Best camping cots & hammocks according to redditors

We found 656 Reddit comments discussing the best camping cots & hammocks. We ranked the 282 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Camping Cots & Hammocks:

u/silico · 28 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

>The product must have an actual link to purchase. ಠ_ಠ

Guess I'll do it for OP. Purchase link for version shown in video. $144 on Amazon. A couple other models are on Amazon too, or I found a bunch of versions on the manufacturer website. Definitely going in my Amazon wishlist.

u/securitysix · 25 pointsr/bugout

> Shelter consists of a hammock (yo, micro-size tent gang. convince me I'm wrong.

People in Western Oklahoma and most of Kansas mock your hammock.

What if there are no trees or poles sturdy enough to mount the hammock?

u/Tomcat87 · 12 pointsr/bonnaroo

The three best additions we've made so far are:

  • An artificial grass rug - it's nice to be able to hang out at camp barefoot without feeling gross from spilled beer and damp ground.

  • Upgrading our chairs to these colemans - I feel like the traditional folding kind get uncomfortable after about 10 mins of sitting and there's never a good place to put your plate or drink down.

  • Lastly we've gone from sleeping on mats, to sleeping on air mattresses, to finally discovering how much more comfortable cots are. - You stay cooler longer and you get so much more storage below the cot.

    Other things that we've bought/built in the past with varying degrees of success that you might be interested in; a shower that runs off of a car battery, LED lighting for the canopy that run off car battery setup, portable AC unit running of a generator (expensive but holy shit it works really well in a tent), the "park over" flagpole stand to ID camp from a distance, any tent with vertical walls, jobsite radio with spare batteries for jams, any 5-day cooler for keeping ice all the way through the weekend. I'm sure there's others I'm forgetting. Every year people bring new and inventive stuff to try and make the experience more comfortable. Sometimes they're a total bust (those tent shower things), other times you can't imagine doing it again without them (the cots).
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/IronColumn · 9 pointsr/Hammocks
u/[deleted] · 8 pointsr/camping

Bed tents are a pain in the ass and insanely expensive. Plus it removes the best part about a pickup truck: putting shit in the bed.

I would just start out for the two of you getting a standard tent and air mattress. Maybe $100 total investment. Use that a couple times and as you learn what works and doesn't work for you, you can upgrade.

I've personally changed my car camping setup 3 times in the last couple years. I just recently changed up to a smaller 6 person "dark" cabin tent so I can sleep in, and a cot. I've always used air mattresses in the past.

If you're wondering, this is my current car camping tent. Dark tents are kinda new on the market and having both dark and instant was a very big want of mine. There's nothing worse than the sun shining in your tent at 6am waking you up after drinking whiskey til 3am.

I was using this air mattress that I like a lot, but I thought I'd change things up a bit and try this cot out so I don't have to worry about electrickery.

As far as everything else goes? I just use a standard sheets and a pillow unless temps are supposed to be cold (below 50f) then I switch to a sleeping bag rated for 29f. Grab a couple $6 folding chairs from Walmart. Fatwood to start fires. Coleman campstove, and a cast iron pan.

If my campsite has power, I will use a small room heater in the tent. If your campsite doesn't have power, at least have a inverter on hand just in case you need power for something (air mattress?).

In terms of food? There's a million things you can eat that doesn't require refrigeration/cooler so don't go crazy thinking you need a $500 yeti to camp for a weekend.

u/homelessnesses · 7 pointsr/Hammocks

That looks overpriced, also they don't show you anything about how you hang it, I would suggest it would be like a gathered end hammock but with no explanation I'm pretty lost here.

If you're looking to save money you could get a grand trunk for 19.00 or so

Or you could get an ENO for the price of the hammock you list just make sure you get the 42 dollar one.

All three of these hammocks are going to need a suspension system. You can read all about that here

Now if you're not going camping and just going to hang in the back yard I would suggest the texsport la paz probably the best backyard napper around.

Hope all this information helps.

TL/DR Don't get a hammock from these people, there are way cheaper, lighter, and better options for camping and also for the back yard.

u/IHateTomatoes · 7 pointsr/Coachella

/u/Diskz for posting the Washington>52nd Route to bypass the entirety of the the Monroe shitshow...Unreal.

Walking to gates- First year camping and beats the hell out of shuttles/ubers plus cost of AirBNB. More than makes up for lack of AC and showers/toilets.
Portable Shower Bag- Didn't use it every morning but having the option to sleep later was money
Cots- Pretty easy to set up. Also easy to break down each day to open up the space for chairs/chillin. Comfortable to sleep on just make sure you have insulation under you too because you get a draft from below.
Inflatable Lounger thing- Good bang for your $20. Comfortable to chill on, easy to deflate while not in use, easy to haul therefore better than a hammock.
Costco LED lights that /u/kateyrose recommended. Magnetic on the back to clip onto your EZ-up or car.
Tents- Told my campmates we could go without them but we set them up anyway. Definitely ditching these next year for more space and more EZ-UPs.
Cooking Food- Brought a ton of food which we were always too tired to cook. With the plethora of tasty vendors we'll probably skimp on groceries next year.

Other Notes
Barber- Got my haircut Friday morning. Pretty easy system. Went around 8:30am and signed up for a 10am time slot. Got a low fade and pretty happy with it. Tipped him $20 since thats what I'd normally pay for a haircut. Overall I would recommend if you don't have time to get it done during the week.
Heineken Beer Storage- I hate Heineken but since you can bring any of their other beers this is very much worth it. Alleviates so much space in your coolers. I brought a 36 rack of Coors Light to start the weekend off and brought a 30 rack of Tecate Light to the Beer storage Friday. You can text them to deliver it to your camp but I just picked it up on Sunday morning since we were near there anyways.
Adidas- As we were walking over to the line Sunday morning the carts were passing us so we lucked out on some tokens. Still waited 3 hours for shoes. If they do this next year I have to imagine they provide some more shade over the line because that was the only terrible part of the experience.

u/Cupcake_Kat · 7 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would love the mass effect version of risk. I really want it, but it is too expensive for me to buy for myself. For the rest of the money, I would love the fourth CAH expansion

u/peeholestinger · 7 pointsr/Hammocks

ENO makes nice hammocks but do yourself a favor and grab a longer hammock. Look at any forum and you'll find people raving about how comfy 11' hammocks are. Dutchware is a popular option. A single layer w/whoopie hook suspension and webbing is only about $10 more than the ENO + straps, and much lighter (17.7oz vs 35oz).

For insulation you can use and old sleeping bag as a top quilt. For bottom I've heard good things about the Snugpack Under Blanket.

Might get you down to 30°F but should be enough to keep you warm down to the 40-50s.

u/corpus_callosum · 6 pointsr/simpleliving

You ought to be looking into cots. There's some large, heavy-duty ones that look quite comfortable. They can get pretty expensive though.

u/kanye_is_my_dad · 6 pointsr/bonnaroo

I bought two of these and plan to just put them next to each other. From my research most double cots are kind of just okay because they all have a bar going down the middle of them (like in between where you and your partner would be laying) So instead I just got two of the best single person cots I could find. These already come with a foam pad as well!!!

u/Papasmokess · 6 pointsr/hammockcamping

My #1 choice for budget rainfly would be the [Yukon Walkabout] ( it's $40 and 14 ounces, about as good as it gets for the money.

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/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/EternalRedEyes · 5 pointsr/ToyotaTundra

Sure! Here ya go:

Tent - Decathalon 2 Second 2 Person

Sleeping Pad - TETON Sports Outfitter XXL Camp Pad; Lightweight Foam Sleeping Pad

Sleeping Bag - TETON Sports Celsius XXL Sleeping...

Fan - O2 Cool Battery Powered Fan Battery or 9V powered (no included plug)

Hammock - ENO - Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock, Portable Hammock for Two, Red/Charcoal

Hammock Straps - ENO - Eagles Nest Outfitters Atlas Chroma Hammock Straps, Suspension System, Red/Charcoal

Rubbermaid Box -

u/Ell1m1st · 5 pointsr/LostLandsMusicFest

I would honestly recommend a camping Cot instead of one of those. It will get you off the ground, they are lightweight and very portable. I made the switch a few years ago while camping in general and the difference is night and day. Something like this:

u/brkdncr · 5 pointsr/camping

for that length of time i would get a larger tent with multiple rooms so you can keep things drying in one area. one or two of the shower units so you have a lot of solar-heated hot water.

I'd also get a real cot that's a foot or more off the ground, so you can sit on it like a bench when needed. they make larger ones if your special friend and you like to snuggle.

u/coasty163 · 4 pointsr/bonnaroo

Various deals I've come across while browsing during this slow work day:

8-person Tent
20% off Air Mattresses

u/DTWBagHandler · 4 pointsr/bonnaroo

If you got the dough, I've used this the past couple years at firefly. Very comfy and spacious. Also very well made, can handle around 500 lbs! Also, the pad is great. My bro and I each bought one for fests.

TETON Sports Adventurer Camp Pad

u/rarelyserious · 4 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. The perfect bed.
  2. Bedtime snack
  3. Jammies
  4. Scared of the dark
  5. Goodnight, baby.

    Bonus: I don't know, an ephelant.

    “She used to say she could taste sleep and that it was as delicious as a BLT on fresh French bread.”
u/thewhitecrowflies · 4 pointsr/hammockcamping

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

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/Suspendedskinnykid · 4 pointsr/CampingGear

what is your main goal here? Do you need a cot? or are you looking at this saying comfortable, and offers protection? You could get a cot and pretty decent tent for that price. That thing is 25 lbs. My 8 person tent weighs the same and it's humongous. Depending how tall you are, you can get a pretty decent cot for $50, and a really nice tent for $120. it'd probably even be lighter, and just more practical. You could go this route. I think even this, a cot, plus a sizable tarp would probably be plenty of shelter, or orrrr strap this on top of a cot.

u/reinhart_menken · 4 pointsr/hammockcamping

You can get a Yukon Outfitter hammock with bug net built-in (if you don't want it just flip the hammock over) for around $40-50s:

You'll want a hammock tree strap which is REALLY handy. You won't need to do any knots or anything and it stays on there merely by tension with just one wraparound of the tree, and you won't need to worry about it not being sturdy enough compared to a cord. They're cheap, $8 dollars:

Then you can get a tarp around 10x10 feet for also around $30 (you might already have one since that's universal to tents and hammock). You don't need a heavy duty one, it's hanging in the air above your hammock barely coming into contact with anything, the one you linked in another comment looks heavy. You do want a big one in case of rain, so you'll have enough coverage b oth for your hammock and your gear.

Like isogreen42 said, just sleeping in a sleeping bag in a hammock will mean that you will quash the bottom of the sleeping bag, compressing the material and nullify the insulation, so you'll want an underquilt. You could just use an ultralight sleeping bag or a jungle blanket, and tie the 4 ends to a tree or the line from the hammock. I don't have a link for this one, I'm assuming you already have an ultralight sleeping bag. If you don't, any one you find on Amazon will do. I think I got mine around $15-30.

And then you'll be warm (unless it's down in the 30-40s) and you can just use another ultralight sleeping bag or jungle blanket as the top quilt / actual blanket. Again, $20-30s:

And then you should be set! So you're looking at...around $130? Not too bad for an experiment.

u/IsaiahNathaniel · 4 pointsr/Jeep

Have you considered buying two hammocks?

They are very portable and very comfortable.

u/alextoria · 4 pointsr/Hammocks

great club idea! I'm a novice, but I've got a cheap hammock that I love. the brand is yes4all and I got it on Amazon.

it's cheap yet durable, I have one and it's great! been using it regularly since Christmas (I know not too long) and I've yet to find something wrong with it! I've had 450lbs in it, which is the upper limit, and had no problems. iirc on Amazon the cheapest is a single for like $12. I got a double and tree straps so mine came out to about $25 (you can choose different options). also certain colors are more expensive. brb with a link!

edit [here ya go!] ( looks like they're a few bucks more than when I bought mine, but still decent pricing!

Amazon has [this one] ( too for fairly cheap, but more expensive than yes4all. I don't have personal experience with them though :/

good luck!

u/BarryHalls · 4 pointsr/backpacking
u/meg_c · 4 pointsr/Hammocks

I got into hammocking for camping/backpacking trips, and found it so comfortable I ended up hanging a hammock in my bedroom. Now I pretty much only use my bed to fold clothes... At home I sleep in a 12 foot hammock I made out of wide 1.6 Hexon. When I go backpacking, I'm really, really happy with my Chameleon. It's comfy and awesome. Also, Dutch keeps inventing new stuff that's compatible with the Chameleon zippers. For example, Dutch just came out with the Chameleon Sidecar, which is a zip-on side pouch that serves the same purpose as the (much-loved) shelf in the Warbonnet Blackbird, except if you want you can put one on both sides of your Chameleon. Switch things around, head-end, foot-end, right-lay, left-lay... The Chameleon is super flexible.

I just purchased a Warbonnet Thunderfly tarp (like, this morning. They've already popped it in the mail, so now I can refresh the tracking info 20 times a day... :sigh: ) I think it's a good compromise between the light weight of a hex tarp and the sideways-rain protection of a Superfly-style tarp with doors. (I live in the Pacific Northwest, so rain is always a consideration for me. Cuban is out of my price range right now, but in any case I'd want to experiment with that size and shape in sil-poly before investing in cuban.)

I also recently bought 1" Venom UHMWPE Ultralight Tree Straps which I use with some titanium Dutch clips (rather than passing the tree strap through its own loop) and then Becket hitch to the continuous loops on each end of my hammock.

I've got a Hammock Gear Burrow 20˚ quilt and a Hammock Gear Econ Incubator 10˚ underquilt, which I love with a disturbing passion (I tend to sleep cold, but that's not a problem when I'm nestled in my cocoon of down:) If weight and volume is of slightly less concern to you, I highly recommend Hammock Gear's Econ line as about $100 cheaper while still being pretty darn good (just a little heavier and bulkier for the same temp rating).


If you're just getting into hammocking you might experiment with a cheap hammock from Amazon before putting down a bunch of money for an awesome piece of gear that might not suit you. Just remember, you want it to be as long as possible (most people consider 10 feet to be the bare minimum for comfort in a gathered hammock), and extra width doesn't hurt at all either. I bought this hammock when it was only $10, and immediately bought 2 more because it was pretty decent (Not nearly as good as a proper 11 foot hammock, but almost 10 feet long and fairly wide). I see the price has come back down to $11 -- well worth it for a halfway-decent gathered-end hammock. I slept in one of these for almost a year before making myself a longer hammock :) (I am a bit shorter than you, but I think you could still be reasonably comfortable in one of these. And then if you end up upgrading you've got a spare hammock that you don't care about so you can casually hang it without really worrying about kids (or grownups) swinging and being stupid in it...). Get a couple of 8" continuous loops from Dutch to feed through the ends of the hammock to replace the stupid ropes it comes with. You will probably also want to add a structural ridgeline to help get a consistent sag with your hammock and to hold a ridgeline organizer. Dutch sells some adjustable structural ridgelines, or you can just use some stout cord.

If bugs are an issue in your area, you might pick up a bug net to go with your cheap netless hammock. The Fronkey style bugnets are pretty popular add-ons.

(Of course, at this point it might be cheaper to just have bought a Chameleon, but this game is how most of us ended up owning several hammocks. On the plus side, we can help outfit our friends for hammock camping trips...)

Freezing from underneath is a problem in hammocks... If you've already got a sleeping pad, you can lie on it in your hammock, though your shoulders tend to get cold where they press against the hammock fabric. The ultimate in comfort is an underquilt. In addition to my fancy down backpacking underquilt, I've got a synthetic Snugpak Underquilt that I use on my hammock at home. I tend to sleep cold, and I find that this underquilt is only good down to about 65˚ before I start getting cold, but a regular human could probably take it down to 55 or 50˚.

If you're just getting started, a square tarp works pretty well and the Kelty Noah 9 tarp is inexpensive and more than 12.5 feet on the diagonal, so works pretty well for hammocking. Or you could just search for 'hex tarp' on and get quite a few results -- just make sure it's long enough to cover the ridgeline of your hammock with at least a foot to spare (so at least 6" of extra on each side). In general, sil-nylon is slightly sturdier, slightly heavier, and more water absorbent than sil-poly, which most people agree is strong enough and better at shedding water. Sil-poly is what most people who can't afford cuban fiber are getting.

Hummingbird Hammocks makes some nice, lightweight tree straps that pair well with some Camp USA Nano Carabiners for a very simple and relatively lightweight setup. If you don't care about weight and want a cheaper option, just buy about 21 feet of 1" polyester strap from Cut it into 2 equal pieces, melt the ends, and sew a 6" loop on one end of each strap. Learn how to tie a Slippery Becket Hitch and you've got a super simple, super cheap suspension. You can either feed the loops through themselves, or use the Nano Carabiners or some Dutch clips if you want a system that's a little easier to adjust after you've hung the hammock.

Speaking of the link for the Becket Hitch, the site I linked to is called The Ultimate Hang. I highly, highly recommend you spend some time reading through all the fabulous (and fabulously illustrated) hammocking information on the site, and perhaps even purchase his book :)


If you're trying to decide which fancy, expensive hammock to buy, my best advice is to see if you can try the different models and versions for yourself. Check and see if there are any group hangs happening anywhere near you, or maybe post and ask if anyone near you has some hammocks in various fabrics for you to try. I'm close to your weight, and bought the Chameleon in Hexon 1.0 after reading the old weight limit of 250 lbs (it's since been updated to 200lbs). I love it (it's nice and stretchy and makes a really great cradle for my head). I'm not really worried about using it by myself, as I figure they're being pretty conservative on their weight rating and probably changed the rating after one person had an ...incident... Alas, my dog weighs about 60 pounds, so I either have to upgrade to Hexon 1.6 or not sleep with my dog on the trail. On the one hand, my dog is very warm and I sleep cold.
On the other hand, my dog is a lab and if there's any water he'll probably be wading in it or have just rolled in something disgusting and I probably don't want him in my hammock anyhow...
(I made the hammock I sleep in at home out of Hexon 1.6 and it's just not as delightfully stretchy as the 1.0. But some people really prefer the firmness of the 1.6 or even the 2.4, so ???)

Anyhow, hopefully that wall of text is at least a little helpful :) Good luck finding a hammock/insulation/suspension/tarp combination that suits you. Even if you don't find "The Perfect Hammock" I think you'll find yourself more comfy in a hammock than on the ground.

PS. Don't forget to sleep on the diagonal!

u/basshead1995 · 4 pointsr/ElectricForest

Here's a [link](Winner Outfitters Double Camping Hammock - Lightweight Nylon Portable Hammock, Best Parachute Double Hammock For Backpacking, Camping, Travel, Beach, Yard. 118"(L) x 78"(W) for one I just purchased a few days ago. Haven't got it yet, but looks pretty solid.

u/Psychedelic_soup · 4 pointsr/hulaween

I have an ENO and an Honest Outfitters one that I got from Amazon for about 30 bucks (including straps).

I love my ENO and it has held up wonderfully. When my wife wanted one, we decided to try a cheaper option (she doesn't use it as much) and got the Honest outfitters one. Honestly they are pretty comparable as far as quality and all goes. The straps are exactly the same (Atlas brand, same style, size)
The only real difference is when you fold them up, it seems like the ENO gets a little smaller than the other and the ENO has a little better quality drawstring. Everything else seems to be the same (size, weight, mil of fabric, stitching, etc), the ENO seems a little smaller and easier to handle, but the straps go in a separate bag instead of in the bag with the hammock like the other so that's prob why. All in all we are pleased with cheaper one just the same. I perfer the smaller size of the eno because I strap it to my camelbak and take it with me everywhere (and the awesome print)

ENO is a great option. If you don't have the money to spend then just get that Honest Outfitters one and call it a day. You aren't missing much at all. Especially for a fest hammock that's prob going to get abused and all. I can't speak for the longevity of the honest outfitter one like I can the eno (bc I haven't had it that long or used it all that much) but the fact that it's literally a 3rd of the price of an ENO makes me think that it can stand to have a little less life in the tank...


ENO- Awesome all around. Expensive (maybe paying a bit extra for the name). Would still recommend.

Honest Outfitters (Amazon)- Also awesome but with very minor dips in quality, 1/3 of the price of eno, would also recommend. <-- best bang for your buck.

[Amazon link to H.O hammock] (

u/AnticitizenPrime · 3 pointsr/overlanding

Fellow FJ driver here. Couldn't justify the cash for an RTT, so I picked up an oversized model Kamp-Rite tent cot:

Folded, it fits perfectly in the cargo area. Tent pops up when you open it, and it's as comfy as sleeping on, well, a cot (comfy). Not as roomy of course, but it's tall enough to sit up in. I like that you can set up camp and then go wheelin'.

u/GoneToMarsKenji · 3 pointsr/army
u/ExDrIt · 3 pointsr/CampingGear
u/schlazor · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I have this Outfitter XXL cot and this pad to go with it. Basically, I'd probably rather sleep on this than my actual bed. It's held up well so far. Probably used it 15 nights in 2 years, although the pad is a more recent acquisition. The rubber feet on the bottom are known to fail but you can get replacements. It folds up nicely although it is still pretty big folded up. There are other sizes that are similar in construction but I'm a big dude - 6'5" 300ish lbs.

u/doubleu · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

I got this cot for Christmas, and it is WAY more beefy than I had anticipated. I guess I should've paid closer attention to the pic of the 7 guys standing on it, 'cause it is a beast. There's room for me (6'1 220lbs) and my dog (90lbs), and I imagine it'd work for 2 people cuddling up, but definitely not 2 people side-by-side.

u/Independent · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I've got a traditional Pawley's Island rope hammock for backyard use, but after getting a Hennessey Hammock for camping I don't even bother with the rope one anymore. Even in the backyard, the Hennessey is so quick to set up, and unlike the rope one, doesn't leave red rope pressure impressions on my calves. With the Hennessy you've got rain and mosquito protection if you want it, but you don't have to get in it if you don't want to. You can just flip it over and use it like a regular lay on top or sit on top hammock/ chair sling if you desire. It's too long to fit in a standard metal hammock cradle, though, if that's important to you.

u/memaw381 · 3 pointsr/ElectricForest

Well, whether you want to bring a hammock or not is up to you, but last year when we were out camping (Not at EF mind you), my girlfriend realized she forgot her hammock, so we went to an outdoor store and picked one of these up and it worked just fine for the weekend. The straps and fabric weren't as nice as the eno brand, but it served its purpose. So if you want one, there are cheaper alternatives for a one-time use!

u/tequayla · 3 pointsr/myog

This is the type hammock I want to use.

$30 ($15 per hammock) is a hell of a lot cheaper than $600 for the clark double hammock.

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/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/shazbot28 · 3 pointsr/Hammocks
u/GCDubbs · 3 pointsr/Survival

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

u/BigBillH · 3 pointsr/Survival

Here is the base hammock. Unfortunately you have to buy the bug net and tarp separately, but they all compact so small that it barely takes up any space in my bag.

And here is the listing for the net

u/shastacoop13 · 3 pointsr/teenagers

Honestly? An eno double nest seeing as I've slept in mine for the past week they are fantastic

u/Swami99 · 3 pointsr/hulaween

Try out a cot instead, man. No inflation needed... ready to-use in two minutes and totally off the floor. Prolly cheaper than any air mattress too

u/Priv8snoball · 3 pointsr/bonnaroo

My girlfriend and I each used one of these last year and they were great. It's obviously not the perfect cot but you should be exhausted when you need it and it's good enough for that.

u/yenemy · 3 pointsr/Hammocks

For mid range for someone new to hanging, I would absolutely get a hennessy explorer or expedition. Amazon link

Good quality bugnet, tarp, hammock, and suspension for a combined price and "hassle" quotient that cannot be beat.

EDIT: If you're under 5'8" and want to save some money, you could try the "Scout" model (amazon link) that costs $90. It is not an asymmetrical design though, so the lay might be slightly less comfortable.

Everything else recommended here (so far) requires you to go get your own suspension, bugnet, and/or tarp and figure it all out yourself. That's something I would totally recommend, but maybe not for your first time out and for your first hang.

For example:

the "eno package" -- $185. Spending this much on an eno setup is IMO crazy; get a cottage manufacturer setup instead (I like wilderness logics) for just a little bit more. Way higher quality and they'll come with more and better accessories.

  • eno doublenest ($60)
  • eno bugnet ($60)
  • eno tarp ($80)
  • suspension (~$25)

    or the "grand trunk" version -- ($175). Same here.

  • grand trunk hammock w/bugnet ($70)
  • grand trunk tarp ($80)
  • suspension (~$25)

    or the "super budget yukon outfitters" version -- $65-105. Decent option for those on a budget, but the durability cannot be vouched for.

  • yukon outfitters hammock w/ bugnet ($40) -- $20-30 on woot
  • yukon outfitters hammock tarp ($40) -- $20 on woot
  • suspension (~$25)

    So the only one that'll save you any significant amount of money will be the Yukon outfitters setup. At best it will save you $80 or so, if you're in a rush (which you are) and can't wait for Woot, then you'll save maybe $50. For that amount of savings, I would personally not sacrifice the durability and usability of the hennessy, especially if you're expecting any kind of inclement weather.


    Keep in mind none of this takes care of your insulation problem. For someone just getting into it, I would say use your sleeping bag and put a pad in your hammock for under insulation. Later on you can start thinking about underquilts and top quilts, but it's overkill for you right now.
u/sandi_boi · 3 pointsr/bonnaroo

Kamp-Rite Double Kwik Cot this bad boy plus a moon mat on each side is what my fiance and I have used the past 2 years. Best sleep ever for Roo, without a mattress or anything it gets great airflow. But be sure to bring blankets/hoodies. I know we as well as many other people froze one night this past year, because we didn't have any

u/arcana73 · 3 pointsr/hammockcamping
u/cwcoleman · 3 pointsr/CampingandHiking

5 pounds?!? no way. The pack alone is 4.8 pounds.

Honestly - I'd replace every one of those items. They are pretty crappy items in each category.
I realize that everyone doesn't have a big budget - but even at those prices you can make smarter choices.

A tactical backpack rarely does well for wilderness backpacking. It is heavy (almost 5 pounds) and does not carry loads well (weak hipbelt). This specific one is only 47 liters, which will unlikely fit your kit.

Any backpack can hold a water bladder. You don't need a special sleeve for this. I prefer mine on top of my pack, not in the sleeve. Easier to get at and refill along the route - allowing me to carry less.

I'd recommend going into a local shop and trying on a few brands/models. See what fits your body well - as fit is key to getting 'the best' backpack. Look at brands like Osprey, Gregory, and similar in the 55-65 liter range.

10x7 is an okay size for a tarp. I'd probably get this instead:
You'll also need a ground cloth of some kind. Tyvek can be had for super cheap and works well.

Sleeping pad
That looks fine, but realize that it will insulate you very little (RValue of 1.3). I'd probably get this instead (because I know Klymit brand and not 'OutdoorMan'):

If you really want to go cheap - just get a closed foam sleeping pad. Not as comfortable, but as cheap as $20.

That DIY grill and cheap cook set look fine.
One option is to go to your local thrift store and look for a pot/pan. If you just need 1 single piece is often easy to pick up there for cheap.

Will you also have a camp stove? This is a cheap/popular choice:

Do you have a water filter / purification method? The Sawyer Squeeze is popular.
You can use simple disposable water bottles like SmartWater or Gatorade for your bottles. A bladder is nice, but cost more and heavier.


  • Rope - skip paracord. It sucks for just about every application outside bracelets. I'd get this instead:
  • Knife - sure the Mora is fine. Don't go overboard here, you really don't need much.

    Then you'll likely need a bunch of other small miscellaneous items. First Aid Kit, headlamp, lighter, pack liner, food bag, compass, maps, etc.
    Plus clothes of course.

    A typical pack weight for an overnight adventure is 20 pounds. Weather is a big factor in what you have to carry, but generally 15-30 pounds is the range you'll find the majority of experienced backpackers. 5lbs would be a ridiculously low pack weight (with or without consumables like food and water). I'd recommend you shoot to keep yours under 30, since you are new and used the word 'bushcraft' haha.

    In the end - these are merely suggestions for improvement. You can totally get outside with the items you listed or nothing at all. Experience is the real key here. Try to borrow some items and spend the weekend outside. Take notes on what worked and what didn't, make changes, and try again. A kit of gear evolves over time and getting it 100% right on the first try is impossible. It helps to put serious thought into these items, in hopes of saving money, which is why I generally suggest to 'buy once, cry once'. Otherwise you buy 2 crappy versions, then ultimately realize what you should have bought in the first place - to buy that 3rd.

u/the_only_one · 3 pointsr/hammockcamping
  • The Yukon Outfitters tarp is normally $40 on Amazon. I bought two when they happened to be on Woot for $20. Good deal at $40, and a steal at $20. I use them as loaner tarps, and they work well.

  • UST Hex Tarp is smaller than I would want, but it has been used by some hammockers. $30 on Amazon:

  • DIYing a polycro, tyvek, or dropcloth tarp has been done before for cheap. Search Hammockforums.

  • Also, hardware store blue tarps have been used by many with price concerns.

    Good luck!
u/elguitarro · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Well.. I don't know if it will sound tasty but because I'm lazy of washing more dishes than I need to. I put my 'entree' salad over my classic pepperoni pizza and I'll eat both as a taco D:..
Accompanied by a beer or lemonade.

And for dessert either more beer or chips ahoy with ice cream.

Then I just feel sad and work out ): haha

And the last expansion I need for Cards Against Humanity!

u/wanttoseemycat · 3 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

You want $40.00 for one, I can do it for $35.61


Camping hammock

And the only "trade off" is that I can use my backpack for things other than carrying my hammock, and my hammock can come out of my back pack....

Anybody that wants to send these guys $40 bucks for this, send me $37.00 and I'll arrange the shipping for your new backpack and hammock.

Seriously... combining these things for personal use may be something worth trying but as a viable product this just doesn't work.

u/dqsg22 · 3 pointsr/Gifts

I love camping/outdoor stuff too and I've gotten a lot of fun gifts over the years. Here's a few that I think any outdoor lover would enjoy.

Flint fire starter
Compact camping hammock
Camping Tomahawk (Seriously, me and my friends had so much fun learning to throw this)

If you're really stuck you can always just take a trip to REI, that store is like candyland for the outdoor lover, although they can be expensive. Camelbacks, lanterns, oudoor cookware, and all other cool stuff can be found there.

If you're leaning towards a gaming gift that can be harder unless you know what he needs, and most parts for a gaming computer are probably going to clear your budget. But you mentioned he likes GoT so I could reccomend the Game of Thrones - Board Game. I've played this and it's a lot of fun.

u/Ocufen · 3 pointsr/Hammocks

It's one made by Snugpak. I got it when they were around $35 and I wanted something quick and easy. Good for spring and fall, but I wouldn't trust it in the winter.

u/DubNscoo · 3 pointsr/hammockcamping

This bug net will get you going

I have the snugpak under blanket, I modified it by sowing down the end tabs and running shock cord through to channel locks to close up the ends. Might compromise the structure after while but it was only $50, if it lasts a few seasons I'm good. I've slept in it on 30degree nights and been toasty.

Total would cost you $75ish, not bad to get you out in the woods ; )

u/Brandon_S12 · 3 pointsr/Hammocks

Yep, I use an underquilt during the cold season. I didn't need to splurge on an underquilt that would be used indoors, so am using this one from Amazon, which is more than warm enough.

u/ikester519 · 3 pointsr/Hammocks

Definitely feels a lil sketchy getting into it, but fantastic hammock for the price.

u/p0tat0nug · 3 pointsr/hammockcamping

Recently got into hammocking, and I had purchased this one. You can get a single or double, plus they are relatively cheaper than the popular high-end brand name ones that's (imo) not needed for just casual hanging.

Edit: Forgot to mention that it comes with straps, as opposed to rope, which is easier to hang for a beginner. Also, there are a variety of colors to choose from and the reviews aren't bad either!

u/deckyon · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

There are plenty of backpacking cots out there, but they are as low to the ground as the inflatable mats. They are also quite expensive, and you sill might need a mat on the cot anyway because there is little to no insulation with the cots.

I tried one for motorcycle camping, after my inflatable mat blew out (was quite old) and sent it back. It didn't offer me any extra comfort for the bulk and weight it added. Even on a motorcycle, I worry about weight and bulk, though not as much as with backpacking. I sent it back when I got home.

Backpacking cots - quick search

Others may have had different experiences.

If I am in a car and just camping at a campsite, I use a tent-cot quite often. I will use a mat in it as well, for insulation when it drops below 70 deg. They have the same cold-butt-syndrome as with a hammock. It works well when you are just there and can let the car do the work. Most are for single occupant. But this may also be something to look into, but not for backpacking.

Tent Cot - example (I have Cabella version of this one)

Had a friend who was trailering his bike bring this to an event this July. He was able to help me out as there was not any good trees in our area for my hammock.


u/ddd1960 · 2 pointsr/festivals

We upgraded to cots this past year so no more waking up with your hip bone poking into the ground. Pro super comfortable built like a tank. Con takes up a lot of room we had to get a 10x13 tent to fit them us and our gear, but what the heck we needed a new tent anyway.

u/RedditBlowhard · 2 pointsr/preppers

I respect what you want to do, but you might find it much more efficient and inexpensive to get two portable heavy duty cots that can be hung on the wall during the day.
This is what I have. Look at the various pictures on the left.
Just a thought?

u/G8351427 · 2 pointsr/camping

Alright, so here is my answer to pretty much none of your questions.

I have these two items:

  • ALPS Mountaineering Outback Self-Inflating Air Mat
  • Teton Sports XXL Cot

    The cot is quite a bit bigger than you are looking for. It's like the size of a twin bed so it's unwieldy and awkward to setup and haul around, so it won't travel unless you want to ship it.

    The Alps mattress is pretty much the same thing as the Exped, but a little bigger and a bit cheaper.

    These two items are not going to be very portable; I use them car camping. I have never slept more than three nights in a row on them, but they were unbelievably comfortable; as good as my memory foam mattress at home. Firm and supportive, but has some give where your pressure points are. And the height of the cot and pad together were such that I could sit on them to put on socks and pants.

    So, while I know these items are not going to suit you, I think that a couple of things I learned might be helpful. My cot gives a little when I lie on it which is expected. My pad is several inches narrower than the cot which is perfect since it ends up fitting right between the supporting bars. The 'self inflating' pads I believe are constructed with a memory foam core inside what is essentially an air mattress. In my experience that foam core solve the biggest complaint I have with air mattresses: the way the air moves around as you roll around on it.

    Anyway, I think your mattress selection is great; cot too, thought it's hard to know if they will work together as the widths are pretty similar.

    Edit: The Kelty Discovery High Cot might meet your needs and the size seems about right.
u/NerdTronJJ · 2 pointsr/DIY

Do you one better here's a link to the amazon page |X and here's a link to the list I found out about it on |X

u/kalifornia94 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My favorite thing about spring is just being able to be outside again! I'm an avid rock climber, hiker, and rafter, so I just want to be able to enjoy those things again! I feel like this would really help me out this spring

u/syyvius · 2 pointsr/AskReddit
u/ductape98 · 2 pointsr/Hammocks

This is a spreader bar hammock not a mayan hammock most commonly seen on this subreddit. the spreader bar negates most benefits of a hammock; it makes it weigh more (4 lbs. opposed to about 2 for a mayan hammock with bug net and tarp), it will topple easily, and probably leave you with a sore back in the morning. This hammock setup also costs $140, for this price you could buy similar mayan setup like this one or choose from many other options.

u/Amk410 · 2 pointsr/Hammocks

You don't need everything at once. It can get pricey and if you don't know for sure that you will like an all-nighter in a hammock I wouldn't go too crazy to start.

You won’t need a mummy sleeping bag if you get an UQ. It’s more of a pain to get in and out with a sleeping bag anyway. No pics right now but this is what I have. I live in Texas so it isn’t cold all the time but I travel to surrounding states to go climbing and hiking and it has all kept me dry, bug free, and toasty down into the 30’s. I’m cheap and haven’t gone with the top name brands but this setup works perfectly for my needs. It wasn’t all bought at once and some stuff you could choose to go even cheaper and DIY. Spent less than $250.

•Grand Truck Ultra-Light Hammock-$20 amazon

•Grand Trunk Hammock Mozzy Netting-$50 amazon. Price is higher now. I prefer this one over others because it has a floor. So much easier to get in and out without bugs slipping in. And a place for you’re your shoes, pack, whatever, on the ground without creepy crawlies climbing in. Worth the added weight to me.

•3 Season Jarbidge Underquilt – Pd $100 KAQ Arrowhead Equipment, sale right now for $75

•Marlin Spike Hitch Whoopie Sling Kit (toggles, slings, straps)-pd $20, Arrowhead Equipment , sale right now for $15

•Just bought ridgeline today when buying another whoopie sling kit for my other hammock and water filters from their sale. If you get the kit, you can get a ridgeline for an additional $10

•For cooler nights, Texsport Fleece Sleeping bag-$10 Amazon

•Plain blue tarp- maybe $10? Almost never use unless rain is anticipated.

u/lucmersault · 2 pointsr/minimalism

I bought them both from Amazon

I use this hammock, though I also used this one for a couple months with no problem (just wanted something wider)

And this stand.

u/OutOfNames · 2 pointsr/sanantonio

I love hammocks! I use a cheap, $20 single person hammock I ordered off Amazon with some tree slings. It came with 'S' hooks, so I just replaced those with some heavy duty carabiner. It's held up just as well as my dad's $80 hammock. For mosquitoes, I use a cheap mosquito net. It doesn't work as well as his expensive mosquito cover, but his complaint is it gets too hot under it.

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/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/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/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/rottenpossum · 2 pointsr/Hammocks

Why not this one instead?

cheaper and lighter.

u/geezer_ · 2 pointsr/minimalism

Hammock and Hammock Stand

Bed Frame and Mattress

Table and I stole a folding chair from my Uni to go along with the table.

u/TheSaintBernard · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Eagles Nest Outfitters Hammock that the two of you can use. Cheap, very easy to set up, and you get to be in nature!

u/abnmfr · 2 pointsr/sex

A hammock like this. There are lots of different positions that are great on hammocks. A simple google search can provide details much more exacting and concise than I can.

u/chip1123 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

For training against those darn brits, this will help us with unarmed combat training. Once through with that training, we'll need something to help with the glare while we're outside. These glasses should do the trick - durable and don't fog. If we're forced away from our home for long periods of time, every soldier should have one of these hammocks in their backpacks to sleep in/on. We'll teach those brits that they'll never take our freedom!

u/00000010000001000011 · 2 pointsr/tampa

bug net and hammock is all it takes really. I'll bring a rain fly too since it'll likely rain every day.

u/thesneakymonkey · 2 pointsr/camping

this is what we have or the older version that is really close to it. It folds up and fits in a bag similar to those folding camp chairs. The two bars on the end have to be inserted when setting them up (they also fit in the carry bag). The center bar hangs low enough that it does not bother mine or my husband's backs. My dad however, bought the larger XL cabelas cot for when him and my mother camp b/c he is a bigger guy and heavy enough that the middle bar rubbed on his back all night. He loves the XL cot and has no issues with it. Both my husband and I use sleeping pads and sleep like a babies. We usually have our singles separated in the tent. Once you lay in the cot you sorta sink into it and the middle ridge will be higher than you think. It could work though depends on your sleeping pads.

u/RojinShiro · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

It depends on what kind of cot it is. If it's a spring cot like this, you'll still want the mat, otherwise it'll tear up your sleeping bag. However, those are really just old army cots (we used them in scouting, you'll probably never see them in person), and you're almost certainly going to have a cot more like this. If you go with one of those you won't need the mat. I'd say those cots are usually more comfortable than the ground, even if you use a mat.

Something else you might have to consider is tent space. While cots are great, they take up a lot of space, so you'll need to make sure it'll fit in your tent, and that you'll be able to keep your other gear in your tent. Another thing, that probably doesn't apply to you, is backpacking. If you're carrying your gear a long distance, lighter is better, and it'd be easier to carry a mat than a cot.

Since it's your first time camping I'm assuming you're just driving to a campground and spending the night, so your best bet is probably a cot.

u/AngryT-Rex · 2 pointsr/CampingandHiking

I have to agree that I really don't understand quite what those tents are trying to accomplish.

If its sleeping on the ground that she can't handle, maybe look into simple cots like this, you could throw one into some giant family tent and then she'd have a raised bed and tons of space:

u/upshitecreek · 2 pointsr/Assistance

I'm on amazon looking right now per another suggestion, and the air mattresses I'm seeing (I just typed 'air mattress' in the search) are all above $50, closer to $100.

I also thought about something like this instead since it's light and portable and folds up and would never get a hole in it and is definitely reusable.

Sorry the search is going a bit slower, I'm not home alone and I'm trying to avoid questions like 'why are you looking at air mattresses' so I have to keep changing screens.

u/SurburbanCowboy · 2 pointsr/camping

If you have the room, the best sleep I ever had in a tent was on a cot. It was a friend's, but I'd bet it was something similar to this:

u/hi_123 · 2 pointsr/bonnaroo

Someone mentioned a coleman cot being the best sleep he's had at roo.

I found this one on Amazon and will likely get it:

u/rotakoan · 2 pointsr/minimalism

I'm happy to help! I use it's very highly rated and rightfully so for that price. Feels firm but not so firm as to hurt my back. Been sleeping on it for over a year soon and I feel great. I like the side table, it's useful for placing my tablet. Amazon has a great return policy in case it doesn't work out.

u/evill_troll · 2 pointsr/bicycletouring

I picked up a Hennessy hammock from amazon a few years ago when there was a good sale. I took this with me on an east to west tour across the northern states. for the first two weeks I stealth camped in the woods of nj,pa and ny, I only got caught once because a dog heard me setting up camp and brought his owner over to me. I got caught in a lot of big storms the first two weeks of june, this hammock kept me dry.

I also brought two poles and a ground tarp with me that allowed the hammock to be set up as a bivy on the ground when there weren't any posts or trees around.

When I stayed at a camp ground in Yellowstone, a couple sharing the hiking biking spot with me mentioned how stealthy it was, they said they could barely see it even though they knew it was there.

u/iK0NiK · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

Purchases so far:

  • Esbit stove. Haven't had a chance to use it yet.

  • Solar 5 Battery/Charger First use last weekend. Really love it so far.

  • LMF "Spork"

    On the to-buy list, I'm hoping to get into ultralight + hammock camping for the summer:

  • Exos 48 Pack

  • Hennessy Hammock Expedition

    Also do you guys have any recommendations for a warm-weather sleeping bag? I live in GA so past April, the lows only get into the 60-70 range on a "cold" night. I'm almost leaning towards Hammock + just a warm camp blanket. Any thoughts?
u/GhostEmbodied · 2 pointsr/festivals

Kamp-Rite 3897864 Tent Cot Double...

That’s the cot I have, can’t find the topper I have. Any 6 person tent will do, you can even store your shit under the cot!

u/Rygnerik · 2 pointsr/ChronicPain

Personally, I prefer a cot over an air mattress.

u/whotherooareyou · 2 pointsr/bonnaroo

get two of these bad bois and push them together so you can sleep next to each other. ive had this one for about 2 years and ive never slept better at festivals. ive seen them cheaper before i’d check walmart or other places for around $50

u/eatsleepwoof · 2 pointsr/overlanding

I've slept on backpacking pads for years, but have recently purchased this (very large!) cot:

The cot comes with a mattress, but I figured I'd double up, so I also got this one:

Slept on this setup at home just to try it out, and was incredibly comfortable. As good as (if not better than) my bed!

The second pad is realistically not needed. Perfectly comfy with just one (either) of the pads.

u/zyzzogeton · 2 pointsr/backpacking

I'm at work so I don't have photos of my stuff. But here is the list of the basics. The stuff below, plus food, and a change of clothes will get me through a long weekend and on top of some nice terrain. I include my sock liner/sock combo below because I am so damn happy with them (and not expensive).

u/origami_rock · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If I had the 4th expansion then I have all the cards! (And will probably be going to hell because of the terrible things that are said while playing this game...)

My favorite game is... a Link to the Past!

u/NeonGreenTiger · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Birthday Shenanigans are hearing me tell a horrible pun! Like this:

Two fish are in a tank. One turns to the other and says "How do you drive this thing?!?!"


Two muffins are in a oven. One says "Man, it sure is hot in here." The other one freaks out and says "Holy shit!!! A talking muffin!!!!"

hehe. They still make me giggle :P

This would be delightful and make me laugh even more!


u/suckinonmytitties · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/sweetright · 2 pointsr/secretsanta

Nope it wasn't expensive at all! Here is one that looks like what he uses.

u/kevindlv · 2 pointsr/aww

It's not technically a hammock it's a Tentsile Stingray, which is like a 'tree tent'.

I bought a hammock for camping, it's awesome. I get uncomfortable in tents because they are hot and stuffy to me. Because I camped in a place that didn't really have flying bugs, I just set up my hammock, and got in with my sleeping bag, and fell asleep with a view of the stars. Pretty cool and super comfy. I think the hammock was like $25 too.

u/dfromrc · 2 pointsr/WildernessBackpacking

I got this one a while back from Amazon. It's out of stock right now but you may find it elsewhere. I have only used it to check it out for about 30 minutes right after I got it. Haven't had the opportunity to sleep with it overnight so I can't give a good review.

u/you_know_how_I_know · 2 pointsr/hulaween

I saved on the underquilt by going with Snugpack, which makes a huge difference for hammock ass when the overnight lows drop. The Blackbird has an integrated layer underneath for a sleeping pad, but I prefer to just use the Jungle Blanket because I don't like the added stiffness of a pad.

u/BloodMouth · 2 pointsr/hammockcamping

This is another budget UQ from Amazon. The reviews are decent, and I'm considering getting one until I save up for my dream UQ.

Like /r/AtomMass, I don't like spending money on the cheapo version when I still plan to buy a better one later, but if I have this second UQ it would mean I have a full backup setup for an unequipped friend.

u/mkhanZ · 2 pointsr/hammockcamping

For an underquilt I got a Snugpak for $57 . You could definitely go a bit cheaper, but it has pretty good reviews on Amazon.

On top, I use a sleeping bag since I don't always use my hammock. It's my only really nice piece of gear. I was lucky enough to score a 20 degree bag from Mountain Hardware for $50 at the employee store since my relative works for them.

u/McJeff0125 · 2 pointsr/hammockcamping

There are a couple economical underquilt options out there. Snugpack's Underblanket is one. The lead time is a bit rough. I have their Jungle Blanket for top insulation and the workmanship is pretty good.

If you're handy and have access to a sewing machine, you could always make your own. I've made a couple PLUQ's, suggested by a few others, and they work great.

Another option is modifying old sleeping bags. Clearance sections can be your friend. :)
Edit: Hyperlink fail.

u/Deport_Weeaboos · 2 pointsr/Hammocks

Winner Outfitters Double Camping Hammock - Lightweight Nylon Portable Hammock, Best Parachute Double Hammock For Backpacking, Camping, Travel, Beach, Yard. 118"(L) x 78"(W)

u/mangletron · 2 pointsr/canada

These are all great suggestions. Probably the best in the thread. Each of these items takes up little space, is very useful and could save someone's life. A compass and Lifestraw stay in my pack for all adventures. They always get used.

A nice throw blanket, or parachute hammock are also great ideas.

u/Xzillerationer · 2 pointsr/Hammocks

I got a Honest Outfitters "Camping Hammock" and I love it. It's the same style as an ENO(I think it's either an ENO knockoff or an ENO rebrand) and for $30 you get the hammock and the straps. Great beginner hammock.

u/rraak · 1 pointr/phish

These things take a minute to set up and tear down, keep you dry and off the ground, and are super comfortable:

Much cheaper than the rental tent and you can set it up in a very small space next to your car. Only disadvantage is they're heavy as hell, but they're made for car camping so you aren't losing anything in this situation.

u/stacksmasher · 1 pointr/camping

Easy! The best cot solution in the world!

Takes about 5 min's to setup and is solid as a rock. I use it for weekend dirtbike trips and its perfect. They even make a "Double" wide for you and your wife to sleep together.

u/JDnChgo · 1 pointr/ElectricForest

Picked up a couple of these big beefy cots and sleeping pads for camping season and Forest. They just arrived at my house and are legit the size of a twin bed. A little spendy, but worth it due to the sheer amount of use we plan to get out of them. I also got tired of replacing air mattresses - which honestly cannot even TOUCH these guys for comfort. A+ 10/10 would recommend. I just saw that these are now about $15 cheaper on Amazon that what we paid - if you've been on the fence about getting a cot, make the switch; you won't regret it.

u/Loudestpipes · 1 pointr/bonnaroo

I have this XXL one with the pad. Camped on it 4x so far and it's great.

TETON Sports Outfitter XXL Camping cot -

u/SamyIsMyHero · 1 pointr/CampingGear

I can understand your desire for a cot set up. I can tolerate sleeping on air mattresses and sometimes on pads, but sleeping on the somewhat portable camping cot I purchased is amazing. I like mine so much that I would much prefer it over sleeping on some of the mattresses I've slept on when travelling. It is just about as comfortable as my mattress at home, and my mattress is the most comfortable thing I can sleep in. When it is too hot to sleep (I'm extremely warm blooded) I would say that the cot is better than my mattress.

That said, I don't think I've seen any two person camp cot (the one's that aren't folding mattresses) that would work well for a couple that likes to cuddle for sleep. My biggest problem is that I get hot and bothered way before my long-time gf does, and our sleeping tempuratures just don't match up. If you're in one of those cots then both of you are going to gravitate to one pit in the fabric, for me I need some air space after a few hours (or else I'll sweat and she'll be drenched). This might not be a problem for you.

Also I want you to make sure you know the two person tent-cot you link to does have the cross-bar down the middle.

How large are you and your wife? Watch out for cots that don't fit your height. I'm 6 feet tall and I barely fit into a largish cot with a pillow and when I don't want to rest my heels on a metal cross bar at the ends of my cot.

My recommendation, if you and your gf are small enough, find a really large cot that is meant for a single person. Mine is the smaller version (dimensions: 75 x 25 x 17-Inch) from the one I just linked to, and I enjoy it. If you go that route you will be sleeping closely even if you don't want to, but I think it could easily fit two people my size (190 lbs and 6 feet) and a small child. I tried it for a nap with my gf, and we both sort of just fell into the same spot that our body weight makes on the cot.

Another thing to try is a large hammock. Then you'll really be sleeping closely; unless you have some sort of "bridge hammock". Those seem to be flatter and similar in some ways to camping cots.

u/GhoostP · 1 pointr/CampingGear

If you're willing to downsize to a 6 person (which, with only 2 people, really shouldn't be an issue), then I would check out the Eureka! Copper Canyon 6. I just picked it up on the suggestions of The Wire Cutter who rated it as the best tent for family and car camping.

It won't actually be utilized until next week, but I'm excited to try it out. Also got a couple of these cots to go in it, which are huge and will make it seem like walking into a hotel room with 2 twin beds.

u/charlo66 · 1 pointr/camping

They seems really limited in choices. What about this one ?

u/Draco_Dormiens · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I've had this green hammock on my wishlist for a while :) I love the outdoors!

Thanks for the awesome contest :D

u/PreachInsanity · 1 pointr/pics

It's on Amazon. Not sure about the stand though.

u/Both_Of_Me · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


PF Changs


Dinners on you

A hammock makes everyones life better

Ty for the contest!

u/thedukedog · 1 pointr/Hammocks

I just got this in the mail yesterday. First hammock, I'll let you know how it goes.

u/maddiedog · 1 pointr/scooters

Sure, no problem!

My usual list...

On the rear rack, generally packed in a waterproof rollbag:

  • Hammock Tent -- Hennesey Expedition A-Sym

  • Quick-disconnect rope clips like this. Note that I'm light -- these won't hold you safely if you're over 200lbs..

  • Sleeping bag -- I use a Suisse Sport because it was light and cheap

  • mess kit, any collapsible aluminum one will do...

    I strap a waterproof backpack to the rollbag, containing:

  • change of clothes per day (tshirt, jeans, underwear, socks)

  • bodywash

  • deodorant

  • toothbrush

  • small towel (a sham-wow type of towel works really well)

  • food (instant noodles, crackers, kippers, trail mix, energy bars, etc... )

  • dog's leash, poobags, kibble, dog hoodie (in case she gets cold)

  • kindle (for reading things when I get settled for the night)

    Under the seat,

  • hoodie

  • riding jacket (if not wearing)

  • riding gloves (if not wearing)

  • rain suit (if not wearing)

  • extra water

  • any miscellaneous that didn't fit elsewhere...

    On the tunnel bag:

  • dog harness

  • dog (NOTE: dog is optional, but recommended)

    In the tunnel bag:

  • Screwdriver

  • 2x adjustable wrenches

  • vice grip

  • tire patch kit

  • tire iron

  • knife

  • backpacking stove

  • gas for above

  • duct tape

  • LED flashlight

  • small first aid kit w/ insect repellent

  • camelbak bladder for drinking

    I always bring more than that, but that's my bare minimum. On longer trips or trips that go through the night, I'll pack a gas can in case I have to go a couple of hundred miles between fill-ups.

u/_Captain_ · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I just realized that I think most things on my list are cool. I guess I'm going to say this hammock. It looks super easy and super comfortable and super awesome. And I've always wanted to have a hammock. Seriously, can you imagine? Part of me wants to set it up in my living room or something so I can watch TV or read a book whilst in a hammock!

u/xchriswhitex · 1 pointr/Hammocks

Check into Hennessy Hammocks. They're well built. I use an ENO but several friends have Hennessy and love them.

Here's one for reference

u/hammockman76 · 1 pointr/Hammocks

Im assuming you mean this, you'd probably be very happy. One of my friends has one of those and I took a nice nap in it and it was well, pretty nice. Nothing spectacular but a solid choice.

u/pmtacos · 1 pointr/Hammocks

I have a Grand Trunk Ultralight. It was only 20 bucks on Amazon and pretty decent quality, so definitely worth it for the price. You might need to replace (or simply remove) the metal hooks, they are just pointless weight. It is on the shorter side as hammocks go, but it's a great hammock to always carry in a backpack just in case you find a fun spot. As others have said, if you want something much better for not much more money, then look into Dutchware or other higher quality brands.

u/RugerRedhawk · 1 pointr/camping

Another alternative is the grand trunk ultralight:

It stuffs into a ball about the size of a quart.

I think a lot depends on your use. I usually set mine up at the beginning of a camp weekend, might relax in it a bit here and there, mostly my kids end up in it reading. I'd be more inclined to buy something more expensive with fly/net options if I were going to spend a significant amount of time in it though.

u/StellaMaroo · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Not sure if this counts but I have a hammock on my Fun Things wishlist. Sleeping outside is an activity... right?

u/Gebruike · 1 pointr/Ultralight

What about bringing a hammock just to use as a chair? This one is 12oz - Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock

u/justintime516 · 1 pointr/Hammocks

Looks like a great casual hammock. I might go with something a little more durable/wider if you are planning on sleeping in it. Grand trunk sells something similar...I've used Grand Trunk's and if it is similar, you'll only find this fun for shorter periods of time (not a camping trip for instance).

u/atomic_bonanza · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/Chikes · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I would recommend trying to get them on amazon if you haven't already. I purchased this one a while back and love it
But I did have to pay another $15-$20 for the straps. Best of luck to you and your business!

u/joeldare · 1 pointr/Hammocks

I own 2 Grand Trunk hammocks. They are fairly light and I love them. They are $15 on Amazon US right now. I'm 5' 11" 245 lbs and they are tall enough for me. You might find them on Amazon UK.

I've used them to 0 Celsius and been down right warm. I used two cheap sleeping bags at that temperature (1 under).

Here it is:

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.

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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/H1_L1fe · 1 pointr/Drugs

Do yourself a favor and grab one of these for blasting off.
Pro Mode: Mount it inside.

u/mr_gigglez · 1 pointr/hearthstone
u/yaymountainbiking · 1 pointr/bicycletouring

If you think you can find trees to use it, I use this eagle's nest. It's compact, light, and comfortable, and you don't need to carry a pillow. Definitely not for cold weather, but that's no issue for you. Protip: don't buy the rainfly as 8x10 tarp works just as well.

If you're worried about places to put it up, mindeyesight's tent option looks good.

u/vinney1369 · 1 pointr/WTF

Thanks, I've enjoyed talking to you as well. I like being forced to push my frame of reference, and having to explain myself allows me to consider other viewpoints, because its easy to get bogged down in one.

The hammock does await, but I'm in MN now, so I'll have to wait a few days before I can use it again. If you ever wanted one, I bought this one from amazon. Get the quick-straps too, they're definitely worth it. ;) Take care.

u/Sneezer · 1 pointr/camping

I have two of these cots that my family uses. Paired with a thermarest or similar pad they are surprisingly comfortable. The removable nightstand is a bonus as well. I weigh about 245 and have no problems. My son loves it and insists on bringing it to every campout (he is 10). When all 3 of us go I bring my Ultralite cot (which he usually claims too).

Coleman Pack-Away Cot

u/sasunnach · 1 pointr/CampingGear

We used to use these cots when car camping but now we use a trailer in the colder months and backcountry in the warmer months. My husband is 6'3" 225lbs. My brother in law is 6'5" 275lbs. Neither of them have had issues using these cots. We use them at home now for unexpected guests who need to crash and if the guest room is already in use. They worked great when we car camped using a big tent.

Coleman 2000020273 80 x 32-Inches Pack-Away Cot

u/Torley_ · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife is a good model.

More comfy than sleeping on the floor — I've found it surprisingly resilient. As long as you don't have chronic back issues or something, I suppose... I am a monk, gather that into consideration.

Amazon has excellent return policy, so if you're feeling especially frugal, give it a go!

u/JustynCarter · 1 pointr/bonnaroo

Order these instead, slightly cheaper and a few more inches square space wise. Comes with a table too!

u/Calubedy · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

For all the brothers talking about buying a bed: Sure, whatever. The thing is, a good cot or hammock costs less than a mediocre bed. This cot is what I sleep on for about a third of the year. It's very comfortable and actually feels longer than my standard twin bed. If you're willing to spend a bit more, a Hennessy Hammock is a good choice. They're meant for camping, but they're quite comfortable and for a poor man they'll be better than a bed stolen from a crackhouse.

u/Rept4r7 · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

You can get it on Amazon here for $153.

u/Guardian08RT · 1 pointr/CampingGear

This is the one my girlfriend and I have been looking at. I think it is the same one that Gander Mountain sells, and we have checked it out in person and it was of somewhat decent quality. We've been getting sick of using an air mattress, and I havent yet sold her on the idea of using a sleeping we are tempted to pick this one up.

u/MY_NAME_MELANIE · 1 pointr/bonnaroo

The EZ-up/tapestries/cot combo last year was AWESOME. I slept from about 6am-1pm easily every day thanks to that sweet airflow <3

Bought this one from Amazon. It's sturdy af, but the downside is it takes up almost as much space as the EZ-up when it's packed.

u/Witharuler · 1 pointr/ElectricForest

If you have the room to bring it (they take up a decent amount of space folded up) you can't beat something like this:
My wife and I each have our own, you can store your suitcase underneath it so you have more room in the tent and it's way more comfortable than any of my airbeds.

u/KillThemAllJohnny · 1 pointr/hammockcamping

I bought the green Yukon outfitters hammock when it was on sale at Woot! It was like $25

I also bought a Yukon outfitters rainfly (black) for $20 on sale at Woot! and swapped out the orange reflective paracord with black paracord. It blends nicely with the woods (well, over other colors atleast).

The bug net works great (kept me from the horde of mosquitoes in the Florida summer) and you can use grommets to make your own ridgeline so you can have a handgun setup at the ready inside your tent. I'm 200 lbs 6'2" and I drunkenly fell backwards onto the net and it somehow didn't tear at all after 20 seconds of trying to flip back. It's not a double but if you're hunting I'm going to assume you'll be so tired it probably won't matter.

u/falgfalg · 1 pointr/Hammocks

you know what, i think its actually a single? it's this one. i was going to buy a double but i think i changed my mind at the last minute

u/therealscottyfree · 1 pointr/WildernessBackpacking
u/JustAnotherINFTP · 1 pointr/hammockcamping




Would you say this is correct? Would you recommend the red/grey one for $25 and change?

u/Purple-Is-Delicious · 1 pointr/Hammocks

dont get her an ENO. they're expensive, and they're not as comfortable due to their demensions as some other options out there.

I would checkout they have a nice purple polyD hammock she would probably like. The polyd will be more comfortable with the longer hammock while weighing less than the eno. Price wise you can get the hammock complete with cinch buckle suspension for the price of just the eno, factor $40 more for suspension and imho it's a no brainer. Depending on your budget, you could spend the extra dough on extras like a ridgeline, and organizer but that may be a bit over the top if it's her first hammock and she's just getting into it. If she's into hiking and camping, she may be interested in a tarp as well. The Yukon tarp regularly goes on woot for like $29. Then there's the whole ordeal of insulation. Sleeping pad and sleepingbag seem to be an acceptable sacrifice on weight and comfort to price for some.

EDIT: OP you're in luck! WOOT just went live today 6 more hours to go. This is a better hammock than the eno imho.

u/jonathanbernard · 1 pointr/Hammocks

Exactly. Not light or compact (compared to other rain flys), but it gets the job done and it's cheap!

Personally I have a large 20'x12' tarp for making a big tent with multiple hammocks, a smaller 10'x12' tarp for myself, and a pair of Yukon Outfitter rain flys that I picked up when they were on sale at

u/emcull03 · 1 pointr/Hammocks

If you can get it to work then all the power to you. I just haven't had luck.

As far as rainfly and the elements I never had an issue when using a tarp and I've camped in some pretty wicked weather. You just have to make sure your coverage is very tight to the hammock and goes down far enough. I'm current using this rainfly it is often featured on woot for $25. I've had very good luck with it so far.

u/szor · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


50 points

u/Karmakerosene · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm an otter. And what do you do? Swim around on my back and do cute little human things with my hands.
Cute thing

u/spaghetti_emissary · 1 pointr/indianapolis

I have the following set, it should suit your needs:


    Here is price information from Amazon, for what is included:

    Item | Amazon Price
    --- | ---
    The Bigger Blacker Box | $15
    Cards Against Humanity | $25
    Cards Against Humanity: First Expansion | $10
    Cards Against Humanity: Second Expansion | $10
    Cards Against Humanity: Third Expansion | $10
    Cards Against Humanity: Fourth Expansion | $10

    You can "complete" the set by ordering expansions Five and Six on Amazon.

    The Bigger Blacker Box case has enough room to fit both additional expansions, if you take out the foam spacers. It also comes with black dividers, for helping organize.

    I have not done this, btw, but apparently if you cut open a specific place inside the lid of the Bigger Blacker Box, there is a special card inside. Something about big black cocks, naturally.

    Purchase price on Amazon for all of these items is $80 total. I will offer my set at $70. It is in excellent condition. We've only used it on two occasions.

    Also, I know people are probably wondering why I don't offer a larger discount. $70 for a used CAH set might seem "not generous enough". Here's my perspective though. a) This is a pretty comprehensive collection in excellent condition (most of the cards have never been used) and well organized, b) I don't care if I sell it or not, c) I suspect you might be interested in completing the collection anyway, and this collection gets you 80% of the way there, and d) you have a tight timetable.

    I live downtown. I work from home. PM me if you're interested, my schedule is flexible.
u/paradox4286 · 1 pointr/Hammocks

I bought the OuterEQ one on Amazon and I love it. I picked it up when it was on sale for $16.79. For that price, I figured why the hell not. I've spent that much on far worse things.

u/hartleybrody · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

I'm curious to see what shows up in here (besides Hennessy and Warbonnet). I'm testing my own "ultralight, ultra-cheap" hammock setup, as I'm transitioning from tent camping and don't want to make a big splurge to find out I don't like it.

Right now, my kit consists of:

u/Not_So_Rare_Earths · 1 pointr/Rockhunters

As /u/lordnecro states, it really depends on where you are and what you're looking for. Looking for agates on the shores of the Great Lakes? A windbreaker with pockets will do ya! Chiselling material out of hard rock? A bit more equipment-intensive.

Proper outdoors gear is indispensible -- water, snacks, first aid, sunblock, bugspray, etc. Clothing-wise, I go with jeans, a lightweight hiking shirt with roll-able long sleeves, and a broad-brimmed Tilley hat. Square scarf to keep the sun and bugs off or to keep warm. Vest with lots of pockets is a plus/minus.

In terms of tools, I generally make do with a mid-sized Estwing rock hammer (in its kick-ass holster, obviously!), a gardening trowel, and a chisel or shovel depending on what sort of material I expect to be looking through. A gardening kneelboard is great for sitting on when the ground's muddy or rocky. I picked up a pair of rubberized gloves from Home Depot that have served me pretty well. A bucket is good for hauling gear in and medium sized specimens out. A ziplock bag, possibly cushioned with paper towels and kept in a shirt pocket, keeps small specimens together.

Miscellaneous: Magnifying glass/loupe, pocket knife, streak plate for field ID. Redline pocket flashlight. Blacklight or radiation detector if required for specific targets. And a hammock is critical for the mid-afternoon siesta!

u/Omw_to_Pound_Town · 1 pointr/ElectricForest

My whole squad uses the portable nylon ones.

They're cheap, pack up nice and small, and are easy to set up and take down.

u/ZanderRex · 1 pointr/Hammocks

Since you seem to be just starting out in hammocks i'd try a Dutch 11ft Wide hammock and try a Snugpack underquilt. I'd choose these as the Dutchware is the biggest hammock i know being sold today and is a high quality hammock especially for the price. The snugpack is my pick for a first time hammocker its just $40, so it won't break the bank but gets you a good tho heavy 3 season quilt. The snug pak likely won't cover all of you, so a small butt pad can be used effectively under your feet with a pillow under your head to give you full coverage.

u/Peliquin · 1 pointr/Hammocks

I sleep in my Vivere Double all the time. I keep my house cold, so I made a lightweight underquilt from a down blanket and safety-pinned that to the underside, and then put this underquilt over that for the winter. It will come off for the summer. I sleep with a nice down-alternative comforter in a duvet on top. I vaccuum the hammock on the regular, and wash every six weeks or so. Very comfy.

I'm working on an improved method of attaching the home-made underquilt. If you sleep hot, you'll need less bundling than I do and can probably get away with just the snugpak.

u/demoran · 1 pointr/Hammocks

I think a is a good choice. If you're cash tight and want something for inside, this is a good $50 solution. Pairing it with a $40 underquilt works well.

I have a friend who has back issues and I gave him that hammock after testing it out and being pretty pleased with it. He's been full-timing it for what must be around 6 months now and loves it. I've been full timing for ~8 years.

The reason I would dissuade you from getting a dual function hammock is primarily because you'll need a lot more equipment to sleep outside and it can add up. I think it's better to get a great bang for the buck for inside if that's your primary use case.

u/Vocerasux · 1 pointr/Hammocks
u/motoford · 1 pointr/Hammocks


I have one of these (double size) and I fall asleep in it nearly every time I get it in it. I'm talking in the daytime when I'm not even sleepy. I'm currently working on space to set it up inside my house and sleep in it some. Make sure you lay at an angle in it. That's the most comfortable way for many people.


I like the version with the tree straps. Very convenient for setting up.

u/izzone · 1 pointr/CampingGear

I ordered a Honest Outfitters Hammock a few weeks ago. Its still snowing here so I haven't really used it yet but looks very comparable to everything on the market and has good reviews. It comes with some straps too so its a good deal for $30

u/FrankieSucks · -1 pointsr/Survival

MOLLE is too tacticool for my liking. In any real survival scenario you would stick out like a military nut. It also adds a decent amount of weight to a pack. IMO you are better off with either a hiking pack if you're in the woods, or a standard Jansport/LL Bean Backpack if you are in the city.

That being said, if the contents are decent quality, this is a better price than you could do individually. For instance, this includes a hammock and rainfly. A yukon hammock on Amazon is $40 shipped, and the rainfly is $35 shipped. That is $75 right there, and the thing only costs $100.

I will probably pass on this though. I have most of this stuff (minus hammock) covered already.

P.S. You would think a "survival" bag would come with a fixed blade instead of a 3" folder.