Yes, You Can (and Should) Pack a Portable Hammock in Your Luggage

What’s better than being able to relax anywhere you please?

hammock in the Caribbean
Who doesn’t love a hammock?Shutterstock

They say home is wherever you lay your head, and these portable hammocks can help make just about any outdoors situation more comfortable. While they can add a real element of relaxation to a campsite, making sure you find one that’s light enough to carry but sturdy enough to hold up your weight is something you’ll want to keep in mind.

Compact and Lightweight

Kootek
Kootek Camping Hammock.Amazon

There's nothing like a hammock to help keep you rested. While its important the hammock is strong enough to support your body weight, it needs to be light and compact enough you can bring it along without adding too many pounds to your luggage.

Built for Two

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Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock.Amazon

Laying in a hammock doesn't have to be a solo experience. There are plenty out there that are not only big enough for two, but can be set up easily, with special equipment that allows for set up without damaging trees or requiring you to bring a small tool kit along with you. With plenty of room inside the hammock, make sure it's easy to fold up and put away without taking up all that extra space.

Go Bug Free

Hieha
Hieha Camping Hammock with Mosquito Net.Amazon

Of course, a hammock doesn't have to leave you exposed to the elements. If you want to relax a few feet above the ground, but don't want to become a buffet for all the bugs hovering around, there are options. Look for options that come with mosquito nets to help keep the local insect population at bay. And, even with that extra (helpful) amenity, you'll want to check that it's easy to set up and tear down while you're enjoying the outdoors.