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.
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.
It's even easier to set up than I thought.
It is just what I have been looking for in a camping hammock. Extremely comfortable allowing you to get a great night's sleep.
Very comfortable, especially for a side sleeper. Lawson has plenty of room - no squeeze at all.
I own about 6 different hammocks. I'm going to throw them all away now! Really comfy, super easy to set up and light. I read some reviews saying it's too heaving for hiking, they need to toughen up! Honestly, I don't usually write reviews but am just so pleased with this quality product
I roll around quite a bit, am typically a side sleeper, and find myself curled up in a ball often. With all that said I was hesitant to think I would get a good night sleep in a hammock tent. I was wrong, still able to do all the moving around and slept soundly. I strongly recommend a sleeping pad of some sort, it does strip the heat away through the night. Can't store things in the tent with you while you are sleeping so that is something to consider. I don't think I will sleep on the ground again thanks to this little gem.
Haven’t css as mode yet but set it up in yard for first time. Easy to set. Great for my afternoon nap!