Product Questions

  • What Comes With The Hammock? What Do I Need?

    Inside of the hammock pouch, you'll find the hammock itself and two S-Hooks which are secured to each end of the hammock with a short, static cord. The vast majority of our customers also use a set of our Go Anywhere Ropes to hang their hammock, but whether or not you need it ultimately depends ...
  • Is a Double Hammock really the best hammock for just one person?

    Back in the day, we used to sell a variety of hammock sizes. Well, let's be more specific - we used to offer a variety of hammock sizes, but when you looked at the sales reports, the only one we really sold was the Double Hammock. Seriously, no matter how we priced it - 98% of our hammocks sale...
  • Can A Parachute Hammock Be Used As An Actual Parachute?

    Because the material we use in our hammocks is what's known as "parachute nylon", and it shares a relationship with the same material used in actual parachutes, we suppose it's not completely crazy for people to ask whether the hammocks can also be used as mini-parachutes. We've heard it asked en...
  • Compatible Underquilts For Trek Light Gear Hammocks

    An underquilt is like a sleeping bag that attaches to the bottom of your hammock. By hugging the bottom of your hammock it prevents the insulation from getting crushed and is one of the keys to staying warm when hammock camping in colder weather. We don't yet sell our own brand of underquilt (st...
  • How To Hang A Hammock Indoors

    Hanging your hammock indoors can be done in a variety of ways and is very common. An indoor hammock is a beautiful thing - you can use it as a guest bed, a meditation swing, or in the playroom or man cave. And the best part is that you can easily unhook it and get it out of the way in a matter of...
  • How to Hang Your Hammock (Distance, Height, And More)

    When it comes to hanging a hammock, you quickly realize you may have more questions than you realized. How high off the ground should it be? How far apart should the trees be? Whether you think there's nothing to know or your head is spinning with questions, we've created a special guide to enl...
  • How To Swap Your Hammock S-Hooks For Carabiners

    All of our hammocks come standard with an S-Hook connection on either end of the hammock. If you'd like to upgrade your s-hooks to carabiners instead, we recorded a short video showing you how easy it is. Extremely Important: You need to be absolutely sure that the carabiners you're using are...
  • Staying Warm In Your Hammock

    Trek Light Gear's hammocks are designed to be breathable first and foremost - it's what makes them comfortable on a summer day and prevents sweat and condensation from building up on the hammock in all climates. However, Trek Light hammocks are also perfectly suited for hammock camping in any se...
  • Tree Safety 101: Rope vs. Webbing

    The question of rope causing damage vs. webbing causes a lot of heated debate in the hammock world. The argument we hear often is that flat webbing disperses pressure more than rope and therefore is tree-safe, while ropes are inherently bad. The fact that a wider strap can disperse the pressure ...
  • Where Are Your Products Made?

    We make dozens of products and they are made in places all over the world - from Bali to Mexico to right here in the USA! You can find where each item is made by visiting the product page and looking under the “Specs” tab.