Forget a tent. You’re fast packing and don’t have time to set up a shelter every night. You’re going rogue.
Ok, not rogue. But you are going light. Instead of pitching shelter each night, you’ve just got to find a place to hang your camping hammock, and you’re good to go. Before you get there, however, you need the perfect camping hammock.
We’ve reviewed ten of the best camping hammocks to get you fast packing your way into some of the most beautiful scenery you can imagine.
Our first hammock is one built for two. It uses a lightweight yet durable 70 denier nylon taffeta to support your weight and offer security. It’s quick drying and supports up to 400 pounds. It comes with nautical grade line, stainless steel snap links, and aluminum Wiregate carabiners. It doesn’t have hammock straps.
It comes with a compression sack and weighs just 19 ounces. It packs down to roughly the size of a grapefruit. The length is just over nine feet. It’s an excellent entry-level option to the world of camping hammocks and a good place to start for couples looking for their first double hammock together.
Our second hammock comes in two different sizes, single and double, and uses parachute grade nylon to support you. The single is about nine feet long, and the double is about ten feet. It holds up to 400 pounds.
It comes with everything you need to hang the hammock. The ropes are a full eight feet, which gives you a lot of freedom when finding a suitable place to put it up. The compression sack helps everything pack down small enough for a fast pack.
It doesn’t come with straps, but the stitching is superb. The hammock is suitable for most average sized sleepers and can withstand moderate weather. You’ll need to consider the cost to round out the gear with tree straps, however, but this one might be suitable for people who are replacing an older hammock.
The Etrol is a double hammock that comes with a mosquito net. It’s excellent for buggy climates and gives you plenty of space to get comfortable, even with two sleepers. You can also use it to cover your gear in a pinch.
You don’t need to attach anything to use the mosquito net. You can just flip the hammock over to use it as a standard tree hammock, or you can use the other side to crawl in for protection from bugs. It’s easy to use and comes in just one piece.
It uses 70 denier parachute nylon and supports up to 400 pounds. It comes with a lifetime warranty against defects. It comes with all carabiners and straps and is just over nine feet long. It doesn’t pack down as much as the first two, unfortunately.
The HangEasy comes with everything you need to hang the hammock including straps. It’s a double and uses upgraded hammock slings made from polyester. There’s zero stretch, and the material is stronger than even nautical grade ropes.
The stuff sack is also upgraded. It’s now waterproof and has enough room for the straps as well. It’s reinforced with triple-stitched steams. It’s rated to about 400 pounds for the hammock, but the carabiners are rated to 800 pounds total.
It’s a little uncomfortable to sit on the edge because the material has so little stretch, but overall, it’s a good budget option for couples. If you’re thinking of upgrading your single hammocks to a double for camping with your partner, this one might be a good place to start.
The Newdora has an integrated mosquito net and includes loops around the hoop circle so that you can extend the net further than your body space. This way, you have clearance between the net and your body and won’t constantly be adjusting throughout the night.
It supports up to 600 pounds and is wide enough for two people. It’s a little over two pounds total and can be flipped from top to bottom and used as a standard tree hammock. The material is a durable nylon that won’t stretch or show wear and tear with a little bit of weather.
It comes with a storage bag, steel clips, and ropes. The ropes do have some stretch to them, so you’ll have to account for that over the life of the hammock. The upside is the extra weight load. It can be nice to have a little bit extra there if you’re slightly larger than average weight.
Eagles Nest One Link Hammock
Eagles Nest uses a 70 denier nylon taffeta fabric, a durable and weather resistant material that doesn’t show as much wear and tear. It comes with a rain tarp, mosquito net, and steel carabiners. If you don’t have a lot of gear for your hammock, this is an excellent way to get all the materials you need to get started.
It supports up to 400 pounds. The rain fly is polyurethane treated ripstop-nylon. There are 30 combined adjustment points. Plus, the rain fly and the bug net are easy to set up or take down. Everything fits into a simple stuff-sack, so you don’t lose any accessories.
It’s not available in a double, but it does come with everything you need to get started. The rainfly adjusts to multiple heights, but it doesn’t cover anything except the immediate hammock. However, for single campers, this is a good option that offers everything you need.
This one is another multi-use hammock that comes with a mosquito net and rain tarp. It supports up to 500 pounds and is easy to modify depending on your needs. You can use it as a tarp to cover gear, as a regular tree hammock for sleeping during mild weather, and netting for those bug infested climates.
The hammock uses tough 70 denier nylon taffeta, the same as parachute material. It folds up into a stuff sack that can hold all the pieces and doesn’t weigh so much that it’s prohibitive to carry. It’s also easy to get everything packed back up again.
It’s not as intuitive to set up as some of the tents on the list, so make sure you get some practice in if you’re planning to camp in a hammock for the first time. The instructions could be more accessible for beginners, so make sure you check multiple sources on how to set it up.
The Eno OneLink comes with a rain tarp, bug net, and insect shield treatment. The hammock uses 70 denier nylon taffeta, and it supports up to 400 pounds. It dries quickly and doesn’t show wear and tear as quickly.
The straps are about nine feet long, so you have a lot of freedom on where to set up. The straps are made of a durable polyfilament webbing. It comes with an all-inclusive stuff sack. It’s simple to get everything set up, but you may want a practice run with all the gear.
The Eno is a bit of an investment, but considering how durable the materials are, it’s worth the extra cost. There’s enough space for two people, provided both are of average size. Campers who are ready to upgrade their existing hammock should check this hammock out.
Cambond’s hammock is a pop-up design that sets up or reverses in less than a minute. It holds two people and supports up to 440 pounds. There’s a shade cloth on both ends that offers protection from weather and some privacy.
The hammock uses parachute quality nylon, which is quick drying and very supportive. It’s lightweight and comes with carabiners and straps plus a stuff sack for all the extras. The mosquito net uses a high-quality zipper that won’t snag during use. The netting itself is thicker to prevent smaller bugs from entering.
You can flip it around to use it as a regular hammock, and there’s no need for poles because the mosquito netting just pops up. There’s very little to adjust, and you can get in and out quickly with minimal fuss.
Our last tent uses a no-see-um mesh to keep bugs out and a full coverage tarp for inclement weather. The mesh can zip into the foot of the hammock when you don’t want to use it. It has six storage pockets for better organization and more insulation against cold.
It uses flexible poles to create more room in the interior and a sil-nylon material for the rain tarp. It’s a four-season hammock with adjustable parts to allow for ventilation, insulation, and protection for all types of weather.
The total packing weight is still just under three pounds even with all the extras. It has a lower weight limit than any of the other hammocks on our list, but it does offer a very durable, heavy duty hammock for serious campers.