7 Best Camping Hammocks For Relaxing Outdoors

The ultimate guide to camping hammocks.

When it’s time to relax on the campsite, there’s no better option than a camping hammock. Hammocks are comfortable, lightweight, and easy to set up. They’re also very affordable. 

Many campers swear by the camping hammock, and some even choose to sleep in them instead of in tents, sleeping bags, or cots. We love hammocks, and I personally bring one every single time I go camping. In fact, there’s a hammock gently swaying in my backyard right now. 

With hundreds of camping hammocks on the market, it can be hard to choose the perfect one for you — but we’ve got you covered. Read along as we take a look at a few of our favorite hammocks, as well as the most popular models on the market, in order to find the best camping hammocks available. Let’s get started!

Top 7 Best Camping Hammocks

Here’s a quick breakdown of our 7 favorite camping hammocks.

7. Pro Venture Camping Hammock
6. Gold Armour Camping Hammock
5. Legit Camping Portable Hammock
4. Honest Outfitters Camping Hammock
3. MalloMe Portable Hammock
2. Winner Outfitters Camping Hammock
1. Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammock

Now let’s dig in and take a look at what we love about them.

 

Camping Hammock Reviews

7. Pro Venture Double Camping Hammock

Pro Venture Double Camping HammockPro Venture Double Camping Hammock

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This Pro Venture Camping Hammock is one of our favorite hammocks to sleep on. It’s constructed of strong, quick-drying 210T parachute nylon that supports up to 400 pounds of weight.

Pro Venture offers this hammock in both a single person and double person version. However, since the price difference between the two sizes is only $6, we strongly recommend that you opt for the double version. It will give you some much needed excess room and will generally be more comfortable to sleep on. You’ll also be able to invite a partner to hop on if you want some company.

This is a high-quality hammock that we absolutely recommend. The large size makes it perfect if you’re planning to lay on the hammock with a friend, or if you’re on the taller side. 

Highlights & Top Features 

Included with the double hammock are two 9 foot straps. Each strap has 18 loops, so set up is easy and there is a lot of room for adjusting the hammock to your personal preferences. You should be able to hang this hammock pretty much anywhere in just a few quick minutes. 

The hammock also includes an awesome, heavy duty carry bag and a set of high-quality carabiners. 

What We Like

We love the use of the tree-safe straps in place of traditional hammock ropes. The straps are also thick which provides a lot more support, durability, and safety. 

The hammock retails for around just $30, which is a great price for a double hammock. But wait, it gets even better — Pro Venture offers a zero risk money back guarantee. If you aren’t satisfied with this hammock, for any reason at all, they offer a full refund.

What We Don’t Like

The only thing that we don’t like about this hammock is that it only supports 400 pounds of weight. This hammock is 10.5 x 6.5 feet and is intended for two people, it should support much more weight than this. If you and your partner happen to be a bit overweight, you should consider a stronger double hammock. 

Specifications

  • Length: 10 feet, 6 inches (10’ 6”)
  • Width: 6 feet, 6 inches (6’ 6”)
  • Weight: 35 ounces
  • Straps: Two 9 foot straps. Tree-safe
  • Packed size: 9 x 5 inches
  • Maximum weight supported: 400 pounds

 

6. Gold Armour Double Camping Hammock

Gold Armour Double Camping HammockGold Armour Camping Hammock

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The Gold Armour Camping Hammock is huge and we love it. It’s a double hammock that comfortably seats two people. The hammock itself measures an impressive 125 x 79 inches (10.4 x 6.58 feet), and supports up to 500 pounds of weight. The fabric is 210T nylon, which is strong, durable, and long-lasting. 

This hammock is truly awesome. To reduce setup time and add adjustment ability, it comes with straps that are 10 feet long and has 32 attachment loops. That’s right, 32! That not only means set up time is reduced, but it also means you can adjust the hammock to your exact preferences. It’s an awesome feature that more hammocks should use. 

There’s 26 different colors and designs to choose from, including a few novelty designs. You can get this hammock with a camouflage print, pink camouflage print, or even an American flag print. Personally, I opted for the camouflage and I love it. 

Highlights & Top Features 

Gold Armour’s hammock includes two tree straps that are each ten feet long and one inch wide. There are also 32 attachment loops which allow the hammock to be quickly set up, and also adjusted perfectly to your individual needs. Two heavy duty carabiners also come included.

Another great feature is the hammock’s triple stitched seams. This provides added safety and durability, and goes a long way into preventing any rips or tears. The thick straps and triple stitching provides support for up to 1000 pounds of weight. 

What We Like

The Gold Armour Double Camping Hammock provides a few great features that we really love. First, the 10 foot long straps with 32 attachment loops is amazing. It provides room for a lot of customization while also reducing the set up time. 

Secondly, we are big fans of the triple stitched seams. Triple stitching ensures that the hammock will last longer by greatly decreasing the probability of any rips or tears.

Finally, Gold Armour offers an awesome guarantee and warranty. The guarantee allows you to receive a refund if you aren’t happy with the hammock. However, along with the refund, you can actually keep the product, which is amazing. In addition, they offer a 15 year warranty on the product.  

Additionally, Gold Armour donates 5% of their profits to planting trees and restoring forests around the world. What camper can’t get behind a cause like that?! We love it.

Specifications

  • Length: 125 inches (10.4 feet)
  • Width: 79 inches (6.58 feet)
  • Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Straps: Two 10 foot long x 1 inch wide straps. Tree safe. 
  • Maximum weight supported: 1000 pounds

 

5. Legit Camping Portable Double Hammock

Legit Camping - Double Hammock for Camping

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This Portable Double Hammock from Legit Camping is awesome. It’s perfect for camping, hiking, backpacking, or even for use in your backyard. It’s constructed of military-grade 210T nylon fabric, which provides durability and comfort. It supports up to about 400 pounds, so

The hammock is large and comfortably sits two people. It retails for around $30, which is truly a steal for a large, high-quality double hammock. 

Highlights & Top Features

Setting up the Portable Double Hammock is very simple, and only takes a few minutes. You simply attach the included steel carabiners, rope, and tree-safe straps. Legit Camping refers to the quick set up method as “wrap, snap, and swing”.

An attached “stuff sack” allows you to pack the hammock up in just a few quick seconds. Personally, I’m a big fan of attached sacks and carry bags, otherwise I will lose the bag almost immediately.

What We Like

Legit Camping offers a lifetime warranty on this hammock, which we love. They provide a full refund if you aren’t satisfied with the quality or comfort of the hammock. 

The Portable Double Hammock is at an incredible price point for a 2-person hammock. 

What We Don’t Like

While this is a double hammock for two people, it only supports up to 400 pounds of weight. If you and your partner are on the heavier side, you may want to opt for a double hammock that supports a bit more weight.

Specifications

  • Maximum weight supported: 400 lbs

 

4. Honest Outfitters Camping Hammock

Honest Outfitters Hammock

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Honest Outfitters has a great Camping Hammock available in both a single and a double size. The price difference between the two versions is only about $10, so we suggest opting for the double version.

Both versions of the hammock use 210T nylon, which is very durable and high-quality. The double is 78 x 118 inches and supports up to 500 pounds of weight. The single model is 55 x 108 inches and supports up to 400 pounds of weight.

There’s eleven color options to choose from, ranging all the way from bright orange to black with a gray edge. 

Highlights & Top Features

This hammock includes two straps (10.5 feet each), two solid steel carabiners, and a really nice carry bag. In addition, the seams of the hammock are triple stitched. 

What We Like

The Honest Outfitters Camping Hammock uses triple stitching along the seams for added support and safety. This is a great feature that is uncommon among other hammocks in this price range, especially double hammocks.

Specifications

  • Length: 108 inches
  • Width: 55 inches
  • Weight: 1.2 lbs
  • Straps: Two regular hammock straps (each is 126 inches). 
  • Maximum weight supported: 400 lbs

 

3. MalloMe Portable Double Hammock

MalloMe Portable Hammock

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The MalloMe Portable Hammock is another one of our camping favorites. It’s super affordable and is actually the cheapest hammock to make our best camping hammock list. I’ve taken the Portable Hammock camping with me several times and it’s provided quite a few comfortable nights. 

This hammock is huge. It measures 126 inches by 79 inches, which should be large enough for two people in most cases. If you’re using the hammock by yourself, the extra size really adds to the comfort. 

There is a “single seater” and a “double seater” option available for the Portable Hammock. 

Highlights & Top Features 

The most notable feature is that The MalloMe Camping Hammock uses a unique strap design, which allows it to support an incredible 1000 lbs of weight. Another great feature is that the included “stuff sack” carry bag is sewn right onto the hammock itself, which will prevent you from losing it. 

What We Like

The strength of this hammock is truly amazing. No other camping hammock in this price range can support this much weight. 

The MalloMe Portable Hammock is sold at an incredible price. In fact, the Single model is available for under $20, which is the cheapest hammock that we tested and reviewed. 

Specifications

  • Length: 126 inches
  • Width: 79 inches
  • Weight: 1 pound
  • Straps: Two Heavy Duty Straps.
  • Maximum weight supported: 1000 lbs

 

2. Winner Outfitters Pro Camping Hammock

Winner Outfitters Camping Hammock

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The Pro Camping Hammock from Winner Outfitters is one of our favorite outdoor hammocks. You can easily hang this hammock to nearby trees in less than 3 minutes. The hammock also includes two tree-safe straps and two aluminum carabiners. 

The hammock itself is breathable and soft, which makes it great for camping in the hotter months of the summer. You’ll stay cool and comfortable as air is able to pass through the fabric. 

You can purchase the Winner Outfitters Hammock in both a single person model, as well as a double hammock for two people. 

Highlights & Top Features

The Winner Outfitters Camping Hammock comes with some of the most high quality straps. Instead of traditional ropes like most hammocks use, the Pro Camping Hammock utilizes straps. While traditional hammock ropes have a diameter of only 0.1 inches, these straps are 0.3 inches in diameter. Thicker straps are stronger, safer, and more dependable. 

In addition, the Pro Camping Hammock uses light-weight, flat aluminum carabiners. They are stronger than traditional carabiners and can support up to 12 KN. 

What We Like

Believe it or not, you can try this hammock risk free. Winner Outfitters offers a really unique refund policy for this item. If you decide that you don’t like the hammock, they’ll refund your money… but you can still keep the hammock. 

We also love that this hammock switches out the ropes for high-quality straps. The thick straps are much stronger, safer, and easier to use. 

Specifications (Single)

  • Length: 108 inches 
  • Width: 55 inches
  • Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Straps: Two straps (118 inches each)
  • Maximum weight supported: 400 lbs

Specifications (Double)

  • Length: 118 inches
  • Width: 78 inches
  • Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Straps: Two straps (137 inches each)
  • Maximum weight supported: 500 lbs

 

1. Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammock

Wise Owl Hammock for Camping Outdoors

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The Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammock is my personal favorite camping hammock. This hammock is comfortable, dependable, and a breeze to set up. 

Included with the hammock are very long straps (9 feet long each), with 5 separate loops. This enables you to adjust your hammock to your ideal height and firmness. The straps easily attach to trees, which reduces your setup time to just a few quick minutes. 

In addition the 9 x 4.5 foot SingleOwl Hammock, there is also a DoubleOwl version available. The DoubleOwl hammock is perfect for couples, or for guys who are significantly taller than 6 feet. The DoubleOwl measures 10 x 6.5 feet in size. In terms of weight, the SingleOwn weights in at just 16 ounces, while the DoubleOwl is 26 ounces. 

Highlights & Top Features

There are a few great features that we really love. First, the carry bag remains attached to the hammock, which prevents losing it while in the chaos of packing/unpacking. 

Second, the hammock includes two D-shaped steel carabiners, very long straps, and 5 separate loops, allowing for adjustments and easy setup. 

What We Like

Our favorite feature of the Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammock are the long straps and multiple loop holes. With two 9 foot long straps, 5 loops, and carabiners, you can adjust the height and “tightness” of the hammock to your perfect specifications. 

Additionally, this hammock is sold at an incredible price point. The SingleOwl version is retails for under $30, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a hammock of equal quality in the same price range. 

Specifications (Single)

  • Length: 108 inches (9 feet)
  • Width: 54 inches (4’ 6”)
  • Weight: 16 ounces
  • Straps: Two 9 foot long straps
  • Packed size: 4 x 5 inches
  • Maximum weight supported: 500 lbs

Specifications (Double)

  • Length: 120 inches (10 feet)
  • Width: 78 inches (6’ 6”)
  • Weight: 26 ounces
  • Packed size: 5 x 6.5 inches

 

Buyer’s Guide

When it comes to choosing a camping hammock, there are a few key features that you should consider. 

Maximum Weight Supported

It’s important to consider the maximum weight that you need your hammock to support. This is especially true if you are shopping for a double hammock or intend to have more than one person laying in the hammock at the same time. Most hammocks support at least a few hundred pounds, but some models support weights up to one thousand pounds.

 

Size

Another important factor to consider is the width and length of the hammock. You want to choose a hammock that fits your height and weight. If you’re tall, you want to make sure that the hammock is large enough to support your height. If you are significantly taller than six feet, we recommend that you use a double hammock.

 

Packed Weight

If you plan to go backpacking, hiking, or traveling far distances, you should consider the packed weight of your hammock. The packed weight refers to how much the hammock weights when packed up for transportation. 

Some hammocks may weigh a few pounds, while others are much lighter. Believe it or not, a difference of a few pounds can be significant when it comes to backpacking or climbing. Lightweight hammocks or ultralight hammocks are ideal.

 

Setup Time

Some camping hammocks are considerably easier to set up than others. Since prices tend to increase with easier setup features, you’ll have to decide how important this feature is to you.

 

Suspension Straps & Carabiners

Straps & carabiners are used to attach the hammock to trees. When looking to purchase a hammock, you need to determine if they are included or sold separately. If they aren’t, you’ll have to find some that are compatible with your hammock. It’s best to choose a hammock model that includes them.

Tree-safe Straps

While many hammocks use traditional rope, some modern hammocks actually include tree-safe straps. This type of strap wraps safely around the tree without digging into and damaging the bark.

 

Nylon Hammocks vs. Rope Hammocks

The majority of high-quality hammocks are either rope or nylon. While we certainly love all hammocks, each type has their own advantages and ideal use. 

Rope

When you think of a hammock, you probably picture one that’s made of rope. While rope hammocks are a great addition to a backyard or patio, they are not ideal for camping. After long periods of time, rope hammocks will result in discomfort and rope burns.

Rope Hammock
A rope hammock.

Nylon

When it comes to camping, you should opt for parachute nylon hammocks. They are much more comfortable, especially over long periods of time. Additionally, they are safer, more dependable, and also more weather resistant. All of the hammocks that we reviewed above are examples of high-quality nylon hammocks.

Woman Relaxing in a Nylon Hammock
A nylon hammock.

Storage Pockets

Storage pockets are usually sold separately, but they are a great investment for hammock camping. They are mesh attachments that hook onto the side of the hammock and provide an area to store your personal items. This is a great idea because things tend to fall out your pockets while you lay on a hammock. 

 

Camping Hammock FAQs

Can you use a hammock as a bed?

You can absolutely use a hammock as a bed! In fact, many people believe that sleeping in a hammock is better than sleeping in a bed. Many experts believe that the best way to sleep is on your back with your head slightly elevated. This is the exact position that your body is in when you sleep in a hammock.

If you are interested in something that is a bit closer to an actual bed, camping cots are a great alternative.

How do you sleep in a hammock?

The best way to sleep in a hammock is to lay on your back. However, the secret is to not lay directly in the middle of the hammock. Instead, lay diagonally across the hammock, and slightly off-center. 

Laying diagonal and off-center prevents the sides of the hammock from curling up around your arms and wrapping you like a giant burrito, which quickly gets uncomfortable. Laying this way also distributes your weight more efficiently and allows the hammock to provide support evenly across your entire body. 

Are camping hammocks comfortable?

Yes, camping hammocks are very comfortable! While not everyone will love them, it’s safe to say the vast majority of people find hammocks very comfortable and relaxing. In fact, many people prefer sleeping in a hammock to other methods. “Hammock camping” is a popular style of camping that encourages sleeping in a hammock instead of a sleeping bag or tent.

Laying In A Camping Hammock
Look how comfortable she is!

You may also want to consider placing a sleeping pad on your hammock. This gives provides a bit of extra padding, support, and comfort that will help you sleep through the night. 

How much weight can a hammock support?

The amount of weight a hammock can support varies greatly between different hammocks. Some hammocks are built with features to increase their maximum weight, such as multiple stitching along the seams. Generally, most common hammocks will support somewhere between 300 and 1000 lbs. Double, or 2 person, hammocks can often support more weight than single ones. 

What is hammock camping?

Hammock camping is style of camping that utilizes hammocks instead of tents and sleeping bags. The most obvious benefit is that you don’t have to lug around as much camping gear as you with traditional camping — especially heavy tents. Additionally, enthusiasts of hammock camping argue that it’s more comfortable, more fun, and significantly easier. 

If you decide to sleep outdoors on a hammock, you should consider investing in a bug net. Bug spray slowly wears off and likely won’t last through the entire night. A mosquito net, on the other hand, will keep bugs and mosquitoes away from you and your hammock. 

 

Final Verdict

Our top overall pick for camping hammocks goes to the Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammock. Personally, I’ve used this hammock on several camping trips and love it. It’s high-quality, dependable, and safe. 

The main feature that sets this hammock apart from the rest is the combination of the long ropes and multiple loops. This allows you to have full control over not just the height, but also the firmness and comfort of the hammock. I might just trade in my sleeping bag and tent.

Happy camping!

Is there a hammock that you love that we should have reviewed and included? We love testing out new gear and, even more so, we love napping on hammocks. Let us know in the comments below and we’ll check it out.

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