Hammock Camping À La Carte – Hammock Comparison Chart

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  1. Alan Vales says:

    This page helped so much Derek! I have been trying to lighten my base weight and also convert to hammock. Using this tool and researching sites you linked for each item I selected I was able to ditch the large tarp setup I was doing and still have a lighter hammock hang setup! Thanks for this. Your work is totally appreciated!

    • Derek says:

      You’re welcome. I’m working on updating this page and will probably publish a new post that is dedicated to just displaying the table without my ramblings. I’m building a database of useful meta data on all the products so you can organize and compare by weight or cost or size, etc. If you subscribe, you’ll find out the moment it comes out (I hope within a few months).

  2. Will says:

    Derek, you have really peaked my interest for hammock camping with this site! I’m looking through the brands you recommended, but do you have any suggestions for hammocks that would work well for taller campers? I am 6’5″. It does not have to be any special brand, I just wanted to know if there were any preferable choices.

  3. Jarrod Blair says:


    The lists are not showing up on this post anymore.

  4. Laurens Vrolijke Fluiter says:

    I would love a good hammock for Outdoor survival. Need a hammock with musquito net and tarp.
    Currently reside in the Netherlands. There are so much possibiilties where to buy hammocks.
    Could you advice me a little?

    Anyhow thanks for your article. This will cost me more money but go for something more durable!

  5. David Osburn says:

    what happened to the charts that used to be on here?

    • Derek says:

      *Sigh* Well, when my site crashed a few months ago I lost pretty much everything. I’ve been slowly trying to rebuild the site, but some items are not yet connected (or discovered to be broken). Thank you for the update. I’ll see about getting this fixed soon.

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