Must-Have Gear: Camping, Hiking, And Backpacking With A Hammock
Camping, Hiking, And Backpacking With A Hammock
Whether you're a casual camper or hiker or a dedicated backpacker, a lightweight hammock is one piece of gear you should never be without!
Trek Light's portable hammocks are especially suitable for modern, active, environmentally conscious individuals who realize that healthy living includes both outdoor activity and ample relaxation.
More comfortable than a camping chair, and far lighter than a tent, a Trek Light portable camping hammock is the perfect addition to your outdoor gear collection. It slips into its own tiny, compact pouch, so you can bring it along on any trip no matter how much gear you’ve packed.
Setting up your hammock is a breeze, and you will rest easy knowing you have the most comfortable seat around. If you like to camp from the car, you can put your travel hammock up in minutes and leave it there for your whole trip. If you’re a backpacker, you can easily shave crucial weight from your pack by replacing your tent with a Trek Light camping hammock.
No matter what you do during the day, your campsite is your reward - the place you picked to unwind, have dinner, enjoy the stars, and sleep outdoors. Why deal with hard, uneven ground when you can relax, suspended in a hammock, looking up at the stars?
Since Trek Light was founded by a backpacker, we know the importance of keeping your pack as light as possible and one of the ways to do that is to bring along items that have multiple uses. A Trek Light camping hammock is a piece of gear that does just that.
If you’re backpacking in bear country, your Trek Light camping hammock can double as a bear pouch for hoisting your food and supplies out of a bear’s reach. Just wrap your food supplies in the hammock, pull both ends together and use a piece of cord or your hammock rope to hoist it up into the air like you would any bear hang.
If you’re into ultralight backpacking, replace your tent with a hammock – it weighs less, is low impact, does not require flat ground, and can be setup on the ground as a bivy shelter when there are no trees. Read more about the reasons to switch from a tent to a hammock here!
Do you usually take along carabiners with you to clip items to your pack? Upgrade to our ultralight, backpacking carabiners and at the end of the day use them to hang your hammock. Two for one! Trek Light portable camping hammocks can be used for everything from a picnic blanket to a makeshift stretcher if someone gets hurt.
Here’s a look at some of the benefits of adding a Trek Light portable camping hammock to your backpacking gear, your camping collection, or on any outdoor trip:
- Hammocks are ultralight and super compact - think outside the tent!
- Hammock set-up takes much less time than a tent. Before you know it, you are ready to relax, cook your food, hang out by the fire, or just close your eyes and sleep better than you ever have while camping in the past.
- No need for flat, even ground! Hammocks can be set up over rocks, roots, wet ground, even on a hill.
- Sleeping in a hammock is environmentally friendly. Hanging a hammock protects the land you’re enjoying by not flattening plants and packing the soil.
- Sleeping in a hammock is good for you!
Did we mention that all Trek Light hammocks come with a Lifetime Warranty & Happiness Guarantee?!
Here's What Our Customers Say:
"My husband went on and on...and on about these 2 person Trek Light hammocks. We just started hammock camping last year. We've always been big campers, just hadn't ventured into hammocks until recently. And we wouldn't go back! The Trek Light Double Hammock lives up to the hype!"
- Kate T.
"Camping and sleeping on the ground was really rough on my lower back. After two surgeries I thought camping would not be fun anymore! My Trek Light saves the day! No more stiff back from sleeping on the ground!"
- Pam G.
"I picked this up before I went backpacking in South America. I cant tell you how many times it made my day (or night for that matter). So light and worth every (tiny) inch of space in the pack!"
- Adam F.