H – 5 Hammock styles for your next camping trip!

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As part of the A to Z Challenge I need to post every day in April,except Sundays. Today I am at H and what represents relaxing better than sleeping in a hammock. Who knew there were so many kinds of hammocks. Well in keeping with my last few posts here are my top 5 picks for kinds of hammocks

1. Your basic rope hammock: There are several varieties of these hammocks. You can choose a single or double and they often come in fun summer colors. They can range from very inexpensive to a bit more luxurious but for the purpose of camping I would opt for the lower end. All you need is some rope and 2 trees. If you can find two trees with a view, all the better.

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Double Rope Hammock

Amazon.com

$149.95

 

 

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Yucatan Rope Hammock

Amazon.com

$99.95

 

 

2. Nylon Hammocks: great for sleeping in, napping in or just enjoying an afternoon book. They are light weight, pack up into a small space and are easy to clean up. Due to the nylon they do not breath as well but are the choice of campers looking for sleeping quarters.

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Single Nest Hammock

Available from Eagle Nest Outfitters

Packs down to the size of a softball

$59.95

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Blackbird Nylon Hammock

Available from Warbonnet Outdoors

Packs small, has a mosquito netting and foot shelf

$175.00

 

3.Hammock Swings: Great for morning coffee, reading or just enjoying an afternoon drink. These require only one hanging point so they are much easier to place in a campsite. They come in several styles and colors to meet your needs. We bought one during a trip to Mexico and now every time we hang it we are reminded of those great memories.

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Brazilian Hammock Chair

Sold at Costco.ca

Cotton fabric with a hanging spreader bar

$64.99

 

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Caribbean Hammock Chair

Sold by Amazon.com

Polyester cords with a wooden spreader bar

$149.95

 

4.Hitch Hammocks:  great if you don’t have any trees or just want to back in somewhere for a picnic. You will need a trailer hitch but after that you are on your way. You can find single or double option, covered or uncovered and with a foot rest or without. Fun option to buy if you have the storage room.

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Hitch Hammocks

Sold by Amazon.com

$279.99

 

 

5. Pet Hammocks:  for those dog lovers here is a great hammock for the back seat. Help keeps the family pet comfortable and your back seat clean and odor free. Great option of you travel with pets.

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Waterproof hammock seat cover for pets. 

Sold by Amazon.com 

$39.99

 

For those wondering about how you actually sleep in a hammock here is a great link with tips and products to help you out.

 http://theultimatehang.com/2012/05/the-truth-about-hammock-camping-claim-2-hammocks-are-comfortable/

Update: here is a link to a neat hammock and a review to go with it. http://thecampsiteblog.com/2015/09/25/review-tribe-provisions-adventure-hammock-shona-marie/#comment-25657

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8 thoughts on “H – 5 Hammock styles for your next camping trip!

  1. Hammocks are great – I have one that packs up like a tailgating/camping chair for traveling. Sadly, I think my backseat is too permeated with Choppy fur and smell for a backseat hammock to do any good!

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