Best Lightweight Hammock of 2018: Complete Reviews with Comparison

Best Lightweight Hammock of 2018 Complete Reviews with Comparison
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Whether you love to go camping, backpacking or simply down to the local park on a sunny day, having a hammock to string up and relax in can make it even more enjoyable.

They can be set up in minutes and allow you to comfortably listen to music, read a book, or simply close your eyes and take a nap.

In this review, we will be looking at 5 of the best lightweight hammocks and will highlight both the good and the bad points for you to decide which one is the right one for you.

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Best Lightweight Hammock Reviews

1. Homeco Lightweight Camping Hammock

This is a perfect lightweight hammock if you like to go camping or backpacking and love the idea of stringing up your hammock to relax for an hour, or even for a comfortable night’s sleep under the stars.

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This lightweight hammock will appeal to those who like simple, but dependable products. There is nothing fancy or remarkable about this hammock, but that is a large part of its appeal. All you need to do is use the two ropes and two carabiners to string it between two trees and it is ready to be used.

The fabric is parachute-grade nylon which should reassure you that it is a durable product plus this provides a comfortable surface for you to lie in. Durability is a theme with this hammock as it has triple stitching throughout which ensures all the seams and high stress area are strong enough to last.

It can hold a maximum of 400 lbs. and there are options for either single or two-person sizes. Your choices also include the color of your hammock with the options being blue, green, orange or red.

This is a great hammock if you love to go backpacking or trekking especially as it comes with a handy storage bag, which can be easily attached to rucksacks. It is also machine washable which lets you get it clean for your next trip.

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    Simple to set up
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    Storage pouch
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    Machine washable
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    Parachute-grade nylon material

CONS

  • Tree straps cost extra
  • Ropes should be longer

2. Covacure Lightweight Camping Hammock

If you are looking for a lightweight hammock which is ideal for heading out into the woods then this could be the answer, especially as it offers protection from bugs and flying insects.

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The first thing to say about this lightweight camping hammock is how it is to set up. Using the supplied straps and carabiners it can be ready to use in just a few minutes allowing you to relax in it in no time.

When you are lying in the hammock, your comfort should be assured thanks to the soft, but durable nylon material it is made from. This material is very strong therefore the hammock can take weights up to 440 lbs. It is also breathable which allows a degree of air to circulate through it to keep you feeling fresh and cool.

One thing guaranteed to spoil your relaxation when lying on the hammock is flying insects especially those that like nothing better than biting you, such as mosquitos. That problem is solved thanks to the mosquito netting that forms part of the hammock. If insects are bothering you, you simply string up the netting and it should keep the pesky little biters away from you.

The hammock comes with a storage bag, which you obviously use to carry it in, but when the hammock is strung up, you can use it for storing your money or handheld device to keep them handy.

PROS

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    Very easy to set up
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    Strong but comfortable nylon fabric
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    440-lb. weight capacity
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    Insect netting

CONS

  • Straps should be longer
  • Not suitable for very tall persons

3. Newdora Ultralight Camping and Garden Hammock

Another very simpler lightweight hammock which is ideal for pursuits such as camping or backpacking but can just as easily be used for relaxing in your garden on a hot, sunny day.

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The material used for the main part of the hammock is all important as this determines both the strength and the comfort. In the case of this Newdora lightweight hammock, you have high-quality nylon which is not only a very soft material to lie on, it also provides a weight capacity of up to 600 lbs. which is a lot more than many other hammocks can offer.

The size of the hammock is impressive too, as when fully strung it measures 105 inches long by 56 inches wide. With those dimensions, and with the higher than normal weight capacity, two persons could use this hammock.

Setting the hammock up is very easy, albeit it would be better if there were instructions included. All the tree ropes and carabiners you need for this are supplied with the hammock. Simply wrap the ropes around the trees or posts you are hanging the hammock between, and then connect these with the hammock loops on each end using the carabiners.

Everything comes in a storage bag which allows you to carry the hammock to wherever you are going, plus it is ideal for keeping your valuables close by.

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    East to set up
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    Comfortable material
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    Holds up to 600 lbs.
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    Can be used by two persons

CONS

  • Hanging ropes are too short
  • No instructions included

4. WoneNice Lightweight Camping Hammock

If you think lightweight hammocks should look great as well as be strong and comfortable then you are in luck because you get to choose from no fewer than 15 different color options with this one.

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Let’s start with those color options as it is very rare that you are given many to choose from. Normally there are just three or four, if any, but with the WoneNice hammock, you have 15 options. These include blue, brown, greens, purple, red, orange and many other combinations, so there is certain to be one that you like.

The hammock is made from parachute-grade nylon, which is a silk material with many qualities, not least of which is its strength. In addition to this it is also extremely soft to the touch so when you are lying in your hammock you should feel perfectly comfortable.

Your comfort is further enhanced due to the breathable nature of the material that helps dissipate any heat build-up. The material has other qualities such as its ability dry very quickly if it has got wet for any reason and linked to this is its resistance to mildew.

There must be a balance between making a hammock comfortable without compromising the strength of it. There’s no point in having a hammock you can relax in if you end up on the ground because of weak seams or inferior material. With this hammock, there is no danger of that happening, due to its triple-stitched seams and the robustness of the main material.

One final point to mention is the price which is one of the lowest we have seen for this type of lightweight hammock.

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    Lots of color options
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    Very robust material
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    Breathable and soft
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    Great price

CONS

  • Ropes are too short
  • No setup instructions

5. Legit Camping Double Lightweight Hammock

This hammock may be lightweight in terms of its carrying weight but when it comes to strength and durability, this is as good as it can get, with high-quality materials, ropes and tree straps.

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To ensure that this hammock is going to be both comfortable, and strong, Legit camping has used parachute-grade nylon for the main material. This provides a secure surface to lie on, and being a breathable material, it is a comfortable environment too. Such is the manufacturer’s faith in the quality of their product, they offer you a lifetime warranty, which is very rare.

The hammock can be set up just about anywhere you have two trees, although secure posts or pillars can also be used. Assuming you are using trees, to set up you simply wrap the two tree-friendly straps around each tree, and then snap each of them, and the corresponding hammock ropes, into the carabiners. Adjust the ropes until you have the correct height and you are ready to go.

This is another hammock where you have a great array of colors to choose from. There are some very eye-catching combinations such as violet/turquoise, and charcoal/ruby, but whichever you choose, there is no doubt your hammock is going to look very distinctive.

PROS

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    Lifetime warranty
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    Military-grade nylon
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    Breathable material
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    Tree-friendly straps

CONS

  • Ropes tend to stretch after time
  • Material stains easily

FINAL VERDICT

We are happy to recommend all the lightweight hammocks we have just reviewed as each one provides comfort whilst at the same time offering strength and durability.

Just edging it, in terms of being the best lightweight hammock, is the Legit Camping Double Lightweight Hammock.

It offers everything you would hope for in a lightweight hammock in terms of quality, ease of use, and comfort. The fact that it comes with a lifetime warranty makes it a real winner.

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