Hammocks or tents-which one should you prefer while spending the night out in the wilderness? It’s a familiar debate that divides the community of adventure craving outdoorsmen. Tents have earned a universal status symbolizing camping but modern day campers have found a viable alternative in hammock camping.
Lawson Blue Ridge camping hammock offers you a taste of both worlds as you can hang it between two trees like a hammock and also can use it as a ground tent if you find the ideal ground spot. Blue Ridge hammock tents are lightweight, withstand adverse weather conditions, suitable for all terrains and made of eco-friendly materials, making them Backpack magazine’s top rated item.
KEY FEATURES AND SPECS
- Weight: Hammock kit: 1,905 g.
- Dimensions: 90 x 36 in (229 x 91 cm)
Body/Rain Fly: 210T Polyester with PU coated to 1000 mm
Hammock: 210D Poly/Oxford PU coated to 1500mm
Rope clews: 6 mm nylon rope with polyester cover
- Interior O-Ring in ceiling
- Spreader bars: 16 x 1 mm powder coated steel
- Arch poles: 8.5 mm Aluminum
- Bug net: 110g/m2 Polyester mesh
Features of Lawson Blue Ridge Camping Hammock
➤ UNIQUE DESIGN
Lawson Blue Ridge camping hammock is not the usual woven spread bar hammocks even though it shares a striking resemblance in appearance. These hammocks do use spreader bars, but that’s the only homogenous factor they have in common with regular spread bar hammocks.
It uses shorter spreader bars which do not stretch up to the entire length of the hammock. It’s an essential differentiation made in perception to ensure sublime fabric-bar interaction and more comfortable lays. You can stretch out and even roll over without having to worry about being wrapped up in a cocoon.
Versatility is the most notable feature of Lawson Blue Ridge hammock. When your surroundings leave you no ground options to set up your tent, you can easily take a peaceful shelter between the shadowed space between two trees by hanging your hammock using Blue Ridge Tree hugger straps. If you do a find a suitable camping spot, you can set up your tent with these hammocks since they also serve you as a ground bivy. All you need is two stakes to anchor them to the ground, and you are all set for a sober slumber in the woods. There is a tarp that wraps around the hammock, which could be set up as a perfect tent using the arch poles.
➤ HIGH DURABILITY
The body of Lawson Hammock Blue Ridge camping hammock is made of waterproof nylon cloth, which protects it from rain water and makes it possible to be placed on the ground. The hammock’s long lasting floors with insulated seams make it, even more, weather resistant. The built in tarp also plays a vital role in keeping you dry during heavy rainfall. The unit is very well stitched and should last for years.
➤ EASY TO CARRY AROUND AND SET UP
Lawson Blue Ridge camping hammock was designed to minimize weight as much as possible without compromising its durability. Weighing only 4.25lbs, you can easily carry this around in your backpack while hiking.
The Hammock requires a very simple set up process, and you can get it done in less than 5 minutes. You can find a detailed video tutorial on You Tube uploaded by the official Lawson Hammocks channel that will walk you through the installation process.
➤ WARM AND COZY
The spreader bars will give you a bed-like experience as they hold the hammock flat and wide. You can easily lie on your sides, rest on your stomach or on your back stretching your arms. You can adjust the lay of the hammock by tightening or loosening the ropes in each of the spreader bars and make sure you have a good night’s sleep without having to worry about flipping and falling.
The four pole attachments can be used to attach an under quilt for keeping you warm on wintry nights. The pulled out fabric will not leave any air gaps penetrable by the cold weather.
You can also use sleeping pads with these hammocks. The pulled up fabric prevents it from being twirled up.
➤ GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY
A Lawson Blue Ridge camping hammock would cost you a benchmark across two hundred bucks .You can buy an excellent tent with the same amount but do keep in mind that you can also use this hammock as a ground tent. Blue Ridge’s dual purpose usability makes it a great buy for just below the $200 mark.
- Can be used either as a hammock or a tent
- Ample space inside to sit up and stretch your limbs
- Reasonable price
- Comfortable lay
- Easy to carry and set up
- Suitable for all terrains
- Weather resistant
- High durability
- The rain fly covers the entire tent to keep all the rain out
- Bug net to save you from mosquito bites and any other insect hazards
- No suspension ropes provided
- The tarp’s hook and loop attachment are not so useful
- Insufficient air flow when the rain fly is zipped up
- The O rings in the interior ceiling are made of rope and could wear away sooner than expected
OUR FINAL SAY
Lawson Blue Ridge hammocks pick up the essence of ordinary camping eliminating much of the drawbacks. For adrenaline junkies, whose drive for thrill and adventure leads them to unknown territories, Blue Ridge is the perfect camping gear to resort to. The flexibility and satisfaction you can get from this unit more than makeup for the extra buck you will be spending on buying it.