Moreover, with an outdoor hammock the camp-able terrain and topography vastly increase, meaning campers can effectively deploy this shelter on steep slopes, over rocky ground, small streams or gulleys, buttress root jungle floors and many more areas where tents just do not practically work. In the case of camping in a flat field or sand desert environment, the hammock can be deployed on the ground like a standard bivy tent.
Further advantages include less poles than a tent, and zero tent peg and sleeping mattress weight/volume. This all adds up to a lighter load with more rucksack space available for other gear. A tree tent will also sustain far less damage and retain less moisture than a ground tent. This is because it will rarely be deployed on the ground over sharp objects such as rocks and sticks, and won’t become subject to as much ground water and dew overnight.
In cold climates ground insulation can become an issue, which can be solved with a hammock underquilt (sold separately), or by accumulating a pile of natural ground debris under your hammock (leaves, moss, bark, etc). When sunken in for a sleep this insulation will cocoon the hammock and become incredibly warm.
This particular model of parachute hammock is strong, stable, lightweight and 100% insect proof. A waterproof rain-fly is included which can be either roped taut above the hammock, or draped over the rigid pole frames and secured to the bottom of the hammock structure.
Hiking Hammock Specifications:
Tree hammock size / weight: 250x140cm / 820g.
Tarpaulin size / weight: 230x140cm / 300g.
Material: 70D Nylon with built-in B3 polyester mosquito netting hammock & aluminium alloy poles + 210T polyester tarp.
Colour: Multiple color options and variations.
Features: Built-in mosquito netting; double zippers.
Package: Tree hammock x 1; tarpaulin x 1; tree slings x 2; carabiners x 2; guy-ropes x 4; tent pegs x 6; storage bag x 1.