At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

Hammock camping has become immensely popular in recent years, but can such a light, thin sleeping arrangement work in cold weather, too? Will your comfy daytime hangout leave you cold and restless overnight? Dyrt Ranger Molly G. decided to find out.

Dyrt Ranger Molly G. Gets Cozy in a Grand Trunk Hammock

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Dyrt Ranger Molly G. and her dog, Sadie, try out their new Grand Trunk hammock on a camping trip to New Hampshire
Photo by Dyrt Ranger Molly G.

Sleeping in the Trees on a Below-Freezing New England Night

To test the limits of her Grand Trunk hammock, Molly took it to Hancock Campground in northern New Hampshire while there was still snow on the ground. (Yeah, our Dyrt Rangers are pretty hardcore.) She and a few friends were there to hike and camp for the weekend, taking advantage of trails off the Kancamagus Highway that weren’t completely socked in by snow.

At night, Molly slept in her bright turquoise Double Parachute Nylon Hammock from Grand Trunk and was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked, even when the nighttime temperature dipped down to 30℉.

Setting up the hammock was the first hurdle, but the bright orange Trunk Straps made the process a cinch. The wide straps provide very secure hanging points and don’t damage the bark on the trees.





To insulate against the cold and wind, Molly lined her hammock with a blanket and set her sleeping bag on top. After that she and her dog, Sadie, climbed in together and cozied up for the night.

In the morning, she was thrilled. “Best night sleep of my life!” she wrote in her review. The hammock kept her comfortable and warm all night, and she woke up feeling rested and ready to explore.

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Photo by Dyrt Ranger Molly G.

About the Double Parachute Nylon Hammock

The hammock Molly used is a double hammock, with plenty of room for another person or a furry friend. It’s made of lightweight, packable parachute nylon but it can hold up to 400 pounds. Every hammock comes with nautical-grade carabiners and ropes for hanging, but the Trunk Straps that Molly used make setup and tree protection fast and easy.

Photo by Dyrt Ranger Molly G.

Also, this hammock comes with a lifetime warranty from Grand Trunk so that you can enjoy worry-free hammock camping for years to come.

You can take Molly’s word for it—hammock camping isn’t just a fad. The Double Parachute Nylon Hammock from Grand Trunk is a sturdy and comfortable camping option year-round, no matter where your adventures take you.

Read Molly’s full review of the Double Parachute Nylon Hammock as well as Hancock Campground.

 

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  • Jessica Bowen

    Jessica Bowen

    Jessica is a Seattle-born writer currently living in and exploring Salt Lake City. She loves to spend as much time as possible outside, which means taking it slow (usually lagging far behind speedier nature-loving friends) and savoring the sights, sounds, and smells of the great outdoors whenever she's running, hiking, rock climbing, or taking walks on her adventures all around the world.