen-size bed. It also offers a maximum weight capacity of 500 pounds, making it much more supportive than many other hammocks on the market.

Features

Aside from its impressive length and weight capacity, this hammock offers easy setup through its use of carabiner clips. It can also condense down to a conveniently portable size when placed into its included stuff sack.

Specs

The Kammok is made from a proprietary fabric similar to the kind used in parachutes. Called LunarWave, it is supported by climbing grade clips with Dyneema suspension slings. The total weight of this product is 23 ounces or roughly 1 ½ pounds.

Value

This hammock costs a bit more than many of the other products found on this list. However, this higher price is well-justified thanks to the high-quality materials used in this product’s construction as well as its impressive size.
Pros
  • Queen-sized with an impressive maximum weight capacity
  • Durable construction incorporates climbing-grade clips and parachute-grade fabric
  • Lightweight and highly portable when compressed into its stuff sack
Cons
  • Slightly higher cost than competing products
  • Requires extra space to set up due to increased size

Hummingbird Single

Hummingbird Single
The Hummingbird Single hammock is a lightweight and compact alternative for those of you who want something easy to use and that you can easily take with you wherever you go.
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This one weighs 7.6 ounces and is 116x63 inches. It can hold up to 300 pounds and was designed by an FAA certified parachute rigger.


Features

This hammock is packable, lightweight, and comfortable. It comes lightweight straps and is compatible with tree straps--you just have to purchase them separately.


Specs

This is one of the lightest hammocks to choose from. It is lightweight, portable, and easily packable. It's also easy to set up and use--so you don't have to waste a ton of time with that process. It's handmade of 100% Nylon in Denver, Colorado--all with US products. It features certified Type IV webbing lock stitch and utilizes spectra chord that is rated up to 1500 pounds.

Value
This one is a bit pricey but definitely one of the lighter and durable options to choose from. It's perfect for camping and is easy to assemble and use.
Pros

• Lightweight

• Easy to assemble

• Durable

• Sturdy

• Comfortable

• Great for camping

• Handmade in the USA

Cons

• Some users find it isn’t as durable as advertised


Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest

Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest
This lightweight camping accessory is made from a more comfortable material than most. However, some features remain that are common among hammocks such as an easy setup process and high-quality clips.
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This hammock is huge with a size of around 9 ½ feet by 6 feet when unfolded. In practice, this works out to a size that can comfortably accommodate two fully-grown individuals. However, the lighter weight capacity of 400 pounds may discourage heavier campers from doubling up.

Features

Something notable about the ENO Eagle’s Nest is that no hammock straps are included in the package. This is an inconvenience that may be enough of a hassle to dissuade the majority of customers from giving it a shot.

Specs

Although the taffeta material used for this hammock is softer than the nylon commonly used in the design of hammocks, it features a lower thread count. According to customers, this ultimately evens out into a comfortably soft bedding for the Eagle’s Nest.

Value

The lack of additional straps for the hammock is fairly damning on its own and will likely result in the vast majority of customers balking at the inflated cost of this product. The only thing that can justify its price is the use of taffeta, but this is a real stretch.
Pros
  • Comfortable bedding made from durable taffeta nylon
  • Larger size can support more than one person at a time
  • Clips are made from sturdy materials and can support more weight
Cons
  • Inflated price is difficult to justify
  • No included straps will infuriate customers

Legit Camping Double

Legit Camping Double
Although this hammock is lightweight and easily set up, the utility and style are lackluster in comparison to others on the market. Regardless, this Legit Camping product is more than adequate for most campers.
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The size of this hammock leaves enough room for two people to sit in it comfortably. However, with a maximum weight limit of 400 pounds, it’s possible that two fully-grown adults may not be able to fully take advantage of this feature if they weigh too much.

Features

Although the additional features provided by this hammock are limited, the ease in which it can be set up and used is a feature in and of itself. This is what Legit Camping prides itself on providing with this product and it certainly is a major benefit.

Specs

210 thread nylon material is used for the majority of this hammock’s construction. Although the higher thread count provides a modicum of comfort, the fact remains that this is less comfortable than other models that use taffeta or other special linings.

Value

Although the initial suggested retail price for this hammock is quite high, it’s easy to find this Legit Camping product sold at a significant discount. At it’s higher price point it can be difficult to justify but the discounted rate suits this hammock just fine.
Pros
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Durable and somewhat comfortable nylon construction
  • Discounted price with an included lifetime warranty
Cons
  • Less comfortable material than competing products
  • Lack of additional features

Sea to Summit Ultralight

Sea to Summit Ultralight
This a thin and lightweight hammock that will work great for backpackers looking for a lightweight option. This one is thin so it won't withstand harsh weather, but it's perfect for those beautiful days you get out there and just want to relax on those beautiful days or nights.
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This hammock is 8.5 feet in length, 4 feet in width, and weighs just 5.4 ounces. It can hold up to 300 pounds and as long as you are under 5'10" and not too broad then you will fit perfectly.

Features

This one is perfect for backpackers because it's super lightweight and comes with a compression sack--without the compression sack, its weight drops 1 ounce. While it does not come with a suspension system, you can purchase a super lightweight option (under 3 ounces) through the same company. It is compatible suspension straps, bug net, gear sling, tree protectors, and 15 D UltraSil Nano Tarp which can all be purchased separately

Specs

Ultra lightweight (hence its name) and compact size. This one is made of high-tenacity Cordura nylon for both low weight and durability.

Value

Pricey, especially since you have to get the add-ons separately.
Pros

• Thin

• Ultra Lightweight

• Compatible with many other add ons

• Comes with a compression sack

• Pretty durable

Cons

• Pricey, especially if you get other add ons

• Very thin material

• Not great for taller or wider individuals


Winner Outfitters

Winner Outfitters
With a simple construction process and an easily stored design, this hammock is easy to use for children and adults alike. While it fits two adults comfortably, the size and weight limit can support more than a few kids at one time.
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This hammock has roughly the same amount of room as a queen-size bed, which is what allows it to comfortably accommodate two people. A maximum weight limit of 500 pounds can support the majority of couples but some heavier individuals may need to use this product solo.

Features

A small zippered pouch on the side allows for storing any superfluous clips and straps that aren’t necessary in the setup process, but it can easily serve the secondary purpose of storing valuables.

Specs

The fabric part of this camping hammock is made from a sturdy and abrasion-resistant nylon with a higher than usual thread count in order to provide extra comfort. The carabiners that are used to clip the hammock onto trees and posts are made from steel and can support a large amount of weight.

Value

This is far from the fanciest camping hammock on the market. However, it is definitely functional and would be right at home in any camper’s arsenal. Due to the competitively low price tag, it’s easy to justify this purchase for your next outdoor excursion.
Pros
  • High thread count nylon provides durability and comfort
  • Steel carabiner clips are resilient and can support a lot of weight
  • Multiple color options allow for some variety
Cons
  • Limited features that make this product distinctive
  • No covering in case of bad weather or bugs

Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro

Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro
This hammock is one of the easiest ones to set up and comes with many additional features that will benefit those of you who enjoy sleeping out in the great outdoors. It's comfortable and durable as well as larger in width than many other options out there--making it spacious and a favorite among many.
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With dimensions of 10'6" x 5', this one is bigger than many other options. It weighs 26.5 ounces and can hold up to 400 pounds.

Features

This hammock is highly versatile and great for the home and especially for camping trips and sleeping outdoors. It comes with an attached bug net to protect you from those pesky insects that come out at night.

Specs

This hammock uses a simple suspension system with high quailty nautical grade carabiners and rope. It comes with a bug net that does not detach and is bigger in size than most hammocks.

Value

This one is a bit on the pricey side but well worth the cost!
Pros

• Easy to set up

• Comfortable

• Durable

• More spacious than other options

• Holds up to 400 pounds

• Versatile

• Comes with a bug net

Cons

• Bug net does not detach

• Pricey

The Criteria We Used to Find the Best Hammocks

To compile our list of the top 10 best hammocks, we looked at several different factors. Below you will find at the factors we considered during our search.

Features

Although hammocks are simplistic in their core design, some manufacturers will offer enticing additions to the time-tested formula. This category evaluates any additional features that deviate from the traditional hammock design.

Specs

Specs is a more specific section that covers important logistical information. Here we looked at the material the hammock is made of, how easily it can be assembled and disassembled, and it’s length and weight.ed and disassembled? These are the questions that are answered in this category of each review.

Value

You may not expect to pay a great deal of money for something as simple as a hammock. However, some hammocks can come at a considerable cost–especially those built for inclement weather and harsher climate. So, when before making your purchase make sure to consider your budget as well as your own specific needs.

Other Important Factors To Consider

While it is highly important you consider the criteria highlighted above, there are also individuals that will need additional information before making their purchase. Below you will find a list of additional factors to consider before making your purchase.

Weather

Depending on where you live or where you are traveling, you may need a hammock that can protect you from harsh weather conditions. For example, windy or rainy environments will need hammocks that is windproof or waterproof while cold environments will require insulated hammocks that help retain heat.

Warranty

Hammocks are not bulletproof and even the most durable ones can be damaged–at the end of the day, a hammock is just a piece of fabric tied between two posts. This is why it’s important to pick a hammock that offers decent coverage from the manufacturer in the event that it is damaged.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I clean my hammock?

The best way to clean a hammock without damaging it is to let it soak in a pool of water with some oxygenated bleach to disinfect it. Then, gently hand wash it with a mild detergent and let it air dry.

Q: Can I take my hammock on a camping trip?

Depending on whether or not your hammock comes with its own stand, you may be able to bring it on a camping trip. In general, hammocks with their own stand are tougher to set up and won’t be as viable for camping, while those that can be attached to trees and posts are more viable.

Q: Can I use a hammock where there are no trees?

Any sturdy post with a similar thickness to a tree can be used for tying and hanging a hammock. However, the best bet for using a hammock in an environment without trees is to purchase one with its own stand.

Q: How high should I hang my hammock?

Your hammock should hang around 12 to 18 inches off the ground. For more specific information, you can calculate your ideal hammock length by using this free online resource.

Q: Why is my hammock tight in the middle?

If your hammock isn’t comfortable to lay in, it’s possible that you’ve attached it to posts that are too far apart from each other. Another potential cause for discomfort is not enough weight in the middle; this can be fixed by adding some ballast.

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