Topist Mosquito Net Hammock
Reviewers Paid: $29.99
A convenient and nice item for outdoor trip or camping.
- Strong, durable, and breathable
- Portable and convenient
We used to go camping in our youth, but now we are retired and can't handle the stress of it anymore. When I was offered this camping hammock at a discount in exchange for my honest review, I started not to ask for it for this reason.
However, at the time I was reading an article on the Zika virus, and I've also been concerned about how badly some populations are being devastated by mosquito-borne illnesses like West Nile Virus and malaria throughout the world, so I wanted to get this hammock for our emergency kit (in case we wind up being flooded and wind up having to camp outside after all) and also as a service to others who might wish to hang a hammock or two in their backyards so they can enjoy being outside without worrying about the danger of being bitten by mosquitoes.
So as a camping hammock, I can't compare this to others, but I can say the hammock is very lightweight, yet strongly stitched and apparently well made. The tote sack is sewn into a seam so you can't lose it. The carabiner clips are heavy-duty, and so are the black straps for hanging. The netting has loops through which to thread the included cord (as shown in the product photo), and the zipper can be operated from the outside or the inside of the netting.
What I found most amazing about this hammock is that one person (little old me) can assemble it and then stow it back into the attached tote sack with nobody else helping. The hammock is large and spacious, but by simply putting the ends together and twisting, you wind up with a very neatly folded and manageable piece that can then be tucked into the sack.
One of the reasons we stopped camping was because of how difficult it was to erect a tent and take it back down. With a few of these hammocks, however, some bungee cords, and a tarp—all of which would fit behind the seat of our pickup truck—we would be prepared to rig a makeshift rain cover and emergency "place to stay" if we had to. There's no peace of mind quite like knowing you are prepared.
Source: Was offered this hammock at a discount in exchange for a review
Price Paid: $29.99