10 Best Hammocks Tested and Reviewed
In the past, hammocks were simple in design, however, technological progress has allowed manufacturers to perfect the hammock’s features–thus improving the overall comfort they provide as well as how they hold up against outdoor elements.
Nowadays there are a ton of selections to choose from, so we know how difficult it can be to deduce which is the best for you. Lucky for you, we have taken the time to research and review the best hammocks currently available on the market--so you don't have to do it yourself!
Check out our top picks below!
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Easy to assemble
Holds 2 people
3 different fabric to choose from
10 Best Hammocks
1. Hummingbird Single
Easy to assemble
Great for camping
Handmade in the USA
Some users find it isn’t as durable as advertised
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.Read more
This hammock is packable, lightweight, and comfortable. It comes lightweight straps and is compatible with tree straps--you just have to purchase them separately.
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.
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 a certified Type IV webbing lock stitch and utilizes spectra chord that is rated up to 1500 pounds.
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.
2. Winner Outfitters
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
Limited features that make this product distinctive
No covering in case of bad weather or bugs
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.Read more
A small zippered pouch on the side allows for storing any superfluous clips and straps that aren’t necessary for the setup process, but it can easily serve the secondary purpose of storing valuables.
This is far from the fanciest camping hammock on the market. However, it is 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.
The fabric part of this camping hammock is made from sturdy and abrasion-resistant nylon with a higher than usual thread count 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.
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.
Easy to assemble
Holds 2 people
3 different fabric to choose from
Many users found it didn’t fit two people as comfortably as advertised
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.Read more
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 it's 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.
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.
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.
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. Its total weight capacity is 450 pounds and it comes with a steel, heavy-duty stand.
4. Sea to Summit Ultralight
Compatible with many other add ons
Comes with a compression sack
Pricey, especially if you get other add ons
Very thin material
Not great for taller or wider individuals
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.Read more
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
Pricey, especially since you have to get the add-ons separately.
Ultra-lightweight (hence its name) and compact size. This one is made of high-tenacity Cordura nylon for both low weight and durability.
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.
5. Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest
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
Inflated price is difficult to justify
No included straps will infuriate customers
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.Read more
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.
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.
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 comfortably soft bedding for the Eagle’s Nest.
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.
6. Wise Owl
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
Some users would prefer it come with straps instead of ropes
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!Read more
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.
This hammock is highly affordable--especially given the features it provides for the price.
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.
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.
7. Kammok Roo Double
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
Slightly higher cost than competing products
Requires extra space to set up due to increased size
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.Read more
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.
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.
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 pound.
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.
8. Legit Camping Double
Easy to set up and use
Durable and somewhat comfortable nylon construction
Discounted price with an included lifetime warranty
Less comfortable material than competing products
Lack of additional features
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.Read more
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.
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.
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.
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.
9. Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro
Easy to set up
More spacious than other options
Holds up to 400 pounds
Comes with a bug net
Bug net does not detach
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.Read more
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.
This one is a bit on the pricey side but well worth the cost!
This hammock uses a simple suspension system with high-quality nautical grade carabiners and rope. It comes with a bug net that does not detach and is bigger in size than most hammocks.
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.
10. ENO Sub 6
Great for travel
Holds up to 300 pounds
Comes with a stuff sack
Straps not included so you will need to purchase tree straps separately
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.Read more
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.
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!
This one comes in three color options and is composed of nylon taffeta ripstop material. It is highly durable, lightweight and packable.
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.
Criteria Used for Evaluation
Although there is a certain standard to expect, not all hammocks are the same--which is why it is important to consider what features they each have to offer to see if a particular hammock will work for you.
In order to ensure we were truly finding the best of the hammocks out there, we made sure to take a look at all of the features they had to offer. Although all hammocks feature standard features that are to be expected, that does not mean they are all the same. To ensure you are getting the best option for you, make sure to see if the features will work for you. Below are the factors we took into consideration.
How does the suspension system work?
In order for a hammock to function properly, it has to have a reliable suspension system that can hold you comfortably and securely. For the most part, the sturdiest hammocks will employ the use of a sturdy suspension system that will hold your weight and ensure your tree straps are not digging into the trees.
A good suspension system will be are easily adjusted –typically between two to six feet. They should also be moisture-resistant, so they don’t slip around at down with the morning dew.
What is the weight capacity for the hammock?
This is important because you need to make sure your hammock is able to hold your weight—and, if you want to snuggle your partner, you will definitely want to double-check beforehand that the hammock will be able to handle the both of you.
Does the hammock offer any mosquito resistance?
Depending on where you will be camping or traveling to you will need to may need additional mosquito protection. A lot of hammocks use are compatible with mosquito nets, so you can keep those pesky visitors at bay as well as protect yourself from any diseases they may be carrying.
Back in the day, hammocks were standard and simplistic, but today you can get hammocks that offer storage pockets as well. This is perfect for those of you who need a place to store your belongings while you sleep or hang out throughout the day.
If you are thinking about investing in a great hammock, then you will need to evaluate its overall value. We did this by comparing the cost of the hammock to everything they have to offer.
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.
Once you have established your budget or how much you are willing to spend, you will need to take note of everything you want and need from your hammock. This means taking everything into consideration and comparing them to which one fits your needs and preferences to ensure you are getting something that truly works for you.
All in all, in order to get something that brings true value to your life, you need to make sure that you get something that you feel is made just for you. If you find the perfect hammock that doesn't fit your budget, consider waiting to save up some more money--assuming you have time to so at least.
If you are taking your hammock out in the great outdoors, you need to see what your hammock can actually handle when it comes to weather—the last thing you want is to be stuck outside with a hammock that can’t cover your needs.
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.
Is it compatible with rain protective accessories?
A lot of hammocks are compatible with additional accessories, like rain tarps, that you can easily attach to your hammock when the weather strikes. Some brands also feature a weather shield protection that allows them to be resistant to moisture and prevent the hammock from staying wet—this feature also assists in keeping you warm.
Will it keep you warm?
Nowadays, you don’t have to limit the use of a hammock to the warm sunny, summer days. Instead, if you want to take your hammock during the colder weather, you can opt for a hammock that is compatible with additional insulative layers that will keep you nice and warm. So, if you have a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, or underquilt, you may be able to use it with your hammock.
If it doesn't fit then it doesn't work--so make sure you pick the right size from the very beginning, so you don't end up right back where you started.
The size of your hammock is by far the most important factor you need to consider, after all, if you get something that is too large or too small you will end up with a hammock that simply that does not work for you. This right here is especially important if you fall on the tall end of the height spectrum--you definitely don't want your feet uncomfortably hanging.
If you are able to go into a sporting goods store, like REI, you will be able to take a close look at these hammocks and ensure you are getting the right size for you. However, if you are not able to do this and you have to order online, make sure to take a close look at the specs reported by the manufacturer online before you buy.
Next, you will definitely need to take a look at the weight capacity--especially if you plan on snuggling up with your partner to cuddle. The last thing you need is a hammock that will collapse upon use--that would end up being a complete waste of money. All in all, just be careful when you choose your hammock because getting the right size really does matter.
Expert Interviews & Opinions
Once you narrow down the hammock--or hammocks--that work best for you, take a look at all of the style selections to choose from. Some of these offer lots of patterns and colors to choose from, so you definitely have options!
Other Factors to Consider
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.
Before you buy your hammock you need to make sure you take a close look at what exactly you are looking for an what you need. First and foremost, you need to align with your budget and make sure to stick to what you are able to spend. Keep in mind that more expensive does not equate to a better product, so don't just go with the priciest option.
The right hammock for you will have all of the features that you need, fit your budget so you can easily afford it, hold up to the weather you will encounter while you are out, and be the right size to fit your needs. At the end of the day, you need to feel like the hammock was made just for you!
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 (even it is one of the best hammocks) 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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