Six Upgrades to Make to Your Summer Hammock Setup

These accessories can make your old hammock feel new

Hammocks are legendary by themselves, but some small adjustments elevate them to perfection. (Photo: Zach Betten/Unsplash)
Hammocks are legendary by themselves, but some small adjustments elevate them to perfection.

The first day of spring has come and gone, and yet winter storms keep piling up. It’s great if you’re stoked for spring skiing, but frustrating if you’re itching to camp. Have faith, warm weather is on the horizon, which means it’s time to pull the hammock out of your garage and start plotting some warm weather backpacking trips. You can make the most out of your old hammock with a few smart accessories. Here are six ways to upgrade your hammock game, from $20 to $200.  

Eno Indoor Hanging Kit ($20)

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Can’t wait for warm weather? This kit allows you to hang your hammock inside. Nor'easters be damned.

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Sea to Summit Gear Sling ($30)

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Like a mini hammock for all your accessories, this sling hangs below your hammock and keeps your gear off the ground and out of the rain.

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Therm-a-Rest Slacker Underquilt ($130)  

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For chillier nights, add warmth to your sleep setup with this hydrophobic down blanket that attaches underneath your hammock and prevents body heat from escaping.

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Klymit Hammock V Sleeping Pad ($140)

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Add a sleeping pad to your hammocks to help make overnights more comfortable. Standard sleeping pads tend to slip and slide inside a hammock, but the V has wings that wrap around you and keep the pad in place.

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Kammok Dragonfly Bug Net ($80)

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Not only will this net keep the mosquitos out, but there are integrated loops in the ridgeline so you can hang a lantern, and an easy exit via dual side zips.

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Eno ProFly Rain Tarp ($80)

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There’s nothing worse than waking up soggy because of a mid-night drizzle. The ProFly is made from DWR-treated nylon ripstop and tensions in a synch thanks to the six attachment points.

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