|Rating:||8.3 / 10|
|Value for Money||1.7 / 2|
|Durability||1.6 / 2|
|Convenience||1.6 / 2|
|Weight||1.7 / 2|
|Versatility||1.7 / 2|
Sea to Summit currently makes three hammock types. The Ultralight range, the Hammock Set Pro Double (and Single), and the Jungle Hammock Set. I recently had the chance to test out the Sea to Summit Hammock Pro Double which is one of the better known models in the range with its claim to fame being its versatility.
This hammock is a gathered end hammock (put simply, the ends are bunched up), comes in a single or double version and is sold as a set. The set includes the hammock and the suspension straps. The double version can be used as a day hammock for two people to either sit or take in the view but as a sleeping hammock, this is really a one person choice. As a double hammock this model is rated to 180 Kg capacity which will suit most couples. If using it for two people then the kit tree straps are a bit on the thin side and with two people, are likely to cut in making the optional tree protector straps an essential add on option. The additional size of this hammock allows you to find that perfect ‘diagonal’ lay and for taller hikers is an added bonus.
This hammock is made of 100% Nylon Ripstop (70 Denier) and comes in a bright red or mid blue colour – interesting options given many other hammocks come in more muted and natural green colours which blend in with the environment. You are never going to lose this hammock in the bush particularly if you use the Sea to Summit Hammock Tarp which is equally bright in colour but that may not be an issue.
The these hammocks are designed to be used as part of a kit with the buckle connection system consisting of two metal clips that slot together quite easily. The negative is that like other Sea to Summit hammocks, you need to use Sea to Summit components such as the suspension straps and bug netting. If you aren’t into assembling your hammock kit by choosing bits and pieces from across the many different manufacturers and importers, then this won’t be an issue.
To use this hammock as an overnight sleeping option you will need a tarp as well as a Hammock Bug Net given the prevalence of bugs in most Australian locations. Like any hammock you will need some form of insulation such as an under quilt or a sleeping mat.
Price wise this hammock set comes in at AUD $149.99 RRP. While hammocks are still not as common as tents in Australia, this model is easy to find and provides a versatile option for both hiking as well as lounging around the camp. It’s also a great option for taller hikers.
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AUD $149.99 RRP
Sea to Summit Hammock Pro Double in red
Sea to Summit Hammock Pro Double in blue
Sea to Summit Hammock Pro Double – packed
Sea to Summit Hammock clip systems
Sea to Summit Clip system done up
Hammock Pro double in bug net
This review was done with product provided by Sea to Summit for testing