Bear Butt Double Parachute Camping Hammock Review
We recently purchased and reviewed the Bear Butt Double Parachute Camping Hammock (otherwise known by the company itself as a “Hammie”). Just like other outdoor hammocks, this one is compact, durable, and lightweight with all the promises of quality and efficiency.
This brand, however, comes with a simple start, a heavier weight threshold, and an “easy peasy lemon squeezy” lifelong, full money back or replacement guarantee.
This company comes from a simple background with a lot of character and personality. A couple fresh from a missionary trip headed right down the wedding aisle and straight into parenthood needed some form of financial stability to keep their new life afloat. They realized just in time that college wasn’t right for them and for a while they bounced from job to job just to get by.
Sounds like the modern all-American reality? It was until they realized there was a need in the hammock market, a need they could fill – and the all-American dream was dreamt. The dream was realized after some trial-and-error and a fast-growing small company that couldn’t keep its product on the (garage) shelves. And that, my friends, is how the Bear Butt Hammie Company was born.
Now, they have over a million dollars in sales and growing each year so far, which they use to pay their now 14 employees. They are a small, true to their word, down to earth, hardworking, quality driven, don’t-take-themselves-too-seriously type of company. And they’ve designed the hardest working hammock just for you and all your hardcore outdoor adventures.
Material – 75D Nylon Taffeta
Height – 10’ by 6’
Weight – 1.5 pounds with gear included.
Warranty – Their Forever Promise is to replace
or refund any product for any reason, for any person.
|Set Up & Take Down||Durability||Ease of Use||Comfort||Storage||Price|
|Easily done by one person in well under 20 minutes depending on terrain and experience.||Rated to carry up to 500 pounds legally, 900 pounds unofficially.||Easily adjustable, depending on terrain and experience||Bed is breathable, warm when you need it, cold when you need it, durable, and weather-proofed||Comes with stuff sack||Boasts affordability, comparable to similar styles from other brands.
Bear Butt has what they call a “Way Too Easy Money Back Promise” that is good for forever. They don’t even call it a guarantee or warranty because it would fit right into what every other company is calling it these days. And really, how often do we hear the words “guarantee or warranty” and think to ourselves “yeah, right!”.
Bear Butt wants to be different, so they offer their promise and even define it as… and I quote, “ that means that at any time for any reason – seriously.. any time and any reason you aren’t stoked with your Bear Butt Gear or a ninja comes by and chops it to pieces. We will give you a FULL REFUND or a REPLACEMENT.” They don’t even ask for the original product back for the return, how is that for customer respect?
Bear Butt also promises that their products will always be affordable and hold up to the quality their customers expect. While this specific hammock is less expensive than the other styles we’ve reviewed, it is comparable to other hammocks in its weight class (read: the outdoor camping style).
The company advertises their fabric to be the strongest, toughest, and the softest around. They count the stitches of their 75D Nylon Taffeta fabric like the thread count on a set of high-quality bed sheets. They’ve rated the weight threshold of this hammock the highest we’ve seen in all styles of hammock we’ve reviewed – legally, 500 pounds but they claim they’ve tested it up to 900 pounds! How do they do it? I’m not quite sure. But I’m not complaining!
This hammock weighs in at less than two pounds with all its included gear, carabiners and straps, which makes it easy for those long hikes to the perfect campsite. The hammock bed is 10 feet by 6 feet making it perfect for two extra tall people to snuggle next to the fire and drift off to sleep under the stars.
Okay, one last thing, these guys support our troops hardcore with a nice discount on all products and purchases! Excuse me while I boast about small American businesses over and over.
If you are looking for a hammock for sleeping, check out our review page.
- Extra durable
- Super affordable
- Lightweight even with all the gear
- Awesome guarantee/warranty aka promise
- American startup with honest roots
- Hardware included
- Lots of color options
- Can’t think of any! Even if there is a flaw, or you just don’t like it, they will replace the product or refund your money instantly.
If you’ve ever used an outdoor hammock before, most of these styles are pretty much the same simple process:
- Find two trees relatively close together
- Use straps and carabiners to hang hammock bed
- Enjoy. This one is no different, plus it comes with all necessary equipment to use with trees. It can be hung from trees, poles, or mounts from a wall or ceiling if being used indoors.
The hammock is said to be a bit heavier than other similar styles from other brands because this one is extra wide and extra long and it comes with the gear included. It doesn’t surprise us that it may be heavier and larger to carry around. However, at less than two pounds total, it is nothing to gawk at.
Like other similar styles, the stuff sack is not only included but it is attached to the center of the hammock preventing you from losing it and making stow away super easy and efficient. One would literally roll up the hammock bed and stuff it all in the sack. The cinch at the top of the stack prevents everything from spilling out, and using a carabiner to attach the hammock sack to a backpack makes carrying it even easier.
This hammock comes in many different color combinations and patterns to choose from. While many can be found here, more can be found on their website with their ever-growing collection. What’s even better? Their hammocks, regardless of color or pattern, are relatively the same price.
Their super-strong Taffeta Nylon has legally been tested to carry up to 500 pounds, but unofficially can hold up to 900 pounds! The material is as smooth as high-end bed sheets, is breathable and weather-proofed, and is triple stitched for extra safety.
The Bear Butt hammock comes with extra tough, tactical-grade, nylon straps and securing carabiner clips to hang your hammock in the most of adventurous of places. Speaking of gear, what’s even more awesome and unique about this company are the extras you can purchase to make your outdoor overnights feel more like indoor comforts of home.
By adding a few extra pounds and spending a bit more, you can get a bug net to keep the mosquitos from using you as their nightly buffet. You can even buy a Rain Fly cover to keep you dry all night and help to keep the wind and sun off of you while you’re trying to get some shuteye.
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We can’t mention this enough, they’re legally allowed to say that this hammock can hold up to a whopping 500 pounds, heavier than all other hammocks we’ve reviewed so far! But they went even farther above and beyond because that’s what they do at Bear Butt, It tested to hold up to 900 crazy pounds just to make sure your safety was a priority. So go ahead, have a dogpile if you want, this thing is stronger than you and all of your friends.
The attached stuff sack holds the entire hammock bed inside of it effortlessly. This is perfect for towing it around or keeping it stored away waiting for your next adventure. Just make sure it’s clean and dry before stuffing it away. Bear Butt recommends using warm water and soap with a cloth to clean it before rinsing it off and letting it air dry.
However, one flaw that is talked about is its faulty material. It may be a tear that was overlooked, a seam that wasn’t triple stitched, or a strap that came apart. The company responds to each of its review/complaints with their contact info and a promise to make it right. Who doesn’t love personalized customer service?
No buts about it, Bear Butt gets five full stars from us. They have risen from the garage up, taken pride in their work, and stood behind every product they make. Overall, they just want you to be a happy camper that loves to be part of the Bear Butt community.
The company wants you to bring them along on your adventures, and they’ll make dang sure you are comfortable doing that by making the perfect product and backing it with perfect promises. They’ve even asked you boast about being a part of their team by posting all of your Bear Butt adventure photos and using the tag #bearbuttteam.
Wanna be apart of the Bear Butt family like the rest of us? Get your double parachute hammock here.