K2 Camp Gear Hammock
I reviewed the K2 Camp Gear straps not long ago and now have the chance to look at their hammock.
The fabric is a generic crinkle taffeta nylon or “parachute nylon.” The K2 hammock is very similar to popular name-brands such as ENO, and it’s build, compression sack, and size are all very close to the ENO Double. It has a three panel design with triple stitching and uses rope loops to gather the ends. The set comes complete with a pair of wiregate carabiners.
Overall Impressions and Updates
The K2 Camp Gear Hammock is on par with the ENO Double in both size and construction. The one area where it stands out is in its lower price ($49.99), which makes it a great option for those looking for a recreational hammock or a base model for a modular system.
This is a no-frills, basic recreational gathered-end hammock. If I were grading this hammock, it would fall right in the middle of a bell curve. Honestly, if you remove the label, it’s the same hammock you’re going to find under the ENO brand or any of a dozen similar brands on Amazon or elsewhere. It has your average comfort and lay that you would find in an ENO.
Regular readers will know I’m not a fan of hammocks with the three panels design. The stitching is not very comfortable because it creates a stiff edge running the length of the hammock. This isn’t unique to the K2 Camp Gear hammock.
Recommendations and Review
|♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥||The included carabiners are great, but without the webbing straps or suspension, it’s only half a hammock.|
|♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥||The hammock is on par with all “parachute nylon” hammocks coming out of China and Indonesia. Strong and robust.|
|♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥||The basic open hammock is the beginning of any modular hammock system.|
|♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥||Nothing really outstanding in terms of color and patterns.|
|♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥||This hammock is priced less than the competition with similar features.|
- Manufacturer: K2 Camp Gears, made in China
- MSRP: US$49.99
- Attached stuff sack with compression strap
- 3-panel hammock with various color combinations
- Easy-to-use wire-gate carabiners
- Climbing-rated aluminum wire-gate carabiners
- Hammock: 118 × 78 in (299 × 198 cm)
- Weight Capacity: 400 lbs (181 kg)
- Hammock: 21.6 oz (613 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.