MerryLax Hammock Review: What the Experts Think

Review of the MerryLax Double Camping Hammock

The MerryLax Double Camping Hammock is a very attractive outdoor camping hammock.  Now days more and more people are taking hammocks instead of tents on their camping adventures.  The nice thing about this hammock is that it is a double.  That basically means that there is lots of extra room for a friend, spouse, or family member.  Or if you just like lots of extra room, use this one as a single and enjoy maneuvering around in all of that extra space.

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Best Fea‚Äčtures

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    The price of the hammock
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    Durable and long lasting
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    Great size and lots of room
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    Load capacity up to 600 pounds
  • Ease of set up

What You Get

With your purchase of a MerryLax Double Camping Hammock, you get your double hammock, 2 straps, and 2 sturdy aluminum carabiners.  The hammock alone measures 78 inches by 118 inches.

In my opinion it's an asset to get everything that you need to hang your hammock without having to purchase additional equipment. Not all of the double hammocks on the market come with everything that you need to hang your hammock.  Some require you to purchase the straps separately. Keep that in mind when comparing prices.

Weight Load

The MerryLax Double Camping Hammock was tested to support 660 pounds.  So you do the math, and decide how many people you'd like to invite in your hammock.  Some parents like to sit in double hammocks like this one with their little ones.  Just as long as you don't go over the 660 pounds weight capacity you should be fine.

Noteworthy is that even though this is a double, it's not quite like a double bed. Most couples agree that for sleeping, they will be much more comfortable in two single sized hammocks. This is simply the nature of how double hammocks hang.  And the MerryLax Double Camping Hammock is no exception.  For a comfortable multi-person hammock experience, try sitting up with your legs hanging out.  This way seems to work much better.

Set Up

People who bought and used this hammock overwhelmingly say that the set up is very fast and easy.  When you are set out to relax or maybe you are camping and ready to bed down for the night, the last thing you need is to struggle with set up on your hammock.  In a matter of minutes you can have this hammock ready to lounge in.  It sets up easily between two trees.

Color Choices

For this hammock you get two color choices.  Either a sporty orange if you want to stand out or an Eco Green if you'd like to blend in with nature.  Of course this depends where and whether or not you are trying to blend in or stick out.  If you like orange or green though, you are in luck!  If you absolutely don't like those colors and color matter to you when choosing a hammock then this is a disadvantage.

Material and Stitching

Hammocks are only as good as the material that they are made from and how they are put together.  The MerryLax Double Camping Hammock is made from quality parachute nylon.  It will offer high wear and tear resistance.

This hammock is triple stitched.  I've found that triple stitching is a standard in the hammock industry.  Triple stitching makes it almost impossible for your hammock to start to come apart at the seems no matter how much abuse you put it through.

The material on the MerryLax Double Camping Hammock is mildew resistant.  This is a good quality for people who forget to air out their wet hammock after a rainy camping weekend.

Another positive quality to this hammock is that it feels good next to the skin.  Parachute hammocks have a silky feel to them.  The MerryLax Double Camping Hammock is no exception.  This quality is especially nice on those warm weather months when you may be relaxing in your hammock in shorts and a t-shirt.

Not a Thermal Hammock

As with the other parachute hammocks, keep in mind that the nature of the material will not keep you warm on a cold night.  The slightest cool breeze may feel quite chilly.  Make sure to invest in a sleeping pad and bring along a warm sleeping bag.  On the advantage side of this material, is that on a hot day, any breeze should reach your skin right through the hammock.  This hammock will not make you collect sticky sweat.  It is breathable.

Gifts

A lot of people who purchased this hammock said that they liked it so much that they came back and bought a MerryLax Double Camping Hammock as a gift for others.  There were a lot of reviewers who left 5 star feedback and said that.  I think that alone says a lot about this hammock. I run a business and I know that when people return to buy more of the same item, that says more than any nice comment that they give.  Actions really do speak louder than words.

Guarantee

The MerryLax Double Camping Hammock comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. This means that you can return your hammock for a full refund. No questions asked.

Hammock Sack

The hammock sack is stitched right to the hammock. This is nice so that you don't have to worry about where you placed your hammock bag when it's time to pack up.  The hammock, straps and carabiners all fit in the sack that when filled will be roughly the size of a softball.  This is a really nice size for the backpacker to stuff in his or her pack.  Some double hammocks that I've reviewed have sacks that are much larger and bulky.  On the downside, it may take a little longer stuffing your hammock and hammock equipment into the small sack.  You get to decide if the small size sack is an asset or disadvantage. People have differing views on the sack size.

MerryLax Double Camping Hammock

Pros

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    Great price
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    660 weight load capacity
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    All straps and carabiners included

Cons

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    Only two colors to choose from 
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    May need a sleeping pad for cold nights

MerryLax Double Camping Hammock Conclusion

I recommend and like the MerryLax Double Camping Hammock for several reasons.  First, the price is right.  It's not expensive compared to other double hammocks.  Second,  everything is included that you need to hang your hammock. Third, people come back and purchase more of this hammock. Returning and satisfied customers speak for themselves.  

MerryLax Double Camping Hammock 

Durability

Price

Attractiveness 

Customer Service and Guarantee

Comfort

Final Score

4.8‚Äč

Common Questions

Here are some top questions that I found for people seriously considering buying a MerryLax Double Camping Hammock.

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    How much does this hammock weigh?  The MerryLax Double Camping Hammock with the straps and carabiners weighs 2 pounds.  
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    Is this hammock comfortable for just one person?  Yes, this hammock is great for just one person.  If you are a large person it might even be just perfect.  But if you are a small or medium sized person you can enjoy the extra room of the MerryLax Double Camping Hammock while enjoying it alone.  
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    How can I wash this hammock?  Parachute hammocks like the MerryLax Double Hammock can be washed in cold water in the washing machine or spot washed with a damp wet towel.   

Final Thoughts

I think this hammock is worth your serious consideration. While it's not the least expensive double out there on the market it's also no where near the most expensive.  The MerryLax Double Camping Hammock is somewhere in the middle of the road on price. But for what you get (everything being included) I think this is a good buy.

Mariann Foster

I am one of our content writers for Everything Backyard. I am a mother and business owner of Big Horn Mountain Alpacas in Wyoming. I love farm life, cutting my own firewood in the mountains, and participating in local trail run races.

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