My Dream Hammock Setup!

Man relaxin in a blue hiking hammock

Laying back deep in the hammock, feeling the cool evening air gently flow around, gazing up at the brilliant stars just beginning to wink to life as the amber glow slowly slips below the horizon. That’s just one of many reasons why so many of us love getting away for the weekend with a hammock. But for every perfect evening, there’s always the flops. Dark clouds rolling in bringing with them pouring rain, freezing snow, and many other unpleasant surprises. Until now those have been weekends my family and I have just had to endure, Hunting out something that will make it all worth it. But now, With my dream hammock setup those nights are just as easily enjoyed.

The Teton Hammock Company

Recently I learned of an up and coming hammock company Teton Hammock Co. Being a local company, and run by people who are so clearly of the same heart and mind as us. Their hammocks have clawed their way to the very top of my equipment wish list. If you haven’t seen or heard of them, I highly encourage you to check them out at https://www.tetonhammocks.com/. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

While out camping a few months back I ran into another backpacker who had already set up camp. After spending the evening preparing for the evening we struck up a conversation about the gear he had packed in. It was from him that I learned about Teton hammocks and what truly sets them apart from the competition. Each and every Teton Hammock is custom made to order. With every part, from the tarp and suspension, to the very folds in the fabric designed for lightweight durability. When packed, the whole setup weighed only 16oz! Furthermore, the suspension had been custom engineered to be easy to set up and tear down.

The 11′ Backwoods Hammock

Teton Hammocks Backwoods Hammock
Backwoods Hammock Stuff Sack

The Teton Hammocks Backwoods Hammock is a stunningly high quality and affordable option with the same lightweight durability as the other hammocks in the lineup, at just a fraction of the price. Coming in at $69.99 This hammock is the best Backpacking Hammock for the price I have ever seen! It comes in a variety of colors, and with handmade suspension options. Without a bug net, the total weight adds up to a measly 11.5 Oz. That’s less than any of their competitors! While this is one great option for comfortable, affordable performance, Without protection from a bug net, it’s just not quite what I want in my dream hammock setup.

The 11′ Backwoods Pro Hammock

The Backwoods Pro Hammock
The Backwoods Pro Hammock Stuff Sack

Instead of the lighter weight Backwoods Hammock, My dream hammock would be the Backwoods Pro hammock for sure. The Backwoods Pro Hammock keeps you comfortable by providing protection from bugs using a Noseeum Mesh Bug Net. This bug net is completely removable for use in multiple environments. Additionally, the backwoods pro hammock is made of the highest quality fabric that is durable, without sacrificing weight. With the Stuff sack included the backwoods pro hammock weighs in at 16.5 Oz total, Making it the perfect hammock for the trail!

Custom Hammocks From Teton Hammock Company

Custom Hammock
Custom Hammock Stuff Sack

Lucky for me, The standard 11′ hammock fits me just fine, But if you’re like many in my family, and just run a little on the tall side, or are simply looking for something a little more unique, Teton Hammock Co. will also build custom, made to order hammocks. With or without bug nets, Specialized suspension, custom sizing, and even down to the thread color! Teton Hammock Co. really does give you complete control over the creation of the custom hammock, making it easy to build your dream hammock!

Handmade Hammock Tarps

Teton Hammock Co. also makes 3 and 4 season tarps to keep you warm, dry, and protected when you’re sleeping. Built from silpoly fabric to resist stretching when wet, and using a design featuring a carefully crafted combination of ridgeline and tie out material, Teton Hammock Co.’s handmade tarps stay taught even in the nastiest of conditions.

Summit 3 Season Tarp

Summit 3 season tarp
Summit 3 season tarp stuff sack

The Summit 3 season tarp is an open ended tarp covering for the hammock, Keeping out rain and snow in moderate conditions. It comes standard with Line-Loc 3’s on all tie out points to keep the tarp well anchored. The entire tarp setup weighs in at a skimpy 20 Ozand costs $150. There are 2 options for a continuous ridgeline setup as well, a Lash-It setup, and a Zing-It setup, each coming in at $30.

Summit 4 Season Tarp

Summit 4 season tarp
Summit 4 season tarp in the snow

With the Teton Hammock 4 season tarp they have just about solved the trouble that cold weather can bring to hammock camping. It’s for certain the tarp I want for my dream hammock setup. With a strong continuous ridgeline, lightweight performance, and fold in doors, the Summit 4 season tarps design keeps you warm and dry all year long.

Custom Suspension Packages

Quite possibly the coolest products that Teton Hammock Co. makes has to be their custom suspension packages. They are one company that understands, the comfort of your hammock is determined by how it hangs. As a result, they have designed some great suspension packages that create comfortable sag, regardless of the distance between the trees. Giving you a better nights rest!

Premium Hammock Suspension Package

Premium suspension package hardware
Premium suspension package

With the Teton Hammock 4 season tarp they have just about solved the trouble that cold weather can bring to hammock camping. It’s for certain the tarp I want for my dream hammock setup. With a strong continuous ridgeline, lightweight performance, and fold in doors, the Summit 4 season tarps design keeps you warm and dry all year long.

Underquilts

These are the 3 underquilts that I am wrestling with adding to the dream setup.

The top choice at the moment is the most economical underquilt I have seen by far. The Hammock Gear Economy Phoenix underquilt is priced at around $100, weighs around 13oz, and is rated to 0° F

The second choice is known as the warbonnet wookie. A heavier, and more expensive option, the Wookie comes in at around $220, weighing 16oz. But on a chilling Idaho evening, the extra protection from the elements would be well worth it in my estimations. With a temperature rating of -20°F, this is the heaviest duty underquilt I have found.

The last choice while nowhere near as warm, or as affordable as each of the previous options, it does boast some pretty impressive weight benefits. Enlightened Equipment’s Revolt underquilt is priced around $220, and is rated down to 10°F. But most impressively, boasts a packed weight of a mere 10oz. If I were not planning on doing a lot of winter camping, but wanted to be ready for our frosty fall nights, this would be the underquilt to top off my setup with.