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This Discounted Tent-Hammock Hybrid Is the Most Versatile Way to Sleep Outside

Lawson Hammock’s hybrid Blue Ridge camping hammock can hang in the trees and sit on the ground.


During the warm summer months, we’re more than happy to trade out our tents to sleep in a hammock. But we also understand the misgivings held by hammock initiates — a primary one being that they leave you exposed to weather and insects. Our rebuttal: not all hammocks do; take Lawson Hammock’s Blue Ridge Camping Hammock, which is currently 20 percent off at Huckberry, as exemplar.

It’s best to understand the Blue Ridge as a hammock-tent hybrid. Using collapsible aluminum poles and a line that acts as a central beam, the Blue Ridge has an interior space that’s fully enclosed by mesh, and it comes with a rain fly for use in rough weather. Moreover, it uses spreader bars on both ends to create a flatter sleeping surface than other ultralight camping hammocks that envelope sleepers in a cocoon. (Pro tip: you can prevent your body from contorting into a banana shape by lying diagonally in a hammock.) When there are no trees in sight, you can also set up the Blue Ridge on the ground, just as you would a regular tent.

Additionally, Kammok’s Roo Double, a more classic style of camping hammock, is also 37 percent off at Huckberry too.

Buy Now: $234 $185

Gear Patrol also recommends:
Nemo Equipment Fillo Elite Pillow ($45)
Kammok Pongo Sleeping Pad ($139)
Therm-a-Rest Vesper Down Quilt ($330+)

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