58 of 60 people found the following review helpful
on April 12, 2011
Hmmm...I purchased the orange color hammock less than a week ago at a price of $80 new. Not sure why the cost has all of a sudden increased by $50. I think the price change is a little shady, but feel lucky I got it at such a terrific price.
If you are looking for a hammock - period - this is a great one to consider. It's really so much more than a simple "travel" hammock. It's sturdy and large with enough room for two people (though, I'm only 5'3" and a size 8) and is made of quality material that you can just feel will hold up through the test of time. Plus, it's got a TON of bells and whistles (a canopy that rotates 180 degrees, cup holders, a storage area that can double as a cooler, a nice memory foam pillow, etc).
I read other reviews online (on a different website) and a lot of people were complaining about the fact that it is very heavy to carry. I'm not sure what they expected - it says right on the description 25 lbs. Like I said above, I'm not a huge person and while yes, it is a bit heavy, it's not impossible to pick up and easily move around. I just wouldn't be walking 5 miles with it on my back. But moving it short distances should be no problem for a healthy and fit adult!
24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on October 18, 2011
I love the color and the size was very comfortable for a 6ft. man. It is a little heavy but I expected that because it feels very sturdy but I've only used it a couple times. Shipping was quick so all in all very satisfied.
36 of 41 people found the following review helpful
on July 15, 2011
I have been looking for a hammock for my back yard for over a year. I kept going back and forth about what type of hammock I should get when I came across this item on Amazon.com. My yard is very sunny and with only one large tree, I was going to have to get something free-standing. The thought of a hammock always being out in the yard bothered me. I'd have to move it to mow the grass and what if it was in the way or needed to be put up during hurricane season...
This arrived yesterday and within minutes of opening the package I can say I'm very happy with my purchase. The hammock fabric seems to be quite sturdy. I like the cup holders, storage compartment, and magazine slot, and the fact that the pillow can be attached to the hammock so it won't fall off. I had it set up in the back yard in no time at all. After about 45 minutes of relaxing, rain clouds threatened, so I quickly disassembled the hammock and brought it inside to continue enjoying my new purchase. After a quick reassemble, my two dogs were interested in trying it out and so all three of us got in it and took a nap. It was easy to put together and take back down and when it's packed back into the carrying case it's bulky but not hard to carry, I'm only 5'4", but managed it easily. The shoulder straps are even padded, which is a nice touch. Time will tell if the product holds up but so far I am happy with it.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on June 25, 2014
One of the polycarbonate rods broke on the first day hours after it was set up. Called kijaro and the lady said that the hammock is not meant to be left set up and should be disassembled promptly after use. I had it set up for two hours mind you. They would not send me a replacement rod and said I should go back to amazon to get the broken part from them. Amazon's seller plumstruck has not replied to my inquiry after 5 days. Worst purchase ever on amazon. For that price save your money. Kijaro does not stand behind their products, if they did they would have just shipped me the $5 part so I would be happy with their product. Never again Kijaro.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on June 26, 2013
As far as portable hammocks go, this one is pretty cool. It is rather large, so if your outdoor space isn't that big, you'll probably either take up most of it with this thing or else have to collapse it regularly. On the plus side, it really is easily collapsable and, although the first time you set up the base can be tricky/require some muscle power, every time afer that is easy. Unlike with more typical hammocks, the material on this one is more sturdy/stiff than the more traditional "slingy/stretchy" effect most hammocks seem to have. That's kind of good and bad, but mostly this is more like a slightly flexy cot than a more traditional hammock effect. One bad thing about the hammock material itself is that because it is quite thick and inflexible, you probably won't be able to hook it to both ends of the hammock base right away and will need to supplement with some S hooks. The product came with two S hooks (enough for one end of the hammock), but I've found that to start, I needed at least 4 liked together on each end of the hammock. After about 1-2 uses like that, the material did finally stretch enough for me to cut that down to just 2 S hooks (1 per ring) on each side.
Regardless, it works for what I want it for, has cool cup holders and another enclosed side compartment (which is insulated), so I mostly feel pretty good about it.
The major con (for which I removed a star) is that I found both the directions for and the execution of setting up the optional canopy portion to be a hot mess. Even with two people trying to work on it, we weren't able to get it to come out what we were expecting to be "right". It seemed very unstable and a pain in the behind to hook into the spokes on either end of the hammock. Maybe we just weren't doing it right, so good luck to you all and hopefully you'll get that part working!
17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on December 19, 2012
I love the Kijaro Hammock!! I've taken it to the beach, camping, backyard, front yard, friends homes, etc. The cooler helps with less trips to the cooler. Its not as stable as my Eno hammock. You can easily flip out of it. Be sure that when you do go and lay down, you take one hand and hold the back, and use the other hand to hold the front. Then CAREFULLY sit. I've had friends fall and hurt their rear. When laying, it does take balance. you cant move around with ease like you can with other hammocks. But he does the job. My boyfriend is 6'2 and didnt fit very well. I am 5'6 and it fits me perfectly. My feet dont hang off, and I am more stable then he was. The shade works well. Its a little difficult to move it side to side when laying down. It made of medal, not cheap materials, and the pillow is a nice feature. I purchased this hammock after a camping trip and I saw someone with something similar. I was hoping that it would bend/lay deeper then it does. But it does its job well.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on July 11, 2012
I really wanted to like this because it is SO easy to set up and take down/transport, and I love the cupholders and couldn't find them on any other hammock but it is quite tippy and doesn't have much sway, that pleasant hammock movement.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on September 15, 2013
I have bought over x4 of these hammocks already (I kept x2, and gave x2 away as gifts).
They come in x3 colors - Orange, Ireland Green, and Maldives Blue - although, at the time of writing this review, they where not all properly "connected" via. the Amazon marketplace - e.g. you have to look up each one separately. (at the time of writing this review, the "Maldives Blue" color was the cheapest by $10.)
They are kind of heavy - but good for bringing to bomb-fires, concerts, to sleep on at friend's houses overnight (like a cot).
They are MORE STABLE than most hammocks (referring to getting in and out of the hammock, as well as to sleeping overnight in one) - on each side... they connect by TWO parallel connectors/hooks - (most hammocks only have one hook per side, which allows for flipping). Also, the frame is incredibly stable.
They are very easy to set-up (*especially after the first time, which can be difficult to stretch the hammock onto the springs if you choose NOT to use the included spacers). Breaking down is kind of easy too, although fitting everything back into the bag takes getting used to.
I normally leave the "over-top-tarp" off - and usually do not even pack it to reduce wait and make packing it easier... however, on long days, the tarp is a "God-send."
The thing has x2 cup holders, a "magazine/book" holder", and a small cooler. Although I normally do like all of these extras, and do recommend this hammock - I will warn you about the small cooler. First off, it is VERY small. I recommend you use it less as a cooler, and more as a little bag to hold cell phones and portable speakers out of the sun (which is good for batteries on phones). However, the true reason I dislike the cooler is this --> if you leave your hammock outside overnight and it rains, the cooler will fill up with rain (despite the zippers and Velcro on the top of the cooler, it is not "waterproof" to rain). If it fills up, you get weight on one side of the hammock, which can cause the hammock to "warp" towards one side if you do not empty it promptly). Also, like an old shower curtain - you can get a kind of "water grime" inside this cooler if you let it stay outside and don't clean it).
Also, the carrying bag DOES have straps on it... but no padding. That is to say, this is about 15 pounds, and I would not recommend that you expect to "hike" with it more than a half mile (into a concert, for instance, would be fine - but taking this backpacking would not work).
You can fit two people on this - usually with your heads facing opposite directions (legs interlaced) works best (unless she wants to angle it so that only her face is getting sun).
Sleeping on this is easy, but I recommend you put blankets both under, and above your body - you can loose heat if your outside - the wind will cool the bottom of the mesh fabric.
Consideration: The mesh fabric, as well as the double connectors, makes it so that, when nobody is in the hammock, a strong wind can blow the hammock on it's side. This is really only a problem if you plan on keeping your hammock outside (I used to keep x2 on my deck... now I break them down between uses.)
Another Pro: I love the pillow - it connects via a strap and can be adjusted for length. Its water resistant - e.g. it can get rained on, and dries out easily, but is more comfortable than most "outdoor" furniture feels.
Final recommendation - always set-up this hammock/place near a table, or something grounded (even a second hammock) so that you can use your toes and foot to easily rock yourself (and any guest on the hammock with you).
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on July 26, 2011
I'm really enjoying the hammock! It is very easy to set up and take down. It's a bit heavier than I expected - I think it actually weighs more than the list weight. The cooler is rather pointless -- those things never keep anything cold! It's more like a trash container. The pillow is a nice touch - but a slightly larger one would be better. The awning doesn't rotate very easily - but I've only tried it once. Somewhat of a high price - I had researched similar hammocks that didn't have the awning and were half the price. It would be nice if the awning were a little wider. So far this hammock holding up well - but I've only had it out a few times.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on August 26, 2013
Liked the product the first 2-3 uses, then one of the plastic ends that holds the hooks for the hammock broke. Seems like a poor design as the metal hooks slowly stretched the plastic which held them until they gave way. Hammock used by an average sized man (6'0"/200 lbs). Contacted the company, but have received no reply. Disappointing.