There’s no doubt about it... hammocks make the world a more harmonious place, and right now, that’s a precious thing.
We choose the best so you know you'll be super cosy, check out our range here.
You may be looking ahead to next year's big adventure, or maybe you've got plans for a bit of a wild staycation over the summer, as long as you have access to an outside space and a couple of trees, you can still enjoy a little relaxing, even in a post-lockdown age.
You don’t need to be an expert to hang a hammock, your set up can be as simple as you want. You generally need between 10 and 15 feet (that’s 3 – 5 metres) between your attachment points, sling up the ropes, hook on the hammock and you are set for the afternoon.
Ticket to the Moon have a pretty good video explaining how to use their straps (which we happen to think are some of the easiest to use).
One of regular young customers has slept out in her Ticket to the Moon Hammock in her back garden every night since lockdown began! Now thats how to make the most of home schooling...
So what kind of hammock is for me?
If you’re just looking for a hammock to sling in the garden or park for sunny lounging we recommend the Ticket to the Moon range.
Made from bright-coloured breathable nylon 'parachute silk', they’re super soft and the double is big enough to get 2 or 3 people in. The company also donates a portion of their profits to education and water projects in Indonesia where they are made. Ethical and comfy. Nice.
Grand Trunk’s One Made is a huge double size hammock that packs down to the size of a Nalgene water bottle. It's tough enough to take whatever the path has in store, whether wild camping or beach lounging. I once put five - yes FIVE - nieces in ours for an afternoon nap in the back yard. after an initial scuffle they all slept for over an hour. Bliss.
For serious woodland camping you want an integrated mosquito net, so look no further than the tried and tested DD Frontline Hammock, a classic beloved by the bushcraft community and wild campers alike.
Our tiniest hammock is the DD lightweight range. The Superlight weighs in at just 270g, and packs down smaller than a tiny can of beer.
If you’re in the mood for an overnighter, add a ridge-line to hang a lightweight mosquito net from DD to keep out the bugs at night, then hang a Petzl Noctilight from it, so you can pretend you’re reading your book when you're looking at the stars.
Just make sure you have the ropes you need and add a tarp if hanging overnight. Also a cosy blanket or sleeping bag makes it super comfy and prevents chills on your back, add a pillow for neck support and possibly a Hammock Beer Holder and you may never want to leave!!