Bear Butt
Double Parachute Camping Hammock

In creating this website, I had to write many different reviews for many different products. From tents and sleeping bags to multiuse knives and just about everything in between, I have spent hours researching camp-related products and reporting my findings back to you. Most of the time, I find that well-known, long-established companies are the ones whose products rise to the top. In the case of hammocks, however, I found something quite different. My top choice out of all the hundreds of camp hammocks I researched is this Bear Butt hammock.

If you have not heard of Bear Butt hammocks, don’t worry; most people haven’t. Still, their hammock managed to snag the best consumer feedback among all the top selling hammocks. The fact that a small company such as this one even managed to create a product which rose to these heights in terms of sales was impressive. Pair that success with its positive consumer feedback and you will see why it was a very easy decision to step outside the norm and award this hammock the title of “Overall Best”.

So what exactly makes this hammock so wonderful that it beat out all the rest, even while facing the difficulty of rising above virtual obscurity? This article will explore the answers to that question.

Top Level Weight Capacity

If you search around you will find that most hammocks list a maximum weight capacity of somewhere between 250 pounds and 400 pounds. Very few can boast a capacity which rivals this hammock’s 500 pound limit.

Although you may not require a 500 pound limit, it is always a good sign to see a limit this high. This tells you that the fabric is strong, well-woven, and has reinforced seams. Even if you weigh less than 200 pounds, knowing that this hammock can hold up to 500 pounds lets you know that you have very little to worry about as you use it for years to come.

A Great Place to Sit

Despite being built primarily for sleeping purposes, it is important to remember that hammocks are also often used as a place to sit. I speak for experience about the importance of sitting on a hammock during a backpacking trip. Not wanting to sit directly on the damp ground during an afternoon water break, I quickly set up my hammock and sat sideways on it for a rest. The friend I was hiking with didn’t want to go to the trouble of setting up his own hammock and would have pushed mine over its weight limit. He chose to sit on the ground. Within minutes he was prancing around, covered in stinging fire ants. This hammock’s 500 pound weight capacity means that anywhere from one to three or even four adults can take a seat during a hiking break without concern.

Strong, Lockable Straps

Part of what allows you to place so much weight on this hammock without worrying that it will slide down the trunk of the tree are its incredibly strong, lockable straps. Simply loop the straps around your chosen trees and feed the remainder of the straps through the small locking system to stop them from sliding open as weight is placed on the hammock.

Extreme Return Policy

Not happy with your Brea Butt hammock? No problem; send it back. It’s that simple. Many other companies require you to prove that your hammock hasn’t been used or that it was a manufacturer’s default which led to some sort of problem which led to you returning it. This company outrageously asks that you simply request a refund. They will then refund your money, while allowing you to keep your hammock.

Convinced Yet?

If this review wasn’t enough to convince you that the Bear Butt Double Parachute Hammock is the best option, I am forced to believe that you are either completely insane or that you have very specific needs. If insanity is to blame, I am afraid I cannot help you. If, however, you find yourself with a set of very specific needs, such as a bad back or the need to use a thicker material than the thin, breathable material featured on this hammock, I would like to suggest that you take some time to look over the other wonderful options listed on our Hammocks page.

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