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How we choose: The best hammock accessories highlighted here were selected based on 75 reviews of 36 products. Our top picks are those that are readily-available in the United States and have received the highest overall ratings from reviewers.

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Sea to Summit Hammock Bug Net

user rating: 5 of 5 (1 review)

An awesome product. Versatile, easy to put on, and allows for great visibility. Well designed and well executed. Definitely a product worth checking out if you're a hammock user looking for a stand-alone bug net.

Reasons to Buy

  • Easy to install and adjust
  • Can be used with any gathered end style hammock
  • Great visibility due to seam design
  • Shock cord tension scheme and small pole keep bug net lifted up and away from you

Reasons to Avoid

  • Bug net hangs a good bit lower than the hammock, when using this you need to hang your hammock a little higher to keep it off the ground

This review is a part of a review of the entire Sea to Summit Ultralight Hammock System. Please refer to my Sea to Summit Ultralight Hammock review to see the full review of the Ultralight Hammock and its components. Most of the information below is separated out here again for visibility purposes. Hammock Bug Net: The Hammock Bug Net is made from a soft polyester mesh with 80 holes per cm/2 (550 holes per square inch). It measures approximately 9.7 feet by 2.6 feet. The Sea to Summit Hammock Bug Net works superbly.

Read more: Sea to Summit Hammock Bug Net review (1)

Eagles Nest Outfitters Helios Ultralight Suspension System

user rating: 5 of 5 (2 reviews)

ENO's Helios Suspension System is a new take on the time-tested combination of tree straps and whoopie slings. Designed to be paired with hammocks using carabiners—like ENO, GrandTrunk, and Thermarest—the Helios does what it does quite well. It makes hammock hanging simple, and it does it at under 5 ounces. While it would be easy for me to say this suspension system is best for new hammock hangers, I believe even experienced hangers will find it worth taking a look at.

Reasons to Buy

  • Quick and easy to use
  • Idiot proof
  • Weighs less than the advertised weight

Reasons to Avoid

  • Would prefer them a bit longer
  • Only works with carabiner reliant hammocks

The Helios Suspension System is, in my opinion, ENO's best suspension system to date, and definitely worth taking a look at. Let me be clear, I'm no ENO fanboy, and I've taken ENO to task for a number of sub-standard products ( Ember, Fast Fly, Hot Spot). I state that solely to point out that ENO had a lot of work cut out to impress me. However, the Helios paired with the Sub-7 Hammock did just that. Ease of Use: Helios is a variation on the traditional suspension system of Whoopie Slings and Tree Straps.

Read more: Eagles Nest Outfitters Helios Ultralight Suspension System reviews (2)

Eagles Nest Outfitters Atlas Straps

user rating: 5 of 5 (17 reviews)

This is a major upgrade to the old Slap Straps and Slap Strap Pro. If you are buying new straps, get the Atlas straps and don't even consider the other ones!

Reasons to Buy

  • Lots of hanging points
  • Strong
  • Durable
  • Stuff sack

Reasons to Avoid

  • Cost

My original hammock straps were the regular SlapStraps, then I upgraded to the SlapStrap Pros. When these Atlas straps came out I was pretty jealous of them and ended up asking for them this past Christmas.  These are by far the best straps that ENO makes. The end loop is wide, which makes it easy to run the other end of the strap through. There are also lots of hanging points on each strap which helps for an easily customizable hang.  With the multiple hanging points you don't have to worry as much about the size of the tree and you definitely don't have to be as particular about the width between the two trees that you are going to hang from.  These straps are really tough and durable! They have a weight limit of 200lbs.

Read more: Eagles Nest Outfitters Atlas Straps reviews (17)

Grand Trunk Trunk Straps

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1 review)

Grand Trunk's “Trunk Straps” are a well-made, convenient suspension system for front country hammock hanging. It eliminates the need to know hammock knots or the need to buy other suspension systems that come with a learning curve. The straps are best for hammocks relying on carabiners for hanging. I definitely feel the pros outweigh the cons for car camping applications.

Reasons to Buy

  • Quick and easy to set up
  • Multiple attachment points for just the right hang
  • Ridiculously long (that's good!)
  • Wide/Tree friendly

Reasons to Avoid

  • Heavy
  • Pricey (compared to knowing your hammock knots)

First, a word on tree straps: My first hammock came with two lengths of 6mm prusik cord to hang the hammock with. I didn't understand at the time how bad this is for trees. When a narrow diameter rope is hitched around a smaller tree and weighted, it can severely damage and even kill the tree. Fortunately, I quickly learned about this issue and switched to using "tree straps." A tree strap is flat webbing, ideally at least 1" wide. If you are a heavier person, then placing something like a folded tarp or piece of clothing between the strap and tree can help even more.

Read more: Grand Trunk Trunk Straps review (1)

Eagles Nest Outfitters Guardian Bug Net

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12 reviews)

Mosquitos are just flat out annoying. This dandy tool for hammock camping can help make your experience in the backcountry (or anywhere) a lot more enjoyable by keeping the pesky little bugs off of you during your peaceful slumber.

Reasons to Buy

  • Fine netting
  • Attached stuff sack
  • Packs small
  • Roomy
  • Well built

Reasons to Avoid

  • Provided ridge line is very short
  • Could tear easily

The Guardian Bug Net is a great thing to have if you plan to hammock camp during months when insects will be out! Being bitten by mosquitos all night long can turn a good trip into a miserable one pretty quickly. With the bug net you can sleep worry free without having to cake on the bug spray.  The super fine netting keeps even the smallest of insects out of your space all night! Both ends of the bug net have draw chords to synch up the ends making this really a great protection from bugs.  Down the middle of the net is a zipper to allow you to climb in and out of your hammock with ease.

Read more: Eagles Nest Outfitters Guardian Bug Net reviews (12)

Onewind Underquilt Protector and Hammock Double Skin

user rating: 5 of 5 (1 review)

Onewind UQP (Under Quilt Protector) adds extra protection (as the name implies) to underquilts, from condensation, rain splash, dew. When used as a hammock second layer, it blocks some warmth-robbing wind and helps keep a little more warmth in. It’s simple, lightweight and works as intended, and can even be used as groundsheet or gear/backpack cover in emergencies. Overall, a good four-season companion for hammockers and backpackers.

Reasons to Buy

  • Versatile
  • Lighweight
  • Well built
  • Inexpensive
  • Packs small
  • DWR coating
  • Durable
  • Easier to wash and clean than hammocks and quilts.

Reasons to Avoid

  • None I can think of.

Introduction I live in a tropical country so it’s rare that I need underquilts and other “heavy” warming gear or clothing. I’ve used UQs during trips abroad, and we do have sub-zero (Celsius degree) temps, at the top of winter in my region and when backpacking or camping in high-mountain - but I use my bivy tent instead of my hammock and tarp for those adventures. Still, temps vary wildly in the woods even during summer here. It’s always good to have options to keep some warmth inside and wind/cold/water outside.

Read more: Onewind Underquilt Protector and Hammock Double Skin review (1)

Top Hammock Accessory / Tarp/Shelter

Sea to Summit Hammock Tarp

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2 reviews)

A great tarp, though a little on the minimalist side. Looking to go lighter? The Sea to Summit Hammock Tarp may be the tarp for you.

Reasons to Buy

  • Lightweight
  • Comes with guy line
  • Grommets on each tie-out point
  • Line tensioners at each tie out for ease of tensioning

Reasons to Avoid

  • Very minimal coverage on the head and foot end
  • Ridgeline guyline comes a little too short to be useful

This review is a part of a review of the entire Sea to Summit Ultralight Hammock System. Please refer to my Sea to Summit Ultralight Hammock review to see the full review of the Ultralight Hammock and its components. Most of the information below is separated out here again for visibility purposes. Hammock Tarp: The Hammock Tarp is made of Ultra-Sil Nano 15D Nylon fabric, which provides a high strength-to-weight performance, and measures 11 feet 10 inches by 9 feet 2 inches. Two tie-out points are provided on one side of the tarp for enhanced performance in wind or wind driven weather, and for weight savings the opposite side is a narrower cut that tapers to a point with only one tie out.

Read more: Sea to Summit Hammock Tarp reviews (2)

Hennessy Hammock SnakeSkins

user rating: 5 of 5 (1 review)

A must-have accessory for hammock users, both recreationally or for campers! SnakeSkins store a hammock in a way that makes setup and breakdown a breeze while keeping them dry and clean!

Reasons to Buy

  • Light weight 2.3 oz
  • Revolutionizes hammock storage

Reasons to Avoid

  • Cannot differantiate which side of the hammock is which

HH SnakeSkins are a hammock accessory that will become a necessary item after you see them in action once! They are simply a matched pair of tapered tubes that one pulls over the hammock, resembling a snake when ready for storage.  'What are "SnakeSkins"? SnakeSkins are an instant stuff sack system that collapse your Hennessy Hammock in about 30 seconds. Your shelter never touches the ground, never gets dirty or muddy. It just disappears into two tapering tubes of silnylon which sit gathered on the ropes at each end of the hammock for amazingly quick set up and take down.

Read more: Hennessy Hammock SnakeSkins review (1)

Sea to Summit Hammock Gear Sling

user rating: 4 of 5 (1 review)

Gear slings are mini-hammocks that go underneath the hammock or hang from tree branches to store bags and other gear. A small, lightweight, and inexpensive camping/backpacking item that adds greatly to hammocking experience by offering convenience, comfort, and protection to equipment (from rain, wind, floods, animals, etc.).

Reasons to Buy

  • Super practical
  • Works very well
  • Easy to pitch and adjust
  • Adds safety and convenience to hammock camping
  • Small and lightweight
  • Inexpensive for what it provides

Reasons to Avoid

  • Bright color (I prefer more muted colors)
  • Could be even lighter
  • Shock cord or closures would improve protection

Introduction There are some outdoor items that you don’t know you need until you use them. Once you try it, a light pops on and suddenly it becomes indispensable. A hammock gear sling is one of those items: it really makes a difference to keep our gear more protected and accessible at the same time.  Back when I used tents to camp and backpack, I’d guard my gear inside while sleeping or doing other stuff around camp, or in case I left the site for a walk, or fishing, exploring…. Keeping the stuff guarded would not warrant it from being stolen, sure.

Read more: Sea to Summit Hammock Gear Sling review (1)

Eagles Nest Outfitters SoloPod Hammock Stand

user rating: 4 of 5 (2 reviews)

This sturdy, easy to set up hammock stand provides convenience and freedom—more hammock time without the need for trees or straps. Though, not as portable as described by ENO.

Reasons to Buy

  • Easy setup
  • Aesthetically appealing
  • Solid construction, 400lb capacity

Reasons to Avoid

  • Too bulky for easy portability

Now I can use my ENO & Hennessy Hammocks anywhere I wish, no trees nor straps needed. Eight pieces snap together easily and I’m ready to hang my hammock. Its sturdy construction allows it to remain stable and balanced on different terrains, as I chase the ever-moving shade in my backyard. Its shapely aesthetic and powder-coated steel mean I can leave it assembled in my back yard (wife-approved). Also, my hammock settles low enough to convert to a swing. And my dog can easily hop in—important conditioning for when we go hammock camping.

Read more: Eagles Nest Outfitters SoloPod Hammock Stand reviews (2)

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