Reddit Reddit reviews Grand Trunk Ultralight Camping Hammock - Lightweight and Portable Travel Hammock for Camping, Hiking, Backpacking and Other Travel, Forest Green

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Grand Trunk Ultralight Camping Hammock - Lightweight and Portable Travel Hammock for Camping, Hiking, Backpacking and Other Travel, Forest Green
PERFECT STARTER HAMMOCK: Ultralight and comfortable, take it anywhere and anytime. Whether you just need to relax in your backyard or take a break during a hike, this hammock has got you covered.SINGLE USE: With weight capacity at 300lbs and dimensions of 9'6" x 4'6", the single hammock is ideal for the young adventurer.DURABLE: Equipped with triple-lock stitched seams and 2 nautical-grade carabiners to get you all set up.EASY TO TRANSPORT: When you are all done using the single hammock, fold it up and place it right back into its carry bag and you are on your way.IDEAL GIFT: Grand Trunk Hammocks are the perfect gift for adventurers both young and old. Take a nap, read a book, relax and more with this stylin' hammock.
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32 Reddit comments about Grand Trunk Ultralight Camping Hammock - Lightweight and Portable Travel Hammock for Camping, Hiking, Backpacking and Other Travel, Forest Green:

u/IronColumn · 9 pointsr/Hammocks
u/NatesYourMate · 9 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

And $110 for a hammock, backpack, and some paracord is a bit much.

Hammock that folds into a little backpack type thing and has ties built into it $20


Eagle Creek Hiking Backpack $27.50


$47.50! You can buy one for yourself, and for your friend, and some McDonalds to eat together and still have a few pennies leftover! How nice!

But on the not being a dick side of things, cool backpack, but like most things on kickstarter, it's overpriced.

u/xueimel · 5 pointsr/motocamping

I'm a big hammock fan, so I'm sorry if I get long winded. Been through a few hammocks in search of perfection (never worn one out). I started with this one, have the most experience with this one, most recently started using this one. Used hammocks to cover the south half of Wisconsin's state parks in 2013 on a CB750 wearing this backpack.

Finding trees the right distance was (impressively) never a problem for me. I've been thinking there should be a way to hang one side on the motorcycle should the need arise, but haven't yet had to test it. I'd really like to be able to hang from the motorcycle on one side and the frame on that pack on the other side, but don't know if the pack will support a person (hasn't been warm enough to test since I thought of this).

In terms of rain, I started with a generic big blue tarp from a hardware store. This was a bad idea, thing was bulky, loud, and inflexible to the point of being hard to work with. Now I use this and it does the job pretty well. I used a large size of this tarp for a while, but the one I got was too big and ultimately heavier than needed.

I'm sorry to bust your bubble, but hammocks can get cold at night. I used this sleeping pad, after a while added this to keep the shoulders warm. Sleeping on what feels like a massively oversized menstrual pad never felt right, plus they get a little awkward in a hammock. Everybody I've heard from recommends underquilts for proper insulation, and it took me until this year to bite the bullet and get one (they're not cheap). I just got this yesterday, and intend to test it tomorrow night.

This book has been widely recommended. I haven't read it yet, but at $4 for kindle, that's not a bad price. You can read it on a smartphone or computer with the kindle app (which is free).

It wasn't until I typed this all out that I realized how much money I probably spent on all this stuff. I didn't buy it all from Amazon, just convenient links.

u/yanawhite · 5 pointsr/hammockcamping

I have a Grand Trunk Brand Hammock that looks and feels just like the expensive Eno hammocks, but i got it off Amazon for $19.99. It doesn't come with straps, but I found an awesome set of straps for $4.99 on Amazon as well. If you are interested, let me know and I will send you the links!
Edit: spelling, and heres the link for the hammock: Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock (Forest Green)

u/aidanpryde18 · 4 pointsr/Hammocks

For that price I would go with This

Grand Trunk is a well known company that has a great reputation. Also, once you factor in shipping, it's actually a couple bucks cheaper. Both of them have pretty lackluster hanging solutions, so you will probably want to pick up something different for either of them.

u/thewhitecrowflies · 4 pointsr/hammockcamping

There is always the Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock!! It has served me well.

u/GCDubbs · 3 pointsr/Survival

Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock. I just bought one in Hawaiian floral. $20-$30.

u/shazbot28 · 3 pointsr/Hammocks
u/TundraWolf_ · 3 pointsr/CampingandHiking

this one

instead of using the tie mechanisms that come with it, i use the slings/webbing/oval carabiners from my slackline kit.

u/LogicalyImpaired · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

First off, you two rock seriously. I am amazed by the generosity, and wish I had the means to do the same. Just know, even if its not me thats selected, the gratitude and appreciation is there.

That being said. The item that I want/need that is on my WL is this here (Its in my random stuff list, first page): I have finally cleared out the space in my spare room and will be turning it into a workout room. I really want to, and need to get healthy. This is part of my plan to do so.

And onto part two (its in my camping gear list).... C'mon...gimmie.

And last but not least...while I can not see what you two look like at this current moment, your beautiful souls are shining through and making you two look amazing, seriously.

u/rottenpossum · 2 pointsr/Hammocks

Why not this one instead?

cheaper and lighter.

u/mercurysinking · 2 pointsr/ifiwonthelottery

I'm not so sure about that [Edit: I misread and though you said incredibly expensive, but here's some data anyway]. It looks like it's just steel pipes that are bent to make a tube, and then welded. You can get 240 inches of steel pipe for ~$100. Taking the diameter of the ring to be 10 feet, each ring would need 2pi10 feet (377 inches), so each ring would need 1.5 (~$150) worth of tubing. You could get 3 lengths of tube (~$300), weld them together, cut them at the correct spot, then bend them with a pipe bender. Weld the three rings together (somehow), and you have a rough prototype for the structure. Add in some smaller pieces of pipe for stability between the rings, get some S hooks, and get three hammocks for ~$60.

Total price: ~$500 with the proper equipment (pipe bender, drill, welder). You could probably whip together a pipe bender fairly easily (plywood bent into the correct shape, and some leverage points for bending the tubing).

But now, when you're done with it, you have an unstorable gigantic ring hammock. Hopefully it doesn't turn into an eye sore.

u/pawildernessskills · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

Grand Trunk Ultralight is all I use now. Never had an issue with them and they're only around $20.

u/morrisom · 2 pointsr/Hammocks

Since it is sold out on REI, it is on Amazon for perhaps a few dollars cheaper at $19.95.

In addition, I have this hammock and as an inexperienced hammocker it is wonderful, very compact (not sure on weight but it fits in a bag that just about fits in my [small] hand). I've been using it on my back porch in the Southeast, but plan on taking it out as a sleeping apparatus as soon as I can get a reasonable shelter.

u/pyramid_of_greatness · 2 pointsr/Hammocks

Good call on the Amazon source.. It's coming up at $17.43 right now for green, which might be even cheaper when you factor in shipping.

u/dandydandy · 1 pointr/AskReddit

you're competing against this at $20, so a $30 hammock would be pretty reasonable.

No way I would buy for $50 when I can get the aforementioned product for less than half the price.

edit: The camping/backpacking crowd might give you some great support if you can get a good price/weight value.

u/nerex · 1 pointr/Hammocks

yeah, if you're not even sure you'll like sleeping in a hammock, a cheap one is the way to go- I have this $19 Grand Trunk Hammock

though it doesn't come with a suspension. A quick way to make one is to get ~16 feet of 1" nylon webbing, cut it into 2 pieces, tie loops at the ends with overhand knots, then on each tree, loop one end through the other end (of the same length of webbing), then hook the metal loop of the GT ultralight to the end of the webbing reaching from the tree. then do the same with the other 8 foot length on the opposite tree.

if you can get even a half-decent night of sleep in that (provided you are warm enough, etc- summer is the best time to try it out), you will probably love sleeping in a hammock while camping.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/AppalachianTrail

Awesome! I'll get a bunch of pictures and put 'em in a self post so I can see what is thought of my Gregory.

And I have a 12oz Grand Trunk hammock with which I considered purchasing mosquito netting and a rainfly. Those Hennessies looked great, but I couldn't find anything on their site, or any reviews on Amazon that spoke of insulation. Would it be necessary to get a hammock quilt for the colder weather?

I don't have trekking poles, and the only time I've used them was on the Smokies and in Cohutta. But I've been reading Whiteblaze, and there's a lot of talks about forging deep streams, so I think they're quite the necessity. I have assorted stuff sacs at home, so I'm not worried about them. What I am worried about is having a wet pair of trailrunners. I've run (not hiked) in rainy conditions, got them soaked, and they took about 2-3 days to dry, and I don't want to be put out of commission for long. In regards to wear, I guess I could mail them poste restante at post offices about 300 miles apart and alternate pairs.

Great, noted! And that's what I'm trying to keep in mind, scouting principles are fighting it, but for the AT, lightness > preparedness. Shelters are about 8 miles in between, so if something goes wrong, I'm (almost) always less than four miles from help. For ease of use, I'm going to have a platypus water bottle with a hose, it's exorbitantly light. What kind of stove did you use (make?) that used unpressurized alcohol, just a can-stove? And how did that treat you?

Mug dropped!

Loving Whiteblaze, I'm registered but just lurking now, immensely helpful.

Thanks for all your help!

u/diredesire · 1 pointr/Hammocks

Just a heads up for those of you out there looking to buy, the same thing is on amazon for <$20 shipped:

Not a thread crap, just a heads up. I know lots of those interested in Hammocks will have REI gift cards or something to make the deal worth it. (I checked the dimensions, they're the same)

I've got the ultralight as a "starter" hammock (it's on a stand in my living room), It's not bad at all.

u/fromkentucky · 1 pointr/Survival

Lightweight Hammocks are the shit. If it's nice out, you don't have to bring a tent, bedroll, sleeping bag, air mattress or any of that. You just hang your hammock, get in with a small pillow and put a blanket on top. If you're worried about rain, hang a tarp above you.

u/applesforadam · 1 pointr/Survival

Not sure what kind of knife you have but here's what I'd do:


If you are bushcrafting it, then move on. If not, at least a tarp. A cheap plastic one from a big box store will do ($10). Shit, if you're bushcrafting it you should be good with just the knife and a bowl to eat from.


Grand Trunk Ultra Light. And just bring a blanket from home if it is going to be cold. I like hammocks because fuck sleeping on the ground for more than a night.


Just wrap everything up in the tarp and make a shoulder sling with some paracord. You did budget for some paracord right?


Buy a stainless dog bowl from a dollar store along with a cheap lighter.

Other than that, I'd say go thrift shopping. For $50 you could buy a pack, blanket, food bowl, and a water container at least with money to spare for your meal budget and that book you've been eyeing for a trail read. You won't look sexy, but you'll have your bases covered.

Oh, and buy a bandana. Single most useful piece of gear ever.

u/theBullMousse · 1 pointr/auburn

Here's a link where I tried my best to give directions to the rope swing. Just explore it.

Also, just my 2 cents, but don't buy an ENO. They're trendy and what not, but they're really over priced and, if you plan on using it for camping or backpacking, not a great option. Head over to /r/hammocks and search around.

I've had an ENO for 2 years and it's too frayed now for me to feel comfortable in it. I treated it as nice as you can treat a piece of outdoor equipment. This is much cheaper and supposed to hold up much better.

u/ajschuit · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This would be really cool. It's green and it would get me out in nature, so it's kind of a double whammy.

u/holganaut · 1 pointr/backpacking

I can't speak for this particular tent but I have spent my fair share of time in cheap tents... Here is all I can say...

You get what you pay for. A cheap tent will be too hot, or too cold. A cheap tent will leak. A cheap tent will tear. A cheap tent will not hold up....

If you plan on doing this 3 day trip and that is it, I would say go for it. If you don't mind a little discomfort, just get the cheap tent. If you plan on camping/backpacking a few times a year, bite the bullet and get a nicer tent. Budget camping can be tough, but you have a few alternative solutions...

Hammocks: Camping hammocks seem to have grown in popularity over the past few years. They are excellent in warm weather. Hammocks will feel very cold very quickly if the temperatures drop. There is no insulation beneath you without adding it yourself. They can be a little bit cheaper than tents, but they can get pricey quick if you get the tarp, bug net, blankets, pillows, etc... Eno is the most popular brand, but consider cheaper alternatives such as Grand Trunk.. I have this particular hammock and it has served me well.

REI outlet (or other online stores): The REI website has a portion dedicated to gear that is last years model and simply needs to be sold. I have seen $300 tents drop as low as $150. Keep an eye out for a great deal on new gear!

REI Scratch and Dent Sale: From time to time, REI will do a giant sale on gear that has been returned. While some gear may actually have a defect, the generous return policy of REI allows customers to abuse the company. It is said that some customers think that REI stands for "Rent-Every-Item." During these sales, items will drop in price anywhere from 30-70 percent off retail value. Consider an REI membership and participate in sales.

Roughing it: I am not sure about the campsites you will visit or the weather you are to expect. If it is warm and dry, a quilt on the ground, a pillow, and a light blanket can suffice... Once again, this is very conditional and not advised in adverse weather or climates....

u/Darkersun · 1 pointr/zombies

Damn, good find. The pry bar and hammer seem like they could come in use.

Edit: So with the extra 20 bucks, maybe a travel hammock and rope to string up into trees?

u/WiseGuy1020 · 1 pointr/Hammocks

Well if you think $19.99 is pretty expensive than I don't think I'm going to be of much help.

u/explodeder · 1 pointr/CyclePDX

It all really depends on what level of comfort you want/need. Like any type of outdoor gear, you can spend stupid amounts of money. This one seems really well reviewed and is very inexpensive. Plus it's lighter than even the lightest, most expensive tents.

It wouldn't work for winter camping, but you could buy some netting and something like this and have a really nice set-up for less than $100. Heck, even a tarp and rope could make a serviceable rain fly. It might not pack up really small for the bike, but it's better than nothing.