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 tent pegs, zero poles 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 tied taut above the hammock, or draped over the horizontal mosquito net cord and secured to the bottom of the hammock structure. Additionally, two guy-ropes can be pegged taut into the ground to open the hammock into a wider, flatter and more comfortable sleeping platform. This is a major highlight of this particular camping hammock model.
Mosquito Net Hammock Specifications:
Tree hammock size / weight: 290x140cm / 820g.
Tarpaulin size / weight: 230x140cm / 300g.
Material: 70D Nylon + B3 polyester mosquito netting hammock + aluminium alloy poles + 210T polyester tarp.
Waterproof index: Hammock 3000mm; rain-fly 4000mm.
Colour: Multiple color options and variations.
Weight holding capacity: 350kg.
Features: Built-in mosquito netting; collapsible aluminium poles; double zippers.
Package: Tree hammock x 1; tarpaulin x 1; tree slings x 2; carabiners x 2; guy-ropes x 6; tent pegs x 4; storage bag x 1.