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Snugpak Tropical Hammock

The sound of running water and a nice view - what better? Rucksack is the Snugpak Rocket Pack [©MG]

The Snugpak Tropical Hammock is not only suitable for the Tropics ~ I have carried mine in my rucksack on many UK treks and outings, writes Mike Gormley.


There is really something satisfying about lying in a hammock on a nice day in a beautiful place. Just a great way to chill out. But clearly the hammock has significant benefits on the more serious side.

Dan taking a few moments of well-earned while I click away ~ we could have happily spent much more of the day here if we’d had a hammock each [©MG]

A lightweight and very simple way of enabling the user to get off the ground and away from at least some of the things that want to try to annoy you and make life less comfortable. The Snugpak Tropical Hammock is light (600g) and packs away very small (180x160x90mm or around 7x6x4″) so is easy to stash away and carry. It comes with two 3-metre long adjustable paracord suspension systems and two steel carabiners plus two tree protectors, so all you need is two well spaced and reasonably substantial supports and you are away.

The Tropical Hammock comes with its own adjustable para cord suspension system and carabiners [©MG]

Available in either Olive or Terrain Pattern, the hammock is manufactured from parachute nylon with triple stitched seams and comes with its own stuff sack. There are various items of additional kit available to go with the hammock to cater for more inclement conditions and I will cover these another time.

The Tropical Hammock comes with a small but handy pocket to stow higher value and important items for immediate access [©MG]
The Snugpak hammock is really a very discreet way of taking some rest ~ I know this is on a track and not tucked away but it was a good spot for photos [©MG]
Introducing the next generation of Snugpak users to the joys of the hammock ~ young Jackson did not need a lot of convincing to try it out [©MG]

[images © Mike Gormley]

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