- Hammocks for camping etc
Dunno what they’d offer over a hammock with a tarp, apart from a lack of versatility.
I’ve got a camping hammock with a tarp. Nice night: no tarp; nice evening with rain overnight: set up tarp, pull one half back over the top and enjoy the sunset: pull back over when you turn in. Raining when you stop: tarp out first (packed on top, always) gives you dry cover to unpack and set everything else up.Posted 9 months agoAlexSimonSubscribernicknameMember
I hammock pretty often now, but just rock it with a hammock and tarp, never tried one with an integral rain cover.
This guy on youtube is well known in the hammock community and does some great reviews, and also gives a good intro to hammocking:
General thoughts are that hammock + tarp should be better as the combo provides flexibility, and is still pretty cheap. Lot’s of people have different preferences with tarp layouts – an integrated one may not give you that option.
In addition, colder months you need to insulate the underside – typically done with an underblanket – again, I’m not sure whether an integrated design would hinder that.
One more thing – consider the length of the hammock, if you’re tall you probably want a longer length hammock for comfort (and then also a larger tarp to add the weather protection).
The most common hammocks in the UK are probably DD and TenthWonder (still fairly cheap, lots of size / material options, and all pretty robust).Posted 9 months ago
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