Best Mosquito-Beating Hammock

Ultralight Skeeter Beeter Hammock

When the weather turns warmer and flowers start to bud, Spring is here.  And that means Summer is just around the corner.  If you’re looking for a great way to relax in Spring and Summer, we recommend getting a hammock.

When most people think of a hammock, they envision a thick-roped hammock hanging between two palm trees on a beautiful blue beach.  When we think of hammocks, we think of Grand Trunk Goods.  We have considered recommending hammocks from a variety of companies.  But Grand Trunk Goods outshines them all.  The design of their products is superior–and they are especially appealing to the adventure traveler because they are lightweight, durable, and bear a design that takes all your travel needs into consideration: comfort, weight, and economy of space.

We recently tried the Ultralight Skeeter Beeter Hammock.  On first glance, we liked the way it is packaged.  The Ultralight Skeeter Beeter comes in a mesh sack which easily contains the hammock, mosquito netting, and net suspension kit.  It only weighs 20 oz.

This amazingly lightweight hammock can hold up to 250 pounds.  It contains two interior storage pockets which provide a handy corner to store small essentials.  Another cleaver feature?  You can just flip it over and lay on it without mosquito netting as well.  The mosquito netting fastens to two lines that overhang to create a mosquito net canopy.  Then, you can read a book without being draped in mosquito netting.

As we said, Grand Trunk Goods designers think of everything when they design gear.  The Ultralight is also great for backpacking, hiking, and taking anywhere, really.  And don’t forget you can even just use it in your backyard!

Grand Trunk Goods has also recently come out with 9 new, innovative products.  We know many of our readers have inquired to know what we think of them.  We are on a waitlist to test them.  We will let you know our findings as soon as possible.  Thanks for your patience.

Find this great hammock and more at www.grandtrunkgoods.com.

Rating: 5 Stars!  Best!

 

 

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Best Camping Gear

Time and time again, we at Best Rated have been impressed by the design, quality, and value of Grand Trunk Goods.  Grand Trunk makes specially-designed camping gear.  We tested and approve the following products.

Parachute Nylon Hammock

Parachute Nylon Hammock

The Parachute Nylon Hammock is made of rip-stop nylon.  It is strong, durable, and compact.  Furthermore, it is compfortable and lightweight.  It comes in two sizes, single and double, and several colors.

Silk Sleep Sack (Single)

Silk Sleep Sack (Single or Double)

Carrying a Silk Sleep Sack with you when camping will turn a good night’s sleep into a great night’s sleep.  In keeping with Grand Trunk Goods’ standards, we found their sleep sacks to be lightweight, thin, compact, and easy to take along.

Adjustable Travel Pillow XL

Adjustable Travel Pillow

Grand Trunk Goods makes an Adjustable Travel Pillow which is a must-have for any camper or traveler.  This great travel pillow adjusts comfortably to your specification.  You cinch or release the drawstring to make the pillow firmer or softer, smaller or larger.  This is one of the best travel pillows we have ever seen.  It comes in two sizes, regular and XL.

Quick Set Tent

Quick-Set Tent

Can you imagine a tent that truly takes one person less than one minute to assemble?  Meet the Grand Trunk Uinta Tent.   With the Uinta Tent, you will never have to engage in the not-so-good-ol’-days of rigorous tent-pitching again!

The Uinta Tent is a Quick-Set Tent which is specially designed to do most of the set-up work for you.  You follow a few simple instructions, press a button, and wallah!  Your tent is ready to go.  We tried it and it really works!

The Uita Tent includes a rain fly and helpful interior stash pockets for a few small items.  This tent is just right for sleeping!  It is lightweight and easily portable, too.

Rating: 4 Stars!  Very Good!

You can find these products and more here at www.GrandTrunkGoods.com.

 

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Best Adjustable Travel Pillow

Best Travel Pillow

One of the main problems with travel is space. With airlines cracking down on luggage sizes and starting to charge for bags, space is at a premium. Therefore, we seek out travel space-savers. We recently discovered the travel pillow by Grand Trunk. The space-age material and design of this pillow allow it to be extremely compact for use and stowing. However, it is comfortably expandable, able to adjust to any size you need! You have to see it to believe it. We call it the “roly-poly pillow”. It reminds us of a roly-poly because in its stow position, it becomes a fairly small pillow, but when you loosen the drawstring, it becomes a great, comfortable pillow. It is truly lightweight, durable, and a great pillow for all kinds of travel and leisure, on a plane, bus, in the car, camping, hiking, and in your hammock. We gave this product and its company a 5-star rating. You can find this great pillow here and more at www.thetravelhammock.com.

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Adjustable Travel Pillow

One of the main problems with travel is space. With airlines cracking down on luggage sizes and starting to charge for bags, space is at a premium. Therefore, we seek out travel space-savers. We recently discovered the travel pillow by Grand Trunk. The space-age material and design of this pillow allow it to be extremely compact for use and stowing. However, it is comfortably expandable, able to adjust to any size you need! You have to see it to believe it. We call it the “roly-poly pillow”. It reminds us of a roly-poly because in its stow position, it becomes a fairly small pillow, but when you loosen the drawstring, it becomes a great, comfortable pillow. It is truly lightweight, durable, and a great pillow for all kinds of travel and leisure, on a plane, bus, in the car, camping, hiking, and in your hammock. We gave this product and its company a 5-star rating. You can find this great pillow here and more at www.thetravelhammock.com.

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BEST Travel Pillow 2010

BEST Award 2010

Best Travel Pillow 2010: Adjustable Travel Pillow by Grand Trunk

One of the main problems with travel is space. With airlines cracking down on luggage sizes and starting to charge for bags, space is at a premium. Therefore, we seek out travel space-savers. We recently discovered the travel pillow by Grand Trunk. The space-age material and design of this pillow allow it to be extremely compact for use and stowing. However, it is comfortably expandable, able to adjust to any size you need! You have to see it to believe it. We call it the “roly-poly pillow”.

Adjustable Travel Pillow

It reminds us of a roly-poly because in its stow position, it becomes a fairly small pillow, but when you loosen the drawstring, it becomes a great, comfortable pillow. It is truly lightweight, durable, and a great pillow for all kinds of travel and leisure, on a plane, bus, in the car, camping, hiking, and in your hammock. We gave this product and its company a 5-star rating. You can find this great pillow here and more at www.thetravelhammock.com.

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BEST Outdoor Recreation Product Award 2010

BEST Award 2010

BEST Outdoor Recreation Products Award 2010:

Nano-7 Hammock by Grand Trunk Goods.

Whether camping, hiking, or relaxing outdoors in your backyard, the Nano-7 Hammock is the perfect hammock for all-around versatility.  It is the most lightweight and sturdiest hammock on the market today.  It folds up into a  sack just a little bigger than your hand.  It only weights 6.7 oz. and is made of rip-stop nylon.

Competitors we considered: Kelsyus/Swimways, Hennessy Hammocks

Find the Nano-7 Hammock here.

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