At 4.9 ounces, this wisp of a lightest hammock is so gaseous you forget it’s there.
Invert a swath of mosquito netting, and lie down. That is close to the encounter you’ll get using Sea to Peak’s Ultralight Hammock.
But the swoop of see through cloth is powerful. It supports up to 300 pounds and offers a comfortable foundation for what the company calls the lightest hammock on the planet.
It comes to market for $90. We took a number of weeks to check the Ultralight Hammock for a review.
Review: Sea To Summit Ultralight Hammock
The secret to this ultralight hammock is in its monofilament nylon cloth. As stated, the net-like substance weighs a light 4.9 oz.
There’s a light rent-stop grid. It feels soft in the hand, though crinkly, also, like a wedding veil.
A tiny stuff sack is built into one end. The hammock pulls out of there, unfurling to take form and offering fastener points on both sides. The stuff sack can detach if needed, and together the package weighs only 5.4 ounces.
We strung up the system near Lake Superior for a snooze. The wintertime wind cut straight through the hammock.
Really, the company touts breathability that is uncommon from the nylon it applies. In summer, it’d breathe well on a muggy night.
Sea to Summit additionally makes a hammock-special bug net, tarp, and supplies sling, though, we’ven’t analyzed them.
This hammock is akin to a bivy bag, as it’s constructed for the ounce- .
In a back pack, the hammock takes up hardly any space and packs down to the magnitude of a beer can.
That reduces to a happy sleep for anyone under about 5 foot 10. Our taller testers found this model quite cramped as they may be used to the normal 9-foot or longer (and broader) hammock models.
Hammock Setup and Suspension
The straps are heavy than the hammock itself, and adding them pushes the whole weight to 1 pound, 5.4 ounces, which is still quite practical for a hammock camper.
The pair of 5-foot-long, 1.5-inch-broad tree guards weigh 4.5 oz each. They link to the suspension system via steel buckles and wrap around trees.
Principal suspensor comes from a set of 10-foot-long (0.5-inch-wide) webbing straps; each weighs 3.5 oz. Steel buckles on each side connect to the tree guards and to the Lightest Hammock.
The webbing is threaded via the buckle, similar to a back pack strap, which makes it easily flexible. The suspension system took a few minutes to prepare. After figured out, it was instinctive and easy to adjust the tension of the hammock.
This one is situated at one end of the hammock, which is a smart design feature.
It then simply pull the hammock out of the bag to the other tree and makes setup simpler and helps keep your hammock off the earth because you are able to attach one end.
The suspensor is sold individually from the hammock and costs about $45. Should you would like a super-light system you may opt to make use of the Ultralight Hammock with cord suspensor or lighter carabiner from various other brands.
One note: Sea to Summit make its suspension to connect with its hammocks. It won’t work with other hammocks on account of the unique buckles.
We’re excited to see brands using brand new, lightweight fabric in hammock designs. Sea to Summit’s Ultralight Hammock stands out as a solid lightweight alternative for many who need the lightest equipment out there.
The suspension is unique, tree friendly, and simple to adjust. Nevertheless, it’s a couple ounces overly heavy for the extreme-ultralight crowd.