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Best Hammocks in 2020 – Reviewed

Hammocks have been used for thousands of years and originated with the indigenous people of Middle and South America. Today, hammocks are extremely handy tools not just for people relaxing between two trees in their backyard or local beach but is also a helpful tool that can help campers, hikers, and hunters stay off of the ground.

To get the benefits out of these tools, however, the consumer is going to have to make sure that they purchase the best ones possible. And that is usually going to take some work. Fortunately, we have all of our readers covered and have done the research ourselves. And that’s how we’re able to present to everyone the best hammocks currently being made.

Quick Summary of Best Hammocks

 Editor’s Choice 
Mr. Mocks Travel & Camping Double Hammock  (review)
 Also Recommended 
Bear Butt Outdoor Camping Hammock  (review)
 Also Consider 
Vivere Double Cotton Space-Saving Hammock  (review)

Reviews

Editor’s Choice: Mr. Mocks Travel & Camping Double Hammock

The first hammock on our list, and arguably the best, is this one from Mr. Mocks. This is a model that’s designed for campers, hikers, and hunters, so it has some unique features that differentiate it from other types of hammocks. It’s designed to be a lightweight model that has a great weight capacity and is tough enough to handle just about anything the user throws its way.This hammock is designed to be 10-feet long and 6.5-feet wide. It’s made with triple seams and has a total weight capacity of 500 pounds. It also comes with two 10-foot long tree straps that have 15+1 Daisy loops each. These straps are made from high-tensile polyester webbing that’s up to 50% lighter than comparable straps but have a total breaking strength of 1,600-pounds each.

Another thing we liked about this hammock was that it comes with aluminum carabiners. These carabiners are lighter than normal ones but are just as strong as steel carabiners. This is just another thing that makes this hammock easier to carry out into the field.

It’s also worth mentioning that these hammocks are available in an assortment of vibrant colors. Colors that include a wild turkey inspired brown, tracksuit inspired blue, dark blue, peach, and even a green that’s inspired by the Statue of Liberty (although we don’t think the colors are that similar).

And finally, it’s worth mentioning that this hammock is super soft and comes with an easy-stuff bag that makes taking it on the trail a whole lot easier. This hammock is also very soft and can easily be washed in a washing machine when it’s dirty.

All of these features come together to make what we consider to be one of the best hammocks currently available. This model is strong, soft, light, and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. And it’s for those reasons we’d like to introduce this hammock to all of our readers.

PROS:

  • This double hammock can hold up to 500-pounds.
  • This product comes in a variety of vibrant colors.
  • It comes with much-needed accessories.
CONS:

  • None.

Also Recommended: Bear Butt Outdoor Camping Hammock

The next hammock that we’d like to review is from a company that’s whimsically named Bear Butt. This hammock is designed to be used for backpacking and camping, so we judged the merits of this product on not only what the designers were capable of achieving, but also on how successful the designers were able to achieve those goals. Let’s take a close look at this hammock and see how it stacks up to other ones that we’ve reviewed.First things first, let’s talk about this product’s price. This is one of the most inexpensive hammocks that we’ve seen. This is a product that’s a fraction of the cost of many of the other products we’ve reviewed. Its low price doesn’t equate to low quality, however. We found that this product was really well designed and manufactured. It only had one defect that we could find, and we’ll address that issue at the end of this review.

The next thing we’d like to talk about is the colors that this product is available in. The consumer can purchase this hammock in beautiful 2-color and 3-color configurations. Some of the color combinations include blue/gray, dark blue/charcoal, yellow/blue/pink, green/charcoal, maroon/charcoal, khaki/dark green, blue/pink/white, and turquoise/dark blue/coral. See, didn’t we say that this hammock was available in some interesting color combinations?

The last thing we’d like to talk about is the durability of this product. This hammock is made from a high-quality 210T 75D Nylon Taffeta that’s 10-feet long and 6-feet wide and has a weight capacity of 500-pounds. It also comes with a stuff sack, two heavy-duty D-shape carabiners, and two ropes that are supposed to be tactical grade, but we found to be a little lacking. The ropes aren’t bad, they just seem a little too thin and we’re not sure if we’re willing to trust it. Of course, at the price point of this hammock, the consumer can always buy straps separately and still be under what they would pay for other hammocks.

PROS:

  • This hammock was very inexpensive.
  • This product could hold up to 500-pounds.
  • It was a lightweight and easy to carry hammock.
CONS:

  • The tree straps were a bit substandard.

Also Consider: Vivere Double Cotton Space-Saving Hammock

Up next on our list of hammock reviews is this one from Vivere. Unlike some of the other products that we’ve reviewed, this model isn’t made from polyester or nylon but is instead made from cotton. Cotton is a material that breathes very well, all while being comfortable, but it’s not without its drawbacks. So, let’s take a few moments and see what’s great about this product and not so great.Since this product is made from cotton, it’s not water-resistant and has a tendency of holding on to moisture. It also doesn’t have the weight carrying capacity of nylon or polyester. It can only hold 450-pounds of weight, while most models have a 500+ weight capacity. Those are the bad things about this product, now let’s talk about what we did like.

The one thing that impressed us about this product is that it comes with a stand. This stand allows the consumer to set it up in their backyard and do it without having to string it between two trees. It is also very soft and allows air to pass through it—which can prevent the sweating that can sometimes occur with materials such as polyester.

This product is also available in a variety of colors. The colors that the consumer can purchase these hammocks in include mimosa, aqua, cameo, crimson, denim, royal blue, watermelon, yellow, dove, rose, peach, and a whole lot more. And we’d like to say that these colors are bright and add the color splash that many people might be looking for when they buy a new hammock.

Even though this product is a little more expensive than we would’ve liked, we still felt that it was a very good hammock. It’s not a model that’s designed well for camping or hunting, but it is one that works well in warmer, drier conditions in a person’s backyard. If it’s used in that way, we’re sure that it will be a pleasure for our readers to use.

PROS:

  • This hammock comes with its own stand.
  • It comes in an assortment of different colors.
  • It’s made using breathable fabric.
CONS:

  • This hammock costs more than comparable models.
  • Cotton has a tendency to hold moisture.

A  Buyer’s Guide To Hammocks

We hope that anyone looking over our list of the best hammocks realizes just how useful these products actually are. They’re not only suitable for leisure, but can also be used for sleeping while a person is camping or hunting. They’re a product that’s used all over the world and helps to keep the person (or persons) off of the ground. To help our readers further understand the importance of hammocks and to help them purchase the one that’s best for them, we’ve decided to write this guide on the subject.

Step One: Consider The Size Of The Hammock

One of the first things that the consumer is going to want to think about is the size of the hammock they need. Although hammocks come in a wide assortment of different sizes, most of them can be placed in either the Single Wide or Double Wide categories. The name of these hammock categories informs the consumer directly on how the hammock is to be used. Single Wide hammocks are meant for one person, while Double Wide Categories are designed to hold two people. If the consumer keeps that in mind, then they should have no problem finding a hammock for themselves that is comfortable.

Step Two: Consider How The Hammock Is Used

The next thing that the consumer is going to want to think about is how the hammock is going to be used. How they’re going to use the hammock determines what they might need to buy. It will determine whether the consumer will purchase one that comes with a stand or one that is placed into a bag and can be easily strung between two trees. Let’s take a close look at Stand Hammocks and see how they compare against Tree Hammocks.

Stand Hammocks

Stand hammocks are quite useful for people to place in their outdoor entertainment spaces—regardless of whether that’s the consumer’s backyard or patio. It doesn’t require being placed between two trees, so the consumer can place it virtually anywhere, as long as they have the space for it. Most of these models can also be used not only for lounging but also for sitting. Unfortunately, the fact that they come with a stand makes them ill-suited for camping, hiking, or hunting.

Tree Hammocks

Tree hammocks are suited for taking out on the trail, however. Many of these models are made of lightweight polyester, and plenty of them are equipped with lightweight steel or aluminum D-style carabiners. They can be strung anywhere that has trees close enough together for the consumer to install them, and when the consumer is done with them, they come with a bag that allows them to pack it up. Of course, the consumer doesn’t just have to use these while they’re away from their home. If they have two trees in their yard that are adequately spaced apart, then they can set it up at home as well.

Step Three: Consider Weight Capacity

The next thing that the aspiring hammock buyer might want to think about is the weight capacity of the hammock. It’s important for the consumer to choose a hammock with a sufficient weight capacity that’s capable of handling the user’s weight, as well as the weight of anyone using it with him or her. Most modern hammocks have a weight capacity of 500-pounds, but some models miss that mark significantly, so it’s important for the consumer to make sure the hammock they choose will hold their weight.

Step Four: Choose A Material

Another thing that the consumer is going to want to think about is the material used to make the hammock. As far as these products are concerned, the consumer generally has three different options available to them. There are Rope Hammocks, Cotton Hammocks, and Nylon Hammocks. Let’s examine each of these materials separately and see what their pros and cons are.

Rope Hammocks

Rope hammocks are a traditional design and there’s a good reason for that fact. Because there are such huge gaps in its weave, it allows air to flow around the user and if the consumer chooses a model that uses polyester ropes, it tends to be more weather-resistant. The cons of using these products include the fact that cotton ropes absorb moisture, they might not be very comfortable for sleeping, and babies can get their limbs caught in the holes between the ropes.

Cotton Hammocks

Cotton hammocks are soft and allow air to flow through them, so a lot of people turn to these types of hammocks. They also tend to be lightweight and very comfortable for sleeping. Unfortunately, they have a tendency of absorbing moisture, making them soggy to sleep in. That makes them ill-suited for hiking, camping, or hunting.

Nylon Hammocks

Consumers who like to live on the trail might want to consider nylon hammocks. These hammocks are water-resistant, resistant to rot and dry very quickly. They’re also durable and fade-resistant as well. All of this makes them easier to clean and more suitable for heavy use out in the woods. The problem with these hammocks is that some of them tend to be not as comfortable as other types of hammocks.

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