Testimonials | Camping Hammock Review 2017-11-08T18:41:39+00:00

Testimonials

Buy this rain fly if you are looking for quality and craftsmanship at a great price!

Really solid construction and quality craftsmanship. I use this with my Everest Hammock and my friends have used on their ENO DoubleNest and Dutchware Halfwits. If you own the Everest Hammock you are familiar with the quality and value, this rain fly is an awesome companion for rainy weather. The tie-out lines are a really nice cordage and it has these easy adjustment loops on the end of the fly corners so you can adjust from porch mode (shown in pics) to storm mode without having to retie or move stakes. This kept me dry during a big storm in the Red River Gorge, great coverage over Everest Hammock or any other 9”-11” Hammock.

- Buy this rain fly if you are looking for quality and craftsmanship at a great price!
Great Quality Product For The Right Price

My wife and I bought one hammock each (colors: charcoal navy and woodland khaki) and they are well-made and comfortable. The company is new but they have a wonderful philosophy and can pretend to offer premium quality products for a fair price just by reducing their management costs. It's great nowadays to have the opportunity to buy serious products without having to put 50% of your money in marketing and other indirect costs.

The hammock: - the fabric is 100% 210T ripstop diamond nylon which compete with the most high quality other brands' hammocks. The hammock also comes with a YKK double tab zip and triple stitched edge seams rated 400 Lbs. - 2 bonus features: 1) ropes at each end of the bug net where you can hang stuffs (like a lamp) and 2) a convenient internal pocket in the hammock to store small stuffs for quick access. - the integrated heavy grade no-see-um netting (with net ropes) is a great feature. I would not have brought a hammock without it. Also, you can flip the hammock and "get rid off" the bug net if you want so it's nice. Note that you don't feel of being enclosed and the net does not alter the view from inside the hammock.

The straps: - Sturdy and made of polyester they will not stretch. You definitely want to avoid nylon to ensure a stable hammock. - 1” wide, 10 ft long, and 14 loops per strap with triple stitching. These specs allow the hammock to be hang around wide trees with an easy set up. Just be aware that, if you plan backpacking, some parks might require 2" wide straps. - the 2 mini aluminum carabiners are lightweight which is important for backpacking trips.

- Great Quality Product For The Right Price

I'm 6'3" and 190 lbs. I've tried other hammocks and they have been too small to be comfortable. This one is longer and wider than most and it allows me to get a very comfortable diagonal lay in the hammock. I'd rather sleep in this than in my $4000 tempurpedic mattress! Don't think the wife would like that though... It is also pretty light and compact, the tree straps are plenty long and seem to be very well made. I would recommend this without reservation!

- I’d Rather Sleep In This Than My $4000 Tempurpedic

Love this hammok just used it on a backing packing trip and every thing worked out great the bag is really light weight and great for backpacking, and the mosquito net is a huge plus being integrated into the hammok and the zipper for the mosquito net is really heavy duty I got this with the rain fly and that was also easy to set up as well as the hammok

- Love this hammok

Turns out this hammock is very comfortable. I have spent 5 nights in it so far. In my opinion it sleeps just as well as the ENO Double Nest. But the Everest comes with mosquito netting (more on the netting later), carabiners and tree straps for near the same price. I would buy it again, the double side netting/no netting works well, and it's convenient to have the option in one package. The hammock and accessories were all of good quality and haven't shown signs of wear or failing. All of the stitching in the hammock and straps was ended well with no loose threads. The exception was the included ridge line to hang the netting from. The one I received was either cut or slightly melted in the center and broke when I pulled on it. Not something I'm really concerned about when many yards of paracord can be purchased for a couple of dollars. On the surface the integral mosquito netting seems like a good idea. In practice I haven't been able to come up with a way to keep it out of my face. It just wants to drape off of the sides a little bit. Ridge line tension helps, but doesn't entirely solve the problem. Although I haven't owned another hammock with the netting attached, it seems like that annoying bit of sag might be unavoidable. It keeps the bugs off you, but if the mosquitos in your area are particularly fierce, they can still get you through the nylon you're laying on. Other minor issues: The attachment points at the end of the hammock are loops passed through the fabric. That means there are two loops at each end. Not an issue at all when using carabiners to hang it. Somewhat awkward and annoying when using toggles on the strap though. There are several videos on Youtube if you aren't familiar with that method of hanging. The second is the knee ridge on this hammock is slightly more pronounced than the ENOs. It seems to be the ridge seam of the mosquito netting that causes this. It's very minor though, and probably not noticeable unless you compare the two side by side like I did.

- Good Hammock – Convenient Package

I finally had the opportunity to try camping with a hammock instead of a tent. I assumed our campsite in the forest would have multiple trees and that I would be able to set this up between two of them. I was a bit surprised to find our site had only one tree, and was surrounded by thick blackberry bushes. Undeterred, and eager to find a way to make it work, I pulled my Land Cruiser up and tied one end of the hammock straps to my roof rack, and the other end around the tree trunk. It worked great!

The quality of this hammock is superb,

Included tree saver straps appear well stitched and super strong. I enjoyed the best night's sleep of my camping life in this hammock! The integrated bug net worked great and kept the mosquitoes away. The included string for the bug net did not inspire as much confidence as everything else, so I replaced it with some paracord. O suppose the bug net is quite light, and doesn't require a very strong tether, but felt much more comfortable with the paracord, and not having to worry in the future about the string breaking out in the backcountry in the future. All in all, this is a 5 star hammock package at this price, and I couldn't be happier. I am recommending it to all of my friends, and planning on adding more of them to our household.

- Best Camping Night’s Sleep I’ve Ever Had!

I just used this tarp for the first time this weekend. I use an 11' hammock and this covered end to end. We did get rain and wind and it was solid. Held together perfectly and no leaks. This is a very solid tarp. My favorite part is the line loc 3's at each tie out point. It makes staking this tent out super easy and any adjustments you want to make are a breeze. I personally like to use a continuous ridgeline on my tarps so in the future I will use that instead of the two line loc's on the ridge but I used them this time and it worked perfectly. For the same price I considered another tarp on Amazon, which my buddy had, and this one is superior. The cordage alone on this one was WAY better. Good, small, strong, and very reflective.

- Great Tarp This One Is Superior
Nan | Worked exactly like I hoped it would

Worked exactly like I hoped it would Pro's: -Zipper is smooth -All materials are quality and tough -Looks cool -Ample room in the hammock -Enough room in the pouch for the hammock, straps and carabiners -Super easy set up (I use my own knots for the netting suspension) -Came with a little bonus surprise (I won't ruin it for ya) Con's -bulkier compared to regular hammocks without any netting. -friends get jealous.

- Nan | Worked exactly like I hoped it would
Max

Great product. Great service. We took three of these hammocks into the Canadian Rockies and had a great time camping with this gear. It is durable, light weight and easy to set up.

- Max
Rob M | I like this so much I bought a second

I'm by no means a "pro" hammock guy. I don't know anything about knots and use things like night ize figure 9 carabiners to hold lines tight. That being said, I motocamp and have started becoming a hammock convert from tenting. All of these hammocks seems pretty similar to me. I also have a Grand Trunk double. The material on this Everest one is a little different that the parachute nylon commonplace in other hammocks. I agree with another reviewer in that it feels softer. Several big draws here: 1 - The price. Outstanding value. Makes me wonder why other hammocks cost almost twice as much with less features. 2 - Integrated bug net. I have a Grand Trunk mozzy net (big, bulky, but gives you a floor) and nearly bought an Eno bug net that goes around the hammock but that looked like a real pain to use or get in/out of. Having the net integrated makes things so much simlper to me. And it comes with lines built in to hold it up. And just flip it upside-down when you don't need the net. It doesn't pack quite as small, obviously. But the built-in pouch has a compression strap sewn on it which is convenient (and you don't lose it). I slept in this every night on a two-weel 4000 mile ride from New England around Ontario and around Lake Superior. Had no issues and slept fantastic, and no bugs bothered me. I like this so much, I bought a second one recently in case it disappears from Amazon or in case something happens to the first one. I have a fear the bug net will pull away from the hammock. This may be unfounded - the stitching seems strong, and it's a beefy zipper. Worried more about me doing something dumb to rip it moreso than a product failure. In summary - get it, pair it with some tree straps and carabiners and enjoy. Note that it doesn't come with carabiners - the ends of the hammock are zip-tied together. Which I'm fine with - I'd rather add good carabiners and not pay a little more for low-quality ones. My thanks to the manufacturer for offering a solid product at a reasonable price.

- Rob M | I like this so much I bought a second

I purchased the model with the integrated bug net and tree straps. It is a little heavier than my traditional parachute hammock, but the comfort level is well worth a few extra ounces. The fabric is made out of a diamond ripstop which provides a little texture which i found to be softer and more comfortable than my old nylon hammock. It also seemed to cut down on static too. It is very likely that the extra weight comes from the bug net, but if you plan to take it camping the bet is all but essential. Having it attached makes set up easier and it is definitely easier to use than sock style net. I found the net to be a little oversized, extending above my ridgeline but some tie outs attached with safety pins easily solved the problem the extra size allows you to flip the hammock over and use it without the net. Not only is it nice to have the option of using the hammock with or without the net, in colder weather I slept with the bug net under the hammock, and used it to hold a poncho liner and space blanket to the bottom of the blanket. It was cheap and easy to pack, and performed better than any underquit I have ever used. The straps are also heavier than a set of amsteel whoopie slings, however I found them much easier to use. I found the daisy chains made it much easier to get a level hang rather than constantly adjusting and checking the whoopie slings. I made my last hammock myself, because manufactured ones always seemed expensive. However, in the end it probably would have cost just as much to make one myself and the craftsmanship is better than what i could have done. You can definitely find other hammocks that are a little lighter, however in my opinion the added comfort and convenience are well worth a coupe extra ounces.

- David Hathaway
Austin

Seriously this hammock is everything I wanted and more. It's insanely comfortable (my gf and I have fallen asleep on it countless times and we've only had it like 2 weeks). I probably searched 30 to 40 different hammocks trying to find the right one that was both large enough, light enough, came with good carabiners/tree straps and had a strong warranty behind it. This hammock not only met but exceeded all of those requirements. The mosquito net was also a major feature I wanted and the fact that this hammock has a super easy to use one that I'm pretty sure also has YKK zippers is amazing! After my hammock arrived I decided to test it out at a popular park here in San Francisco. After seeing how easy it is to set up and how seriously comfortable it is. I've now probably shared the link to this hammock with at least half a dozen or more people. The hammock has more than enough space for a large 6'3" 210lb guy and his 5'4" 140lb girlfriend. That being said, last week I bought my gf her own personal one since she was so envious of my new lounging lifestyle haha, yes mam!

- Austin

I absolutely loved this hammock and I am so glad I bought it. I wouldn't have said this before purchasing but now I consider it to be a necessity for camping trips and outdoor ventures. It was easy to set up, sturdy - I never felt that I would fall out of it or that the strips wouldn't hold - and comfortable. And large enough to fit my 6'5" boyfriend.

- Ashley

I've purchase other mosquito netted hammocks before but this one is definitely worth the price. There is a strap between the strings that support the netting. The hammock material is dense, high quality. Depending on what you select there are options for packs with no carabiners and straps if you have your own set. There is also a small gear pocket on the inside of the hammock. Also note the netting cannot be removed as it is sewn completely on one side. The hammock can be reversed so it can be used without the netting. The standard stuff bag is sewn onto the hammock but it is much larger than usual to accommodate the netting, I suppose. Plenty of room and larger than my other hammocks.

- Steve

This hammock is very well made. Top notch materials inspire confidence that this product will perform as expected. I really like the size. I and my two kids fit in it comfortably. Have used it at the beach tied to two coconut trees. Can't wait to take into the mountains to camp out.

- Kawika Mahelona

These hammocks are incredibly comfortable. It is crucial when camping that you get enough rest. These hammocks have been built to increase a level of comfort while sleeping while providing protection against bugs outdoors. Highly recommend purchasing!

- Chris Scholes

The Setup was an absolute breeze with these. Always with camping hammocks you want to make sure to have one that is easy to put together, especially when under stress. This Everest active Gear Hammock could not be easier, especially for a first-time camper like me! Highly recommend it!

- James Archer

For every hammock I’ve purchased in the past, I’ve been very disappointed with the overall quality. They have ripped after just a month of use, and I had to replace them right away. This Everest brand has changed everything for me. It is lightweight, durable, and easy to take mobile. On top of that it was at an affordable price and was delivered right on time. I could not be more impressed!

- Garry Cowel

When I got this hammock earlier last month, I didn’t know what to expect. It is advertised as being light and with advanced tree hugger straps. I am happy to say this product exceeded my expectations. This is lightweight, it’s important for me as I have arthritis and need the assistance. The tree hugger straps are also easy to hook up and are very strong and secure. Safety is very important to me and this hammock went above and beyond!

- Jenny W

This hammock is just great. It feels comfortable and as soon as I got it in the mail, I was so excited to open it. It is very well made and has a great look. Really happy with the purchase.

- Martin Lewis

This hammock is so much better than many on the market today. I am over 6’3” and have been looking for a hammock that I can use. The extra length added to this hammock has greatly increased by comfort and it is also a bit wider. My wife and I have wanted to use a hammock together, and this hammock is able to fit us both (just a warning it is pretty cozy, but we do not mind). The straps are made great and we both feel safe!

- Malcom Welles

Our family love this hammock. My kids regularly fight over it, The hammock is durable and an easy set up, it is so comfortable. Also, great for a hike because its lightweight and you can take it everywhere! Highly recommend.

- Shirley Macintosh

I will be honest, at first, I was not sure about purchasing this hammock. The price seemed a bit large compared to others but the net integration solved one of my dislikes about other hammocks. I wasn’t sure whether it would be worth it in the end but, I URGE you to buy this hammock! The quality is great and I can see it’s going to last me a long time that the price was worth it! I will not have to replaced or buy an additional bug net for a standard hammock and I get the best of both. It is very comfortable! It feels like it has been hand tailored just for me! I can’t wait for my next camping trip so I can try it out again! I am so happy with it!

- George

Since I am very familiar with hammocks, as I have bought several in the past, I was not thinking this was going to blow me away like it did! It’s Made- Strong and durable construction out of great diamond weave nylon. The stitching is top notched and it has been triple stitched. straps- The straps are top notch. Unfortunately, they could be a bit longer, for those of you who want to sleep on trees a bit further apart. Minor resolve and The good news is you can purchase extra straps. Compactness- This is a concise and compact hammock. It is very easy to pack up and take off the road. Lightweight- This is one of the most lightweight options on the market today! At the end of the day, I really think this is one of the best camping hammocks I own! You will be happy with the purchase.

- Jan

Camping has been something I have been doing since I was a little girl. However, for me it has always been safety first! With all the equipment I buy, I always make sure it is made with a high level of safety. This Duo Swing Everest camping hammock is one of the safest I have used! It is made out of high quality material and the straps will hold up a lot of weight, so you don’t have to worry about falling. Great for all ages!

- Stevie Whitefield

For years, I have been looking for a hammock that could fit both my girlfriend and I. All the ones I purchased before just couldn’t fit us comfortably and were not easy to set up. I am happy to report that this Hammock is one of the best ones to fit two people. Comfortable and strong, and also at an affordable price! Run and get this hammock!

- Stacey

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