Nothing says relaxation quite like a hammock. Maybe you’re taking a cat nap. Perhaps you’re snuggled up with a good book. Or maybe a hammock is your bed for the night after a long day of backpacking.
Regardless of how you’re using your hammock, you’ll need a high-quality, durable product that will support your body weight, stand up to windy or rainy conditions, and offer a comfy spot to kickback.
For camping, backpacking, or relaxing by the beach, read on to learn more about some of the best hammocks we recommend — as well as different details to consider when you’re choosing the best hammock for your needs.
Double Or Single Occupancy
And as you’re choosing the best hammock for your needs, one of the first details you’ll have to take into consideration is whether you want a single or double occupancy option.
If you want a little more wiggle room or are sharing your hammock with someone, you’ll definitely want to go with double occupancy. Alternatively, if you’re going on a solo camping trip and everyone wants their own hammock, single occupancy is the route you’ll want to take.
Additionally, make sure to keep weight capacity in mind. In general, a single occupancy hammock can support anywhere from 400 to 500 pounds while double occupancy usually supports up to 600 pounds.
Durability And Portability
Considering that hammocks need to support your entire body weight, durability is an important detail to consider when making your choice. Look for a high-quality material that won’t rip easily.
Many camping hammocks are made out of a heavy-duty (yet lightweight) parachute material that does a good job of supporting your weight while providing a comfortable place to relax.
Additional Parts Included Or Excluded
Though this may not make or break your decision on a particular hammock, make sure to read the listing to see exactly what is included with your purchase. While some hammocks are sold by themselves, many hammocks are sold with straps, hooks, and a carrying bag included.
Eno DoubleNest Hammock
Available in a variety of different color combinations, the DoubleNest hammock from Eno fits two adults and has a weight capacity of 400 pounds. Ideal for hanging on trees that are 10 to 12 feet apart, this hammock includes carabiners and snap links that allow you to hang your hammock from a variety of surfaces. Keep in mind, however, that hammock straps aren’t included.
The Eno hammock is made from high-tenacity nylon that’s breathable and quick drying. That lightweight material is also easy to roll and packs away in the included carrying bag when you’re done lounging for the day. Eno offers all sorts of additional hammock accessories like hammock stands, bug nets, and rain tarps, that allow you to customize your hammock to fit your adventure needs.
This hammock is one of the highest-rated on Amazon with an average review of 4.6 out of 5 on over 2,000 reviews. Reviewers mention that this lightweight hammock is also durable and offers a goodnight’s rest in the outdoors.
One reviewer says they spent four weeks at a national training center sleeping on an Eno every night, and it was the best outdoor sleeping they ever had. However, other reviewers mention the seam on this hammock can be uncomfortable.
Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock
Made out of a heavy-duty parachute nylon material, this hammock from Wise Owl Outfitters provides you with the comfort you need on those long backpacking and camping trips.
Available in both double and single occupancy, this hammock comes with all the setup gear you need. Two 9-foot straps, two D-shaped steel carabiners, and a carrying case are included. The single capacity hammock is 9 feet long and 4 ½ feet wide while the double capacity option is 10 feet long and 6 ½ feet wide. Both options can support up to 500 pounds.
One reviewer mentions that despite the lower price point, the Wise Owl hammock is just as high quality as some of the more expensive options available. The stitching is well done and doesn’t fray or pop, and the hammock can stand up to heavy winds and less than ideal weather conditions.
Another reviewer who is 6 feet 4 inches tall and 250 pounds, says this hammock could support his size and weight easily without stretching out the material or the straps. In general, this hammock is highly reviewed, and the majority of negative comments were resolved through customer service.
Single And Double Camping Hammock With Bug Net
Available in nine different colors and two sizes, this hammock is made out of lightweight, durable parachute nylon material and comes with a bug net to keep you bite-free on those long summer nights. Carabiners, straps, and a carrying case are included, making this an all-in-one option.
Though the mosquito net is not removable, you can flip the hammock so the net is facing the ground in order to relax without it. The single capacity option supports up to 500 pounds while the double occupancy supports up to 600.
Reviewers like that this hammock is comfortable, durable, and protects them from pesky bugs. One reviewer likes that this hammock offers an interior pocket to store your phone and an exterior carrying bag that holds everything (including the straps and carabiners) when the hammock is packed.
Gold Armour Extra Large Camping Hammock
Available in 30 different colors, this extra-large hammock from Gold Armour supports up to 500 pounds and measures in at 10.4 feet long by 6.58 feet wide. Two straps and two carabiners are included to set up the hammock.
Designed with double occupancy in mind, this hammock is made out of ripstop parachute nylon with triple stitching. When it’s not in use, the hammock folds into the attached (and included) storage bag.
Reviewers mention this hammock is super easy to set up and is a durable option for both single and double use. They also mention that though the material is thin, it’s sturdy, and the straps are thick and durable.
Soft Cotton Double Hammock
If you’re looking for a more casual hammock that you don’t need to use for camping overnight, check out this soft cotton hammock that’s available in three colors.
This double hammock is made out of 65% cotton and 35% polyester that puts a soft material against your skin. At 98 inches long and 59 inches wide, this hammock can support up to 475 pounds.
Reviewers mention it’s a super comfortable hammock that is durable and stands up well to varying weather conditions. Another reviewer mentions the material was a bit stiffer than they anticipated but found that it made the hammock more durable.