In recognition of National Hammock Day on July 22nd, the Grand Trunk company provided me with a hammock to test and review. Shortly after being notified of my selection I received the hammock in the mail. The hammock we received is the Parachute Nylon Double Hammock, which retails on the website for $64.99
The hammock comes in a very small, light-weight package that’s extremely easy to attach to a backpack or to throw into a bug out bag.
Upon opening the bag and extracting the hammock I noticed that the material although light and sheer was extremely strong. I tugged and pulled and added weight to it, stretching it’s capabilities as much as I dared without causing damage. The end result is that this hammock is VERY well made and should hold up to a lot of misuse and wear.
My son and I decided to test the hammock by taking a mock hike and allowing him to carry the gear and setup the hammock himself. What better way to test the ease of use than to have an 11 year old handle everything!!
Charlie found his spot and unpacked the hammock. He ran the tree lines and connected the hammock and was sitting comfortably in less than 4 minutes. Although it was quite warm out the Grand Trunk was nice and cool. The material provided the necessary shade to cool down without holding the hot stagnant air inside. After a few minutes, and a bit of prodding, I managed to get Charlie to relinquish it for the tear down. Again, in less than two minutes the hammock was safely packed away in the attached bag and ready to go back into the backpack.
This is going to make a welcome addition to our bug out bag! I feel extremely secure in recommending this product to all of my followers and friends and will certainly be purchasing more items from Grand Trunk! Check out the photo collages below!