Hang Out in the Woods in Tree Tents

August 9, 2013 by

Texsport Wilderness Hammock

Texsport Wilderness Hammock

Tree tents have advantages over standard tents for those who like mobility that allows you to get away from the crowds and sleep in solitude. All you need is two or three trees to pitch your tent, depending on the style you choose.

With a little practice, you can even learn to hang your tent to take advantage of cooling breezes on a hot summer night.

Tree Tents Also Known as Hammock Hangers

Tree tents are also known as hammock hangers because they are much like a hammock with mosquito netting above you and along the sides. Some models include a rain fly to keep you dry, too. They are more comfortable than sleeping on a pad, and make a better choice when you find yourself in an area with ground like concrete.

Hennessy Hammocks

Hennessy Explorer Deluxe Asym

Hennessy Asym Tents

Hammock hangers are comfortable, but if you are a side sleeper that can take some getting used to in many models. The Hennessy Asym tents are cut to let side sleepers get comfortable.

Setting up these test is faster if you use nylon tubes called snakeskins, when you pack it up. Instead of dismantling the tent and rain fly, all you do is roll them up together while they are hanging and slide the snakeskins over them. It forms a long, flexible tube that easily stores in your pack.

Snakeskins make set up and tear down faster and can help keep the rest of your gear dry.

For taller campers, the Hennessy Explorer Deluxe Asym tent is 9 foot long and can easily accommodate people over six foot tall.

Texsport Wilderness Hammock

The Texport Wilderness Hammock with mosquito netting is ideal of hunters or hikers traveling into mosquito country. This fully-enclosed tree tent offers privacy and keeps campers protected from pesky biting insects.

Hammock Bliss Sky Tent 2

Hammock Bliss Sky Tent 2

Hammock Bliss Sky Tent 2

While most tree tents sleep one, the Hammock Bliss Sky Tent 2 can sleep 1 or 2. It’s designed to keep you dry, off, the ground and offers enough space for your gear, too. It also can double as a ground tent.

Tree tents do take some getting used to and, in general, are great for one person. They make a perfect choice for hikers and others who spend time in the woods.

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