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Did you know that the Outpost II hammock is an extra foot longer than most other hammocks making it more comfortable to sleep in. This hammock also comes with a set of Lite Speed Suspension Straps included, making it excellent value for money.
In this review, we look in more detail at the features and design of the Wildhorn Outfitters Outpost Hammock, and why it tops our list of one of the best lightweight hammocks for camping and hiking.
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What are Litespeed straps and why are they so good?
Wildhorn Outfitters has built a strong hammock that holds its own against other top rated hammocks. There are no other hammocks that have a strap system as good as this system. This hammock comes complete with their Litespeed suspension strap system. It can be set up in under 2 minutes and packing it away takes even less time.
Amsteel cord is used to attach the hammock to the tree straps. Amsteel is incredibly strong and super light weight. Although it's thin, it has a breaking point of over 1600 lbs.
Instead of loops on their straps, Wildhorn Outfitters use a cold rolled steel cinch buckles. You'll find most other hammock makers use loops because they're cheaper to make. Cinch buckles are easy to set up, and even easier to adjust. No more funky knots or having ropes slip when you put your weight on them.
The Litespeed straps are 11′ long and include two 12 kn rated wire gate carabiners to attach the straps to the tree or post. Carabiners are widely used in rope-intensive activities such as climbing, caving, hot air ballooning, sailing, white-water sports and acrobatics.
This is the only hammock that has these straps included. The straps are made with tree-friendly polyester. These have been safety tested and rated to 400 lbs (or around 181 kilos).
How easy is the Outpost Hammock to set up?
The Litespeed straps are so fast, that you can easily set this up to use as a chair if you need a break while trekking. The length of the hammock itself, plus the straps means there are more places available to set this up between trees.
Check out the video below to see how fast and easily these are put up.
What's the difference between the Outpost I and Outpost II Hammock?
The Outpost I is a single sized hammock and the Outpost II is considered a double sized hammock. Both sizes are the same length. These are both 11 feet (3.3 meters) in length.
The difference between the two is in the width. The Outpost I is 5 feet wide (1.5 meters) and the Outpost II is 6.6 feet wide (or 2 meters).
What about colors and materials? How much weight can it hold?
Outpost hammocks are made with 100% 70D Parachute Nylon. This is actually a taffeta material, but it's called parachute nylon because of its crinkly appearance.
These are safety tested and weight tested to 400 lbs (180 kilos). It is one of the more stronger fabrics used for making hammocks, and it has a fairly soft texture.
These hammocks come in 6 different colors.
A storage sack that works!
You don’t need to be world champion of Tetris to get this hammock back into the bag. The design of the storage sack makes it easy to pack the hammock and its suspension cables away afterwards.
The storage sack won't be going AWOL unexpectedly - it's attached to the hammock. This can double as a handy storage pouch for a torch, keys or phone while the hammocks is hung.
When packed, the hammock sack measures 8" x 6.5" x 4.5" (or approximately 20 cm x 16.5 cm x 11.4 cm).
What about the Manufacturer's Warranty?
Wildhorn Outfitters has a 100% satisfaction guarantee policy on all of their products. If something doesn't perform, or simply doesn't live up to expectations, you can contact them within 90 days and they will give a return or exchange the product.
All products have a 12 months Warranty against manufacturing defects.
What doesn't the Outpost Hammock have?
Although Wildhorn Outfitters have been promising for a while to make these with mosquito nets, the hammock doesn't come with either a rain fly or a mosquito net at this point in time.
The hammock is wide, so the top folds over itself to give some protection from rain, but you shouldn't count on this to keep you dry.
There are other hammocks available with insect nets and rain flys. Bear in mind, this hammock comes with all components, Litespeed straps, and a 90-day return policy if you're not completely happy with it.
This is a great price for a good, sturdy hammock, and it's easy to accessorize with a rain-fly or mosquito net. You'll still come out cheaper, and have a high quality product.
Wildhorn Outfitters Outpost Hammock is strong yet light weight and compact enough for backpacking and hiking trips.
The entire hammock including the suspension system, fits comfortably in the stuff sack so you don't have to worry about carrying (or misplacing) additional bags.
Whether you are taking the Outpost on a multi-day backpacking trip, or snuggling with a friend in the backyard, this hammock will not disappoint!
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