The Mammock, from Ticket to the Moon, is one hammock that I’ve had for a few years now, and it’s been a blast to use. I highlighted the Mammock on one of my trip reports, but here are the down-and-dirty details:
- Manufacturer: Ticket to the Moon, made in Bali, Indonesia
- MSRP: US$150
- High grade “parachute nylon” fabric
- Included stuff sack
- Two wiregate carabiners
- Gathered-end hammock
- Rope end loops
- 20×10 ft (6×3 m). Made with 3 panels of fabric
- 440 lbs (200 kg) rated weight capacity
- 56 oz (1.6 kg)
The Mammock, as its name implies, is a mammoth-sized hammock. In all respects, this is a hammock that is more about fun and entertainment than anything. The dimensions dwarf any other recreational hammock on the market. The hammock is constructed of three large panels of fabric, sewn on the long edge using a flat-felled seam, triple stitched. The end channels are also triple stitched and come with end loops and carabiners for hanging.
Recommendations and Review
I’ve used the Mammock at multiple events over the past few years, including a few camping trips. The hammock isn’t too heavy, really, and it could be taken backpacking, but the reality is that it would require an equally enormous tarp and bug net to be useful in some environments. I endured mild numbers of mosquitos at a few places we camped, just for the sake of testing.
One thing that is really cool about the Mammock is that two people can actually sleep comfortably inside it. Extra large hammocks, like the Mammock, that are made in South America are often referred to as “matrimonial” hammocks, because two people can sleep in two “pockets,” side-by-side. We did this a few times, and it worked pretty well.
To hang the Mammock, you need at least 20 and upwards to 25 to 30 feet of distance to get the hammock spread apart. This also means having anchor points that are a little higher. According to my Hammock Hang Calculator, the anchor points for a 30-degree hang would need to be about 9 feet (2.7 m) off the ground.
Provided you don’t max out the recommended weight capacity, you can fit multiple people inside. However, I’ve found that when you get three people, the hammock stretches enough that you really, really sag in the middle, making even a lounger a little uncomfortable.
Sleeping in the Mammock is like a dream. It reminds me of when I put my small children inside a “normal” sized hammock. The hammock is so large that you can sleep with such a flat diagonal lay, it is remarkable. If you can get the hammock hung high enough and with a deep sag, you can easily sleep at 90-degrees off the axis.
The Mammock is a magnet for activity, and as such, it has seen a lot of rough use. I’ve already patched a few nicks and holes in the fabric. Because of its size, it is hard to pack it up without some of the fabric touching the ground (one of my pet-peeves). This has made the Mammock more prone to damage.
Suspension and Anchor System
The Mammock requires a hanging kit of some kind in order to hang it. For ease of use, I recommend a basic daisy chain strap system.
Most recreational hammocks, like the Mammock only smaller, are typically great modular hammocks. However, the Mammock is so large that nothing on the market really fits or works well with how big it is. You can purchase a large poly tarp that would cover the hammock, but bug netting is an issue.
Construction and Craftsmanship
The hammock has the same build quality and craftsmanship of all the parachute nylon hammocks in the market. The design and construction are fairly pedestrian.
Price and Value
All of the products, particularly the hammocks and hammock-related gear, from Ticket to the Moon are very reasonably priced.
The Mammock is great for parties, backyard fun, and even for show at big events. It’s almost impossible to hang indoors unless you have space for it in a great room.
Unless you go smaller, there really isn’t anything like this on the market. The Mega Hammock from Hummingbird Hammock is the only other enormous hammock that is available, but it is not a two-point, gathered-end design.
Disclosure of material connection: The author (Derek Hansen) was provided with a free sample from the manufacturer for testing and evaluation purposes. The comments in this post (written & spoken) are of my own opinion, which I formed after personally handling the gear. I was under no obligation to publish a review of this item.