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Clark TX-270

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
photo: Clark TX-270 hammock


Price MSRP: $389.00
Reviewers Paid: $400.00
Type Solo
Climate 3-Season
Packing Weight 2.25 lbs / 1.02 kg 2.6 lbs / 1.18 kg with included full suspension kit
Packing Size 16 X 8 X 5 in / 38 X 20 X 13 cm
Safety/Comfort Weight Limit 300 lbs / 113 kg
Maximum Weight Limit 700 lbs / 318 kg


1 review
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3-star:   1
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Mosquito proof, solid construction, a bit fiddley. The Winnebago of hammocks.


  • Well built
  • Mosquito proof bed and mesh
  • Comfortable to sleep in
  • Lots of room, with mesh held in a dome


  • Not really cut for a diagonal lay
  • Heavier and bulkier than most
  • The joints for the poles for the mesh catch on the sleeves

day-10-modern-lock-near-scotia.pngI got this when my wife discovered how comfortable she was in my Clark's Ultralight (I don't think they sell that model any more), and we decided that when we camped together, we should not be on the ground. I got this model because my Clark's Ultralight has always seemed small for me, and because we are thinking more about bike touring and less about backpacking, so the weight and bulk matter less.

Overall, I'm very happy with it, even though a bit self conscious about having a hammock that is so much more like a tent than a hammock. 

I got the underquilt, and I slept with it in the yard this winter when I got it (15 degrees F) and the hammock was plenty warm, with a 20-degree bag and long underwear and socks. This summer I used the hammock on a bike ride from Ohio to Massachusetts, and I like that I can lie in the hammock when it is hot, without the quilt, and be cooled off on all sides, without a thought about mosquitoes biting through the fabric, even as I hear them whining by my ear. 

The only thing different from other hammocks about setup is the poles which hold the net up. The bungee is attached on the outside of the joints, and they don't always slide smoothly through the sleeves. Even if they did, putting them in is an extra step which takes time—my wife always gets her hammock set before me. 

I like the fly they sell with this. It is easy to get taut, with curved lower edges. 

Two of the big pockets are accessed from within the hammock, which is great for putting tomorrow's clothes in, and the little pockets on the hammock near your head are fine for glasses and light.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $400

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