I like to use gear extensively before I review it. I don’t want to recommend something to you guys without first beating it. It if makes it through my torture tests then It gets the survivalpunk stamp of approval. I bought my trek light double hammock a few years ago. For a while it didn’t get much use. I knew I needed to review it. For the past few months I have used it daily. Right now I’m using it like a couch. Also a bed and a chair. At this point I have used it more than the regular user ever will. I know the trek light hammock inside and out. What do I think of it after all this time? Let’s find out.
Trek Light Double Hammock
- 6.5 feet wide
- 10 feet long
- Weighs 20 oz
- Holds Up to 400 pounds
- Water Resistant and Quick drying
Though you can hold 2 people in a Trek light double hamock it’s great for one person. The best comfort you will get in a hammock is from laying at an angle. At over six feet wide I could lay straight across it. Most people think you lay straights. They think it would be uncomfortable being bent in half. They have never been in a hammock though.
I recently had my friend Smitty lay in my Trek Light Double Hammock. He had the same idea. He didn’t see how it could be comfortable. Till he tried it. He got it. All it takes is getting into one and you are hooked.
I got the Trek Light easy hang ropes and carabiners when I ordered mine. With those set up is so fast and easy. I am not a knot guy. Yes I know I should learn and practice more. Just not what excites me. I hate hanging my Hennesseey Hammock for just that reason. That’s why I prefer to use the Trek Light Double Hammock. Just hang the ropes on a tree.
The rope has knots made down the rope. Just clip in the carabiner and you’re done. Adjustment is easy to get the hammock hanging at the right level. If you can’t find a knot in the place you want just make a new one. No fancy knots just a quick one and done.
Many use hammocks as a three season set up. I’ve seen videos for being comfortable into the -19 range. I myself have slept in my Trek Light Double hammock in the thirties. Last night for example was the low 40’s and I was sweating. It takes the proper gear.
Laying on a sleeping bag compresses it. In a hammock the parts of you that touch the bottom will get cold. Same as sleeping in a tent with ground contact. With a hammock you can either go with a closed cell foam mat or an underquilt An underquilt creates an air pocket beneath you. I have one I made from an Army poncho liner. They make underquilts from down that are warmer. The poncho liner stops being warm in the 50’s.
Last night I used both a ridgerest and the underquilt. With that you only need to cover your tops side. Just like in a bed. I unzip my sleeping bags and just put my feet in the bottom. Drape the bags over yourself like a blanket. This keeps the bags from being compressed touching the hammock.
After all this use the hammock is in great shape. I have a few loose strands I need to hit with a lighter. Which may have been caused by Bjorn the cat. All the stitching is perfect. I expected to have holes to be patched by now. I actually have nothing negative to say about the Trek Light Hammock. Also I did not get a freebie for review. I bought it myself. I will be trying to get a discount for the Survival Punk Army for you guys too. If you want one drop them a line and say so.