7 Reasons Why Hammock Tent Camping is Fantastic – How To Get Started
For much of the US hammock tent camping is fantastic & arguably the best way to sleep in the backcountry. This is true anywhere with trees—nearly all of the eastern US & much of the Mountain West. As such, hammocks are a key element of our 9-lb Full Comfort Gear List. In addition, this post contains Our Picks for Some of the Best Backpacking Hammock Tents.
Lead photo: An ultralight hammock during a thru-hike of the John Muir Trail in California. (Self-portrait, George “Tin Man” Andrews of AntiGravityGear)
August 2019 Update
The Hammock Gear Wanderlust Complete Kit for Hammock Tent Camping Least expensive pro-quality hammock kit on the market. As such, it raises the bar for an ultralight, low cost, easy to use, complete hammock kit. In fact, it has the some of the best thought out features and easy to use components/hardware we’ve seen on any hammock setup. It will appeal to beginners and experts alike.
The Hammock Gear Wanderlust Complete Kit for Hammock Tent Camping raises the bar for an ultralight, low cost, easy to use, complete hammock kit. it is the least expensive, pro-quality hammock kit on the market. Not surprisingly it hits the sweet spot for, price, ease of use and low weight. It’s a hammock kit that will work for beginner and expert hammock tent campers alike. And Hammock Gear Wanderlust is currently the only kit with the option to add on down top and underquilts at a serious discount.
You can read our review: Hammock Gear Wanderlust Complete Kit for Hammock Camping | First Look
Feb 2019 | Kammok announces their Mantis UL Hammock Tent an all-in-one Hammock Tent.
It’s light, inexpensive, full-featured and easy to use. Thus addressing many previous barriers to folks wanting to get started hammock tent camping. The Kammok Mantis UL Hammock Tent at just 35 oz and $259 for a complete, easy-to-use hammock tent kit that will be stocked by major outdoor retailers like REI. As such, it’s lighter and less expensive than most solo tents but with many advantages.
You can read our review: Kammok Mantis UL Hammock Tent | First Look