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Old 11-25-2012, 09:40 PM   #1
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I'm wondering if you have a favorite hammock that you like to bring camping. We had a multi-colored nylon one from Mexico which, unfortunately, became hopelessly tangled with use. As much as I love to hike all day I love to "couch potato" in a comfy hammock too. I've seen models that are meant for backpacking Amazon.com: Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock: Sports & Outdoors well as portable folding hammocks Amazon.com: Guide Gear Portable Folding Hammock: Sports & Outdoors. What are your favorite hammocks and why?
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:09 PM   #2
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Hi Gilda,
I actually bought the first one you linked to, in blue Hawaiian floral, but, sadly, never yet had a campsite with trees the right size and distance apart to use it. I'd love to hear what others who have it like or dislike about it.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:18 PM   #3
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I have the Texsport La Paz.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000P9...sr=8-1&pi=SL75

I bought it because it was the least expensive one I could find since I wasn't sure how much I'd use it. Pros are it comes with ropes and carry bag, is fairly compact, and it's cotton (cooler and more comfy in my opinion). Con is that it's not real wide. But fine for one person.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:27 PM   #4
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Gilda, we use one of THESE. Very well built, with great materials and seaming. Two can relax in it no problem. We also take it canoeing, a great comfortable place to just hang out. Very lightweight, and packs up nice and small.

We had one like the second one you listed. a well made one too. While it worked great, and the free standing concept was great that it could be set up anywhere, but it was real big and very heavy. We only take it on trips close by where we will not be travelling.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:34 AM   #5
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Thumbs up Hammock making

My hammock, a single, is one I made years ago with para cord. It is not a complicated process even if you are 'no good at knots'.
I bet there are lots of tutorials on the net and, after I get home in March, I may be able to post my instructions to the site. D
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I have a really cool woven nylon hammock, but somehow I have not found a campground which allows anything to be tied to a tree, eventhough it has attachment cords which are large and soft to protect the tree.
Now it just sits in a little bag on a shelf.
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Good topic. Note to self to buy a hammock when I get to Mexico next week. Have always wanted one!
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We have had a couple of those woven ones from Mexico. They are really not built very well, and don't last very long. Plus, they are fairly bulky. Though more money, that one I linked to is 10x the value, to me.
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Gilda, we use one of THESE. Very well built, with great materials and seaming. Two can relax in it no problem. We also take it canoeing, a great comfortable place to just hang out. Very lightweight, and packs up nice and small.
My family bought me one for my b-day. I love it. I would come home from work at night, and read a book or listen to an audiobook on the hammock. I ended up falling asleep for hours, many nights. Awesome hammocks. It's so thin, I was really paranoid about it, but they're incredibly tough. Cats hang out with me in it, and they've never hurt it.

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Here is one that I am thinking seriously of getting (Jungle Hammock from www.mosquitohammock.com) My current hammock is a little bit different. It does not have the integral bug screen or insulation pockets on the underside. My sons have been using hammocks for several years when we go camping and I have only recently begun hanging out when I go camping. The quality of sleep is so much better for me than sleeping on the hard ground (even with a thermarest pad) inside a tent.

Of course, when I have the Escape with me, I will most likely be sleeping on a real bed.

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Here is one that I am thinking seriously of getting (Jungle Hammock from www.mosquitohammock.com) My current hammock is a little bit different. It does not have the integral bug screen or insulation pockets on the underside. My sons have been using hammocks for several years when we go camping and I have only recently begun hanging out when I go camping. The quality of sleep is so much better for me than sleeping on the hard ground (even with a thermarest pad) inside a tent.

Of course, when I have the Escape with me, I will most likely be sleeping on a real bed.


I have this hammock and I love it. I use it all the time when back packing!
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We have had a couple of those woven ones from Mexico. They are really not built very well, and don't last very long. Plus, they are fairly bulky. Though more money, that one I linked to is 10x the value, to me.
Thanks Jim for the input. I had been looking at the REI ones as well. Wondered if anyone had tried out this one. Seems a little lighter than the one you have posted the link to.
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I know nothing about that one, Carol. It does seem to get good reviews.

edit: I did look further at the specs and see it is considerably smaller, and has a smaller weight limit. I know two of us can hang out in ours with no problem.
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Check out the Hennesy Hammock. I have one for very light weight back country camping.
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