10 Super-Comfy Camping Hammocks
Whether you want a more packable alternative to a tent or enjoy the comfort of a breeze rocking you to sleep, hammocks are an incredibly comfortable way to spend a night under the stars. Here are our favorite picks for the campsite
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Looking for your first camping hammock? The Slacker is a great place to start. It’s simple and durable with a price point that won’t break the bank. The tough polyester fabric dries quickly and has a uniquely soft feel compared with other hammocks. We like that it comes in a variety of bright colors with fun patterns on the interior, too.
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Want the comfort and protection of a tent
but the portability of a hammock? The Sunda is a unique tent/hammock hybrid that can effortlessly transition from the ground to the trees. In fact, the Sunda converts into four different shelters: a two-person tent, hammock shelter, ultra-light ground shelter (using only the rainfly and footprint), or a simple solo hammock. Whatever type of sleeping arrangement your trip calls for, the Sunda is ready.
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If you’re looking to shave ounces off your pack, consider Hummingbird Hammocks. Available in three sizes (single, single+, and double), these camping hammocks are made with genuine parachute fabric that’s incredibly strong and equally lightweight. The single (weighing a mere 5.2 ounces) stuffs down to the size of a lemon—you could honestly keep it in your purse at all times and not even know it was there. You can’t beat the price, either.
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Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro
The big downside to hammocks, of course, is that they typically offer little in the way of bug protection. Sure, you can get a mosquito net, but it’s way more convenient if it’s already built in. With the Skeeter Beeter Pro, the netting is attached to the hammock with a zipper, which gets suspended by included guy lines. Getting it set up will only take a matter of minutes. We should also mention that Grand Trunk has overwhelmingly positive reviews from customers and offers a lifetime warranty.
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ENO Doublenest Hammock Prints
ENO is probably the most widely recognized hammock brand, known for high-quality products and a wide selection. Right now we’re loving their Doublenset Prints collection—they’ve got eight different brilliantly colored options made of breathable nylon. The double size is perfect for couples who want to get cozy, or solo sleepers who value extra space.
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Hennessy Hammock Expedition Classic
Hennessy Hammock is a family business owned by experienced hammock campers, so you know their products will be high-quality and comfortable. They specialize in innovative designs like the Expedition Zip—it has a zip-on mosquito netting and handy rain fly in addition to Hennessy’s patented asymmetrical shape designed for comfort and balance.
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Sea to Summit Ultralight Hammock
At a scant 4.9 ounces, the Sea to Summit Ultralight weighs as close to nothing as you’re likely to get (sorry, Hummingbird Hammocks). But despite its size, this highly durable nylon hammock is tough enough to support up to 300 pounds. It will serve you well for years of backpacking adventures.
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Designed more for car camping than backpacking, the Cloudview combines the flat shape of a classic backyard hammock
with the portable, quick-drying materials of a camping hammock. Rather than swaddling you in a cocoon like a traditional camping hammock, the Cloudview uses aluminum spreader bars at the top and bottom so you can gaze up at the night sky
as you drift off to sleep. The open design also makes it equally comfortable for afternoon lounging, especially with the built-in cup holder close at hand.
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Warbonnet Outdoors Blackbird XLC
The Warbonnet Blackbird XLC is a higher-end camping hammock with some premium features, making it a good choice if you’re a seasoned hammock camper looking for an upgrade. Specifically, you can enter the hammock from either side thanks to dual full-length zippers, or unzip the mosquito top completely and leave it at home if you don’t need it. There’s also an internal storage shelf area of two square feet that can be configured on either the right or the left of your headspace for maximum convenience. Upgrades to the base model include double layer nylon and various suspension options.
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Lawson Hammock Blue Ridge Camping Hammock
The Blue Ridge is a tent hybrid that easily transitions between ground and air. This design differs from other tent/hammock combos in that the rainfly attaches directly to the hammock, so you won’t need additional nearby trees to tie it to; unlike the Sunda, it has a flat, taut base thanks to the spreader bars at each end. If you want an aerial tent that’s easy to set up and won’t break the bank, this is a solid choice.