The Benefits of Using a Camping Hammock and Sleeping Pad

“Roughing it” does not mean forgoing all comfort. With a high-quality camping hammock and camping sleeping pad, campers can get a good night’s rest on their trip.

Advantages of Using Camping Hammocks

Here are a couple reasons why people might use a camping hammock:

  1. They are portable and easy to pack.

To get the most from a camping trip, people need to strike a balance between keeping their load light and having enough gear. On the one hand, more time spent packing stuff up and lugging it around means less time for hiking, fishing and whatever else campers want to do. On the other, people will want things that keep them comfortable on their trip.


A durable, well-designed camping hammock and sleeping pad can help a camper travel light and stay comfortable. To get some rest, they just need to find a couple of trees on which to tie the hammock’s straps. In the morning, they can simply roll up their hammock and sleeping pad, pack them up and start their day.

  1. They can help campers get a healthy night’s sleep.

Janet Kinosian, author of The Well-Rested Woman: 60 Soothing Solutions to Getting a Good Night’s Sleep, noted in a 2010 Huffington Post article that the ideal sleeping position is “lying on one’s back, with the head slightly elevated, about 10-30 percent. This is postulated to give the brain optimal blood circulation rather than congestion and also allows for more unobstructed breathing, says Dr. Steven Park, a head and neck surgeon and member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. You see many native cultures sleeping this way, via hammock and other devices, rather than on flat [surfaces] as in the West.”

In other words, sleeping in camping hammock can actually be good for someone’s health. (Of course, they could still get the right head elevation and comfort level with a well-designed sleeping bag and sleeping mat. A hammock is just another option.)

Why Get a Sleeping Pad for a Camping Hammock?

To get even more comfort while they sleep, people should also invest in a good sleeping pad or sleeping mat. Here are a couple of reasons why:

  1. They help keep people warmer during the night.

When someone sleeps in a camping hammock, cold air can creep up from underneath. A sleeping pad helps ensure that a camper stays warm during the night. It creates a barrier between the camper’s body and the cold. Campers can find pads designed specifically for use with a camping hammock.

  1. They are lightweight and easily portable.

The best camping pads are durable and comfortable but only weigh a couple of pounds. They are easy to inflate, deflate and pack.

Klymit manufactures superior gear for campers and other outdoor enthusiasts. Their products include the Traverse Double Hammock, whose seamless, diagonal hem provides outstanding support; and the Insulated Hammock V sleeping pad, which won an award for Best New Gear (Winter 2017) from Gear Institute.

About Klymit

Klymit is a US-based outdoor products company. It offers campers some of the finest ultralight sleeping pads, hammocks and other gear available anywhere. Klymit takes each outdoor experience to the next level.

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