Many seasoned hikers and adventurers are turning to hammocks as a lightweight alternative to a tent which allows you to feel even closer to nature. There’s nothing quite like reclining in a hammock in the shadow of palm trees on a golden sandy beach, enjoying incredible views of snow-capped mountain peaks while swinging from evergreens, or curling up in a forest after an arduous hike in the wild.
With so many variations on the market, we’ve compiled a list of the best lightweight budget hammocks that won’t break the bank. Now you can be that person enjoying nature from the comfort of your hammock! Take a look at our favourite picks below:
Grand Trunk Ultralight Starter Hammock
The Grand Trunk Ultralight Starter Hammock is as light on your wallet as it is in your backpack. Weighing in at just 340g / 12 ounces and fitting into a compact carry bag, it is especially well suited for trekking. It is made from 100% King Rhombic ripstop polyester to ensure durability and comfort. With a maximum capacity of 200lbs, it’s not suited to everyone, but it’s nonetheless an incredibly lightweight starter hammock.
Weight: 12oz (340g)
Dimensions: 9’6″ x 4’6″ (2.8m x 1.37m)
Capacity: 200lbs (90.7kg)
Eno Double Nest Hammock
Eno has been a leading manufacturer of hammocks for over a decade. They have once again hit the hammock jackpot with their Double Nest Hammock. There is ample space to enjoy the hammock alone or with company thanks to its roomy design. The soft and breathable material is fast-drying – practical for damp mornings on camping trips. With heavy duty triple stitched seams it should be able to withstand anything you can throw at it.
Weight: 18oz (538g)
Dimensions: 9’1” x 6’2” (2.86m x 1.89m)
Capacity: 400lbs (181kg)
Hennessy Hammock Explorer Deluxe Series
The Hennessy Hammock Explorer Deluxe Series represents the height of hammock sophistication. Designed to replace your tent on your expedition, it has clever features to keep you comfortable and dry such as asymmetric design and a waterproof polyester ripstop rainfly. Ventilation and insects are also not a problem thanks to its no-see-um mesh.
It even doubles up as an open-air lounger or chair or can be used as a tent when paired with your hiking poles. It isn’t the lightest or cheapest hammock on this list, but its versatility and features should make it a serious consideration for those looking to invest in an impressive expedition hammock.
Weight: 3.74lb (1.7kg)
Dimensions: 8’2” x 5’2” (2.52m x 1.6m)
Capacity: 250lbs (113kg)
Kammok Roo Hammock
The Kammok Roo Hammock is a comfortable hammock for up to three people on their quest for adventure. Built from tear and water-resistant LunarWave material, it is built to last. It is also incredibly strong considering how little it weighs, with the highest weight capacity of any hammock in its category.
The slings and carabiners are also made with strength and durability in mind. Its Kanga Claw carabiners are engineered to support up to 5,000lb of force whilst the Racer Slings are made from Dyneema, a synthetic fiber that, weight for weight, is 15 times stronger than steel.
Weight: 22oz (624g)
Dimensions: 10’ x 5’7” (3m x 1.73m)
Capacity: 500lbs (227kg)
Noza Tec Hammock
The Noza Tec Hammock is relatively basic but has all the features you need to start rocking a hammock on your next adventure. Plus, it’s incredibly cheap – and you know we’re all about that. If you’re not sure whether to invest in a more substantial hammock, try this one as a taster first. It’s large size and capacity makes it perfect for two people. It is also easy to set up in three steps. With quick dry material, it is ideal for every novice adventurer’s trip into the wild.
Weight: 1lbs 10oz (737g)
Dimensions: 8’5” x 4’5” (2.6m x 1.4m)
Capacity: 500lbs (227kg)
Well folks, I hope you enjoyed our roundup of the best lightweight hammocks to be found in 2019. Did we miss your favourite off the list? Let us know in the comments! And don’t forget to check out the rest of our blog for more tips, tricks and gear reviews from the trail!