- ENOAtlas Chroma Suspension System$19.93 Compared to$34.95You save 42%
- ENODoubleNest Hammock and Straps Set$49.95
- ENODoubleNest Printed Hammock - National Hammock Day 2020$79.95
- ENODoubleNest Hammock$69.95
- ENODoubleNest Printed Hammock$79.95
- ENOSingleNest Hammock$49.95
- ENOAtlas Hammock Suspension System$29.95
- KammokSwiftlet Hammock Stand$229.00
- ENOPacific Crest Trail Association DoubleNest Hammock$69.95
- ENOJungleNest Hammock$109.95
- ENOAtlas XL Hammock Suspension System$39.95
- ENOFuse Tandem Hammock System$29.95
- KammokMantis All-In-One Hammock Tent$229.00
- KammokRoo Double Hammock$79.00
- ENOGuardian Bug Net$59.95
- ENOLeave No Trace DoubleNest Hammock$69.95
- ENOOneLink Hammock Shelter System$219.95
- KammokMantis Ultralight All-in-One Hammock Tent$259.00
- ENOSkyLite Hammock$169.95
- KammokRoo Single Hammock$69.00
- ENOAppalachian Trail Conservancy DoubleNest Hammock$69.95
- ENOProFly Hammock Rain Tarp$79.95
- ENODeluxe Hammock Hanging Kit$29.95
- ENOHelios Ultralight Hammock Suspension System$34.95
- Hennessy HammockExpedition Asym Zip Hammock$159.95
- ENOSuperSub Hammock$84.95
- Hennessy HammockExplorer Ultralight Asym Zip Hammock$269.95
- ENOHouseFly Rain Tarp$139.95
- KammokFirebelly Trail Quilt$279.00
- ENOENOpod 3-Person Hammock Stand$499.95
Buying a hammock should be as relaxing as lying down in one. A little variation can be part of the fun, too. For starters, you now have more color choices than ever before. And beyond the traditional sling style, you can find a few innovative choices.
For quick recommendations, read Staff Picks: Best Hammocks. For other things to think about, read on.
When choosing a hammock, consider the following factors:
- One person or two? Most singles are 4- to 5-feet wide and can hold from 300 to 400 pounds. Double hammocksare 5- to 6-feet wide and can hold from 400 to 500 pounds (350 pounds for ultralight models).
- Length: Look for a hammock that's at least 2 feet longer than your heigh
- Accessories:Think about add-ons like straps (or other suspension system) to hang it, a hammock underquilt to sleep in cold temps, a tarp for rain and a net for bugs. A hammock stand makes home setup super easy.
- Taking it backpacking? Weight is your key consideration.
- Hammock tents: These consist of a hammock and accessories—like a rain tarp for sleeping overnight. You can also build your own hammock sleep system or buy a prepackaged kit.
Camping or backpacking with a hammock is a unique experience, which some people absolutely love. Hammock setups are lighter and take up less space than a traditional tent, making them popular among ultralight backpackers. But sleeping in one can feel colder, so you might need to compensate by bringing a warmer sleeping bag or sleeping pad.
Hammocks Setup Tips
Learning how to hang a hammock is easy. Here are a few tips:
- Follow Leave No Trace principles when picking a site; also make sure the trees you strap to are sturdy and healthy.
- Use wide attachment straps to avoid damaging tree bark; aim for a 30-degree angle between the strap and the ground.
- Sleep at an angle, which helps flatten out your body.