Friday, September 14, 2012

Grand Trunk Single/Double Hammock Review

Over the past few weeks we have had the opportunity to review a few hammock's from the Grand Trunk Hammock line. If you remember we did the Grand Trunk Ultralight Review, and we decided it's the perfect hammock for newbie's or folks that didn't want to shell out a bunch of cash for a hammock. Grand Trunk is a very trendy company and offers ton's of different items for your outdoor excursions from tents, tarps, hammocks, and even chop sticks. Yes, Chop Sticks. So we were thrilled to have the opportunity to test them out.

The Single and Double Hammock are very similar other than the fact that as it sounds the Single is designed for one individual and the Double for two people. We decided to do a comparison review and then tell you are thoughts on the Hammock's.

Grand Trunk Single Hammock
Single Hammock

  • Price: $54.99
  • Weight: 16oz
  • Dimensions: 10.5' x 5'
  • Material: Parachute Nylon
  • Weight Capacity: 400lbs
  • Nautical grade carabiners
  • Triple stitched seams
  • Suspension System included (5mm rope)
  • Attached stuff sack (can be used as a pocket for gear storage)

This hammock is very comfortable for one person, it does have the ability to hold up to two people (although some snuggling would have to happen, due to the tight fit). But the options there if need be since it can hold up to 400lbs.  Both hammocks are made from a highly breathable Parachute Nylon that also dries quickly.

Grand Trunk Double Hammock
Double Hammock

  • Price: $64.99
  • Weight: 20oz
  • Dimensions: 10.5" x 6.5"
  • Material: Parachute Nylon
  • Weight Capacity: 400lbs
  • Nautical grade carabiners
  • Triple stitched seams
  • Suspension System included (5mm rope)
  • Attached stuff sack (can be used as a pocket for gear storage)
As you can see there is about a foot and half width difference between the two; which is a lot of real estate when two people are in the hammock. The Double weighs about 4 more ounces than the single. We reviewed the ENO Doublenest a few weeks ago (the competitive model to the GT Double Hammock). The Grand Trunk Double Hammock is around a foot longer and 2 feet wider than the ENO Doublenest. The Grand Trunk Hammock is also 2 ounces lighter (if your counting ounces for backpacking) and comes with suspension rope (so you can hang it right out of the stuff sack without having to purchase any other equipment). 

With the rope suspension I did notice some carving into the bark of the tree. However you can purchase the GT Tree Slings that have webbing to prevent that, costing around $17. The accompanying 5mm cord is somewhat shorter than the tree slings, I would like to see the 5mm cord a bit longer to help with varying tree gaps. 

Overall both hammocks are comfortable and competitively priced. If your wallet is already tight from purchasing a hammock and can't afford buying a suspension system then either of these hammocks would be your best bet (since they come with suspension systems). If you ever plan to do any sort of tandem hammocking, I suggest getting the GT Double Hammock over the Single. Or if your just absolutly terrible with the ladies go for the GT Single Hammock. 

Grand Trunk offers a variety of colors in both hammock models to fit your lifestyle.We will have a video review of these hammocks in the next week (for you guys that don't like to read), so check back. Also stay tuned for the GT Skeeter Beeter Pro review. 



3 comments:

  1. Great review, brother! I've always been a big fan of Grand Trunk myself and I frequently use their hammocks and other gear while in the woods. Nothing beats a great afternoon snooze in the woods while swinging in your hammock to the sound of wildlife ;-)
    - Bill
    www.hoosierbushcraft.com

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  2. Thanks man, Yeah I never sleep on the ground anymore. Hammocks are just to comfortable. We got a few more reviews of some other models coming up soon

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