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The Best Camping Hammocks

We reviewed dozens of the best camping hammocks to find out which models are the best and we’ve broken down our top choices by best use, including the best for camping, backpacking, budget camping, ultralight backpacking, and more.

Start with our top picks, but don’t miss our in-depth buyer’s guide later in this post to learn how to make an informed purchase yourself. Hammock camping is one of the most comfortable and convenient ways to camp – so here’s exactly how to choose the best camping hammock for you.

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall
Hennessy Expedition Series Hammock

Best Backpacking Hammock
ENO SubLink Lightweight Shelter System

Budget Option
Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro

Best Double Hammock
Kammok Roo Double

Best Overall

Hennessy Expedition Series Hammock

Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Zip

The Hennessy Expedition Asym Zip is a top choice for camping due to its flat lay design, great for side sleepers. It includes a suspension system, bug net, and rainfly, making it ideal for various weather conditions. However, it’s heavier than other models, better suited for car camping than backpacking. Practice hanging it before your trip.


  • Weight: 2 Pounds 13 Ounces
  • Maximum Capacity: 250 Pounds
  • Suspension Type: Built-In 10-Foot Straps

What We Like:

  • Rugged Construction
  • Asymmetrical Design for Flat Lay
  • Includes Straps, Bug Net, Rain Fly
  • Great for Inclement Weather
  • Comfortable

What We Don`t Like:

  • Heavier than Most
  • Complicated set-up

Best for Backpacking

ENO, Eagles Nest Outfitters SubLink Lightweight Shelter System with Hammock, Straps, Bug Net and Rain Tarp

The ENO SubLink Shelter System with Hammock is our top pick for backpacking. It includes a suspension system, bug net, rain fly, and a stuff sack that doubles as a pillow. The Sub6 Hammock is incredibly lightweight at just 5.8 ounces, making it one of the lightest on the market. Despite its thin material, it’s durable enough for heavy backpacking. However, some users may find its narrow design less comfortable.


  • Weight: 5.8 Ounces (2 Pounds 13 Ounces w/ Accessories)
  • Maximum Capacity: 300 Pounds
  • Suspension Type: Comes w/ Helios Suspension System

What We Like:

  • Lightweight
  • Complete Sleeping Shelter
  • Intuitive to Set Up
  • Includes Suspension, Bug Net, Rain Fly
  • Versatile for All Conditions

What We Don`t Like:

  • Thin Material
  • Not as Comfortable as Larger Models

Budget Option with Bug Protection

Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro

Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro

The Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro is our top budget pick, offering comfort, durability, and a built-in bug net. It’s wider than most hammocks in its weight class, providing a spacious sleeping area. Constructed with top-quality materials like 70-denier nylon and triple-stitched seams, it’s built to last. Consider investing in aftermarket suspension for tree protection.


  • Weight: 35 Ounces
  • Maximum Capacity: 400 Pounds
  • Suspension Type: Comes w/ Ropes (or buy Tree Straps separately to minimize tree damage)

What We Like:

  • Spacious
  • Built-In Bug Net
  • Durable Construction
  • Easy to Set Up
  • Relatively Light for its Large Size

What We Don`t Like:

  • Can`t Remove Bug Net
  • Included Rope Suspension System Damages Trees

Best Double Hammock

Kammok Roo Double

Kammock Roo Double Hammock

The Kammok Roo Double is the best two-person camping hammock, offering spaciousness and durability. It can hold up to 500 pounds, is 10 feet long, and 5`7″ wide. Despite its size, it weighs just 23 ounces. While great for two people, it’s also comfortable for solo use. The hammock features 70-denier ripstop fabric, gear loops for attachments, and easy setup. Note that it doesn’t come with a suspension system, but compatible tree straps are available separately.


  • Weight: 1 Pound 7 Ounces
  • Maximum Capacity: 500 Pounds
  • Suspension Type: Not Included (Kammok Python Straps Sold Separately)

What We Like:

  • Comfortable
  • Spacious
  • High Maximum Capacity
  • Simple Set Up
  • Durable Construction

What We Don`t Like:

  • No Straps Included
  • Relatively Large Packed Size

Camping Hammock Buyer’s Guide

Here are the most important factors to consider before buying a hammock for camping or backpacking:

  1. Intended Use: Consider the specific purpose of the hammock, such as camping, backpacking, or accommodating two sleepers. Different models cater to various needs, such as cold weather camping or double occupancy.
  2. Dimensions: Choose a hammock that is wide and long enough for comfort, allowing for a diagonal lay, which is more comfortable and efficient. A wider and longer hammock provides added security and room to move around at night.
  3. Weight: Look for lightweight hammocks, especially for backpacking, but be aware that lighter models tend to be more expensive. The weight of the hammock is a crucial factor, particularly for backpackers who need to keep their gear as light as possible.
  4. Maximum Capacity: Ensure the hammock can safely hold your weight, with most capable of bearing at least 200-300 pounds, and some up to 500 pounds. Consider the total weight-bearing capacity as well as the size, especially if you plan to share the hammock with another person.
  5. Materials and Construction: Opt for hammocks made from high-quality, durable materials like nylon, with strong stitching for longevity. Thicker materials are preferable for car camping for added strength and insulation. Pay attention to construction details like double or triple-stitched seams for added durability.
  6. Cold Conditions: Use a bug net to keep mosquitoes away in summer. Consider tent camping in areas without trees or using a hammock stand.
  7. Sleep Style: Look for a hammock that matches your preferred sleeping style and provides a flat lay. Asymmetric hammocks can help achieve a flatter position.
  8. Body Type: Ensure the hammock is long and wide enough for your body type. A good rule is to choose a hammock at least two feet longer than your body.
  9. Versatility: Choose a hammock that can withstand various weather conditions and can be customized with accessories like rain flies and bug nets.
  10. Partners, Dogs, and Children: Double hammocks offer extra space for two people but may not be comfortable for overnight sleeping. Consider hanging separate hammocks for each person. Hammock camping with a dog is possible but requires preparation and consideration for their comfort.
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Take the time to select the best camping hammock to ensure you land on a model that closely matches your needs, preferences, and favorite style of camping.

And, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any more questions about choosing the perfect model!