It’s Fall, and for me, that’s one of the best times to go camping in the Midwest. Less bugs, less people, more moderate temps, it just all works better than Summer. One of the things we’ve been trying to incorporate more into our camping agenda is hammocking. With that in mind, Serac sent me a Sequoia Hammock to try out and write about what I thought.
The Sequoia is Serac’s XL model, a double hammock that, at almost 10 feet long and 6 feet wide, fits 2 (or more) people easily. With the straps and the carabiners, I get a weight of 1 pound 15.5 ounces, which is not a lot to carry along with you for whatever reason (hanging out, camping, napping, etc.). The hammock stuffs into its own pocket and then can be made even smaller using the attached compression straps.
Serac has taken most of the guesswork out of the hammock set-up; my 6-year-old son was able to wrap the tree straps and then attach the hammock pretty much on its own. While I adjusted it up so it wouldn’t be dragging on the ground, I like that he could do it on his own of he had to.
The Sequoia is really comfortable and stable – unlike some other hammocks I’ve tried, this hammock never felt tippy to me. We threw in a pad and some sleeping bags, and my boys did not want to get out when I tried to get them going in the morning – usually they are raring to go. This hammock should be compatible with aftermarket accessories like bug nets for warm weather camping and quilts for winter time (that’s up next for me).
Pros: Buy the Sequoia and you get an XL double hammock, 2 x 6 foot tree straps, the attached compression sack, and attached aluminum carabiners, all backed by a 5 year unlimited warranty.
Cons: None. Everything’s included and works as promised, so find 2 trees and get hammocking!
*This hammock was provided for review purposes – all opinions are my own.