Many outdoorsmen and women treasure camping hammocks with mosquito nets. Investing in a covered hammock keeps those pesky mosquitoes (and anything else that tries to destroy your slumber) at bay.
Below you will find information about hammocks with mosquito nets and the pros and cons of a handful of the top options on the market.
Best Hammocks With Mosquito Nets
Best For The Accessories
- Double-sided zipper.
- Triple-stitched reinforcements on the mesh and fabric.
- Two interior storage pockets.
- Can hold up to 400 pounds.
Best for a Complete Shelter System
- Three color options.
- Durable 70D nylon taffeta parachute cloth.
- Removable mosquito net.
- Can hold up to 440 pounds.
Best Net Option
- 2100 holes per square inch net.
- Triple-stitched edge seams.
- Compatible with most RainFly setups.
- Can hold up to 450 pounds.
What to Know About Buying Hammocks With Mosquito Net
In this section, I’ll dig into why many beginning backpackers (and campers of other kinds!) choose hammocks, the different types of hammocks, hammock material, netting material, and if you want the net to detach or not.
A Hammock With a Mosquito Net Vs. A Tent With A Mosquito Net
There are a couple of reasons people choose to sleep in a hammock and not a tent. However, both have their merits.
There are two options for sleeping: the ground or the trees. I don’t particularly love sleeping on the ground where the rodents run, but that’s just my personal preference. Some people might need to sleep on the ground if they’re afraid of heights, don’t like the feeling of being exposed, or have back problems.
Tents are bulky, and if you’re portaging, it can be a real pain in the neck to carry all that equipment. Hammocks, on the other hand, can be folded and fit nicely into your backpack.
Tents are more expensive than hammocks. If you’re on a budget, it is wise to look for a hammock with a mosquito net.
If you’ve ever put up a tent, you know it can be a little tricky and takes time out of your day where you could spend relaxing. Tents also need a flat surface, which isn’t always available, whereas hammocks do not.
You can indeed fit more people in a tent than a hammock. You could work two people in a hammock depending on the style, but no more. Some people choose to have both a tent and a hammock in their campsite, so they have a place to lounge by the fire and a separate area for sleeping.
Types of Hammocks
There are many hammock models out there. Some are better for afternoon lounging and are not made for sleeping; some are made for two people, and others only allow one.
This model is used for short trips when weight capacity is limited. They are very light and can hold weight for a couple of nights but are not ideal for heavier people who want to camp for multiple nights.
This model is great for longer trips. They are lighter than other models but are just as stable and durable.
This model comes in single or double size. It is durable and can support you for a handful of nights.
It is essential to see how much weight your hammock can hold. It is also necessary to find out what kind of material the hammock is made of. In the summer, you want your hammock to be breathable, and in the winter, you want it to be warm.
Most hammocks have a label with all of this information. For more on hammock fabrics, check out the video below.
Not all nets are the same. They have different sizes of holes, and some are lighter than others.
To find out how large the holes are in the netting, you will need to find out the “holes per square inch” number.
The larger the holes, the larger the chance that bugs and mosquitoes will find their way into your hammock. Therefore, you want small holes.
Generally, you can trust that hammocks with mosquito nets have holes that mosquitos cannot fit through. However, if the holes are too small, it can sometimes be hard to see through the netting and get a good view of the lake.
You also want to look for the most robust net that won’t tear. This, of course, means it will be heavier. Finding that balance will be different for each unique person.
Standalone Vs. Built-In
Another thing you will want to consider is if you wish to have the net detach or not. It may be easier to put together if the net is already attached; however, it is not necessarily the best option. There are two main reasons why.
First, you can usually never have a completely unobstructed view with the built-in option. This may bother some and not be a problem to others.
Second, hammocks with built-in mosquito nets only cover the top of the hammock, which means that it won’t stop mosquitoes from biting you from behind.
I prefer the standalone option because the netting goes all the way around, and I never have to worry about getting bitten in the butt in the middle of the night. I can use the net when I want and put it away when I don’t want it.
Hammocks With Mosquito Net Reviews
This section will run down the top five hammocks with mosquito nets for quiet sleeping. Every one of these hammocks is a fine choice. There is no hammock on this list that can be categorized as “the best” because each person has unique preferences and each hammock offers something unique.
The Covacure Camping Hammock with Net is a popular affordable, lightweight, durable, double hammock that can hold up to 772lbs.
It is made of 210T nylon material, which is tear-resistant, breathable, and quick-drying. Keep in mind; this hammock is primarily for beginners and casual campers. Its low price tag probably means you should be wary of using it in harsh conditions and not expect years and years of use.
Set up is easy and only takes a few minutes. When you want to pack it away, it fits conveniently into a small sack.
What I like about it most is that you can remove the mosquito net string.
I would suggest putting something underneath the hammock because the fabric is thin, and mosquitoes could possibly get through it. I would also suggest you take considerate care of the net as it rips easily.
- Cheap but good bang for your buck
- Breathable fabric
- Easy setup
- You can remove the net string
- Net rips easily
- Thin fabric risks mosquitos biting through
- Kind of small for a double
This durable, one-person nylon hammock comes with two nautical grade carabiners, a starter rope kit, a suspension cord, and a travel sack.
Even though it is made for one person, it is large enough to fit two whose combined weight is less than 400 pounds.
The triple-stitched reinforcements on the mesh and fabric boost the hammock’s strength. There are two interior storage pockets to keep smaller items organized (like those in a tent). And the mosquito netting does not hang close to your face so you can still relax without feeling claustrophobic.
I would suggest you bring a thermal mat and sleep on it to create insulation in cold weather. I would also suggest that you reinforce the stitching at the zipper’s ends if you are closer to the 400-pound weight limit.
- Triple-lock stitched seems
- Double-sided zipper
- Comes with nautical grade carabiners
- Setup is straightforward
- Netting has tiny holes allowing for absolutely no bugs
- Netting has tiny holes obstructing view
- Carabiners are a little heavy
- Can be a bit noisy when moving around
This double hammock comes in khaki or navy so you can blend in with your environment, which I like.
It is made out of breathable, ultralight, and high-tensile Ripstop Diamond Weave Nylon. The nylon provides a little texture, which I find to be softer, more comfortable, and cuts down on static too.
The YKK double tab zip and triple-stitched edge seams can hold up to 400 pounds. At 10ft long and 6ft wide, the Everest Hammock is comfortably large enough for two and nicely spacious for a single person.
The 2100 holes per square inch net is compatible with most RainFly setups and does not make you feel claustrophobic. Made from heavy grade polyester 31gm fabric, it won’t damage the hang tabs either.
While this hammock is a little heavier than a traditional parachute hammock, in my opinion, the added comfort and convenience are well worth a couple of extra ounces.
Finally, this tent comes with instructions and is easy to set up. From beginner to experienced campers, this hammock appeals to everyone and is an established favorite. If you don’t like it, there is a full 30-day return policy with a money-back guarantee
- 2100 holes per square inch net
- Triple-stitched edge seams
- Ripstop Diamond Weave Nylon
- Compatible with most RainFly setups
- Includes Suspension Net Chords
- Very comfortable
- A little heavier than a traditional parachute hammock
- Sometimes Everest doesn’t ship every part it says it will, so do an inventory check
The BriSunshine Camping Hammock is made of polyester and comes in camouflage, green, or yellow.
The durable 70D nylon taffeta parachute cloth can hold up to 440 pounds and usually two people. There is a pocket inside for safe storage of small items.
What I like about this is that it comes with a complete shelter system:
- Bug net
- Waterproof rain fly cover to keep you dry
- Two strong polyester straps with ropes
- Four lightweight aluminum carabiners
- Two foldable aluminum poles which can snap together easily and sturdily to stand up the net
- Two ropes and two stakes to fix the hammock
- One compact carrying bag
Another thing I like about this hammock is that the mosquito net is removable. In many other models, the net is not removable, and you have to flip the hammock to have an unobstructed view, which is inconvenient.
Overall, the BriSunshine is a well constructed, non-invasive setup. The camo print made me feel like I was a part of nature. It will keep you bone dry and bug-free rain or shine. This hammock gets pretty close to perfect in my books!
- Three color options
- Complete shelter system
- Removable mosquito net
- Well constructed
- I don’t love the rainfly and would appreciate it if it were separate
- The instructions are in a small font – be sure to grab your reading glasses!
- Made by an unestablished Chinese brand
There are options for just about every preference in this review, whether you’re looking for a removable net, a lightweight hammock, a two-person hammock, or any other item to round out your outdoor adventuring gear collection.
After closely examining all of them, I would say that the Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro Mosquito Hammock takes the first prize. However, the BriSunshine Camping Hammock with Mosquito Net and Rainfly Cover takes a close second. BriSunshine is very good; they’re just not an established American brand, so you’d be taking more of a risk.
Grand Trunk and BriSunshine caught my attention because of the high-quality materials and number of accessories. For hammock camping, you need more than just a piece of fabric and some rope, and when it’s all packaged together, it’s much more convenient.