Grand Trunk Good’s Double Hammock

After a bike ride along the Chehalis Western Trail in Olympia, my family and I decided to relax out at Woodard Bay and test out my new Grand Trunk Good‘s Double Hammock.

Hammock in its stuff sack
Hammock in its stuff sack

Made of Parachute nylon, the hammock was a snap to set up with everything you needed for easy lounging included in the attached stuff sack. Stretching my hammock between two old pilings, I wrapped the cabling around the wood and then connected the two ends with the sturdy, weight-baring carabiners. Then tightened it up by twisting the rope around the posts so that the knots supported from the back and kept the fabric drawn taught.

Since it was made to hold two people comfortably, I had my parents give the hammock the first go. Settling down in the the curvature, the hammock held strong and offered stability for both to sit upright and recline back. After they had their fair share of R&R, it was my turn to give it a whirl.

My parents sitting in the Double Hammock
My parents sitting in the Double Hammock

Jumping in for a snooze, the hammock wrapped protectively around my body like a giant cocoon. With the extra width, the hammock, I imagined, would be great for my next camping trip. And with the northwest’s damp weather in mind, Grand Trunk Good’s Double Hammock is mildew resident and only 20 ounces making it a light accessory for any backpacking trip.

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Crawling into the hammock
Reclining in the hammock
Reclining in the hammock

Pros:

  • Easy to setup/take down
  • Can hold two people and up to 400 lbs
  • Sturdy anchors that don’t twist
  • Light weight
  • Attached stuff sack
  • Includes all needed attachments to hang
  • Quick drying, durable material
  • Mildew resident

Cons:

It’s huge! The chute 126 inches long, so you need to find trees or posts that are more than 11 feet apart, and the ropes provided are rather short. For camping or backpacking, I’d recommend bringing additional ropes to offer more versatility in the backcountry.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received Double Hammock for free from Grand Trunk Goods as coordinated by Deep Creek PR an Outdoor Industry Public Relations Company in consideration for review publication.

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