/r/Hammocks

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WELCOME TO THE HAMMOCK DISTRICT!

Hammocks are a great lightweight alternative for ultralight campers and hikers. Also, they're really comfortable.

New to hammocks? Read this.

WELCOME TO THE HAMMOCK DISTRICT!

Hammocks are a great lightweight alternative for ultralight campers and hikers. Also, they're really comfortable.

New to hammocks? Read this.

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Check out /r/CampingAndHiking/ for general hiking and camping info.

You might also like /r/Ultralight, a subreddit dedicated to ultralight hiking and camping.

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Camping Gear - A subreddit for gear heads.

/r/hammockcamping - A subreddit specifically for hammock camping, though that stuff is welcome, even encouraged here.

/r/hammockselfies - Selfies in a hammock. Enough said.

"Considering an indoor hang? Hammocks hung from wall studs can easily create unsafe lateral loads on the studs, risking damage and injury. Slackening the hammock reduces lateral loads. An app for calculating loads can be found here. The best setups eliminate lateral loads entirely. Here is an example. " -Universe_Man

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I feel stupid asking this.

Okay first time hammock buyer. I want one not for traveling just relaxing outside. Will these two work together?

The base: https://www.costco.com/.product.1502719.html

The hammock (would prefer double but single is fine) https://www.yellowleafhammocks.com/products/mojave-hammock-double-classic

Thank you!!!

7 Comments
2024/06/20
11:02 UTC

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At the end of my rope, figuratively and literally.

I had a rope hammock that I loved for years and years. Finally the elements and wear and tear took their toll and I'm looking to replace it. My anchors are 9 and a half feet apart and the old one was a perfect fit. It was one of the bigger hammock makers I think (Hatteras, Pawley Island, LL Bean?), and ran about $250 15 years or so ago. Hours online and I can't find anything that will fit that space. Had I not had one that fit before I'd think 'well, this just won't work,' and give up. Any advice for a rope hammock with spreader bars that will span nine and a half feet? Thanks!

6 Comments
2024/06/19
19:51 UTC

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Urban Hang on a rooftop in Tenerife

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2024/06/19
12:42 UTC

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Urban Hammock Camp on London Rooftop

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2024/06/19
12:42 UTC

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Ultralight 2-Person Hammock that is Affordable

Hello! I am looking for the lightest 2-person hammock that is also cheap. I recognize this may not exist, especially after searching for hours and not finding much, but I figured I would still ask.

For context: I am extremely new to hammocks and camping. Given that, I’m not at the point where I am willing to spend a lot of money on a hammock in case I don’t end up using at as much as I think I will. I also do not plan to sleep in this hammock. I’d just like to take it on hikes or on camping trips to sit and hang out in with my boyfriend or friends. The reason I need it to be ultralight is that I have a chronic pain problem which makes carrying just about anything on my back painful even after a short time. For example, I recently bought the Grand Trunk Double with Straps hammock, but even carrying that for a few miles would be painful. I’d like to see if there’s any way I can buy a lightweight hammock, or even just modify the setup to be lightweight, so I am able to carry it pain-free with me on hikes without also breaking the bank. Any suggestions would be very welcome!

5 Comments
2024/06/18
23:01 UTC

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Advice on type of fabric for making an indoor hammock

I want to make a few hammocks (for myself and my kids) for primarily indoor use, but I have no idea how to figure out a good fabric to use.

If I go to the local fabric store, I know there are thousands of different types and weights of fabric, but how do I know what is strong enough to make a hammock out of versus what would rip under the weight?

I have found plenty of info on making camping hammocks, and it's easy enough to find weight ratings for various ripstop nylons and such, but I'm wanting to make hammocks that are more comfortable and quieter (not swishy like nylon) rather than prioritizing weight, packability, or outdoor durability.

So how do I figure out what to use?

5 Comments
2024/06/18
17:24 UTC

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Which rain tarp to get?

I’ve been looking at rain fly recommendations on this sub and a lot of the posts are so old, that the domain for the website doesn’t even work anymore. What are some new recommendations for rain flys that I am able to purchase now? I had been looking at the ENO ones since I have an ENO hammock but the posts on here don’t recommend those. I live in a hot and humid area where when it rains, it tends to rain heavily.

38 Comments
2024/06/17
17:44 UTC

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What hammock do you like that can be converted to a ground tent?

I’m looking for opinions on hammock tent that can also be converted to ground tents when needed.

I have seen the Haven, but upon further research, I see that there’s other brands similar to the Haven.

My budget is $500 or less. Ideally, I would like to stick to around the $350 range.

Quality and durability is high priority. I’m hoping that that’s enough of a budget to find something decent. I’m not very tall so height and size is not a large concern for me.

Thank you 🫶

20 Comments
2024/06/16
23:06 UTC

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Hammock hanging rod

Hi folks, I have a front porch with some bolts that held a porch swing. The bolts are in a 6x6 beam.

The bolts are about 6 feet apart, so I can’t use the hooks without some kind of help.

My first thought was to grab a 12ft steel rod and hang from that.

We use the hooks for our hammock chairs, but I would like to hang the hammock.

Any input at the thickness of a rod? I am about 200 lbs, but want some wiggle room.

Thanks.

4 Comments
2024/06/16
20:42 UTC

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Tonight's setup (tarp was set up later - nothing interesting there)

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2024/06/16
16:01 UTC

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Comfy, sturdy hammock and stand for super-tall husband

Hi, I’m hoping you hammock experts can help me find a backyard hammock/stand that can comfortably fit my husband who is 6’6, 260 lbs, ideally along with me (5’7, 150 lbs). Budget is up to $500 total but I’d love to spend less if possible.

Other criteria: — Super comfy — not rough or scratchy — Quick drying — Low maintenance for northeast USA — we can take it in for the winter but from April to November it will be sitting out in the elements — Sturdy and long-lasting — Can be delivered within 7-10 days — Not up for DIY unless it requires only basic skills and tools, takes less than half a day, and looks just as good or better than what we can buy

I’ve been looking at LL Bean because I know they will take it back if it doesn’t wear well but I’m open to anything.

Thank you so much for any suggestions!

2 Comments
2024/06/16
14:54 UTC

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First time hammock buyer and need a little advice on what to buy/look for.

Hey all!

My husband has wanted a hammock for a long while now, so I'm looking to finally buy one and I'm hoping to get some quick advice. This month has gotten away from me and his birthday is almost here.

He's 6'2" and 265 pounds. I'm not sure if this information matters, but I figured I'd add it.

We don't have an area where we can install a hammock, so we need a stand.

We have plenty of shade in our yard, but it does move as the sun moves. Are hammock stands easy to move? Are there attachable umbrellas that we could use when the sun isn't in a good spot?

Thanks for any advice you can offer!

6 Comments
2024/06/15
19:50 UTC

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Finally found a good spot to hang

Cleveland, Ohio!

5 Comments
2024/06/15
01:00 UTC

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Two hammocks, one tree, two 4X6 end posts

Green one is a parachute material, the bluish one is a terry cloth material, one in shade the other in sun.

0 Comments
2024/06/14
19:49 UTC

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Need help understanding mounting hammock underneath deck

Hi all,

So as the title says I want to hang a hammock underneath my deck using the deck’s support beams, however, I understand that just directly mounting a hammock onto the beams is bad for the beams as the horizontal load could damage them. From people who have done this before, what is a safe way to mount a hammock onto the decks support beams

5 Comments
2024/06/14
19:49 UTC

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onewind 10'

For reasons, I was up at 2am today. So I'm treating myself to a cooling nap in what I call my throw and go hammock. Its the one I take when Im just going for an hour or two walk in city park trails. Onewind calls it a "youth" hammock (not their child one). Its a little under 10'. Its sturdy and comfortable, and cheap enough I'm not overprotective of it.

4 Comments
2024/06/14
15:44 UTC

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Which tttm hammock to get?

I currently have a smaller hammock (250cm x 150cm) which I tried to use a few times around 10 years ago and last week.

I‘ve come to the conclusion that this hammock is too small for me (I‘m 184cm tall)

I‘m now thinking about getting either the original or king size ticket to the moon hammock. Both of them are bigger than my current hammock in every dimension.

I want the hammock mainly to chill out in a park alone or with another person and sleep in it alone from time to time.

Which size would you recommend me or should I look for a completely different hammock?

3 Comments
2024/06/11
16:17 UTC

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Solo Camping in the Pacific NorthWET - Amputee Outdoors

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2024/06/10
20:10 UTC

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Hanging Out in the Chilliwack River Valley

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2024/06/09
22:22 UTC

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long-term mount between large trees

I'd like to keep hammock straps up most of the year in my back yard, but the trees are very large and somewhat far apart. The tree circumferences are about 7' and 9', and they're 18' apart. Right now I have Kammok 15' straps on there, but the wider portion of the band doesn't come close to making it around either tree, and I don't feel great about the small straps on the bark.

I'm imagining a setup where I have giant ratchet straps (3"?) on both trees, attached to conventional multi-loop bands, so I can quickly attach/detach/adjust with carabiners.

Does this seem like a good idea? They'll be out in the weather, but won't get a ton of direct sunlight or rain (thanks, big trees!). Any recommendations for the components and how to connect them?

9 Comments
2024/06/09
02:56 UTC

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Mounting recommendations

I’m considering mounting an Eno doublenest between these 2 8x8s, which are about 10’ 7” apart. Since I’m near the coast, I plan to use stainless steel hardware. The 8x8s are structural to the house. I’ve consulted the ultimate hang calculator for proper hang height measurements. Is there anything else I need to consider for safety? Are stainless steel eyebolts rated for SWL of 190lb each sufficient?

7 Comments
2024/06/08
17:23 UTC

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I'm a big chonkster, what hammock do I get?

I have a week-long fishing trip coming up here in just a few weeks and I want to look into getting a hammock that I can use on the nights that we are staying outside of a cabin. I'm a large individual. I am 6 foot 7 and I am 380 pounds. And the hammock that caught my attention. The most was the haven safari and I looked at the dimensions for that and it seems to be really tight. Compares to my physical dimensions, do any of you have recommendations for hammocks that might fit me a little better? I also really liked that that hammock was a flat hammock. I am a side sleeper, so I've always just thought hammocks would never work for me. But seeing that the haven is built with side sleepers in mind. I thought maybe there would be more options that I haven't seen. Do any of you have any recommendations?

16 Comments
2024/06/08
00:28 UTC

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Searching for a stand hammock that will swing easily

I see posts about how to minimize the swing of a hammock but I love the feel of swaying in the breeze while napping. Please suggest a hammock w stand that will allow for great sleeping and easy sway. It will be placed on a large front porch.

7 Comments
2024/06/06
09:20 UTC

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Looking to swap out my bed, need help

I’m looking to find a double hammock to be my new daily sleeper , I would like it to have extra room for me 5,9 180lbs plus enough to fit someone and they occasionally asleep over & comfort is the most important. I’ll be using a hammock stand, does Anyone have any recommendations?

9 Comments
2024/06/06
01:25 UTC

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