What is a double hammock? How is it different from single hammock and what’s the best?

What is a double hammock? How is it different from single hammock and whats the best?

More people new to hammock camping will get excited when they first know of double hammock. Its not just a good chance to snuggle up with a loved one, a double hammock is a favorite to sleep alone too!

What is a double hammock? What does 2 person hammock mean?

A double hammock has more room to fit 1 camper with many of his camping stuff or can support 2 person sleeping together. A double hammock is usually 5 to 6-foot wide and able to carry 400 pounds and more. Campers like to buy a double hammock, not just for 2 person to share, but because it offers a lot more spacious room to relax and chill in the hammock, with books, iPad, blanket, and lots of comfort accessories.

In a nutshell, 2 person hammock or double hammock has more room, able to support a heavier weight (400 pounds estimate), and is popular with a single camper because of the extra space for blanket, underquilt, iPad, books, snacks and etc.

Are double hammocks comfortable?

Very comfortable, especially if you are a single person who needs the extra space for all your accessories like iPhone and magazines. As a 6’3″ guy, the extra space in a double hammock gives me all the stretch and relaxation I need on my camping trip.

How much weight can a double hammock hold?

Double hammocks are usually designed to carry 400 pounds and above so that they can accommodate 1 large person or 2 person to sleep together. Double hammock usually is wider, at 5 to 6-foot width, for more room.


2 person double hammock
2 person double hammock


Can I sleep with my dog or cat in a double hammock?

Yes, you can sleep with your dog or cat in a double hammock with all the extra space. I sleep with my dog in the hot summer camping trip outside my home, more than I sleep with my own kids. My kids now prefer to bunk together in their own double hammock so that they can relax with their own cartoons and comics.

Is a double hammock too big for one person?

Not at all! There is this myth that a single camper may get tussled up in a big double hammock. A double hammock allows a single camper to place all his beloved comfort items in his hammock but if he/she does not need the space, he/she can snuggle comfortably inside too. Just tie the double hammock tightly appropriate and you can use it comfortably as a single person.

Can one person sleep well in a double hammock?

Yes, one person can sleep very well due to the extra space in the hammock. If your concern is of the extra space, you can simply tie the hammock tight at the two ends to have a snug-fitting hammock. I love sleeping alone in my double hammock, with extra pillows inside to hug.

How do you sit in a 2 person double hammock?

The same way as you sit in a single hammock, you sit in the middle of the hammock as it is the most stable and slowly lean your back to one side and your legs to the other. If two person are sharing, then one person should sit first and lean back, then the second person can get on in the middle too.

Most couples prefer to share with both heads in the same direction so that they can read, watch, or snack together. Some couples like to have each head in different directions, so that they can see each other face and rock the hammock gently together too.

Do you need a pillow in a hammock?

No, you do not need a pillow as the head end of the hammock can be tied at the best ideal angle you like for the best slanted (or flat) rest you desire. That helps to provide the basic function of a pillow to elevate your head for a restful night.

Of course, if you like to carry an extra pillow for your headrest or to hug in your hammock, it is perfectly fine to do so! I personally like an extra pillow not for my head, but for me to hug and snuggle.

Do you need a sleeping bag with a hammock?

Nope, a hammock is usually designed like a sleeping bag to envelop you comfortably. You may want to have a quilt or blanket for extra warmth, as it takes up less space. This means you have less to carry on your outdoor hikes too. Of course, everyone has their preferences, we definitely have regular campers who love to use sleeping bags inside a camping hammock.

Should I buy a single or double hammock?

If budget and weight is a concern, a single hammock is cheaper and lighter in your backpack. However, I will recommend a lightweight, portable double hammock that uses tough but light fabric that allows you to carry it without significant extra weight. The extra room of a double hammock helps in chilling in the great wild.

How do I set up a camping hammock?

It is easy if you have tree straps to strap around pole or tree. You can tie one end of the hammock to a tree or pole, and then the other end to another tree. Here is a short video on setting up a 2 person double hammock.

How high should a hammock be off the ground?

We recommend roughly 4 to 6 feet above the ground. This is a comfortable height for you to lean into the hammock and chill relaxing, with your feet spacing outwards if you wish.

How to set up hammock with tree straps?
How to set up hammock with tree straps?

Can I set up my hammock in indoors?

Yes, many people are setting up hammocks to have a chilling session in the comfort of their own home, especially with covid19 coronavirus locking down most states and national parks. It is also desirable to do indoor camping to destress and get some well needed rest.

Make sure you find two stable and strong poles to tie the hammock to.

setting up double hammock indoor at home
setting up double hammock indoor at home

If you are blessed with a large backyard or patio, you can tie the hammock to trees or poles in the green space or lawn. Have fun camping indoor!


What is the most comfortable double hammock?

I have bought and tested more than 10 over hammocks in my decade years of camping and while i have my favorite camping hammocks, the most comfortable hammock has to be the Lazy Monk double hammock.

I know I am biased, but this camping hammock is designed by my family to have the best of all the hammocks we have slept in. It is lightweight and portable, durable strong lasting, and tie well with tree straps on trees or poles. Ever since I started camping in college, I have been reviewing how to choose the best hammock.

We chose a great lightweight and strong fabric such that we can sleep warmly inside in mild cold climate and if the weather is hot, we just need to sleep in openly in the hammock for the cool breeze to cool us.

Don’t just take my words for it. You can check out all the internet reviews all over google and even on youtube for lazy monk hammocks.

Have a great camping life! The great nature awaits!

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