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The 15 Absolute Best Camping Hammocks of 2022

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Do you have fond memories of your mother rocking you to sleep? Probably not, as memories tend to be fuzzy or outright nonexistent when you go that far back. Regardless, the point is that it’s a soothing motion — a motion you can easily replicate on your next camping trip. 

Hammock camping can give you a better night’s rest compared to sleeping in a tent, as hammocks provide better support for your back and neck. Just imagine lying back and looking up at the star-filled sky while the cool night air drifts past you, and the gentle rocking of the hammock lulls you to sleep. (Obviously, this would be a very different scenario if it were raining or temperatures dipped below 60°F, but still).

If you’re interested in trying it out for yourself, here’s a list of the best camping hammocks on the market right now.

Before we go on I have a question for hammock campers: What’s the difference between those hanging sausages and someone camping in a hammock?

Well if you don’t know, I doubt a bear could tell.

Anyway, let’s get to that list shall we?

Best Overall

The overall best hammock may not seem much of a surprise. But there really is some stiff competition on this list. 

While there are some strong contenters (Wise Owl was a close second), we had to tip our hat to the DoubleNest. It’s one of the lightesst double hammocks we reviewed, and Eagle Nest Outfitters have a reputation of the highest quality.

1. ENO DoubleNest

ENO hammocks are one of the most well-known brands when it comes to hammock camping. The DoubleNest, as you might expect from the name, fits two people. It comes in 29 different color combinations and is made from a breathable, quick-drying nylon taffeta.

And as we mentioned at the outset, its one of the lightest options when considering a double hammock. 

Weight Capacity: 400 lbs

Size: 112” x 74”

Packed Size: 5” x 5”

Hammock Weight: 1.2 lbs

Material: 70D High Tenacity Nylon Taffeta

Included Accessories: Aluminum Carabiners; Nautical Grade Line

Pros: Weighs only 19 oz. and packs into a 5” x 5” stuff sack for easy storage. Rated for 400 lbs.

Cons: Pricier than other hammocks and doesn’t include hammock straps for hanging. 

2. Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammock

If you want an all-in-one kit to jumpstart your hammock camping adventure, the Wise Owl Outfitters camping hammock set is for you. It includes a hammock, two 9 ft. long tree straps, two carabiners, and a stuff sack — all you need to do is pack it in your backpack and go.

Ranked number two for the best camping hammocks because of it has some of the most impressive specs at such a low price point. And it includes the description “folds to the size of an eggplant”.

Weight Capacity: 400 lb (single) 500 lb (double)

Size: 108” x 54” (single) 120” x 78” (double)

Packed Size: 5” x 5” (single) 5” x 8” (double)

Hammock Weight: 1.8 lbs

Material: 210T Rip resistant nylon

Included Accessories: (2) 9’ Talon straps, (2) carabiners, attached storage bag

Pros: You can choose between a 9 ft. x 4.5 ft. single hammock or a 10 ft. x 6.5 ft. double hammock. The single is rated for 400 lbs. and the double is rated for 500 lbs. 

Cons: The included straps are short and only have five attachment points. Also, the single hammock might feel too narrow with its 4.5 ft. width. 

3. Bear Butt Camping Hammock

With 10 color options that range from dark blues and greens to bright yellows and corals, the Bear Butt camping hammock is another aesthetically-pleasing pick. Each hammock measures 10 ft. x 6 ft. and comes with two ropes for attaching it to trees and a small travel bag.

And with a 500 lb rating, it is fit for a very large bear butt indeed! 

Weight Capacity: 500 lbs

Size: 120” x 72”

Packed Size: 7” x 4” x 4”

Hammock Weight: 1.6 lbs

Material: 75D (210T) nylon taffeta

Included Accessories: (2) ropes, (2) carabiners, stuff sack

Pros: Comes with a lifetime warranty as long as you register the product on the Bear Butt website. Rated for 500 lbs.

Cons: The included ropes are flimsy, so you might want to purchase additional hammock straps to ensure safety and ease of use.

4. Gold Armour Camping Hammock

If you have a particular fondness for matching the colors on all your camping gear, you might have a soft spot for the Gold Armour camping hammock. It’s a complete set that includes a 10.4 ft. x 6.58 ft. hammock in 21 color options, hammock straps in matching colors, and carabiners. 

I just have to point out their own description on Amazon. “folds to the size of an eggplant.” I almost ranked this one at number one just for this description alone. Great job Gold Armour marketers!

Weight Capacity: 500 lbs

Size: 125” x 79”

Packed Size: 8” x 5”

Hammock Weight: 2 lbs

Material: 210T ripstop nylon

Included Accessories: (2) 10’ straps, (2) carabiners, stuff sack

Pros: The included tree straps are 10 ft. long and have 16 attachment points each, similar to most hammock straps on the market. Rated for 500 lbs.

Cons: The straps are heavy and the entire kit weighs 32 oz. in total, which may be too heavy for lightweight backpacking. 

5. Legit Camping Hammock

As another all-in-one budget camping hammock kit, the Legit Camping Hammock is a great choice if you’re a fan of blue — over half of the 16 color options feature a vibrant shade of the color. It includes a 10 ft. x 6 ft. double hammock, nylon rope straps, steel carabiners, and a stuff sack. 

Weight Capacity: 500 lbs

Size: 120” x 72”

Packed Size: 7” x 4” x 4”

Hammock Weight: 1.6 lbs

Material: 75D (210 T) nylon taffeta

Included Accessories: ropes, straps, and caribiners

Pros: Hammock is made out of military-grade, 210 thread count, 75D nylon taffeta for comfort and breathability. Rated for 500 lbs. 

Cons: The included nylon rope straps will take a bit of learning to set up.

6. KAMMOK Camping Hammock

KAMMOK’s multi-purpose indoor and outdoor camping hammock comes in two size options and six solid bright colors. They’re made with 40D diamond ripstop nylon, a UV and water-resistant fabric. The single (8.3 ft. x 4.16 ft) is rated for 400 lbs. and the double (10 ft. x 5.58 ft.) is rated for 500 lbs.

Kammock is a great option for a tough, durable camping hammock ready for everything mother nature throws at you. And then, donates 1% back to mother nature just to be a good sport. Mad respect. 

Ask any hammock camper which is thier top pick and 9 times out of 10 they will pick Kammock. 

Weight Capacity: 500 lbs

Size: 120” x 67”

Packed Size: 7” x 5” x 4”

Hammock Weight: 1.1 lbs

Material: 40D diamond rip stop w/ DWR coating

Included Accessories: Carabiners and stuff sack

Pros: KAMMOK uses recycled materials and supports social and environmental causes through 1% For the Planet. Comes with a lifetime warranty. 

Cons: Does not come with hammock straps. The edges are also a bit more rigid than other hammocks, which can make it uncomfortable to use as a seat. 

7. Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter XT Hammock

If you’re not a fan of bugs, then you’ll be a fan of the Skeeter Beeter XT from Grand Trunk. It comes with an integrated bug net that will keep any mosquitoes and other creepy crawlies out of your cocoon, leaving you free to enjoy your hammock camping trip. 

And it is reversible. You can flip it upside down if you don’t need the mosquito net and it is a regular hammock. 

Weight Capacity: 400 lbs

Size: 126” x 60”

Packed Size: 10.5” x 5” x 5”

Hammock Weight: 1 lb

Material: Parachute nylon

Included Accessories: Mosquito netting, (2) carabiners, rope, suspension cord, stuff sack

Pros: Roomy size at 10.6 ft. x 5 ft. Includes rope and suspension cord for hanging. Rated for 400 lbs. 

Cons: The bug net cannot be removed from the hammock and requires a bit of learning to set up correctly. The spreader bars for the net also tend to pop out, which makes the netting sag uncomfortably.  

8.Lawson Hammock Blue Ridge Camping Hammock 

Tent camping or hammock camping? The Blue Ridge camping hammock from Lawson says, “Why not both?” With its innovative design, you can suspend it in the air or set it flat on the ground — and regardless of what option you choose, you’ll have a dry and spacious hideaway to spend the night.

It is one of the highest rated hammock tents by Backpacker and Outside magazines. 

Weight Capacity: 275 lbs

Size: 90” x 42” x 42”

Packed Size: 22” x 6” x 6.5”

Hammock Weight: 4.25 lbs

Material: Polyester

Included Accessories: Rainfly, bug netting, stuff sack

Pros: Built-in bug net and attachable rainfly protect you from bugs and inclement weather. The spreader bars allow for a flatter lay compared to other hammocks. Rated for 275 lbs.

Cons: More complicated and time-consuming to set up than a traditional hammock. Doesn’t include the hammock straps, carabiners, guy lines, and stakes you need to set it up. 

9. ENO Skyloft Hammock 

The ENO Skylock camping hammock takes your comfort seriously. Its airy design allows for a relaxing mode and a sleeping mode, making it a great place to hang out (get it?) no matter the time of day. The included stuff sack even doubles as an integrated pillow. 

Weight Capacity: 250 lbs

Size: 84” x 36”

Packed Size: 18.5” x 4.5” x 4.5”

Hammock Weight: 3 lbs

Material: 140D ripstop nylon

Included Accessories: Carabiners, rope, and stuff sack

Pros: Its durable material (140D Ripstop nylon and DAC aluminum spreader bars) and small packed size makes it a great companion for hammock camping. Just keep in mind that it’s smaller than most hammocks, with a 7 ft. x 3 ft. size rated for only 250 lbs. 

Cons: Can be too small and narrow for larger adults. More “tippy” than a traditional hammock due to the spreader bars and its light weight. 

10. ​​Wise Owl Outfitters Kids Hammock

Hammock camping can be fun for the whole family, and Wise Owl Outfitters clearly agrees. Their kids’ hammock kit is compact, lightweight, and convenient — it weighs only 13 oz. and comes with tree straps and carabiners. Whether you want to bring your kids to your next trip or just set up a fun area in your backyard, it’s a great pick. 

Weight Capacity: 500 lbs

Size: 72” x 42” 

Packed Size: 9” x 5” x 4”

Hammock Weight: 0.8 lbs

Material: 210T rip resistant nylon

Included Accessories: (2) 9’ Talon straps, (2) carabiners, attached storage bag

Pros: Comes in three bright and bubbly colors that kids will appreciate. With the included stuff sack, this 6 ft. x 3.5 ft. hammock can pack down to the size of an orange.

Cons: The 9 ft. long tree straps are relatively short, so you’ll have to spend time looking for good hanging spots. 

11. Hennessy Hammock – Explorer Deluxe XL Series 

If you’re on the taller or heavier side, you want a hammock you can trust to support — that’s the Explorer Deluxe XL from Hennessy. 

Hennessy Hammocks are known for their toughness and durability. The Explorer Deluxe XL in particular is designed to fit anyone up to 7 ft. and 300 lbs., with 70D high-density nylon bottom fabric and polyester ropes rated for 1,800 lbs. 

The asymmetrical design takes advantage of the longer diagonal dimensions of the hammock to maximize the capacity. 

Weight Capacity: 300 lbs

Size: Not stated

Packed Size: 12” x 8” x 5”

Hammock Weight: 3 lbs

Material: 70D nylon

Included Accessories: Rainfly, bug netting, webbing straps, and stuff sack

Pros: Comes with a 1-year warranty. Includes an asymmetric rainfly, mosquito mesh, and a structural ridgeline to ensure your comfort when sleeping on the diagonal. 

Cons: Weighs 51 oz. in total, which doesn’t make it a good option for lightweight backpacking. The unique bottom entry makes it easy to get in, but harder to get out.

12. WINNER OUTFITTERS Double Camping Hammock

Who doesn’t love a budget camping hammock kit that contains everything you need for setup? This set from WINNER OUTFITTERS claims a spacious 9.83 ft. x 6.5 ft. double hammock. 

But it says it includes two 9.83 ft. long nylon ropes with tree covers. So I think this is a typo since that is extremely long for a hammock. 

I’m going out on a limb (get it? Hammock, tree, limb?) and say that it is 78” long but no idea on the width.

Weight Capacity: 500 lbs

Size: 118” x 78” 

Packed Size: 10” x 8” x 4”

Hammock Weight: 1.5 lbs

Material: 210T nylon

Included Accessories: Tree straps, carabiners, stuff sack

Pros: Made of soft and breathable 210T parachute nylon. Rated for 500 lbs. 

Cons: The included ropes offer less flexibility when choosing campsites compared to hammock straps, which you may want to purchase for ease of use. 

13. MalloMe Camping Hammock for Kids

Rambunctious kids and a hammock seem like a recipe for disaster, but the MalloMe camping hammock for kids is rated for 1,000 lbs. — enough to support both lively playtime and a quiet nap. It’s not restricted to just kids, either. Both the single size (9.3 ft. x 4.5 ft.) and double size (9.8 ft. x 6.5 ft.) options can comfortably fit adults too. 

Weight Capacity: 1000 lbs

Size: 112” x 55” (single) 118” x 79” (double)

Packed Size: 11” x 7” x 4”

Hammock Weight: 1.85 lbs

Material: 210T rip stop nylon

Included Accessories: Tree straps, carabiners, stuff sack

Pros: Comes with two carabiners and 10 ft. long tree straps with 10 attachment points each, for easy setup. Both sizes are rated for 1,000 lbs. 

Cons: Some customers experienced defects in the end straps attached to the hammock. 

14. Kootek Double and Single Camping Hammock

Kootek is one of the top sellers on Amazon, and for good reason.

With your choice of a single size if you prefer your own hammock. Or the double camping hammocks are great for people who need more breathing room than a single hammock provides.

This hammock camping kit from Kootek comes with a 10 ft. x 6.5 ft. double hammock, two 10 ft. long hammock straps, and two solid steel carabiners.

Weight Capacity: 500 lbs

Size: 105″ x 54″ (single) 120” x 78” (double)

Packed Size: 7″ x 5″ (single) 9″ x 5″ (double)

Hammock Weight: 2 lbs

Material: 210T nylon

Included Accessories: Tree straps, carabiners, and stuff sack

Pros: Rated for 500 lbs. Fits easily into the attached stuff sack.

Cons: A bit too bulky and heavy for backpacking. 

15. GEEZO Double Camping Hammock

Searching for a more colorful double hammock kit? This option from GEEZO comes in 8 color combinations, with the added bonus of two 10 ft. long hammock straps (with 16 attachment points each), carabiners, and a drawstring stuff sack. 

Weight Capacity: 500 lbs

Size: 118” x 78”

Packed Size: 8” x 5” x 4”

Hammock Weight: 2.6 LBS

Material: 210T nylon

Included Accessories: Tree straps, carabiners, and stuff sack

Pros: Made of soft and breathable 210T nylon. Rated for 500 lbs.

Cons: The excess material on the sides tends to get drawn up by the end ropes, creating a cocoon that can be a hassle to get out of.

The Best Camping Hammocks Compared

We like to put these reviews into a handy little comparison chart. Here you can see them side by side to get a better idea of which one is the right one for you.

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3 Things To Consider When Buying a Camping Hammock

  • Weight Capacity — There’s no sense in buying a hammock that can’t support your weight. Check weight capacity before buying to ensure a safe and comfortable experience.
  • Material — You don’t want to feel like you’re sleeping in an oven when it’s hot out, nor do you want to sleep in a cold and soggy cocoon when it rains during the night. A durable, breathable, and water-resistant material is best.
  • Accessories Included — Save yourself from the mortifying scenario of realizing you only bought a hammock and don’t have anything to hang it up with when you’re already in the middle of a forest. At a minimum, you should have ropes or straps and carabiners. Feel free to spring for bonuses like a bug net, rain tarp, or underquilt to make your experience even better.

Some Hammock Camping Accessories (or Necessities as You May Define Them)

Sleeping Bag – This may be obvious, all but the most extreme minimalist will carry a sleeping bag. Even in the summer, sleeping in a hammock is the coolest way to sleep outside. 

At the minimum, most campers will have a sleeping bag. And most will be a mummy style. 

Sleeping Pad – A sleeping pad may seem unnecessary. After all, you decided to sleep in a tree to get off of the cold, hard ground. 

But the reality is, the ground provides a lot better insulation than just the open air. Having a camping mat underneath you can be the difference between a restful night and a miserable one. 

Rain Fly – You should always expect rain. Arica, Chile went 14 years without rain once. I suspect it was because no one tried hammock camping there without a rain fly. 

Even if you go there, make sure to bring a tarp for your camp hammock. AKA, a rainfly. Because wherver a hammock goes without one, you can expect some wet weather.

Bug Net – In the spring and summer months, you become an irresistible snack to the bloodsuckers of the world…no, not lawyers.

Bugs! And the only way to keep them off of you at night is with some decent mosquito netting made just for hammocks. 

Hammock Straps – I know, you can just use the ropes your grandfather used to use when camping. You know all of the knots, so what do you need with hammock straps? 

All I have to say is, try them once. Cause your grandpa switched to hammock straps years ago.

Underquilt – Now when it comes to cold weather, you’re gonna need reinforcements. One of the biggest areas of heat loss is from underneath you. (I didn’t say your backside, but I know you were thinking it.) 

When you are laying on your sleeping bag and even your camping mat, you are crushing the insulation. Which lowers its efficiency against heat loss. 

So an underquilt is just an extra layer designed just for the colder camping areas and times of the year. 

Top Quilt – To top it off, grab a top quilt. With this final layer, you will be prepared for just about anything. Some of the ones we review can double as a midweight sleeping bag, a technical blanket, or some are even wearable. 

Hammock Stand – This makes sense if you are camping too far away from decent trees. It’s more of a car camping luxury since you won’t want to carry that much weight into the backcountry. 

But some of them in our review are hefty enough to hold way more weight than you might have expected. 

Hammock Tent – There are some upsides to a hammock tent. It kinda takes care of the bug net and the rainfly at the same time. Which isn’t a bad idea for most times of the year. 

But they are heavier and less versatile than just a lightweight camping hammock. They are the work truck in a convertible world. 

Hammock Camping vs. Tent Camping

Tents have long been the poster children of camping shelters, as they provide a dry, warm, and secluded space to sleep for the night. You can also use them to store your bags and you don’t have to go through the trouble of finding perfectly-spaced trees to make camp. 

Hammock camping, however, has an inherent fun factor. The gentle rocking is great for sleeping or relaxing, and you don’t have to deal with uneven ground or pointy rocks. They’re also smaller, cheaper, and lighter, which is great for backpacking. At the end of the day, both styles have their merits. 

The Best Hammock Camping Accessories

In case you missed it, we have covered a variety of hammock camping luxuries, accessories, and necessities in some of our previous posts. Here are a few of them:

Be sure to check them out to put together the ultimate camping hammock kit. The best camping hammocks are only made better with the best hammock camping accessories!

Wrap Up — Best Camping Hammocks

Nothing’s stopping you from buying a camping hammock at this very moment. Don’t restrict yourself to camping in tents your entire life — seize the opportunity to lie back in a hammock and watch the clouds drift by for once, instead of holing up in your trusty tent. You might be surprised at how comfortable hammock camping can be, especially when you come equipped with the best camping hammocks and accessories on the market. Hopefully, some of the items on this list of quality camping hammocks caught your eye and swayed your opinion! (And yes, that was another hammock pun).