You know who’s a backcountry baller? That guy kicking back in a hammock by a pristine alpine lake with a pint of whiskey and some chocolate-covered toffee. That’s dude’s an evil genius.
Well now you can be that evil genius! We’ll provide the hammock recommendations, but you’ll have to figure out the whiskey, chocolate, and world domination on your own.
1. Hummingbird Single
The Hummingbird Single is incredibly light and small, making it an excellent choice for anyone with an active lifestyle. Hummingbird Hammocks are designed by an FAA certified parachute rigger, so they really know their stuff. They utilize the lightest materials and designs to keep their hammocks as light, packable, and comfortable as possible.
2. Grand Trunk Nano 7
At just over 7 oz, the Grand Trunk Nano 7is a hammock that’s light enough to travel on any adventure. It packs down down to the size of a softball and comes with bent wire carabiners that make it easy to attach to any tree straps.
3. ENO Sub6
The Eagles Nest Outfitters Sub6 is another hammock that falls into the rare category of “insanely light and highly packable.” This hammock is a fantastic companion for any trip where saving space and keeping weight down is important.
4. Grand Trunk Ultralight
6. Kammok Roo
If extreme comfort is your main goal, then you should get to know the Kammok Roo. The Roo is one of the largest, toughest, and most luxurious camping hammocks on the market. It’s built with durable materials, is big enough to fit two comfortably, and it even comes with a lifetime warranty. It’s heavier than the hammocks we prefer backpacking with, but it’s perfect for camping, hiking, and trips to the park.
7. Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro
The Skeeter Beeter Pro is a good budget buy for people looking to dip a toe into hammock camping without a big financial investment. It has a traditional hammock shape, so it’s not as easy to lie flat, but it’s long enough to still be comfortable. It also doesn’t come with a tarp, so you’ll have to get an aftermarket tarp to protect against rain and wind. The Skeeter Beeter Pro isn’t our favorite camping hammock, but it’ll definitely get the job done and the price is tough to beat.
8. Warbonnet Blackbird
The Warbonnet Blackbird is one of the most comfortable camping hammocks on the market. It has an asymmetrical design for flat sleeping and a convenient shelf panel for gear storage. It comes in a single-layer or double-layer design and two different fabric thicknesses. The double-layer design increases the max weight rating and provides a compartment to hold a sleeping pad in place. Choosing the thicker fabric will increase durability and max weight rating as well. Both of those options will add weight to the hammock, but it’s a light design any way you slice it. The Blackbird doesn’t come with a tarp, so you’ll want to add one of Warbonnet’s tarps or buy an aftermarket tarp. It also doesn’t come with carabiners, which need to be purchased separately.