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Can You Hang a Hammock in a Tent?

Q: Is there a way to hang a hammock inside a tent?
— Cory, Dallas Georgia

A: Tent poles aren’t designed to safely hang a hammock, but you have a couple of options:

  • Many manufacturers sell tarps designed to go over your hammock to shield you from rain and wind. You can find some for as little as $15.
  • If you insist on being inside a tent, I’d recommend getting the Mock ONE folding hammock from the Republic of Durable Goods ($175, republicofdurablegoods.com). No need for ropes or trees — this hammock folds out on its steel freestanding frame, only taking a couple of minutes to assemble. Made with strong 210T parachute nylon, it features cupholders and a storage net underneath.

Measuring 67 inches long and 31 inches tall at each end, this hammock should fit in large family tents, especially the canvas wall tents at most council camps. Check the dimensions of your tent to see if it’ll work. If not, you can get a tarp to go over the hammock.

Learn more about camping with hammocks in our Hammock Camping Guide.


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