I haven’t slept in a tent since buying the Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro Hammock.grand trunk skeeter beeter hammock review

I love camping, but sleeping in a tent wasn’t very enjoyable for me. I often found myself rolling off my sleeping pad or sliding to the bottom of the tent, sleeping on a rock, and waking up with a sore neck the next morning. Switching to a hammock has solved all of those problems for me. That being said, hammocks aren’t for everyone, but if you are looking to give it a shot or are otherwise in the market, the Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro Hammock is an excellent option. You can even get it in camo…

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compact hammock for camping hikingCompared to a tent, I love how simple the Skeeter Beeter Pro Hammock is to set up, and how light it is to pack around.

It weighs in at only 1.65 lbs (26.45 oz). Because of its small size, I often keep it in the car when I go on day trips hunting or fishing just in case I get stuck somewhere in the woods. This isn’t the lightest hammock on the market, but it isn’t far off of the competition. Usually the heavier the hammock, the overall size, and weight capacity also increase.

grand trunk skeeter beeter specsI am 6′ tall and have plenty of room in the Skeeter Beeter.

It is 10’6″ long and 5′ wide and can hold up to 400lbs. I have yet to purchase an under quilt, and instead, use a pliable blow-up Thermarest sleeping pad for extra insulation. For those who are new to sleeping in a hammock remember that sleeping in a hammock is considerably colder than sleeping on the ground.

grand trunk skeeter beeter hammock for hiking reviewThe mosquito net is attached to the hammock and there are four bungee loops attached to the top of the net through which you can run a thin bungee cord through to suspend the mosquito net. The bungee system allows the suspended mosquito net to adjust to the height of the sagging hammock.

I’ve been impressed with the durability of the materials Grand Trunk used in the construction of the Skeeter Beeter Pro. I recently found myself unexpectedly caught in the rain with a makeshift tarp that was a little too small. Some water got on the hammock, but the water, for the most part, beaded up on the hammock material, rather than soaking in.

The Skeeter Beeter comes with two lengths of 5mm thick rope for attaching it to the tree. The lengths of ropes are 10′ each but are doubled over and the ends are tied together, so there is 5′ length of usable material. Many hammock-ers are drawn to available tree straps rather than the lengths of rope, as they are longer and therefore provide more versatility but I have yet to be in a situation where I needed them.

I highly recommend the Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro Hammock to anyone. It is durable, lightweight, and the mosquito net is a must have in my opinion. I have thoroughly enjoyed sleeping in a hammock, and don’t see myself back in a tent anytime soon! The Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter is great for hunting and fishing outings, camping, hiking and more!

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I also highly recommend getting a rain tarp if you are planning to camp with your hammock. Grand Trunk makes a lightweight and versatile All Purpose Rainfly which has a design I like very much.

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