Byer Amazonas Hammock
Amazing product for the price, super light (under…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 35 dollars
Amazing product for the price, super light (under 16 oz). Still in pack, though it's only good during warmer months. No rain guard, but that's nothing a good tarp won't fix.
- Less than a pound
- Comfortable (I'm 6' and 175 lb)
- Netting can sag a bit
- No tree attachments (must purchase separately)
- Nylon material isn't thick enough to ward off Mosquitos from underneath
To start, I'm a bit of a beginner when it comes to backpacking trips, but am already in love with it. I've found that through years of camping there's always a rock or funky angle that a tent sits on when you want to set camp somewhere besides the "pads" set up for specified sites. So I decided to go for a hammock.
I found the Byers Amazonas hammock at the local army surplus for 35 dollars. I must say for the price it's fairly amazing. I've had the product for two years and it is still in excellent condition. I had to sew the bag that's attached to it (which also doubles to hold the hammock), though I believe that is from my own doing rather than the quality.
The mosquito netting is great and it seals completely, but if you're not using a sleeping bag there is a possibility of getting bitten through the parachute nylon material. I think it's a great if you're curious about hammock camping, and not wanting to shell out the 100+ dollar price for the more expensive brands.