Stop! Hammock Time!
I just can’t resist a relaxing rest in a hammock. So, when Deep Creek PR asked me to do a review of the Grand Trunk Parachute Nylon Double Hammock I was super excited. This hammock meets all expectations for comfort, ease of use, and packability.
#Disclosure of Material Connection: The Parachute Nylon Double Hammock was received for free from Grand Trunk as coordinated by Deep Creek PR an Outdoor Industry Public Relations Company in consideration for review publication.(#SponsoredPost)
This hammock weighs only 20 Ounces and is made of Parachute Nylon. The hammock comes with rope and nautical grade hanging carabiners that stuff right into the stuff sack along with the hammock. The stuff sack that comes with the hammock is conveniently attached to the middle section of the hammock which when hanging makes a nice little pouch for placing your keys or iPhone or even your water bottle. The hammock is a great size for travel. When it is stuffed into the stuff sack you can easily fit it for carry it in a small backpack such as the CambelBak M.U.L.E. NV. Grand Trunk retails this hammock for $64.99 on their website.
We brought this hammock on our Bend adventures last month. We went for a perfect hike to the Hot Springs at Paulina Lake. We hiked around Paulina Lake, a sparkling blue alpine lake in a Volcanic Caldera. Along the way we collected some awesome volcanic glass (Obsidian) for our kids. The natural hot spring was down a small trail marked with a bottle cap nailed into a tree. The temperature of the hot spring was 12o degrees so you actually needed a bucket (we used dry bags) to add cool water so you could actually enjoy the water. We enjoyed a swim in the cool lake and then warming up in the hot springs. My husband helped me set up the hammock in between two trees using the rope provided with the hammock to relax and properly enjoy the gorgeous view.
When we got back from Oregon we gave the Grand Trunk Parachute Nylon Double Hammock a test run in our back fields. We are very lucky to have amazing New Hampshire Mountain views of the Gardner Mountain Range right from the fields behind our house. We decided to “hike” with the kids (now ages 3 and 5!) to the top of the old sheep pasture which we happily discovered was filled with newly ripe blackberries! After we snacked on berries, with bellies happily full and fingertips stained bright purple we “trekked” on. We found the perfect cluster of trees and found a place to hang the hammock. Our daughter Piper was so excited to try it out! Our son Brock “helped” to hang the hammock (however was a bit unsure about getting in it). The hammock was is so comfortable had I been alone I might have easily drifted off to sleep with the light summer breeze causing the hammock to sway in the breeze. The hammock easily fits two people and the nylon can work almost like a cocoon to shade you from the sun. The one thing I would want to add for camping would be the addition of the mosquito net because those pesky mosquitos just love to nibble on me!
I will definitely be using this hammock for camping and hiking adventures to come and it definitely gets the thumbs up from Piper. We couldn’t get her out of the hammock. She wanted to cozy up and take a little nap! Be sure to check out Grand Trunk Goods for all of your hammock needs and enjoy the gorgeous views in comfort and style!