Ok for limited use.
Hanging from hammocks since the days Hennesey were I think made in Canada. Moved on to using the original Warbonnet Traveler and Blackbird for backpacking. Purchased the Lawson for “car” camping and backyard hanging. Bulk and weight are an issue for backpacking. Not as flat as hoped for lay. Tried the v1 JRB bridge hammock years ago. Flatter lay, but bit of shoulder squeeze. Lawson. No shoulder squeeze is a plus for a bridge style hammock, but still a bit of knee hyperextension if lying straight down the middle. Build seems solid. Setup and takedown is simple and quick.
Good Hammock, very comfortable and easy to set up. Maybe look at a lighter material for the spreader bars, possible break it into 3 pieces to pack smaller.
My husband and I love to primitive hike. We’ve seen Lawson advertisements for a while now and have been extremely interested. I was excited for the excuse to purchase his for his recent birthday. We just recently came back from a glamping trip and while we only used it for fun and not sleep. It was extremely comfortable, roomy, easy to setup and take down. Not super light but certainly doable and worth every penny so far. We can’t wait to take it out on the real trail! Thank you
Comfy Warm, but heavy
Used recently on the Quehanna trail in PA. Very easy to set up. Nights went down to 28 degrees. with the under-quilt it was manageable, but to be warm I would also recommend a sleeping pad inside if you use an over-quilt in below 35 weather. Super comfortable to sleep in. Vents out water vaper well. Netting is very good. The only negative is the size and weight. A long bag to fit in your pack, and heavy to carry with the under-quilt. in warmer weather without the extra insulation this might be a good fit if you can manage the weight.
Quality, durability, easy to set up!
I had tried gathered end hammocks in the past and could not get comfortable in them. Lawson’s Blueridge Hammock is extremely comfortable and does not force you into an obtuse banana bend. Mind you this is not flat as a board but provides you with the comfort of side sleeping and you will be surprised at how much room you have in this hammock which is very important for me. The quality feels very good as well. Netting is going to keep out just about every bug… that said the netting is so fine that it provides you with insulation as well. Put on the rain fly and your hammock will have excellent insulation and protection from the top side. But in the heat I would recommend a secondary rain fly above the hammock to allow for air flow. The underquilt is nice and provides me with warmth and insulation in the cold weather (29F) but it is in no way designed to be load bearing. Ensure you do not put the underquilt on too tightly. The straps are high quality and the buckle clip holds position tightly. It takes me only about 5 mins at most to setup. It will pack away in its sack at around 23”x5” and the underquilt will pack away no bigger than others. I do wish the stuff sacks came with a sewn handle on the end for deployment. I have also tried this Hammock out as a Tent and it’s wonderful. My friends are jealous when camping but proud when hiking as this hammock will require a extra carrying bag or larger ruck to tote. For now I am using a medium ALICE ruck for all my gear and carrying perfectly sized tote for my hammock, underquilt and Klymit air mattress. Which is pretty light IMO. I would like to see titanium spreader bars and beams in the future. Every oz counts. With proper care, responsibility and reasonable use, this Hammock should last you for years.
Very comfortable and roomy. Great design. Glad I purchased it!
The Ultimate Camping Hammock
Built beautifully and a far better system than I've used in the past. Compact and easy to use.