- ENODoubleNest Hammock$51.93 - $69.95
- ENOAtlas Hammock Suspension System$29.95
- ENODoubleNest Printed Hammock$59.93 - $79.95
- ENOSingleNest Hammock$49.95
- KlymitTraverse Hammock$44.73 Compared to$59.99You save 25%
- KammokSwiftlet Hammock Stand$249.00
- ENOJungleNest Hammock$109.95
- ENOProFly Hammock Rain Tarp$79.95
- KammokRoo Double Hammock$79.00
- Alpine Mountain GearComplete Hammock System - 2 Person$44.73 Compared to$59.99You save 25%
- ENOAtlas XL Hammock Suspension System$39.95
- Alpine Mountain GearComplete Hammock System - 1 Person$36.73 Compared to$49.99You save 26%
- KammokMantis All-In-One Hammock Tent$239.00
- ENOPacific Crest Trail Association DoubleNest Hammock$69.95
- ENOGuardian SL Hammock Bug Net$44.95
- ENOLeave No Trace DoubleNest Hammock$69.95
- ENOOneLink Hammock Shelter System$219.95
- ENOGuardian Bug Net$59.95
- ENOSoloPod Hammock Stand$249.95
- ENOFuse Tandem Hammock System$29.95
- ENOJungleLink Hammock System$209.95
- ENOSuperNest Hammock$299.95
- KammokMantis Ultralight All-in-One Hammock Tent$269.00
- KammokPython 10 Hammock Straps$29.00
- ENONational Park Foundation DoubleNest Hammock$69.95
- ENONomad Hammock Stand$249.95
- ENOSubLink Hammock Shelter System$249.95
- ENOEmber Hammock Underquilt$109.95
- ENODryFly Rain Tarp$79.95
- KammokRoo Single Hammock$69.00
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.