Today, I wanted to feature a perhaps lesser known brand, but a very good hammock and adventure travel gear producer: Winner Outfitters. The Adventure Travel Hammock by Winner Outfitters is a high quality, almost silk-like hammock that requires a smart and strong knot to ensure quality hang time and proper safety. Because if you happen to tie your knot wrong, you will be on the ground. Also, a few other points: Always be sure your hammock is level (I learned this the hard way once some years ago) and mounted securely so your ropes don’t move once you hop on, and always test the hammock by keeping your feet on the ground and your hands locked onto the front edge, then sit first before slowly pivoting your weight back. Then swing your legs over and lie straight. But don’t worry if this is your first go at setting up a hammock, because Winner Outfitters includes a helpful instruction guide.
Winner Outfitters’ Hammock is made of strong breathable woven nylon with a super strong nautical grade line and is connected with high grade nylon triple interlock stitching to ensure the highest quality, as well as the least possibility of ripping or accidents caused from poor craftsmanship. This bad boy is rated to hold up to 500 lbs. I found this hammock to be very comfortable, and easy to setup, and of high quality. I had no trouble setting her up and within minutes, I was suspended and enjoying the cool breeze in the shade of a large oak. One of the cool features of this particular hammock is its stored position, because as a backpacker, where weight and size of gear is very important, Winner Outfitters designed their Hammock to close into itself so no extra bags are required. The bag that the hammock fits into is small at about 12”x6” and is attached to the hammock, so when it’s open and suspended, it acts as a pocket or pouch to store your belongings in. I think Winner Outfitters created a great hammock, that I will enjoy using for years to come.
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Article written by Brandon Scott / Eye & Pen – Photos via © Winner Outfitters.