After 18 hours of research evaluating 75 products, we picked Warbonnet Outdoors Blackbird as our top choice.
Who is excited that the weather’s finally getting nice enough to go camping?
I obviously don’t want to put a damper on the mood, but I do want to point out some drawbacks to traditional tent camping.
Instead, campers, hikers, and backpackers are totally falling in love with camping hammocks.
Most of them are light and compact enough to easily hulk around all day. They come in different sizes. And they keep you off of the ground and away from most of the creatures.
You might be wondering:
How am I supposed to sleep in that thing? Well, there are awesome companies creating some of the best camping hammocks.
So, if you’re looking for a fun, new way to camp this year and you’ve already purchased all the other camping gear needed for your trip (like camping chairs and a camping stove), consider getting one of the best camping hammocks.
We’ve included something for everyone: one-person hammocks, two-person hammocks, ones with mosquito nets, waterproof ones, and even a couple that double as chairs!
Despite being the cheapest on this list, if you’re looking for a high-performing single hammock that you can rely on for short bursts of comfort while camping, this is it. It’s easy to set up, lightweight, and very secure.
The bag that you’re supposed to pack this in is a little small which makes putting it away kind of troublesome. Also, this particular model used to have some construction flaws (like short straps). While it appears that Serac has fixed those issues, it’s still important to be aware of them in case they change their design any time soon.
Strength: Stability and security shouldn’t be a problem with this hammock as it’s often touted for its security and durability.
Capacity: Simply put, this is a single. The manufacturer claims that this parachute nylon fabric can hold over 400 pounds which makes this one of the toughest and greatest weight-bearing single camping hammocks available.
Use: Most customers use this for hanging out during the day or catching quick naps, but not for much longer than that. We didn't see much about anyone using this to actually sleep overnight in the Serac Classic, so we’d recommend not relying on this for that.
Price: The Hammock Expert named the Serac Classic their Editor’s Choice because of the overall bang for your buck. We can’t argue with that.
Outdoor Tricks does a fantastic job in summing up all the high points of the Neolite Double Camping Hammock: “This extra-wide hammock is sure to please and it comes in at a great low weight despite its high durability.” Seriously, what more could you ask for in a camping hammock that you want to comfortably sling around on your pack and lie in?
Be careful with the carabiners that come with this camping hammock. Some customers have said that they’re sharp and could potentially rip your hammock if you don’t take care. Also, the straps are a bit on the shorter side, so unless you know you’ll be setting up shop between two closely spaced trees, you may need to buy longer straps.
Strength: Customers and experts alike agree that the woven nylon fabric and heavy-duty triple stitching make the Neolite Double a camping hammock to reckon with. In addition to being super durable, it also provides a supportive base to lie on.
Capacity: This one is wider than most double camping hammocks, though it does still only hold up to about 400 pounds. So we suggest this hammock if you’ve got two smaller people, who don’t want to feel like they’re lying on top of each other, or one larger person, who wants to spread out.
Use: If you’re planning to take a backpacking trip, this camping hammock gets my vote. Really, this hammock would be good for any situation where you plan to do walking or hiking and you want to bring a hammock along.
Price: This one’s priced similarly to the ENO DoubleNest and we’d say it’s about on par with the level of quality too, so it really comes down to a matter of taste.
Chances are good you’ve met a camping or hiking enthusiast who’s recommended an ENO camping hammock, which wouldn’t be shocking since the brand is synonymous with them. The ENO DoubleNest hammock tends to get the most praise, and for good reason. It’s lightweight, super comfy, and provides a great night’s sleep.
Because the fabric of this hammock is so thin, you have to be really careful with it. Although most users and experts agree that the nylon taffeta and stitching are built tough, there are about 50 users on Amazon who’ve experienced issues with ripping. The fact that it’s so thin also means that it’s hard to stay warm in this if used in a colder climate.
Strength: This hammock should easily hold up to 400 pounds, which means it’s relatively safe—and comfortable enough—to double up in this one.
Capacity: It’s advertised as a double. Unlike some double camping hammocks that have a tendency to wrap users up in an uncomfortable cocoon, this one doesn’t appear to have that issue.
Use: This should be used as a strictly daytime or warm weather camping hammock. According to The Hammock Expert: “The double nest hammock provides excellent breathability to prevent users from sweating from their backs. However, you may want to obtain some precaution when resting outside on a cooler night because cold breeze will cool you down even while you are in a sleeping bag.”
Price: Since most user reviews online compare the ENO DoubleNest to whichever camping hammock they purchased, I can tell you that many people consider this too expensive for what you get. That being said, if you want a reliable and well-made double camping hammock, you should expect to pay a little more to ensure that’s what you get.
We at Faveable appreciate anything you can get multiple uses out of and this double hammock from Grand Trunk is one of those such things. Because it’s super spacious (and long!), it works great for one or two people, or even a few kids if you feel so inclined to plop them in there. And because it’s so durable, sturdy, and comfortable, you can use this practically anywhere and for any occasion.
The one drawback to having such a sturdy and large camping hammock is the weight factor. If you’re planning to carry your hammock for a long stretch, you might want to skip this one.
Strength: The weight limit on this is 400 pounds, which is the same for most double camping hammocks. The main difference is that this one doesn’t have any user-reported issues with seams fraying or separating altogether.
Capacity: Adventure Junkies did a roundup of the best camping hammocks and gave three of Grand Trunk’s hammocks a spot in their top 10. The Grand Truck Double was named “Perfect for Couples” because of how spacious it is, though we’d say this works just as well for taller or larger singles as well.
Use: This is made from high-strength parachute fabric which means it’s sturdy enough to use in your backyard with a boatload of kids or while out on a romantic camping getaway in the woods.
Price: Pricing is about the same as what you’d find for most of the mid-tier camping hammocks.
This is not a one-size-fits all camping hammock; meaning that, in addition to the great features the Thunderbird comes with, you can customize everything from the size of the hammock to the type of material which it's made with. If your specific camping condition's needs aren't met with traditional hammocks, then you have to check out the Thunderbird. Here's a closer look at what you're getting:
As explained by SectionHiker, the ThunderBird hammock isn't the most lightweight camping hammock available. So, while you could use this year-round, it might be more ideal for shorter hikes.
Strength: One of the coolest things about buying a camping hammock from Dream Hammocks is that almost every piece of the hammock is customizable--this includes in the fabric (and strength) of your hammock. When you order the Thunderbird, you can choose from a variety of nylon fabrics that can hold different weight capacities. You can also order additional straps if you want to ensure that your hammock stays firmly in place from wherever you hang it (though no one has complained of this issue so far).
Capacity: Although these hammocks could hold two smaller occupants, this is probably best used as a single. Just be sure to check the weight requirements before deciding which type of fabric you want the hammock made with.
Use: Dream Hammocks labels this as a "four-season hammock" and there's good reason for it. Not only does this camping hammock come with the overcover and underquilt, but it also has a bug net you can use. Users have also bought the separate tarp add-on in order to increase the internal warmth when inside the hammock. That's why the customization factor of this is so cool. You can add and remove different layers based on your unique situational needs!
Price: This is a bit more expensive than many of the other single camping hammocks you might find, but remember that these are custom-made. You're also paying for excellent customer service and support to ensure that you get everything that you need from this purchase.
Looking for a single camping hammock that’ll keep you comfortable day or night? The Hennessy Hammock Expedition comes with both a bug net and rainfly to ensure that you stay dry and itch-free while you camp in style (and comfort).
The one major drawback to this lightweight hammock is how light and thin it actually is. While users haven’t had issues with the quality of the stitching or degradation of the fabric, they have, however, complained of how cold it can be sleeping in this hammock.
Strength: In addition to being an all-around well-made hammock, you’ve got a super strong suspension system to ensure that you’ll never drop to the ground or get tipped out of your hammock in the middle of the night with one wrong move.
Capacity: If you’re under 6’ in height and 250 pounds in weight, this single camping hammock will be the perfect fit for you.
Use: This is a pretty versatile hammock, so you should be able to use this wherever and whenever you want, so long as you’re not planning to share your sleeping space. And since it doubles as a ground lounger, you can find even more uses for it if you come prepared with camping poles.
Price: Okay, okay… This is an expensive camping hammock, but you’re getting (nearly) everything you need here. In addition to the hammock, there’s a bug net, rainfly, pocket storage, suspension system with ropes, and polyester webbing straps. The only thing it doesn’t come with is a sleeping pad.
Customers love the Kammok Roo for a number of reasons, though the most popular reason is its sturdiness and durability. Made with their very own LunarWave fabric, you’re not likely to find a stronger parachute fabric around. This means support (for you and your hammock-mate), comfort, and stability all rolled into one.
Straps don’t come with this hammock, so you’ll need to factor that in as an additional cost. Some users have complained about how heavy this hammock is compared to others, but I think the tradeoff here is due to the stronger fabric used.
Strength: This double camping hammock was built tough using Kammok’s proprietary fabric and it’s what customers love the most about it.
Capacity: The Roo can hold up to 500 pounds (the most we've seen so far), so it’s perfect for larger or taller campers as well as couples who want to be close, but not uncomfortably close.
Use: It’s a little bit on the heavier side, so you might not want to go backpacking with this. That being said, it’s a really well-made camping hammock and we don’t see how you could go wrong with taking it into most situations with you, especially if you want to be warm and comfortable all night.
Price: This one’s a little higher than the average in price. You also need to consider the cost of purchasing straps for it, too, since it doesn’t come with any.
If you’re worried about the size restrictions with some of the other camping hammocks you’ve seen, that won’t be a concern with this one. The Serac Sequoia XL is the biggest of the bunch and claims to comfortably hold over 500 pounds of you, your partner, and maybe even your dog or a child thrown in there too.
A couple customers complained about the stitching or ropes fraying, though we haven’t seen this complaint pop up often enough to think it warrants a serious concern.
Strength: Much like the Serac Classic that also appears on this list, support, sturdiness, and durability are an excellent quality of this camping hammock.
Capacity: This is the first camping hammock we've seen that claims to hold over 500 pounds and customers are totally sold after using it! So, if you want a true “XL” camping hammock, this is it.
Use: Although this probably isn’t the lightest of camping hammocks, the fact that it can hold so many people (or things) makes it a great hammock to take along anytime you head outdoors. One customer has even been using this as a swing, too, so it appears to have multiple uses other than just serving as a comfy place to rest.
Price: Despite its size, this camping hammock is very reasonably priced which seems to be a common theme among Serac’s line of hammocks.
Users and expert reviewers can’t rave enough about the Blackbird camping hammock. When you look at all it comes with, it’s hard to find any fault with it really. You’ve got the mosquito hammock, breathable nylon construction, water-repellant fabric, storage shelf, footbox, and different layer types based on your preferred amount of insulation.
Strength: In addition to being an overall durable, stable, and supportive camping hammock, the Blackbird comes with a couple different options for suspension, if you’re nervous about it not being secure enough.
Capacity: This expertly made single camping hammock provides for a super comfortable and roomy experience, even with the extra footbox and storage shelf (which is basically a nightstand) included.
Use: Outdoor Gear Lab named the Blackbird winner of its Editor’s Choice two years in a row because they “felt that the Blackbird best balanced all aspects of a superior hammock specific camping experience.”
Price: Well, this is the one drawback to this camping hammock. However, if you’re looking for a hammock that’s built tough and will keep you warm, dry, and comfortable in any environment, we think the price tag here might just be worth it.