Best Camping Hammock With Mosquito Net & Rainfly – Kammok Mantis Review
The Perfect Hammock For Backpackers & Travelers
We never put any though into using a hammock as a tent for camping, nor did we ever consider traveling or backpacking with a hammock. A hammock always seemed more of a "nice to have" item for relaxing. The Kammok Mantis changed our minds about all of that in about 5 seconds.
Now that we've actually tried out this all-in-one hammock with mosquito net and tent, we're certainly addicted and can't image not having it along for our camping and outdoor adventures, whether at home or traveling abroad.
As soon as we set up the hammock and laid in it, which took all of about 5 minutes for us, we were hooked!
Technically this hammock should only really take about 60 seconds to get up and "running," but give us a break, it was our very first hammock experience! Keep in mind, neither of us are really good at stuff like this and, while we consider ourselves adventurous, we are not used to dealing with too much outdoor "roughing it" type of gear. Thankfully, even newbies to the "hammock life" like us are able to get this hammock set up quickly and ready to enjoy (our favorite part!).
Disclaimer: We were given the Mantis Hammock, Puffin Pillow, and Pongo Sleeping Pad to try out. However, our review is our own opinion, based on our actual experience with these products.
The All-In-One Hammock Tent & Why We Love It
So before we get into the details of why we recommend the Kammok Mantis hammock, let's start with some amazing aspects of the company in general:
- They are a certified B Cor. They pay their workers a living wage with a good working space as well as executing high standards of public transparency.
- They are members of 1% for the Planet so they work towards giving back to environmental nonprofits.
- They have committed to sustainability and recycling, minimizing waste, recycling or reusing products whenever possible. They look for creative ways to use leftover materials post-production. They even have an upcycled line, including the Tote and Pika pack, that are made from leftover hammock fabric.
- Kammok gives to Explore Austin: When you buy from them, they invest in mentoring Austin's youth, encouraging them to spend more time exploring the outside and away from screens.
- Kammok gear may be returned within 30 days of purchase on on their website or the Austin Gear Shop.
Our favorite things about the Mantis hammock include how light and compact it is when packed up, the ease of setup and break down, having a net to keep the bugs out and rainfly to give you shelter, and the quality of the materials used.
The Mantis hammock is super portable and perfect for taking on a camping trip for the weekend or traveling to far off destinations packed up up in your backpack or suitcase. To be honest, we are always looking for an excuse to take it along with wherever we go. Being so easy to carry in it's little bag and not weighing much, makes it a perfect "bed" to have at the park just for reading a book out in the fresh air surrounded by nature.
As I mentioned before, the Mantis hammock was a breeze to set up. We were a bit intimidated at first and didn't see any instructions come with it so we thought we were in for a challenge. However, it was surprising (and quite rewarding) to us that we got it unpacked and tied up to a couple of trees in hardly any time at all. There were no poles to assemble, no knots or professional technique to tie it up, and no fuss!
It's really great that the hammock comes with a removable mosquito net that is also perfect for stargazing! No bugs crawling all over you when you are trying to sleep or relax in a hammock just adds that next-level comfort. If you're out camping and expect any wind or rain, you can count on the rainfly to give you some great protection, just like being in a tent!
All the stuff we just mentioned, are made of quality materials and built to withstand adventures outdoors. There's nothing worse than having all the bells and whistles but not being able to rely on any of it to last. With the Mantis All-In-One Hammock system you know your gear is going to be durable and allow all-weather versatility. By the way, this camping hammock would make a great gift for traveler or outdoor enthusiast.
How To Set Up This Camping Hammock With Mosquito Net
The all-in-one Matis hammock is way easier to set up than a tent and lighter to carry with you as well. So, after a day of adventure, exploring, hiking, traveling, etc., the last thing anyone wants to do is fuss around with setting up their nighttime "accommodations." You won't have to deal with making the proper knots and putting together tent poles.
Here's the step-by-step instructions:
- Find a couple of trees somewhat close to each other (13 to 18 feet apart).
- Unpack your hammock and rainfly from the bag.
- If you are not using your tent, skip to next step. If you think you will need the rainfly, put that up first. Grab the cord from one end and wrap it around one tree, using the knotless hook to secure it. Then, attach the other end. Pull any extra cord through the line lock to get more tension if needed. You can use the stakes to secure down each of the four corners of the fly.
- Wrap the python strap around the tree, use a groove hitch by pulling the strap through it's loop and tightening it around the tree, clip one of Kanga Claw carabiners (ensure safe weight loads up to 500 lb) from the hammock to the loop of the python strap coming from the tree and repeat this on the other end of the hammock.
- Stabilize the hammock with the stakes by pulling the guy-out cords from the Matis Wings (corners near the head)
- Take off your shoes, hop in. ENJOY!
With the setup being so easy, you know the take-down is going to be even easier, making it perfect for the next early morning start!
Like they say, the Mantis all-in-one hammock really "elevates" your camping experience!
- Hammock body, 2 Kanga Claw carabiners, ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene ‘continuous loops’,
- 4 guy outs each with aluminum knotless hooks
- Insect net (removable)
- Rain fly with 4 rain fly guy outs (each with aluminum knotless hooks)
- 8 Hypalon-reinforced guy out points with built-in linelocks
- Python 10 Strap
- 6 Stakes
- Dual-compartment roll top stuff sack
Here is what the all-in-one Kammok Mantis system includes:
Sleeping In This Hammock Tent
Sleeping in this hammock was surprising comfy in our opinion. The silky soft material creates a nice smooth surface for your back, but when you add the Kammok Pongo pad, it's a whole other level of comfort. The pad is also very lightweight and easy to take along. I imagined it would take a while to inflate or that we needed to bring a pump for it, but it was super easy and quick to inflate by blowing it. You can use the pad on the ground as well so it's nice to have the option to use it in a tent if you wanted to or just in case you wanted to lay out by the lake, beach, or on the grass.
The other little add-on that you can use for sleeping in the hammock is the Puffin Pillow which is also inflatable. Honestly, you could be just fine with the pad alone but the pillow is a nice addition. If you are traveling, the pillow is nice to have in your bag for a quick option to rest your head somewhere without having to pull out the whole pad.
Final Thoughts - Is it the best camping hammock with mosquito net?
We are convinced it is!
Though we have not tried other camping hammocks, we can say that there is no need for us to go out and get any other kind. We loved how simple the setup is for this hammock but that it does also feel great to sleep in. This hammock is definitely going to come with us on our travels and, especially, whenever we go camping or a day out in nature. We will probably end up getting a second one so that we each have our own!
About the Author
Hi! I'm just a California girl addicted to travel and adventure with a passion for art and dance on the side. Born in Iran, but I consider myself a citizen of Earth, adhering to the belief that "The world is but one country and mankind its citizen." I strive to make a positive impact on everyone I meet and learn as much as possible from them. My degree out of college is in Marketing. However, I entered the hospitality business at an early age and worked my way up to hotel management. After about 13 years in that industry (5 of which I was a hotel assistant manager), I made the decision to move to Thailand and leave the 9 to 5 grind behind. My husband and I set off for a life of living abroad and hopes to continue traveling the world, just 3 months after our wedding. It all started with the two of us, along with our cat, together in Thailand. Can't wait to see where life takes us next!