A while ago I was sent a Grand Trunk Double Parachute nylon hammock to review. What can I say more than awesome?
When I was a teen and working a hard summer job I had a hammock. I’d set it up by our pond after work and take a nap listening to the birds. It lasted until visitors came over and the girls thought it would be fun to see how many of them could fit in it. I miss those days of relaxing, and I will say that Grand Trunk has done an excellent job allowing me to revisit those days… and for making a hammock that is built like a tank.
Let’s look at the facts:
- 2-person hammock
- Material: Parachute Nylon
- Features: Triple stitched seams, mildew resistant
- Dimensions: 10.5 feet by 6.5 feet
- Capacity: 400 lbs
- Style: Gathered
- Includes: attached stuff sack/pocket, nautical carabiners, rope, setup instructions
- Weight: 20 oz. all included
- Price: $65
What are my thoughts?
Right out of the bag it’s ready to go. I was able to figure out setup in no time at all. The hardest part was finding trees! There’s nothing complicated about this and everything comfortable.
I give two thumbs up on the construction. The included hammock and rope is very durable. The first time we set it up my wife and 4 kids were there watching. Although built for two, we ended up piling in the whole family (a little over 400 lbs!) and had no complaints from the hammock.
The 6.5 foot width gives plenty of room for sitting up, lying down with two people and/or closing the hammock around you to keep out bugs. Just yesterday I was in the backyard and despite the abundant wasps (it’s a really bad year for them where I am) I remained untouched while I slept.
The only improvement I would say out of the box would be to include longer rope. The ropes are good for up to about 16-18″ diameter trunks. Anything bigger and you’ll need to add more.
If you’re looking for a backyard hammock, something to take camping or even day hiking/funpacking I strongly recommend checking out the Grand Trunk Double Hammock.
Take a look at our video review below to see it in action.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the Grand Trunk Double Parachute Nylon Hammock for free from Grand Trunk Goods as coordinated by Deep Creek PR an Outdoor Industry Public Relations Company in consideration for review publication.