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Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock
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- 100% Polyester
- Perfect alternative to a tent and sleeping pad for the light and cost-conscious traveler
- If you are traveling or backpacking in a place where nights are colder, you can still tote this hammock along to use for relaxing around your campsite
- Sturdy S-shaped hanging hooks, durable polyester, and triple-stitched seams boost the hammocks strength
- Mildew-resistant, machine-washable fabric will stay strong and clean for years
- Use For: Travel, camping, backpacking, beach & lake, home
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|Item Dimensions||0 x 114 x 54 inches|
|Item Display Weight||2.75 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||0.6 pounds|
|Style Name||Fabric Hammocks|
|Weight Supported||200 pounds|
When it's time to travel light and fast, turn to the Ultra-Light Hammock from Travel Hammock. The UL Hammock is made of 100-percent polyester taffeta, which is not only comfortable enough for quick naps and evening snoozes, but also packs down to a mere 12 ounces. As a result, it's a breeze to bring this hammock on long hikes without weighing down your pack. The hammock is also compatible with a sleeping pad, creating the ultimate off-the-ground sleeping solution. Other details include attached S-hooks for easy hanging, a 200-pound weight capacity, and a mildew-resistant, quick-dry design. Equipped with an attached stuff sack for easy transport, the UL Hammock measures 9.5 by 4.5 feet and carries a 2-year warranty.
Top Customer Reviews
***Update, 5/2011: I purchased 2 of these. After only owning one for 7 months, it split right down the middle, dropping me to the ground. No, I'm not fat, didn't have anything sharp in my pocket, and wasn't using it incorrectly. I contacted the manufacturer who wanted me to pay to ship it back to them so they could mail me a replacement. I didn't feel like paying $6.00+ to ship an item that was only $16 to begin with, so I just took it as a loss, and used my second one cautiously. Yesterday, the second one I own (which is now 10 months old) just did the exact same thing and split right down the middle as the first! This is VERY thin, and there's just no way that it can withstand multiple uses over a long period of time. Invest in one that is thicker. So disappointed because I LOVED it at first. Guess you get what you pay for. Be careful!!
***Update, 6/29/2011: After both of mine ripped, I contacted the Consumer Product Safety Commission. I felt like maybe there was an issue with the manufacturing and wanted to make sure no one else would get hurt. They sent my report to Grand Trunk, and I received a call from their office. The guy I spoke to was extremely friendly and apologetic.Read more ›
A tip to you campers, use just one line between points (utilize a prusik knot for tension) and let the hammock drape from that single rope. You can now use that same line for your rain fly or your mosquito netting. You save on weight and you don't have to cut your rope.
I uploaded video to a popular website (wink) of the hammock and how to use the single line method with a mosquito net! I tried posting the links but Amazon deleted them. Search under "Grand Trunk Ultra Light Hammock" and you should be able to find 3 of them.
If it came with carabiners I would have given 5 stars.
Quality: This hammock is extremely lightweight and not built as tough as some others out there. While very light, the material seems to be of good quality and has held up well so far. They've really given you a lot of material, as I can nearly wrap myself up in it, burrito-style, when lying in it. (Reviewer is 6'2" and 185 lbs. for reference) The edges are nicely finished and the ends are nicely and securely bound. When lying in it, there do seem to be points at which the fabric is more stressed than others, but I can't find any rips or tears in the fabric or at the stitching after much use. The hammock comes with a set of knotted cord to use for suspension between points. They could be a bit longer to suit me, but have performed just fine. Despite the relatively narrow gauge cord, they are high quality and have not abraded or stretched unusually. The hammock comes with 'S' hooks rather than carabiners, but they work well.
Lightweight: As I mentioned, this is one light hammock. It may not matter if you're using it in your back yard, but this baby is a real weight-saver if you are packing it in on your back. It packs to nearly nothing in terms of size, and in terms of size and weight it amounts to about the same as three pairs of hiking socks. It is hard to beat for a minimalist trip to the back country in fair weather. Should it get wet, or after you wash it, it dries super quick, providing a bit of sun...
Comfort: There really is nothing like the slumber you get gently swaying in a hammock. The only thing I can compare it to is the sleep one gets on a gently rocking boat.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The hammock itself is fine. The problem I have is that these are supposed to come with ropes but they didn't. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Bought this for the kids' playhouse in the backyard. It was the perfect length to fit diagonally between two posts that are about 8 feet apart and still hang low enough for my 5... Read morePublished 14 days ago by John
I have owned two of these and while they are light and hammocks they are not ripstop nylon. Which means at some point this hammock if used will drop you on your butt. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Whatiliketodosometimes
I LOVE this hammock! It's light and compact, incredibly easy to set up, and super comfortable. I have slept in it both with and without a pad under me, and slept very soundly both... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Benny S
Great tent and packages up very small. Love it and would buy it again.Published 20 days ago by Joey M.
For the price this hammock is well worth it and is a wonderful asset to be included with all camping, hiking excursions and a great addition to an emergency pack or Bug Out Bag,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by RWF
Incredible product for the posted price. The quality of this hammock would make me very comfortable with paying more than half what I did. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Victor