I’m a traditional tent camper when it comes to my sleep system, but I can also appreciate a really good camping hammock.
For me, a hammock is one of those luxury items I’ll bring if I plan on base-camping for at least a couple of days.
There’s nothing quite like taking a quiet afternoon to nap or read a book in the gentle sway of a hammock while surrounded by nature.
I’ve gone through four hammocks in just a couple of years:
The first one, a cheap starter hammock from Amazon, was dropped and lost on a portage.
The second one I gave away to a fellow camper because I wanted to upgrade to one that was more lightweight.
The third one ripped while I was lying in it—scraping it on a rock that just barely touching it as I sat up too quickly.
The fourth one was a replacement of the third one.
I’m now onto hammock number five: this double camping hammock from Onewind.
Having been through multiple hammocks for various reasons, I’ve learned what features I value the most.
Unboxing the Onewind double camping hammock
The Onewind hammock caught my attention because it includes a mosquito net, which is essential for camping in bug-infested areas. Here’s what’s included:
- Hammock with built-in bug net and 2 cinch buckles (each with continuous loops)
- Adjustable ridgeline with built-in storage pockets and lantern hanger
- 2 12-foot tree straps
- Double-side stuff sack
- Instruction manual
My first impression was that this hammock included more accessories than I was used to, especially in comparison to my lightweight hammocks. But everything fit neatly into the compact stuff sack, so I wasn’t terribly worried about losing track or everything.
My second impression was that this looked like a hammock that’s meant to be easy to set up and start using. The inclusion of all the extra accessories made that quite clear.
Here’s the thing about hammocks: They can be a total pain to set up.
If you’re just using ropes to suspend the hammock between trees, you’ll likely spend a good amount of time adjusting and readjusting to get the right tension.
I remember once spending over an hour trying to get the perfect hammock setup.
Nobody wants to be spending excessive amounts of time fiddling around with gear.
That’s where the Onewind hammock stands out.
The cinch buckles and continuous loops make setup a breeze.
All you have to do is following along with the instruction manual, which includes step-by-step photographs (not illustrations) that show you exactly how to set up the hammock.
Simply wrap the tree straps around the trees, weave the ends of the straps through the cinch buckles, and you’re good to go.
I’ll be honest—it might not be easy for everyone to figure out how to weave the straps through the cinch buckles.
Some people just know how to do this by default, but others might have to look closely at the step-by-step photos to get it right.
The cinch buckles allow for quick and easy adjustments, ensuring that you can achieve the perfect tension without any hassle.
No complicated knots or excessive adjustments necessary.
One thing I forgot to do was adjust the bug net properly over the hammock and ridgeline, which was all twisted.
Because it’s attached to the hammock itself, I had to remove one of the straps from its cinch buckle, but this was hardly an issue since it takes no time at all to put it back together.
All in all, I’d say it took about 10 to 15 minutes to set it up the first time, and that was including having to backtrack to readjust the bug net.
As mentioned, the part that’s the hardest (and takes the longest) involves connecting the straps to the cinch buckles—only because you have to make sure you weave them through the cinch buckles properly.
After setting the hammock up once, I was a lot faster at setting it up the second time.
Now that I’ve set it up twice, I’m certain the hardest part for next time will involve finding the perfect spot with two sturdy trees that are spaced far enough apart.
Design and quality
Once the hammock was properly set up, I could get a closer look at its design and what it’s made out of. Here’s a detailed look at each of the hammock’s components.
The hammock itself is made of durable and lightweight nylon hexagon ripstop nylon, which is stronger than your traditional square or diamond patterns and is extra resistant to abrasion—meaning it can withstand years of use without easily tearing.
The material is very lightweight, soft, and breathable, making it perfect for keeping cool in summer weather.
No stitching throughout means that you also won’t end up with uncomfortable ridges pressing into your skin.
The bug net is made of polyester mesh, ensuring that no bugs get in without restricting airflow or visibility.
It’s designed to rest over the entire hammock with a bottom entry access.
This basically means that you crawl up through an opening at the bottom of the net to get into the hammock.
To close the opening so absolutely no bugs get in, simple cinch the shock cord.
The bug net doesn’t fully detach from the hammock, but if you want to use it without the bug net, you can simply pull the hammock through the net to one end leave it resting there or stuff it into the attached stuff sack.
I figure these attached parts were designed this way to avoid losing them and making setup (and adjustments) easier.
The two 12-foot tree straps appear to be made of webbing, which from my experience are actually stronger than rope.
The cinch buckles, which are attacked to the hammock with continuous loops, have a breaking strength point of 1,500 pounds per side.
Comparing these accessories to what you might bring with a traditional hammock (rope and potentially carabiners), the extra weight probably works out to around the same or slightly less.
I usually bring excessively long ropes, which adds a lot of unnecessary weight.
One thing I really liked about this hammock is that you could adjust the ridgeline that runs between the two buckles to customize the amount of sag you want.
This ridgeline is made of UHMWPE material and apparently has a breaking strength point of 1,500 pounds.
Unlike other hammocks with bug nets that I’ve tried, this one stays out of my face thanks to the ridgeline that holds up the bug net evenly and from a proper height.
I don’t have to worry about it sagging onto my face or body, even when I’m sitting up to read a book or enjoy the view.
I also love the two extra accessories that come attached to the ridgeline—the double-sided storage pocket and the lantern hanger.
These are both super handy for keeping small items like keys, your phone, your headlamp, and whatever else you might need.
Total weight and bulk
The hammock and all of its accessories pack away nicely into its stuff sack, which measures 11 inches by 4.7 inches when it’s all put away.
Its total weight is 2.6 pounds, which isn’t exactly super lightweight.
My preference would be one pound or less, which several other competing hammocks weigh in at.
Once I climbed into the hammock and got comfortable, I was pleasantly surprised with how nice it felt.
The hammock is double-sized, meaning that it can fit two people with a maximum weight load of 500 pounds.
Elise climbed in with me so we could test out how it would feel with both of us in it and found that the extra wide panel made it feel roomier than previous hammocks we’ve used.
Neither one of us are small people, and yet we felt very supported by the thin piece of nylon fabric that made up the hammock.
I’d say that I definitely prefer lying in the hammock by myself simply because it allows me to fully stretch out and get comfortable.
However, with Elise joining me, there was still enough space for both of us to relax without feeling cramped.
I haven’t spent a full night in the hammock, but I did spend several hours lying in it and even took a nap in it.
Something I really appreciate about this hammock is how it allows me to peer over the side very easily to admire the view—a feature that was hard to achieve with my previous hammock.
Its sides were always so high that they blocked the view and fell in on me, feeling more like a cocoon than a hammock.
I’ve used the hammock twice so far, once with the bug net and once without, and both experiences were great.
Sure, having the bug net on makes it a little awkward to get in and out, but it does a superb job at protecting you.
Without the bug net, the hammock is still fully adjustable so you can set it up exactly the way you want.
Price and value
The Onewind double camping hammock is available for about $70 USD, which means it isn’t cheap, but it isn’t expensive either.
You can get hammocks for as little as $20 to $30, however I wouldn’t count on them being very durable or easy to set up.
More expensive hammocks that cost $100+ typically come with additional features, like built-in tarps or rainflies, and are often designed for overnight camping.
You could certainly use with using the Onewind double camping hammock on an overnight camping trip in warm weather, however you’d need some extra features to help protect yourself from the elements.
Personally, I think that this hammock is appropriately priced for what it offers.
It offers a great combination of durability and versatility, and best of all, it’s easy for beginners to set up in just minutes.
What I liked (and didn’t like) about this camping hammock
The number one thing I liked about this hammock was how easy it was to set up.
In all the hammocks I’ve owned and used, setting them up has never been as fast and as easy as it is with the Onewind double camping hammock.
If I could change absolutely anything about this hammock,
I would definitely cut its weight down by more than half.
Lightweight camping gear is important to me, and I’m the type of camper who’s willing to pay more for ultralight design.
What I liked:
- Super fast and easy to set up with clear step-by-step instructions included
- Incredibly simple to adjust
- Excellent strength and durability
- Super soft, comfortable hammock material
- Big and wide enough for two people
- Can be used without bug net
- Bug net doesn’t sag
- Good price for what you get
What I didn’t like:
- On the heavier side at 2.6 lbs
- Tree straps could be longer to accommodate larger trees
- Storage pocket could be bigger to hold a book
- Bug net could be fully removable for more convenience
The Onewind double camping hammock is actually my preferred hammock right now.
The ease of setup makes up for its weight, which I’m not that hung up on because I don’t take hammocks on ultralight camping trips anyway.
For a casual afternoon at camp (or even in your backyard), it’s perfect.
Go check out the Onewind double camping hammock.
Ross is an experienced backcountry canoe tripper and winter camper from Ontario, Canada. He loves looking at maps, planning new routes, sport fishing, and developing his nature photography skills. He’s also certified in Whitewater Rescue (WWR) I & II and Wilderness First Aid (WFA).