Serac Sequoia Ripstop Double Camping Hammock Review
When you go camping, you’re looking for gear that is high quality, durable and functions well. You want to make sure that your gear will perform when you’re out in the wilderness. If you’ve already decided to ditch the tent and started to look into camping hammocks, there are a few things you need to know. A good camping hammock should be very strong so that you do not fall. It should be breathable so that you stay comfortable. And it should be lightweight and easy to bring with you on your trip.
If you’re a frequent adventurer, you’ll want a camping hammock that is truly versatile. There are many camping hammocks out on the market and all have their own strengths and weaknesses. One of our favorite hammocks is the Serac Sequoia Double Camping Hammock. A follow-up from the company that brought you one of the best hammocks of last year, the Sequoia offers a lot of value in a functional package.
Features: What differentiates the Serac Sequoia from many of its competitors is the numerous features and excellent design that went into each hammock. It comes equipped with a pair of multi-loop tree straps that makes setup painless. Instead of worrying about whether your knotwork is good enough, you’ll be ready to hang in seconds.
Another thing that sets the Sequoia apart is the inclusion of compression straps and a whistle buckle in case of emergencies. The compression straps makes the total package even smaller for easy packing.
Comfort: The Serac Sequoia is also the most comfortable hammock we’ve tried (next to the Serac Classic Camping Hammock which we have reviewed here). Extra long and extra wide, the hammock is roomy enough for two people and using it solo gives you an amazingly comfortable space to relax in. The nylon fabric feels amazing while the Diamondweave ripstop ensures that its durable and has performed well in all our tests. Some cheaper alternatives we’ve tried ripped easily and used nylon that was very uncomfortable.
Weight and Size: The Sequoia packs into a compact size thanks to the stuff sack and compression straps. It was easy to fit everything including the straps and carabiners. The Sequoia was small enough to carry around anywhere on a day to day basis and the weight was not noticeable when carried in a hiking bag.
The Serac Sequoia was incredibly comfortable and the packability was a huge plus. Taking it on every camping and hiking trip was a no brainer. The durability is something that every product should strive for. Most importantly, the size and comfort makes the Sequoia one of the best hammocks you can choose for your trips. It outperformed the competition and the price point is more than competitive. You cannot go wrong with the Sequoia whether you’re just a casual hammocker who likes to relax in the backyard or a hardcore backpacker taking it out for multiple days in the backcountry.
Name: Serac Sequoia
Color: Iceberg Daybreak Orange/Blue, various other combinations
Weight: 1.63 pounds
Unfolded Dimensions: 8.8 ft x 9.8 ft
Max Capacity: Over 500 pounds