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Customer Testimony, "It has a nice balance of strength and lightness"

by Arianne Jennifer Reyes January 13, 2017

We would like to share some testimonials from some of our customers that helped give our hammock a 4.5 rating on Amazon. You can find this review and others like that at our Explore Outfitters Amazon Store.

This is the largest hammock I've owned or test out, and it has a nice balance of strength and lightness. The fabric is a thin nylon of some kind that dries pretty quickly, and each end has a load-baring carabiner. Note that the hammock has a sewn on pocket for storing itself, and two lengths of burly rope for tying it onto your trees or whatever you're planning to hang from.

I do have a few other hammocks with more elaborate set-ups for attaching to your trees -- better than mere pieces of rope, that is -- in that they have looped nylon webbing. But for me, rope is nice as it encourages me to work on my bowline knots.

A note on sleeping out: I've slept out in various hammocks over the years, and always found (except on the Yucatan where it was hot at night) that I needed some kind of insulation underneath me during the night. A foam pad is best, in my experience. The thing about sleeping in a hammock is that the hammock compresses your sleeping back on your backside, thus making you cold on that side. Also note that the longer the hammock is in terms of your set-up, the more comfy you're going to be. Sleeping in a horse-shoe shape is fun at first and miserable later in the night.

Arianne Jennifer Reyes
Arianne Jennifer Reyes