Top 10 Best Hammocks for Camping, Fishing, the Beach or just in the Garden
Whether you are you’re a fan of the great outdoors, or someone who just prefers the calm and quiet of your own garden, there is no denying that a hammock in an outdoor space is always a welcome addition. For the serious outdoor adventurer, a good hammock raises you above the ground over night, while a decent mosquito cover keeps the flying insects away. For general use however, a light-weight double hammock makes it possible to lie in with a friend, soaking up the sun while enjoying a good book.
Depending on whether you want a hammock for camping or sleeping in out doors, true adventure style (with covers overhead), or whether it’s a hammock to lounge in, in the comfort and privacy of your own garden, there is one to suit every need.
Once you decide which type you would prefer, note then, that hammocks generally come with or without a spreader and that becomes the next question behind the type of hammock to buy. Spreaders, top and tail the hammock so as to create a flat, wide plain in which to lie in. This is opposed to the hammock without spreaders which create a cocoon effect.
All the hammocks listed here are for rigging to trees. If you don’t meet the tree requirements for a hammock but would still love to have one, take a look at our post on standalone hammocks.
Top 10 Best Hammocks
- Trek Light Gear Double Hammock – The Original Brand of Best-Selling Lightweight Nylon Hammocks – DOUBLE
- Grand Trunk Single Parachute Nylon Hammock with Carabiners
- Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro Mosquito Hammock – W/NET
- Vivere Brazilian Style Double Hammock – DOUBLE
- SwimWays Kelsyus Floating Hammock – FOR THE POOL
- Lawson Hammock Blue Ridge Camping Hammock – W/NET
- Stansport Bahamas Single Cotton Hammock
- Best Choice Products Hammock Quilted Fabric With Pillow Double Size Spreader Bar Heavy Duty – DOUBLE
- Vivere BRAZ400 Brazilian Style Double Deluxe Hammock – DOUBLE
- Blue Sky Outdoor Mosquito Traveler Hammock with Free Tree Straps – W/NET
Let’s take a closer look at each of these:
1. Trek Light Gear Double Hammock – The Original Brand of Best-Selling Lightweight Nylon Hammocks – DOUBLE, NYLON
- Comfortable, extra-wide hammock, this popular ultralight hammock is a must-have for camping gear or outdoor gear collections, tailgating, days at the park, or even for sleeping at home.
- Measuring at 6.5′ wide and 10′ long, the hammock can stretch out horizontally to lie perfectly flat perfect for sharing with a friend or use the extra room to wrap up.
- Holds up to 400 lbs and only weighs slightly over 1 lb (20 oz) in the pouch. It’s quick and easy to set up.
- Lightweight, quick drying, durable and breathable.
Colour Choices: Aqua/Charcoal, Black Gold, Black Orange, Camouflage, Green, Khaki/Green, Navy/Red, Purple/Blue, Red/Charcoal, Silver/Charcoal, Silver/Orange, Teal/Navy
ALSO: Trek Light Gear Single Hammock
2. Grand Trunk Single Parachute Nylon Hammock with Carabiners – NYLON
- High-strength, mildew-resistant parachute nylon with triple-stitched seams and nautical-grade hanging carabiners ensure the hammock can hold up to 400 pounds
- Rope and hanging instructions are included
- Weight: 16oz, Dimensions: 10.5 x 5ft
ALSO: Grand Trunk Double Parachute Nylon Hammock (Colour Choices) – DOUBLE
3. Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro Mosquito Hammock – W/NET, NYLON
- 100% Nylon
- Includes: Starter rope kit, Net suspension kit, and Nautical-Grade carabiners
- Grey No-See-Um mosquito netting hangs overhead and away from your face so you can still read a book or sip a drink without feeling claustrophobic
- Just sit in the hammock and zip yourself in with the double-sided zipper
- Triple-stitched reinforcements on the mesh and fabric boost the hammocks strength
4. Vivere Brazilian Style Double Hammock (Oasis, Dessert Moon and others) – DOUBLE, COTTON
- Tightly woven with high quality colorfast cotton thread to prevent colors from running
- Includes a zippered carrying bag
- Hammock bed is 95 x 63 inches, with a total length of 156 inches; 450-pound capacity
- Can be used with Vivere #UHS9 universal space-saving steel hammock stand or hammock tree straps (sold separately)
ALSO: Vivere Brazilian Style Single Hammock
5. SwimWays Kelsyus Floating Hammock – FOR THE POOL, NYLON
Perfect for use in the swimming pool, the SwinWays Kelsyus Floating Hammock is not your typical hammock but one that is based an a water bed idea except, you would use this on the water.
- The Kelsyus Floating Hammock is a durable fabric-covered water float perfect for floating at the lake or in the pool made from Polyester 60% / PVC 35% / Steel 5%
- The patented inner spring sewn into the outside edge of the float provides greater comfort and stability in the water.
- Mesh bed keeps you cool and comfortable, suspending your body just below the water’s surface.
- Folds flat and compact for easy portability and storage.
- Side clips allow tethering to dock, boat, or other Kelsyus float products.
6. Lawson Hammock Blue Ridge Camping Hammock – W/NET & SPREADER, NYLON
- Unique arch pole/spreader bar system allows for use suspended between two objects/trees as a hammock or on the ground as a tent.
- Comes with detachable, waterproof rainfly and attached no-see-um bug netting
- Lightweight, easy to set up and comfortable (design eliminated most of the “cocoon/banana” effect created with other hammocks.
7. Stansport Bahamas Single Cotton Hammock 4.2stars – W/SPREADER, COTTON
- Soft cotton fabric
- Hardwood spreader bars
- Strong attachment rope
- Size: 78″L x 37″ W, Weight capacity of 240 lbs.
8. Best Choice Products Hammock Quilted Fabric With Pillow Double Size Spreader Bar Heavy Duty – W/SPREADER, COTTON, DOUBLE
- This quilted hammock comes with a soft pillow so that you can swing away in comfort.
- The quilted fabric hammock will accentuate any backyard or outdoor area.
- It features heavy duty cotton fabric that is dye-treated for UV resistance and solid wood spreader bar.
- Comes with a high quality quilted fabric hammock, detachable pillow, sturdy suspension rings, (2) S-hooks with (2) 12inch chains for easy setup. Note: Stand is not included.
- Overall dimensions: 135″ X 55″ (75″ X 55″ bed length) with a weight capacity of 450 lbs
9. Vivere BRAZ400 Brazilian Style Double Deluxe Hammock – COTTON, DOUBLE
- 100% cotton hammock is complimented by an elegant hand crocheted fringe
- Includes a zippered carrying bag
- Hammock bed is 102 x 63 inches, with a total length of 168 inches
- Accommodates two adults; 450 pound capacity
10. Blue Sky Outdoor Mosquito Traveler Hammock with Free Tree Straps – W/NET, NYLON
- Insect net contains 2,100 holes per square inch
- Easiest and most comfortable Hammock on the market No uncomfortable pressure points or rope marks
- Super strong nylon parachute material Convenient carrying case doubles as an equipment pouch
- Soft, breathable, quick drying material Machine washable
- Strength tested to 330 lbs; Measures 54 Inch wide by 115 Inch long