Adventuridge Travel Hammock

Spring and Aldi are synonymous with camping supplies: tents, bedding, backpacks, lighting, and the occasional wearable sleeping bag. They’re all Special Buys (ALDI Finds), which means they’re here until they’re sold out, not to be seen again until next spring.

In the camping supplies department, the bedding has to be one of the grocer’s more robust segments. Want a cot? You can find it. Want a self-inflating sleeping mat and pillow? You can find both. Want an air mattress? Yep, you can find that, too.

Want a hammock? Same answer.Adventuridge Travel HammockThe Adventuridge Travel Hammock, which retails for $14.99, comes in an unassuming little bag. The bag’s contents include the hammock itself, two carabiners attached to the hammock, two ropes, a manual, and a warranty card. The warranty, incidentally, is two years.

One of the first things you learn when unpacking the hammock is that the bag actually is the hammock. Much like the foldable duffle bag, the hammock bag turns into an attached storage bag when the hammock is completely unfolded, and it’s used to stuff the hammock in when packed. It’s a nifty design, and it helps to make sure you’ve got at least one thing — the bag — that you’re not going to lose.

Setup isn’t overly complicated. The two enclosed black and red ropes (“guy lines”) are wrapped around two nearby trees, looping each guy line through a pre-stitched end loop that helps to affix the guy lines to the tree. The ropes are then each attached to the hammock by way of the carabiners. Helpfully, each of the guy lines has multiple loops along the length of the guy line, so you can hook the guy line into the carabiner at whatever length you need to create a tight fit.

Adventuridge Travel Hammock

Voila. (Click to enlarge.)

There are some limitations to the hammock. One, the guy lines are each about 8 feet long, which sounds like a lot until you realize that a good amount of that distance is used up looping around your trees. In practice, your trees have to be fairly close to each other for the hammock to be useable. The hammock itself is about 9 feet end-to-end, so in our experience you’ll want to try to find a pair of trees that are, say, 11-12 feet apart, give or take.

Once we found a pair of suitable trees, it took us maybe 10 minutes or so to set up the first time, and we found the hammock to be comfortable, although the material is not quite as thick as more expensive hammocks we’ve used in the past. As far as travel hammocks go, though, this one feels pretty good and we expect the materials to last a while.

One final note: the hammock has a weight capacity of 330 pounds, so be aware that larger users may not be able to use this.

The Verdict:

It’s got some limitations on the part of being a travel hammock, but as a combination of portability, comfort, and price you’re not going to easily do better. If you’re looking for something compact that you can stretch between trees on your next camping expedition, this is worth a look. The 2-year warranty is a nice extra.


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2 Comments

  1. Actually if you tie it around the tree using the other end that only has the one Loop the strap is actually pretty long. So don’t give it a con when you can’t find the other solution. They are just as long as most travel straps or guylines that I’ve ever seen.

    • I did loop it using the end loop facing the caribiner, but it didn’t matter; in my first couple of setup attempts (in tree configurations not shown the photo above) I had a gap of 2 feet or so between the rope and the hammock even in a taut position. By contrast, other travel hammocks I’ve seen and used have guy lines more in the range of 10-12 feet each, which adds a good 4-8 feet of line beyond the Adventuridge. That changes the dynamic considerably. Now, to be fair, the Adventuridge is cheaper than those by a good margin — something I point out in the verdict — but there’s definitely trade-off.

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