Serac Sequoia Extra Wide Hammock – Review

Serac Sequoia Extra Wide Hammock

Product Description

The Serac Sequoia Extra Wide hammock is an open, three-panel fabric hammock that is gathered at the ends with short rope loops. The compression stuff sack includes a whistle buckle and cinch top. There are three small webbing loops sewn onto each long edge. The fabric is a soft, diamond-ripstop nylon with a silky hand. The hammock also comes with daisy chain webbing straps.

Overall Impressions and Updates

I’ve reviewed a few recreational hammocks in the past few months and really haven’t been overly impressed. I’m often left shrugging my shoulders and saying, “meh.” Nothing overly amazing nor negative. There are literally dozens of look-alike hammocks flooding the market and there’s not much to say to distinguish them. When I received the Serac Sequoia to review, I tossed it in my review box along with the others wondering how I could write yet another parachute nylon hammock review that sounds somewhat different.

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However, after opening the package, it was clear that the folks behind Serac put a little more thought behind their hammock than I had guessed. For starters, the fabric isn’t the run-of-the-mill crinkle taffeta “parachute nylon” fabric everyone else (including brand leaders ENO and Grand Trunk) is using. The fabric is softer, more subtle, and uses a diamond ripstop weave that strengths the lighter fabric and helps give it a 500 lbs (227 kg) weight rating. The fabric is very similar to the Tribe Provisions hammock. I was also surprised to see webbing loops sewn along the long edge. These are great for tying on some shockcord guyline and pulling open the hammock, similar to the Hennessy Hammock, attaching an underquilt, or clipping on a gear hammock saddle bag.

The fabric really packs down small too. I don’t really care for compression straps as the resulting ball shape doesn’t form well in a backpack. Instead, I just toss the hammock in my pack and let the stuff sack’s fluid shape conform to the nooks and crannies in the bag. Still, the addition of the whistle buckle is a nice touch for some multi-use gear.

I’m also impressed that Serac included viable suspension and easy-to-use wiregate carabiners in the kit. The price point with the strap (and unlimited 5-year warranty) really makes the Serac Sequoia hammock a fantastic deal.

Recommendations and Review

Criteria Rating Notes
Suspension and Anchor System ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Includes robust rope loops, wiregate carabiners, and webbing straps!
Construction and Craftsmanship ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I love the diamond ripstop fabric: soft and comfortable.
Modularity ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ The basic open hammock is the beginning of any modular hammock system.
Aesthetics ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ A variety of color combinations.
Price and Value ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ This hammock is priced less than the competition and includes webbing suspension.

Available Features/Specifications

Features

  • Attached stuff sack with compression strap
  • 3-panel hammock with various color combinations
  • Easy-to-use wire-gate carabiners
  • Included webbing straps
  • 5-year unlimited warranty

Specifications

  • Climbing-rated aluminum wire-gate carabiners
  • Hammock: 118 × 67 in (299 × 170 cm)
  • Straps: 72 × 1 in (83 × 2.5 cm) ×2
  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs (227 kg)

Weight

  • Hammock: 17.5 oz (497 g)

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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.

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2 Responses

  1. Paul says:

    Is it cool that their website is plastered with your illustrations?
    http://www.exploreserac.com/staying-dry-in-a-hammock/

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