Want the 30 second review? Here it is: Out Gear Recreation took the classic backpacking hammock, and made it lighter, stronger, built it from better materials, and it’s made by hand in America. The Singled Out Hammock is definitely the best hammock of its kind that we’ve tested, and may be the best hammock of it’s kind on the market.
The singled out hammock is 100% 70 denier ripstop nylon. One of the first things I noticed about this hammock was how soft the material feels. I stayed nice and cool and never got that sticky feeling, even on hot summer days. It’s triple stitched and has a 400 lb weight limit. Other details include the continuous amsteel loop ends, and the black powder coat aluminum carabiners which are rated to 12 kN. It has a square stuff sack that attaches on the side (conveniently placed as a drink holder), and packs down really small. The stuff sack doesn’t have an attached compression strap, but I really didn’t miss it. When fully compressed this hammock is about the size of a grapefruit.
I tested the hammock with the Cinch Straps, which have an impressive 1,400 lb weight limit. They also have amsteel loop ends and are made of 1″ polyester webbing. They do ad some weight, 6.5 oz to be exact, but the added comfort and convenience is well worth it in my book—especially if you like to hammock with a lot of tension.
There really isn’t whole lot of room for improvement on ultralight hammocks, but Out Gear Rec seems to have nailed it. Best of all, it’s handmade right here in America, and won’t cost you any extra money. You’d be surprised how often I deploy a hammock in the summer. Sure, it’s fantastic to pitch in the woods, but throw it in the car or truck and take more time to relax, whether it’s 10 miles into the backcountry, or in your backyard after work.
Colors: Grey, Orange, Yellow, Teal and Green
Best used for: backpacking, everyday relaxing