Grand Trunk Ultralight Skeeter Beeter

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I purchased the Skeeter Beater as my first entry into…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $60

I purchased the Skeeter Beater as my first entry into hammock hiking. I did not want to spend a lot until I knew if hammocks would work for me.

This hammock comes complete and ready to hang. I did not care for the tree tying rope that came with it so I made some tree straps with a  steel ring sewn into one end. Set up is quick. A 1/8 inch bungie cord is provided to suspend the netting.

A tarp line could be used but the bungie is more forgiving and protective of the netting in the event an inexperienced person falls entering or exiting the hammock (got kids?) I stretched an 8 x 10 siliyon tarp overhead and took a nice dry nap while a summer thunderstorm hammered down around me.

First night I slept extremely well, I am talking eight hours or more. I never used a hammock before and tend to sleep on my side or stomach, didn't matter. The Skeeter Beater gave me a very good sleep. I did not feel particularly restrained and no shoulder bunching. Although I had intended to upgrade if I liked hammocks, I have decided to wear this one out.


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The Skeeter Beeter Ultralight hammock is made from polyester and has an attached no-see-um mosquito net to protect you against insects.

- Grand Trunk

The Ultralight Skeeter Beeter Hammock from Grand Trunk helps keep the bugs away so you can actually enjoy the fresh air.


The Grand Trunk Ultralight Skeeter Beeter hammocks keep the pests out, including mosquitoes, no-see-ums and black flies, so you can get a good night sleep. These Ultralight Hammocks come with an extremely fine mosquito netting to ensure that no bugs or insects enter your hammock. The built-in, double-sided zipper that runs the length of the hammock allows for easy entry/exit. The perfect way to enjoy the outdoors in peace. Built-in pockets and zipper: Includes two pockets on the inside of the mosquito netting for storage to hold glasses, pocket knife or anything you want to keep close by. There is also a zipper that runs the length of the hammock for easy entry and exit. Easy overhead suspension system sets up in a matter of minutes and comes complete with everything needed to use. Color: Forest green. Weight: 20 ounces. Dimensions: 9ft. 6in. x 4ft. 6in.. Materials: Durable nylon blend, Very fine mosquito netting. Comes with: Steel S-hooks for easy hanging with Attached stuff sack. 250 lbs. capacity - lab tested and certified. 3x stitching on all stress points, 3x stitching on mosquito netting to reduce tearing. FREE hanging kit included with Net suspension kit: Two 20 ft pieces of cord

- Tahoe Mountain Sports