Rated 5 out of
ultralight and ultra smallI've used this about half a dozen times and this hammock is amazingly small and light. It has a permanent spot on any trip I go. 12.8 oz or 363 grams with a set of straps weighs less than just the eno single nest I had been carrying. The material seems robust enough but I wouldn't go dragging this over brush or sharp rocks.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of
Makes the Trail experience even betterI finally got my Ultra Light and very impressed by its comfort and workmanship and materials. I've been using it during extended hikes and relaxing over the streams in Boulder Colorado y home.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 3 out of
Has a lot of stretch to itI recently took this hammock on a 2 night trip to feel it out. I was surprised at the amount of stretch when laying in it. You have to set it up with a tight hang to keep it from hitting the ground. I am 5'9" 210lbs. And as the other review mentioned this also causes it to really squeeze you tight. I am going to give it a few more nights and practice hangs before returning it. I had a Timberrec Best Rest Double Nest Parachute hammock with some straps weighing in at just over 2lbs. It was crazy comfortable, but heavy. I do not know how to fix the sea-to-summit hammock, maybe a little longer? Maybe a little wider? Maybe I need to be lighter? If I can not get used to it, or figure a better way to hang it, I will most likely be returning this item and continue my search for a comfortable and light hammock.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 1 out of
It brokeAs an update to my review on how much it stretches. It broke. I weigh 210lbs. Luckily the trip was only a single night trip, at 4:30 or so in the morning I awoke by falling right through the hammock. As there was no injury and I was going to be walking out that day anyway, it is a pretty funny story. However, had I been more than a day out, or there had been a rock under me, this would have been a pretty bad thing. I returned and am looking at ENO.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 1 out of
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great quality, poor comfortAs soon as I got this hammock in the mail I was so excited I set it up right away. The hammock itself seems to be excellent as far as quality of materials go. It feels very durable and is very easy to put up. I was really bummed when I tried to lay in it for an evening nap to find that it is incredibly uncomfortable. I am 5' 8" and have a shoulder diameter of around 48" and I could not get comfortable. No matter how you lay it is a super tight fit causing your arms to be pinched between your trunk and the hammock. Sleep was a no go as well as trying to read a book in it. I did try setting up the hammock twice more just to make sure it wasn't just my imagination but each time it was just as uncomfortable for both myself and a friend that I asked to try it out as well. She has an eno sub7 that we also hung up to compare and contrast. The eno was by far a more comfortable hang in any position I tried to lay/sit in. I actually fell asleep in the eno with little effort. I have since returned it and purchased a hummingbird single plus hammock. This new hammock is lighter and roomier, but slightly more expensive. All in all for a good backpacking hammock I would consider the additional cost of a hummingbird over the sea to summit ultralight. After a long day on the trail a good hammock hang is worth the $17 extra bucks.
Can this hammock be used without the proprietary straps from Sea to Summit? For example, could carabiners attach through the loops to attach to other suspension systems?
Asked by: unwordedly
​Yes, you can attach different webbing straps to the hammock instead of the included straps. However the Ultralight strap buckles fit neatly into the metal loop ends, so the hammock will hang evenly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-10-09
What are the dimensions of hammock and straps once packed in compression sack?
Asked by: DSE1
The compression stuff sack is 8" x 3.5" x 3.5".