Guide Gear Portable Folding Hammock

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Take this Guide Gear Portable Folding Hammock, BIG BUCKS OFF! An oversized slice of paradise, ready to swing you into the best, most relaxed mood ever! Fun fact: Hammocks were developed in tropical regions for sleeping. Today, they’re popular around the world for relaxation and can be used as lightweight beds on camping trips. Relaxation made easy: Fully portable, foldable, sets up in seconds; Ultra-strong steel frame, over 8′ long with plenty of room; Mesh fabric bottom improves air circulation

$ 41.99

Guide Gear Portable Folding Hammock

3 Responses to Guide Gear Portable Folding Hammock

  1. lin says:
    431 of 438 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best Bang for the Buck, April 8, 2011
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    lin (Dallas, Texas USA) –

    This review is from: Guide Gear Portable Folding Hammock (Sports)
    I love hammocks but we simply didn’t have the necessary tree arrangement to have a traditional one. I started researching stand alone hammocks and was dismayed when I realized I was going to be spending easily $200-300 for just the stand! As beautiful as they were, I was looking to spend much less. I just wanted to be able to lay out in our backyard with a good book on a nice day. These portable folding hammocks were my next option, and this is by far the best one I’ve found for the price.

    Other similar products are more like camping cots. This one actually swings like a proper hammock. I ordered two of these directly from SportsmanGuide and had no problems. It was on backorder but came in much sooner than anticipated! Shipping was very reasonable considering the odd shape and weight. It was very easy to set up, and feels sturdy. It doesn’t require any brute force, back breaking, or sweat to set up/take apart. Anyone (not just strong men!) can easily break it down and have it ready to carry off in less than one minute, and then have it set up and ready to rock again in another minute. It may not have the attractiveness of some of the stand alone hammocks, but the portability is great! We actually have one set up inside the house and everyone loves it! It’s very comfortable, and the mesh keeps it cool in the summer. I can’t imagine going on any future camping trips without it. (Note: There is a product video on the SportsmanGuide website. I’m mentioning it because it helped me in my purchasing decision.)

    Problems I’ve Come Across:
    The first time we set them up, we needed a bit of force, but after that it became ridiculously easy. One of the four holes where the locking pegs are inserted is slightly misaligned. I don’t know if it’s just ours, but both the units I ordered had this problem. It made the initial set up a little harder, but once we got the peg through once, we didn’t have any trouble from it again. Also, if you happen to be very light like me (<100lbs), you might not “sink in” nearly as much so that the hammock lays flatter and doesn’t curl around your body. This will require you to have a bit more finesse in order to stay balanced if you shift around. Also the zipper broke on one of the carry bags as we pulled it out of the packaging box. Admittedly we were a little too excited and probably didn’t pull it out very gently, but be aware it’s not the sturdiest zipper. :)

    Update: After a little over a year of loving abuse, one of our units is starting to come apart at one point on the seams (right about where everyone’s butt lays). It’s still very functional and holding together well, but we are now being more gentle with it as one good forceful pull will likely rip it apart. It’s been about a month since I noticed it, and it doesn’t appear to be getting any worse.

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  2. DeKalb Land Man says:
    211 of 231 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good product, but larger people, take care before buying, May 4, 2011
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    As everyone else pointed out, the frame is very well built, and the bag it comes in is a bit flimsy. My one complaint, was that it has 225 pound weight limit- not 250 as the product description points out. It’s right on the tag on the hammock. The frame may hold 250 pounds, but the hammock does not. I’m about 230, and have yet to break it, but just throwing that information out there for any heavier folks. Also note that the product comes with no literature other then what is written on the hammock tag. It’s pretty idiot proof to put together though.

    One other note, it’s not that great for taller guys either. I’m 5’11, and my feet almost dangle off a bit. But for the price, you can’t go wrong.

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  3. VulcanJedi says:
    44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Easy assembly / portability….questionable stitching, May 7, 2012
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    VulcanJedi (KC, MO USA) –

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    This review is from: Guide Gear Portable Folding Hammock (Sports)
    I actually have this setup in my dining room at the moment :) I was hoping in the summer to read a book and what not outdoors and such. I was hoping the supports would all have more protection but only the ends do so you wouldnt want to put on the concrete and scratch those support bars I would think (I was hoping to avoid getting it overly dirty :) )
    Regards, the quality seems good and the portability is legit with the carrying case and easy (dis)assembly.
    I had a bed that the stitching was coming loose but contacted customer service is sending me a replacement.
    Its rated for 225 lbs.
    The bed is a great shape and its comfortable. Deploying and collapsing literally take just seconds.

    UPDATE actually Customer Service sent me what is glaringly a returned bed…how do i know? I think there was pet hair on it and there is an embroidered dongle with a family name on it!?
    Stitching in some areas suspect on this too.

    Update: With a few obscure uses, the stitching has failed in MULTIPLE spots. Pretty disappointing.

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