I love it even more now
I love the design. I haven't seen another like it with the spreaders to keep a wide open space. The Aluminum arch poles are light and easy to install/remove. The pockets inside provide just enough space for essentials. I found it to be very stable once inside and could move from my back to side sleeping easily and comfortably. My sleeping pad did slide side-to-side a bit, but I'm looking into a way to secure it with the velcro tabs that are already in the hammock. Its a little awkward reaching the far end of the zipper when inside, but I can make it work. I'd like it if the fly could be propped open over the door too. Right now I fold it back over the other half but that leaves the door exposed to rain. My reason for 4 stars is that it is just too heavy (I weighed it in at 5 lbs 4 oz, not 4lbs 4 oz as advertised) for backpacking and folds up too big (long). I read an article online where someone replaced the spreaders with carbon fiber and three pieces vs two for each spreader. Well, I tried it and also replaced the cords with 2mm dyneema. Works great! Folds to less than 12" long, and weighs in at 3lbs 12 oz for the hammock, fly, poles, and stakes in the bag! Now I LOVE it! It didn't cost much more to make the modifications, and I think Lawson could probably reduce the price increase with bulk purchasing of materials. I highly recommend Lawson look into the modifications. I think their backpacking customer base will increase dramatically. So now it fits nicely in my pack and allows for almost 24 oz more food or gear under the same load. I've been bragging on it and I know two people were going to check out Lawson Hammocks already.
I hope it's as good as it was promoted
It's headed to the Philippines as a Christmas present for my wife's Dad. I hope it's is a good quality and solid enough for everyday use. It's always hot and humid or hot and raining and their mosquitos look more like wasp. It will be used EVERY day. If it's cheap quality and doesn't last long I will be the first one to hear about it, y'all will be the second. Have a good day
Just do it !!!
If you are even considering this hammock then pull the trigger. It's super comfy . The all in one design makes it super easy to set up. The interior is spacious enough to feel comfortable. I am able to sleep on my side. I'm truly impressed with the product. Also. The customer service has been excellent !!!
Absolutely love it so far!! Taken it on 2 backpacking trips, and have enjoyed great nights sleep each time… my back wishes I had purchased one a long time ago
I like the hammock it works as advertised and is comfortable to sleep in .
Setup is fast and easy.
Long Term Experience
I've had my Lawson Blue Ridge for about 20 years, long enough that one set of spreaders and cables pretty much disintegrated. I have camped in Alaska, all over the Rocky Mountains, in parks (once suspended by the posts of an abandoned Canadian gazebo), in a monster storm on the Apostle Islands, in Nova Scotia, and dozens of Midwestern fields and wind breaks. I always wake up dry and well-rested. I haven't had a lot of luck using it as a ground tent, but I'm sort of a lardass and I am 70+l. So, that may not be the fault of the Lawson.
Great Product that held up well
I did much research on hammock tents prior to purchasing the Lawson as I was prepping for a 7 day 6 night BWCA canoe trip and did not want a failed or inferior hammock experience again. I purchased another brand that did not hold up on a previous trip leading to several nights exposed to the bugs. The Lawson worked perfectly. Over 6 nights I slept through thunderstorms and remained dry, high winds and did not tip, temperatures that remained in the high 70s overnight and still was comfortable. If you are looking for a stable, durable, lay flat hammock this is the one. Spend some time adjusting the spreader bar and ropes but well worth the ability to sleep on your side or if you toss like I do at night.