Got this sweet hammock tent as a gift from my fiance and fellow Outdoor Junkiez founder Jane. Naturally we wrote it off on our taxes as product development and got to testing around Hawaii.
We live up by Waahila Ridge State Park, which is the perfect testing ground for any tree dependent item of gear. The park is nostaligic for any Northwest souls like ours, it feels like Bend, Oregon and the local kids call it Narnia.
But not everyone has a magical forest in their backyard so we knew if we wanted to do some real “hammocking” we would have to hit the road…or air in Hawaii’s case, and we did a little island hopping to the Garden Isle of Kauai.
This hammock is the perfect travel companion, due to its size and weight you can take it anywhere. The basic kit that comes with it packs into itself so there’s no bulk, ratchets and crazy straps weighing you down or taking up room in your pack.
We popped this puppy up all over the island throughout our adventures, the most memorable being a night on the beach in Polihale. The material in this hammock keeps you cool with lots of ventilation but can get super chilly if it’s breezy so just remember to pack your sleeping bag, blankets and or warm cloths if you’re anticipating a chilly night; even in Hawaii.
This isn’t a post about Polihale but this place is magical, and being able to wake up on the beach in this hammock is something else. The mosquito net sets up super easily and provides some fun privacy and obviously a nice barrier from our blood sucking friends. They are industrious and i’ve heard of people getting bit through their hammocks but I haven’t experienced it in this one.
This hammock is comfortable sleeping with 2 people, obviously it’s a bit snug so some professional spooning is required.
I would highly recommend this hammock to anybody who plans to travel with hammock or wants to lounge around. We often pop this hammock up without putting the mosquito net up and just flip it over and kick back. Check out more photos and videos below and remember you can always rent this baby out from us whenever you want!