The Lawson Hammock is the easiest to set up of all of the hammocks that I own or have used. of how to set up the Lawson hammock. Some of my custom hammocks can be a bit “fiddley”… ie. I often spend 15 minutes staking pull outs, hanging the separate tarp, tensioning and re-tensioning things as I progress through the setup. There is none of that with the . It is quick and easy to set up and take down. I took the Lawson Camping Hammock down from where one of my mini gear-heads had slept in it at home during the week in about 5 minutes. It took less than 5 minutes to set up the Lawson Hammock at camp yesterday.
This is a big deal to me, as I am a bit tallish at 6’4”. I found that the standard sized Hennessy Hammocks DO NOT fit me. So, it was a relief that the Lawson Camping Hammock is just big enough for me to sleep comfortably. Actually, since I lay diagonally in the hammock, I could probably be a few inches taller and still fit, although it would be snug.
LAWSON CAMPING HAMMOCK
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I can now say, that fortunately, I have solved both problems and now use the Lawson Camping Hammock, and will follow that up with saying I think it is the best camping hammock for the wilderness – a strong statement, but read on to find out why…..
Compared to a hammock with a structural ridgeline, the is much more sensitive to how tight or loose it is hung. Too tight and the Blue Ridge Camping Hammock feels tippy. Too loose and it assumes a banana shape that isn’t overly comfortable. The good news is that taking the time to experiment and find the angle that you like best for the Lawson Camping Hammock is very worthwhile. When you find the hang angle sweet spot the Lawson is both rather stable and comfortable for sleeping. I find that it is still tippy if I sit up, like when putting on or taking off a shirt. Due to the design of the mosquito net and the arched aluminum poles at each end, I do not think it would be possible to add a ridgeline.