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Are you ready to elevate your outdoor experience? We thought so. Leave the tents to the ground dwellers and take things up a notch with one of the best camping hammocks around.

The concept of hammock camping can be intimidating at first. But with some helpful advice and the right camping hammock, you’ll soon discover this is the ultimate way to hang around camp. We’ll walk you through everything you need to know and offer our top recommendations so you can get the hang of it in no time.

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Quick Answer - The Best Camping Hammocks

  1. Hennessy Hammock Ultralite Asym
  2. Sea to Summit Pro
  3. Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym
  4. Kammok Roo Double
  5. REI Co-op Flash Air
  6. ENO JungleNest
  7. ENO OneLink
  8. Kammok Roo Single
  9. ENO DoubleNest
  10. TENTSILE Connect Tree Tent

 

Comparison Table - Best Camping Hammock

PictureNameWeightWeight CapacityCapacityPriceRating
Hennessy Hammock Ultralite Asym1 lb. 15 oz.200 lbs.1-Person$$4.7
Sea to Summit Pro1 lb. 3.9 oz.400 lbs.1-Person$4.3
Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym2 lbs. 13 oz.250 lbs.1-Person$$4.5
Kammok Roo Double1 lb. 2 oz.500 lbs.2-Person$4.8
REI Co-op Flash Air2 lbs. 13 oz.250 lbs.1-Person$$4.5
ENO JungleNest1 lb. 11 oz.400 lbs.1-Person$4.8
ENO OneLink4 lbs. 7 oz.400 lbs.1-Person$$$4.3
Kammok Roo Single10 oz.400 lbs.1-Person$4.5
ENO DoubleNest1 lb. 3 oz.400 lbs.2-Person$4.7
TENTSILE Connect Tree Tent14 lbs.880 lbs.2-Person$$$4.1
PictureNameWeightWeight CapacityCapacityPriceRating

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Reviews - The Best Hammock for Camping

Hennessy Hammock Ultralite Asym

Specs
  • Capacity: 1-Person
  • Packaged Size: 7” D x 9” L
  • Weight: 1 lb. 15 oz.
  • Weight Capacity: 200 lbs.
Features
  • Lightweight
  • Easy Setup
  • Pockets For Personables
  • Bug And Weather Protection Cover Included

BEST FOR: LONG DISTANCE BACKPACKING 

Gearing up for a long distance backpacking trip? The Hennessy Hammock Ultralite Backpacker comes with the whole package at an exceptional weight. This hammock features a removable rainfly to keep you dry, a breathable mesh bug net to block out all those nasty mosquitoes, and integrated support ropes for tree attachment. 

The mouthwatering features don’t stop there. This camping hammock is designed to hold its shape so you can sleep comfortably with a flat back. Or, you can convert it into a lounger when you’re chilling around camp. Equipped with double sliding zippers, you’ll find adjusting this hammock is a breeze. All that, and this camping hammock still weighs in at just under 2 pounds. Durable and solid, this camping hammock is ready to handle just about anything mother nature throws your way deep in the backcountry.

Sea to Summit Pro

Specs
  • Capacity: 1-Person
  • Packaged Size: 8” D x 16” L
  • Weight: 1 lb. 3.9 oz.
  • Weight Capacity: 400 lbs.
Features
  • Breathable
  • Moisture Wicking
  • Reflective Straps For Increased Visibility

BEST FOR: SUMMER CAMPING

The Sea to Summit Pro Hammock was made for sleeping under the stars on a warm summer night. Soft yet strong, the material on this hammock is both moisture-wicking and breathable, all of which is essential to keep you feeling cool on a hot night. 

Take advantage of the adjustable 10-foot suspension straps and post up with the support of a wide, solid tree trunk. You’ll still have enough lax on the straps to find that sweet spot of the perfect hanging angle. With a max weight capacity of 400 pounds and super strong buckles on the suspension system, you’ll have peace-of-mind when you’re swaying in the trees high above the ground. Bonus points for the reflective straps that let you find your way back to your hammock at night.

Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym

Specs
  • Capacity: 1-Person
  • Packaged Size: 5” D x 8” L
  • Weight: 2 lbs. 13 oz.
  • Weight Capacity: 250 lbs.
Features
  • Comfortable Design
  • Easily Adjusted
  • Small Integrated Pocket
  • Well-ventilated Bug Protection Layer

BEST FOR: EXPERIENCED HAMMOCK CAMPERS

If you like the sound of the first hammock on our list (the Hennessy Ultralite Backpacker) but aren’t so fond of the hefty price, take a look at the Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Zip. This camping hammock sports the same comfortable asymmetric design, weather protecting rainfly, and mesh bug net that we like about the Ultralite Backpacker, with some modifications of course.

To start, the Expedition can support an extra 50-pounds of weight. That extra 50-pounds means you can stash heavier items in the gear pocket and incorporate more bedding to keep you comfy at night. This camping hammock also has a touch more room for your shoulders on one side. If you’re broad chested or like having a bit more space, you may find this small adjustment greatly increases your comfort level.

Kammok Roo Double

Specs
  • Capacity: 2-Person
  • Packaged Size: 4” D x 5” L
  • Weight: 1 lb. 2 oz.
  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs.
Features
  • Strong Material
  • Lightweight
  • Quick Setup
  • Soft For Increased Comfort

BEST FOR: SLEEPING TWO

The weight to strength ratio of the Kammok Roo Double is impressive. At almost a single pound, this camping hammock can hold up to 500-pounds, making it ideal for the hammock camping couple.

When you’re snuggling up with your partner, you’ll both enjoy the silky smooth feeling of the durable fabric and soft seams. Climb on in and snooze away because the reliable suspension system on this camping hammock has got both your backs. The heavy-duty carabiners and incredibly tough slings give the suspension system a super strong climbing-strength. Grab a few extra carabiners and attach additional items to any of the eight integrated gear loops so you don’t have to worry about hopping out at night.

REI Co-op Flash Air

Specs
  • Capacity: 1-Person
  • Packaged Size: 5” D x 6” L
  • Weight: 2 lbs. 13 oz.
  • Weight Capacity: 250 lbs.
Features
  • Multiple Pockets
  • Sleeping Pad Straps
  • Roomy And Sturdy

BEST FOR: FLAT BACK SLEEPING

If you’re not a big fan of being wrapped up like a burrito, you’ll appreciate the structural support of the REI Co-Op Flash Air. This camping hammock features a rigid spreader pole that creates a wide space and sturdy support which is designed for flat back sleeping.  

Comfortable and durable, setting up this camping hammock is relatively easy once you get the hang of it. There are guylines at each corner to give the Flash Air extra tension for stability and strong anchor lines to support your weight. The large entrance, storable no-see-um mesh lining for insect protection, and sleeping pad straps to prevent slippage are also a nice touch.

ENO JungleNest

Specs
  • Capacity: 1-Person
  • Packaged Size: 5” D x 7.5” L
  • Weight: 1 lb. 11 oz.
  • Weight Capacity: 400 lbs.
Features
  • Built-in Bug Protection
  • Organizer Pocket
  • Easy Access Full-length Side Zipper
  • Quick Setup

BEST FOR: HAMMOCK CAMPING BEGINNERS

If you’re new to hammock camping, get the hang of it with the Eno JungleNest. The Eno JungleNest has excellent beginning features at an affordable price. 

To make your transition from ground to tree sleeping a pleasant one, the JungleNest features a convenient design and quick user-friendly setup. This camping hammock is equipped with an integrated no-see-um mesh for nighttime protection from pesky insects while the full-length zipper makes entering and exiting a smoother process. There’s an attached stuff sack for easy storage and an attached carabiner on both ends ready and waiting to be clipped on to your suspension straps (straps sold separately). For anyone looking to get into hammock camping, this is an excellent beginner option.

ENO OneLink

Specs
  • Capacity: 1-Person
  • Packaged Size: 6” D x 22” L
  • Weight: 4 lbs. 7 oz.
  • Weight Capacity: 400 lbs.
Features
  • 3-Season
  • Compact
  • Full Weather And Bug Protection Setup

BEST FOR: BEGINNER BACKPACKERS

The Eno OneLink Shelter System is a terrific choice for the hammock enthusiast looking to elevate their backpacking adventures. Try it out on your next trip and you’ll find this camping hammock system is complete with all the basics you need in a backcountry shelter.

When looming storm clouds roll in, the seam-sealed and waterproof rainfly will keep you dry. As the mosquito witching hour nears, climb on in and let the bug net provide you with full 360-degree protection. Whether you’re surrounded by prime spots in the alpine wilderness or finding two solid structures for setup requires a bit of a stretch, the 15 adjustment points on each strap will give you the ideal hang.

Kammok Roo Single

Specs
  • Capacity: 1-Person
  • Packaged Size: 3.5” D x 5” L
  • Weight: 10 oz.
  • Weight Capacity: 400 lbs.
Features
  • Super Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Water Repellent

BEST FOR: BUDGET

Camping on a budget? The Kammok Roo Single is a viable option that doesn’t skimp on features. Weighing a mere 10-ounces, you can lighten your load and not your wallet with the Kammok Roo Single.

As full body support is the main concern with hammock camping, the suspension system and tough fabric of the Roo Single doesn’t stray. A combination of strong carabiners and slings let you sleep confidently while the silky fabric cradles you like a baby in your mother’s arms. The fabric is also moisture resistant and breathable, which is great in battling morning condensation.

ENO DoubleNest

Specs
  • Capacity: 2-Person
  • Packaged Size: 4” D x 6.5 L
  • Weight: 1 lb. 3 oz.
  • Weight Capacity: 400 lbs.
Features
  • Spacious
  • Packable
  • Easy Setup
  • Built-in Stuff Sack For Easy Storage

BEST FOR: CAR CAMPING

The Eno DoubleNest is often a popular choice among the hammock community. Packing down to the size of a 1-pound grapefruit, it’s an excellent option for anyone looking to chill out around camp.

The DoubleNest is designed for effortless setup. Find a couple sturdy trees and lock it in place with the quick attaching carabiner and strap suspension system (straps not included). The breathable material keeps your body at a pleasant temperature while also being durable enough to handle an outdoor setting. Built for two, you and a partner can spend all afternoon lazily hanging around camp the right way.

TENTSILE Connect Tree Tent

Specs
  • Capacity: 2-Person
  • Weight: 14 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 880 lbs.
Features
  • Lofty Weight Capacity
  • Spacious Interior
  • Heavy Duty Construction
  • Four Doors

BEST FOR: HAMMOCK/TENT HYBRID

The Tentsile Connect Tree Tent features an innovative design that’s part hammock, part tent. Suspending you above the ground, this unique camping hammock offers a roomy platform that brings the party to the trees. 

With a hefty weight capacity, you better believe this camping hammock has a burly suspension system. A combination of heavy-duty straps, ratchets, and three attachment points stabilize this hammock hybrid off the ground. The spacious interior gives you more than enough room to sprawl out while the ventilating mesh cover offers the same amount of headroom as a tent. 

Store your gear inside with you so you don’t have to crawl down, or utilize the 50-square foot dry storage underneath to keep it out of the rain. Complete with a rainfly for weather protection, this hybrid is perfect for those who like the hammock appeal but want tent luxury.

 

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THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A HAMMOCK FOR CAMPING

COST

Hammock camping is not for everyone so we recommend starting off with an inexpensive option. Once you’ve tested the waters, you’ll get a better feel for this style of camping. Then you’ll be able to better assess if this is your sleeping method of choice or if you’re more comfortable in a traditional tent. If there’s no turning back, then we recommend investing in a camping hammock with features that best suit your personal needs.

 

WEATHER AND BUG PROTECTION

Will you be using your camping hammock on warm, dry summer nights? Or is there a chance of rain in the forecast? What about pesky insects? Some camping hammocks come as a complete package with weather and bug protection included. Most, however, require the additional purchase of these accessories so be sure to pack accordingly.

 

INSULATION

Camping hammocks are generally made from lightweight, breathable nylon material. This is terrific for keeping you cool as a cucumber in warmer weather. However, when the cold front rolls on in you may find yourself to be a very unhappy camper.

To keep you warm and toasty, several outdoor companies make insulated quilts and sleeping pads for hammock camping. Consider the seasons you’ll be using your camping hammock and assess whether or not additional purchases are necessary to max out your comfort level.

 

TERRAIN

When you’re camping above the treeline or out in the open desert you may have trouble finding a spot to post up for the night in your hammock. Be conscious about the type of terrain you’ll be camping in. If you won’t be able to find a spot to hang, it’s best to go with a different shelter.

 

SUSPENSION SYSTEM

Not all hammock suspension systems are made alike, and not all hammocks come with a suspension system. When you’re purchasing your camping hammock make sure you know what type of suspension system is required and if you need to buy additional accessories.

 

 

FEATURES EXPLAINED

NO-SEE-UM MESH

No-see-um mesh is your front line of defense in the battle between biting insects and your skin. Essentially, it’s a lightweight, tightly woven mesh bug net that keeps insects from being able to attack you.

RAINFLY

A rainfly is a waterproof tarp that hovers over your camping hammock in order to keep you dry.

GUYLINES

Guylines are cords that attach to rainflys to provide tension and stability. This helps to keep you dry and to prevent your rainfly from blowing all willy nilly in the wind.

 

 

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17 Responses

  1. Mica

    Wow what a cool looking tent! I suppose putting it together would be tedious the first few times but once you get the hang of it, it looks fun! Cool giveaway!

  2. Lace Thomas

    Have you tried the Classic Serac hammock? It’s one of those good quality hammocks that can surely be compared to the Hennesy’s, especially when it comes to setting them up.

    • Antonio Cala

      Not yet, but I am preparing a new article comparing different hammock brands so I will definitely look into the Serac too!

      Thanks for sharing.

      • Jennifer Perl

        I’ve been seeing these all over too. Looks great from amazon, but not a ton of reviews online. I’m also curious!

  3. leslie

    Hi guys! My husband and I just considered upgrading our current tent, sleeping pad, and sleeping bag system to some hammocks and just couldn’t make it work. We do a mix of car camping and backpacking, often in chilly temps, so we needed something lightweight and warm and that just didn’t come cheap enough. One thing we didn’t consider was two person hammocks. Can you actually sleep comfortably with two people in a hammock? It seems like it would be a lot warmer if you weren’t completely smushed. Thanks!

    • Antonio Cala

      Hey leslie,
      I wouldn’t recommend a double-hammock for long trips. A night or two is fine, but for longer hikes I would bring a tent or two hammocks.

  4. STAN MARTIN

    I have bought several types of hammocks over the years. After buying the Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym, i knew this was the one. Easy set up and take down. Bought the snake skins to put over my hammock and spare rainfly. keeping warm durning cold months i purchased a -20 degree mummy bag $65.00 to sleep in and a cheap sleeping bag $35.00 and modified it to fit under-neight as a under quilt. One end had a draw string and put one one the other end to draw up snug and place four small bungie straps off each conner to hold in place. works great. Coldest i have slept in was -15 deg.

    • Antonio Cala

      I’m also a huge fan of the Hennessy Expedition Asym. Every time I try a different hammock I feel like something is missing.
      What rainfly do you use? I wish mine would be a bit bigger for those rainy and windy days.

      • Paul Perry

        Henesy has over size rain flyes that are plenty big. Check out their site.
        Paul.
        We have 4 HHs and 3 xtra large rain flys

  5. Petunia Evans

    I’ve always loved being in hammocks for camping, so I really loved these suggestions. My favorite one was the “Hennessy Expedition ASYM”. Perhaps next time my husband and I go camping, we could get two of them!

  6. MAX KIM

    Hello
    I have quick question on Hammock.
    Do you think Hennessy Snake Skin can be used to other hammock?
    Do you think it will work on Grand Trunk with Mosquito net?

    Mosquito net is crucial item for me and I want to sleep with my son i need extra weight.
    I did some research and have these two finals.

    -Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro Hammock ($90) + rain trap ($100)
    -HENNESSY EXPLORER DELUXE ASYMMETRICAL ZIP HAMMOCK ($290)

    What would be your recommendation?

    Thank you.

    -Max-

    • Paul Perry

      I have 4 henesy hammocks. Built in netting is fantastic. We loved sleeping in them. larger rain fly is free if you ask. Multiple sizes and models to suit your needs as well.
      Paul

  7. Dwayne

    I just completed a 25 day solo bicycle tour, Seattle, WA to Santa Cruz, CA sleeping in a Hennessy Ultralite Backpacker Asym Classic Hammock. $179 including the Hex Asymetrical Rainfly 70D Polyester which is the larger rainfly. I also used the Enlightened Equipment Revelation Quilt with the Revolt Underquilt. Both rated for 20° F. I also used the Bear Butt Kodiak Straps, (2) 120”, 1” wide straps with 20 loops each. A great combination for a bike tour. Along the coast it was in the upper 40’s to misd 50’s all the time. The Enlightened Equipment quilt and underquilt came in very handy. Highly recommended. If you are intreseted in seeing this setup in action check out bluediamond59 on Instgram.

  8. Laurel Santos

    Camping is really exciting but with the right equipment it can get even better. There’s nothing wrong in investing in something that will make our life a lot easier.

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