Gear Review

Sierra Madre Research Hammock Review


Sierra Madre Research Hammocks   What they say What I say Dimensions 106 × 54 in (269 × 137 cm) — xPlor 129.5 × 78 in (329 × 198 cm) — Pares 106 × 54 in (269 × 137 cm) — xPlor 128 × 78 in (325 × 198 cm) — Pares Weight Capacity 300 lbs (kg) — Weight…


Safari Deluxe Zip with XL Bubble Pad

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Hennessy Hammock recently announced the release of three new hammocks to fill their product line:

Hennessy’s “jungle” models all feature double-layer bottoms, where insulating pads can be sandwiched when it’s cold. Double-layer hammocks also provide an extra physical barrier against biting insects, although treating the fabric with Permethrin is a recommended solution for all hammocks. Double-layer hammocks have become fairly popular over the past few years, so it comes as no surprise that Hennessy is jumping on that trend, just like they did (reluctantly) with zippered bug netting.

Hennessy has taken some of their entry level models and added double layers to provide this option at a more affordable price than the Deep Jungle hammock.

AntiGravityGear Quicksilver Ultralight Hammock Review


AntiGravityGear Quicksilver Ultralight Hammock System For any review I do, I try my best to be accurate, fair, and as unbiased as possible. I make sure to really test the gear, not just open up a box and pontificate. And…

Upcoming Reviews for Early 2015

Hammocks inside the Nubé shelter

2014 has been a busy year with hammock reviews, and I’d like to thank all the manufacturers who have sent me gear to review and evaluate. There’s still a lot of reviews I’m working on, but with the holidays approaching, I’ve wrapped…

Bonefire Gear 30°F Insulated Hammock


Bonefire Gear Insulated Hammock Details   What they say What I say Dimensions 120 x 58 in (305 x 147 cm) 114 x 58 in (290 x 147 cm) Weight 30 oz (862 g) 29 oz (822 g) Capacity 250 lbs (113 kg) — Manufacturer: BoneFire Gear, made in…

Tentsile Stingray Tree Tent Review


I’m a little embarrassed to realize that I’ve had my Tentsile Stingray tree tent for over a year and I haven’t published a review! I purchased my Stingray during a sale at the end of 2013, and I’ve collected a…

ENO Vesta Synthetic Top Quilt Review


ENO Vesta Synthetic Top Quilt Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) has continued to build on their line of hammock insulation options with the introduction of the Vesta synthetic top quilt. I reviewed their down-filled Blaze under quilt and Ignitor top quilts last…

Amok Draumr Hammock Kit Review


AMOK Draumr Hammock Kit The AMOK Draumr Hammock fits in the hybrid hammock category: part gathered end hammock, part bridge hammock. It certainly has a stunning visual appeal. AMOK Draumr Hammock Details   What they say What I say Weight…

Speed Cinch Stakes Review


Speed Cinch Stakes There’s a new stake on the market that offers something unique: a no-knot tie-off and cinching mechanism built in to the stake itself. I almost passed up the opportunity to test The Speed Cinch Stakes because on first…