Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock Review

Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock Review

The Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock is a great inexpensive option for a lightweight travel hammock, and is also useful if you are just looking for something that packs up small for convenient storage.


Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock (Forrest Green)

It’s important to note that this is an inexpensive hammock, so it is not the highest quality you will find out there. For the price though, and if you pay attention to the weight limits, it is a decent option. As with any fabric hammock, I would caution against leaving this out in the sun and rain for extended periods of time, as this will weaken the fabric.

This hammock comes with ropes and hooks on the ends. I’m personally not a big fan of hooks, and would rather use good knots or carabiners. The ropes that it comes with are rather short, but I have purchased more expensive hammocks that didn’t have ropes on the ends at all.

I have done backpacking trips where packing light was absolutely essential, so for those bringing a hammock and rainfly would be a better use of space than carrying along a tent, sleeping pad, and sleeping bag. The Grand Trunk Ultralight hammock does pack down to a weight of 12 ounces.

The fabric is machine washable (as it should be), which is helpful when bringing home a hammock that smells strongly of campfire smoke (or sweat). It does dry quickly as well. I have left it up in the rain, and probably due to the lightweight fabric and the fact that it was still hanging up, it did not take terribly long to dry out.

I have used this tent several times over the course of a year, and have not had any issues with it. This hammock does only support up to 250 pounds though, and I wouldn’t push it based on some of the other reviews I have read. Neither my husband or I come close to this weight limit, but I did read a review from one woman who had the fabric of her hammock rip right down the middle. On the other hand, I read reviews from people in the 250 pound range who had no issues at all. My conclusion from this is that the hammock will probably be fine if properly cared for and your weight is less than 250, but if you want to be safe I would purchase a hammock made of stronger fabric that is meant to support a heavier person. As with everything, you get what you pay for.

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