If you're taking a brief trip to the woods, a hammock is a perfect addition. They're lightweight, easy to pack, and comfortable for sleeping. Depending on your needs, hammocks can also be downright inexpensive, but they don't have to be.
These 11 hammocks will elevate your camping, lounging, and sleeping experience—at a variety of price points.
ENO's DoubleNest and SingleNest hammocks are two widely popular choices that hit the sweet spot for many campers. They're durable and comfortable, and come with a pair of carabiners for easy setup and a compression sack for packing it down to a backpack-friendly size. You can also choose from a nearly endless range of color combinations, and add a pair of suspension straps .
There's a lot you have to contend with when you're outdoors, and mosquitos are one of them. But this Everest double hammock can combat these annoying pests with its built-in mosquito nets. Big enough for two but extra spacious for one, it's a multi-capable hammock that looks just as good in the sticks as it does in your backyard.
Another mosquito net-equipped hammock, the Hennessy Hammock Ultralite takes it a step further with an included rain tarp. Built for the tall among us (7ft) and supporting up to 250lbs, this is a single person hammock and one of the best ones you can buy.
Another popular choice for an all-purpose camping hammock, Kammok's Roo promises a bit more durability and extra 100 pounds capacity than the ENO DoubleNest, while still remaining lightweight and easy to pack. The hammock especially in their testing, and their reviewer found it to be incredibly easy to setup as well as "rugged and capable" in its construction.
100 percent nylon and built in the U.S., the Ultralight Single backs down into an incredible 4x4x2, can hold up to 300lbs, and weighs only 5.2oz. This makes the hammock perfect for small daily excursions or for serious hikers with no more room to spare in their packs.
If you're really looking to go all out and be prepared for any situation, you may want to consider a complete hammock sleep system like this one from ENO. It's available in a range of configurations with different hammocks, but all will give you both a bug net and a rain tarp, along with other key accessories.
As most campers know, sometimes the elements are not in your favor. If you're affinity for the outdoors can't be contained to just the summer months, then you'll need something like the Vulcan Underquilt. Rated for 35 degrees Fahrenheit when paired with an equal top quilt, the Vulcan will make sure you have a comfortable—and most importantly—warm slumber.
Camping hammocks don't get much more affordable than Grand Trunk Ultralight model, but it may be all you need to spend depending on your needs. While they note that it's not the most durable hammock, recommends the hammock as a budget pick for anyone interested in trying out hammock camping, or even for experienced campers who are just looking for a inexpensive and lightweight option.
Wise Owl's hammocks are a consistent bestseller on Amazon and widely well-reviewed by customers who recommend it as a great, inexpensive option. At just $26, the SingleOwl is an ample 9 feet long and 4 1/2 ft wide, and weighs just 16 ounces, while the DoubleOwl adds a bit more space and not much more weight for an extra $10.
Both also include a pair of carabiners and set of nautical ropes, though may be a good investment if you want a quicker setup.
Another relatively inexpensive option, the Therm-a-Rest Slacker was for its durability and small footprint, which they say make it ideal for backpacking or long day trips. As a bonus, the integrated pocket that packs the hammock can also double as a tablet or e-reader holder when the hammock is set up.
It's not cheap, but if you're looking for a hammock that'll hold up in a range of different conditions and keep you comfortable at the same time the Warbonnet Blackbird won't disappoint. It's been a repeat Editor's Choice pick by , praising the hammock's "amazing design," which includes a bug net and a suspension system that promises easy setup and adjustments.