I purchased this camping hammock with mosquito net to take on road trips as well as use at home in my backyard. It’s very similar to the Skeeter Beeter Camping Hammock, but it costs less.
I thought that I was getting a great deal when I bought it because the heavy-duty tree straps come with the package. Therefore, I could save myself an extra $12-15. However, it turned out that I like the hammock even more than I predicted. Here’s why:
1. It’s Conveniently Small, Compact and Lightweight.
First of all, the hammock arrives in it’s own carrying bag that holds all of the straps, ropes, carabiners and hammock itself. In total it only weighs about 2.5 lbs. In addition, it packs up small, so it’s easy to take anywhere without taking up lots of space.
2. It Takes 2 Minutes to Set Up.
Secondly, it’s super easy to set up. The hammock and mosquito net are one piece, and the carabiners come attached, so all you need to to is find 2 trees and secure the tree straps. It takes about 2 minutes.
Not sure how to wraps and secure the straps around a tree? This quick 1-minute video show s you how to do it in 3 simple steps;
3. It Breathes.
Third, I found the lightweight parachute fabric to “breath” much better than my other hammock. Therefore, it doesn’t make you overheat if you are sleeping outside on a warm evening. I think it’s extremely comfortable.
4. The Nylon Dries Super Quick.
Fourth, the fabric dries quickly. I forgot that parachute hammock fabric has this great advantage. I accidentally spilled a bunch of water on the hammock while it was packed in its sack. When I hung the hammock up to dry, it aired out quickly.
5. I Love the Tree Straps.
Fifth, the tree straps actually are one of my favorite features of this package. They each come with 14 “loops”, which make it really easy to hang your hammock from various distances (up to about 20 feet!).
What I Don’t Like About this Parachute Hammock:
Although it can hold a considerable amount of weight, I consider this to be a 1-person hammock. The bed is not as wide and therefore, the sides to come up as far.
For this reason, it did take me a little longer to get comfortable sleeping in it. I did not feel as secure as the 2-person style. Maybe that hammock spoiled me.
Hammock Package Includes:
- 1 Hammock with Attached Mosquito Net and Carrying Bag
- Carabiners (iron/steel) (2)
- 9-foot Tree Straps (polyester) (2)
- Ropes for Mosquito Net (2)
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How Strong is the Parachute Fabric?
By the way, the parachute hammock fabric is deceptively strong. We typically find this nylon material in tents, hammocks, backpacks and other rugged outdoor gear. Therefore, it stands up well in all sorts of weather, moisture, etc..
By the way, did you know that nylon is more weather resistant and durable than polyester?
Nylon specifically provides more stretchability and is mildew resistant. The “T” in 210T stands for thread count. The higher the number, the stronger and thicker the material.
Specs for Hammock with Mosquito Net:
- Hammock Dimensions: 8.9′ long x 4.6′ wide
- Material: 210T/D Nylon Parachute Cloth (long-wearing, anti-tear)
- Weight Capacity: 550 lbs
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