Best Portable Hammocks to Pack in Your Luggage

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

Who doesn’t love a hammock?Shutterstock

If a resort doesn’t have a hammock available, it’s easier than ever to pack one and bring it on vacation.

Compact and lightweight

It's a smart and durable replacement for a tent, sleeping pad, or ground mat.Kootek

There’s nothing like a hammock to help keep you rested. While it’s 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.

Adventure ready

It weighs only 19 ounces but supports up to 400 pounds. When packing, it fits easily into the attached storage bag.ENO

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

It's a smart and durable replacement for a tent, sleeping pad, or ground mat.Kootek

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.