Sometimes a normal one-person hammock just won’t cut it.
Whether you want to sleep with your partner, go hammocking with your dog, or just have more space to yourself, a double hammock designed for two people to use at once will be much roomier and more spacious.
Of course, like with any hammock purchase, the best hammock for you depends on your personal needs and preferences. Going hammock backpacking? Then a double hammock probably isn’t right for you. Lounging at the beach or car camping at your local campground? Then a double hammock might just be a good alternative.
Here’s everything you need to know to select the best two-person hammock for your next adventure.
Best Two-Person Hammock Reviews
Here are our top picks for the 5 best double hammocks available in 2020:
The ENO SingleNest is one of the best camping hammocks in a variety of categories.
The DoubleNest is simply the two-person version of this standout hammock. At just 1 lb 3 oz (not including straps), this lightweight hammock still boasts a maximum capacity of 400 pounds.
It’s spacious enough for two users but is very comfortable solo. The 70-denier nylon taffeta construction ensures it will hold up to years of outdoors abuse. Best of all, this two-person hammock is extremely easy to set up in your backyard or at the campsite.
Another top-quality double hammock specifically designed for hammock camping, the Kammok Roo Double is extremely lightweight and strong.
It makes an excellent choice for a car camping hammock but is light enough to be used on short backpacking trips. It has plenty of room for two users and boasts a maximum capacity of 500 pounds.
Like the ENO DoubleNest, the Roo Double is easy to set up and take down. Buy the intuitive Kammok Python Straps separately for the easiest hang possible. Kammok offers a variety of accessories, such as a rain fly and bug net, that make the hammock even better suited to all-weather camping trips.
The Trek Light Double is a decent option for those looking for a two-person hammock on a budget.
Although we don’t find it quite as easy to use or as durable as the ENO and Kammok offerings, it gets the job done with an extremely oversized design. In fact, this might be the biggest and most spacious double hammock on the market! Of course, the downside to that is that it’s heavier, but it’s still an excellent option for car camping and backyard relaxation.
Simply put, the Trek Light Double is very comfortable. It has more than enough room for two people to use at once, but it also works well for solo use. In addition to its slightly heavier weight, another notable downside is the suspension system. The hammock comes stock with a rope hanging kit. We much prefer actual hammock tree straps. Buy a pair of hammock straps separately for the best hang possible.
One of the lightest double hammocks currently available, the Sea to Summit is ideal for campers that want to shave off every last unnecessary ounce of weight from their setup.
Also notable about this two-person hammock is its quality construction. Every component from the 70-denier nylon fabric to the high-strength plated-steel buckles is created with durability and longevity in mind.
The compact suspension system, while not our absolute favorite, is very lightweight. In fact, these might be the lightest hammock straps on the market.
Now, we’ll be honest, the Mock ONE isn’t a two-person hammock. But the Mock ONE two hammock bundle is an excellent option for hammock camping with a pal.
You get two top-quality camping hammocks at an affordable price. Set these up right next to each other and it will almost feel like you’re in the same hammock! The catch is that you won’t be crammed right up next to your partner.
The biggest benefit of the Mock ONE is its built-in stand. The hammock quickly folds and unfolds for easy set up. You don’t need any trees, ropes, or straps. You can use this portable hammock just about anywhere!
Double Hammock Buyer’s Guide
Although all five of our top-rated double hammocks will get the job done, it’s essential to buy the model that best suited for you, so let’s look at a few of the most important factors to consider.
How do you plan to use your new double hammock?
For general backyard relaxation or car camping, pretty much any top-rated double hammock will do the job.
But for more specific uses, such as backpacking, a double hammock might not be the best choice for you. When weight and space are at a premium, a solo hammock is often your best bet. In fact, ultralight backpacking hammocks are available for those worried about saving every ounce of weight possible.
If you plan to use your double hammock with a partner, we encourage you to try one out in person before pulling the trigger.
Although comfortable for a nap or daytime use, many people find sleeping in a hammock with a partner, even in a two-person hammock, very uncomfortable.
Size & Weight
Two-person hammocks are by their very nature larger and heavier than solo models.
That said, there are some lightweight double hammocks available. Although still heavier than solo models, these can be a good choice for backpacking.
Another important consideration is maximum weight capacity. Make sure that your new double hammock is capable of holding the total weight of both you and your partner.
How to Hang
There are two main ways to hang a hammock outdoors.
First is with a hammock stand. Perhaps the easiest way to hang a hammock while camping, the downside to a hammock stand is the extra weight and space it takes up.
For car camping, the extra weight of a hammock stand generally isn’t a deal breaker. That said, the Mock ONE does come with a folding stand which enables you to quickly break down the hammock for much easier transportation and storage.
Your other option for how to hang a hammock outdoors is with straps or ropes. You’ll typically wrap these around two trees or tie a hammock knot.
Hammock straps are the best way to hang a hammock while backpacking or any other time when you don’t want to bring a hammock stand along.
Using a Two-Person Hammock Alone
Most double hammocks are created with two users in mind.
The extra width and overall constructed is designed so that two people can sleep comfortably in the same hammock.
That said, not everyone can sleep comfortably in the same hammock with someone else. Even if there’s enough space, the shape of a hammock often causes you to roll to the center.
And then there’s the swaying motion. Unless both users sleep like rocks, we’ve found that even just the slightest tossing and turning can cause the hammock to sway too much for comfort.
That’s not to mention what happens if one person needs to go to the bathroom or otherwise get out of the hammock at night. There’s really no good way to enter and exit the hammock without disturbing your partner.
Of course, it’s more than possible to sleep two people in a hammock. But we’ve found that the best use of a double hammock is for one user that likes the extra space.
Not only is there more space sleeping solo in a two-person hammock, but the excess fabric enables you to better cocoon yourself in the hammock at night, creating a more secure feeling.
Double Hammock FAQ
Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about two-person hammocks:
Q: What does double hammock mean?
A: A double hammock is simply an extra-large hammock. They’re designed to sleep two users at once, although many people use them solo.
Q: How does a double hammock work?
A: A double hammocks works much the same as a normal hammock. You hang it from two trees or from a hammock stand. The catch is that there is enough room for two sleepers instead of just one.
Q: Should I get a single or a double hammock?
A: Most campers are fine with a single hammock. If you want even more room, a double hammock works well for solo sleeping. You can certainly use a double hammock to sleep two people at once, although we’ve found it much more comfortable for every camper to have their own hammock to sleep in.
We hope that our guide has helped you find the best double hammock for your next trip, whether you want to snuggle up with your partner or have more space for sleeping alone!