Why We Chose The Ticket To The Moon Lightest Hammock: Lightweight, easy to use, and great for everything from overnight microadventures to multi-day treks in wooded areas
As the name suggests, Ticket To The Moon’s latest product, the Lightest Hammock, is exceptionally lightweight. The hammock itself weighs just 228g. With the brand’s lightest set of straps, the total system weighs just 323g. It’s also extremely strong as well, capable of holding a weight of 150kg (24 stone).
The judges at the last Outdoor Show by ISPO (which included our very own editor, Will) actually deemed this to be worthy of a Gold Award, so basically one of the biggest prizes in the outdoor industry.
Who Is The Ticket To The Moon Lightest Hammock For?
In short, it’s going to be something that the ultra, ultra-light hikers out there are going to be interested in. Used with a tarp (if necessary) it gives the potential to set out on a journey of any length without a tent, thus lowering your pack weight substantially. It would be absolutely ideal for something like the Appalachian Trail where you’re guaranteed to find trees to hang it up and to provide you with enough shelter from the wind. Bear in mind that its super thin material has little to no insulation value, so it’s probably not the kind of hammock you’re going to want to use in cold conditions.
Materials and Configurations
The Ticket To The Moon Lightest Hammock is made from a super thin, parachute-style 34g/m2 tripoly with stitching on the edges. It doesn’t seem to be ripstop, which could be problematic down the line. At each end there are tough polyethylene cords with small but very strong steel carabiners attached.
The Lightweight Straps that are designed to be used with this are made from a mix of UHMPE cord mixed with polyester webbing. Altogether, the two straps weigh just 95g.
“The hammock is made from a super thin, parachute-style nylon fabric”
Deployment is very, very simple. You wrap one end of the webbing around a tree or post, thread the other end of rope through the loop at the end and then clip the carabiner at each end of the hammock onto one of the laddered sections of rope. It all takes less than a minute and you can adjust tension easily when required.
It’s worth pointing out that it’s possible to purchase the Lightest Hammock as a bundle with the Lightest Straps and Lightest Tarp for £190, or you can purchased the different elements separately if you want.