Lawson Hammock Blue Ridge Camping Hammock
- Rated #1 by Backpacker, Outside and American Survival Guide.
- Winner of the prestigious Gear Of The Year Award
- Unique arch pole/spreader bar system allows for use suspended between two objects/trees as a hammock or on the ground as a tent.
- Comes with detachable, waterproof rainfly and attached no-see-um bug netting
- Lightweight, easy to set up and comfortable (design eliminated must of "cocoon/banana" effect created with other hammocks.
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The Blue Ridge Camping Hammock by Lawson Hammock is a unique, hybrid tent-hammock that has been rated #1 on the market by leading publications like Backpacker and Outside. It was recently the recipient of the prestigious Gear Of The Year Award by 50 Campfires. The patented design allows for use suspended, as a hammock, or on the ground, as a tent, greatly increasing camping terrain options that are often limited by the type of shelter you’re using. The spreader bar and arch pole system also keeps the bed of the hammock flatter and more taut, eliminating much of the uncomfortable “cocoon” and “banana” effect created by most hammocks. The Blue Ridge Camping Hammock has attached bug netting and a rainfly that attaches directly to the hammock, so no need for additional trees for tying off a tarp or staking. Without the arch poles it can be used as an ""open/regular"" hammock for lounging in the sun. Lightweight, easy to set up and perfect for all types of camping or anyone looking for a comfortable, bug/water proof place to relax or sleep. Very roomy interior; bed of hammock is approx. 90""x42"". Weight capacity 275 lbs. Elevate your camping game with a Lawson Hammock!
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Featured in National Geographic, 50 Campfires Gear of the Year, Mens Journal, and Backpacker Mag.
About Lawson Hammock
The Lawson Hammock story began in 1997 with the goal of providing outdoor enthusiasts a fun, versatile alternative to traditional camping. Their flagship product, the Blue Ridge Camping Hammock, pioneered the hammock camping market and earned a patent for founder Wes Johnson. Through the years, Lawson has built a reputation in the outdoor industry for quality, innovation, and customer service.
- Headquarters: Raleigh, NC
- Industry Associations: Leave No Trace, Sierra Club, and Outdoor Industry.
Lawson Blue Ridge Hammock
A unique, Hybrid Tent-Hammock that has been rated one of the best Hammocks by publications
The patented design allows for use suspended, as a hammock, or on the ground, as a tent, greatly increasing camping terrain options that are often limited by shelter type. The spreader bar and arch pole system keeps the bed of the hammock flat and taut, eliminating much of the uncomfortable 'cocoon' and 'banana' effect.
The Blue Ridge Camping Hammock has attached bug netting and a rainfly that attaches directly to the hammock, so no need for additional trees for tying off a tarp or staking. Without the arch poles this hammock tent can be used as an 'open/regular' hammock for lounging in the sun.
- Total Weight: 1.93 kg (including poles, rain fly and stuff sack)
- Interior Length: 229 cm
- Interior Width: 107 cm
- Packing Size: Packs to: 56x15 cm
- Weight Limit: 125 kg
- Note: Hanging straps sold separately
Versatile Sleep System Combines the Best of Both Worlds - Tents and Hammocks
The Lawson Blue Ridge Camping Hammock is particularly versatile because it can act as a tent or a hammock due to these two features.
The first is two arching support poles for the mosquito netting and rain fly. The arched poles are attached at both ends and lift the top of the hammock up like a elongated dome tent, which gives you enough room to sit up and rummage around easily.
The second key feature is the spreader bar system, which is attached to the ropes at the ends of the hammock and spread the support ropes over a flatter area. This keeps the floor more stable in the air as well as reduces the Hammock sag.
When pitched on the ground, it all comes together to create a small bivy tent.
Blue Ridge Hammock
- Easy setup. Only takes a few minutes.
- Spreader bar keeps hammock flat eliminating 'cocoon' effect
- Comes with detachable, waterproof rainfly, and integrated bug net
- Made with highest quality Ripstop Nylon and Polyester
- Two Interior Storage Pockets
- Two ceiling O-rings for attaching lights, etc.
Easy to set up, easy pack up. Easy in, easy out.
Lightweight, easy to set up and perfect for all types of camping or anyone looking for a comfortable, bug/waterproof place to relax or sleep. Very roomy interior; bed of hammock is approx. 229x107 cm. Weight capacity 125 kg Packed weight is approx. 1.93 kg (including poles, rain fly and stuff sack). Packs down to approx. 56x15 cm.
Includes Rain Fly, Stuff Sack, Poles, Storage Pockets & Ceiling O-rings.
Waterproof ripstop full-coverage rainfly attaches direct to hammock with no need for additional trees or staking like traditional hammock tarps. Integrated no-see-um mosquito netting keeps bugs out. Best of all, everything fits into provided stuff sack for easy packing. Two interior storage pockets for cell phone, etc. Two ceiling O-rings for attaching reading light, etc. (Hammock Straps not included)
Made with the highest quality materials
Lawson Hammock uses only the highest quality materials including waterproof ripstop nylon and polyester. Strong spreader bars and shock-corded aluminium arch poles are used for the rock solid canopy. With a weight capacity of 125 kg. the Blue Ridge Camping Hammock is build to last.
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Last weekend I took it out to the jungle and we actually had a tropical thunderstorm break out on us just as we were setting up! I just about got the rain fly fitted in time and believe me - this hammock performed great! I was dry as a bone even though I'd fitted it rather hastily. A little spray came in with the wind for the first few minutes, due to my loose fitting, but after a quick adjustment I was sorted.
I love how roomy the thing feels. Again, very different to my other other hammocks. Of course, you lie almost completely flat too which makes getting in the morning rather hard... cos it's so flipping comfy!
For added comfort I strung up a tarp over the whole thing too and fitted a roomy gear sling underneath, which made for a great set-up in my opinion.
I feel like this hammock is a great addition to my kit, especially the fact that if trees are in short supply this has to be the best hammock to set up on the ground. Very easy to do. Not quite as much room as when suspended, because the floor is much closer to the mosi net but still really good. Again, if you add a tarp, using your trekking poles you have a fantastic ground option.
Took this on a 10 day canoeing expedition, camping by the side of lakes. It quickly became the joke of the trip. By the end of the trip if anyone made a mistake we were saying they "lawson hammocked" it. That was how fed up I got with the thing.
I thought it would be quick and easy to set up and solve any uneven ground problems. In truth it was slow to put up (finding suitable trees and securing it usually took twice as long as my friend putting up his tent)
Before I left I realised I would need a large sleeping mat to accommodate the slip of the floor and the uneven sleeping surface. Doubling the size of my mat essentially negated the small size of the tent. It could do with a way of securing a mat as this still slipped around under me and the mat ended up riding up the walls.
The shape of the tent is upheld by two tiny bungee cords from the attachment points. While these didn't fail in this trip they didn't inspire faith in the quality of the product.
The zips were flimsy and failed half way, so that was annoying and I got eaten by bugs.
Then the crux, it stormed one night and I ended up running round the thing in my pants at 3am trying to stem the leaks under the woefully inept fly sheet... Which is held in place by some little bits of velcro. After that I made guy ropes for it and started erecting it under a tarp. More bulk, more time.
It was quite comfy to lie in, the spreader bar definitely does do it's job and give you a better lying surface. But this was the only feature of the tent that I felt did its job well
I also tested this as a bivvy. It was hard to get in and out of didn't feel very secure. It was storming that night and, while I did sleep, by this point I was also tarping over it so couldn't tell you whether it would have held up to the conditions on the floor. I guess it's low profile so probably but you would have been soaked trying to get in or out because the access on the floor is so poor.
Overall this is probably overkill to put up in your garden as a leisure hammock and not thought through enough to make a reliable piece of expedition kit. Won't sell it as the zips have failed on the inner so 200 pounds down the toilet. Being 'made in the usa' is not a selling point to me, how about being made 'to a high standard' instead. I would not recomend this product and cannot see a scenario where it is worth using.
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