Lesovik Ultralight 2 Hammock
The Lesovik Ultralight 2 hammock is among the lightest, full-size hammocks on the market today. It’s a simple gathered-end design made with bright, ripstop nylon fabric with a detached stuff sack and has Spectra Whoopie slings installed onto the ends of the hammock. Paired with the hammock is a pair of 3/4-inch (2 cm) wide polyester webbing straps and anodized aluminum toggles. The toggles are hollow and have a small hole drilled on one end that can be used to tie a “keeper” string so the toggles don’t get lost.
Overall Impressions and Updates
The fabric feels a little thicker than 1.0 nylon and its hand is much more like genuine parachute nylon fabric, similar to what is on the Hummingbird Hammock brand. Like all ultralight hammocks, there is a noticeable stretch, especially the closer you get to the posted weight limit. The hammock is very simple to set up, thanks to the Whoopie sling suspension. The configuration reminds me of one of my first hammock suspensions when I switched to using Whoopie slings. Instead of tying a Marlinspike Hitch, you simply put the toggle through and end loop and adjust from there. This does somewhat limit the adjustability of the kit, but I like it because there is only one point of adjustability after you set your straps.
I added some string to the toggles and then attached them to the end of the strap so they wouldn’t get lost.
I like how small the hammock packs up. I took this hammock on a few trips where I was going fast and wanted to be light with low bulk. During the fall and spring when bugs aren’t a problem, this hammock by itself really works well. When flying and biting insects are a problem, you’ll need to add a bug net, but the hammock is the base for any modular system you want to create.
The hammock is made in Poland, which is great for Europe, but folks in the USA will pay extra in shipping and tariffs.
Recommendations and Review
The hammock is BRIGHT! The high-visibility fabric makes this hammock a nice addition if you want to be seen, especially during the fall hunting season. I’m not overly fond of really bright colors because they are more likely to attract wildlife and distract other visitors. For this reason, I prefer to mask my hammock under a muted tarp. Adding an under quilt also helps hide the bright color from the outside.
|♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥||The pre-drilled, strong toggles are a nice touch for a simple, lightweight suspension system.|
|♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥||Straight, even stitching. Nice stuff sack and accessories.|
|♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥||Base models like this are perfect for building a modular hammock system.|
|♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥||The ultralight comes is bright, high-visibility orange, perfect for hunting season|
|♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥||The conversion rates for Polish Zloty to US Dollars fluxuates, so check exchange rates prior to purchase.|
- Manufacturer: Lesovik, made in Poland
- MSRP: US$93 (hammock + suspension)
- 1-person, ultralight hammock
- Separate, square bottom stuff sack
- Spectra whoopie sling and toggle-based suspension system
- 3/4 in (2 cm) polyester webbing straps with aluminum toggles
- Hammock: 118 × 57 in (300 × 145 cm cm)
- Weight Capacity: 300 lbs (136 kg)
- Hammock: 5.6 oz (160 g)
- Strap + Toggle: 2.9 oz (83 g)
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.