We recently purchased and reviewed the Wise Owl Camping Hammock. This hammock is similar to other hammocks of the same style and use. It is slightly different in material giving it a different feel but just as soft and breathable as other hammocks. Reviews give it the same or higher rating as other larger name brand companies, just at a less expensive price point.
This company was started and continues to grow on a foundational outdoorsy type family that wanted to create quality, efficient, and affordable outdoor gear for their own adventures as well as yours. So far, it looks like they’ve held up to their promises – their reviews speak for themselves but also their prices do not disappoint in comparison to other larger companies.
** Photo shows hammock stretched across a stand but it is designed to best be used between two trees, poles, or anchored walls.
Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammock Specs
Height – Single: 4.5 feet by 9 feet double: 10 feet by 6.5 feet
Weight – Single: 16 ounces Double: 26 ounces
Material – 210T Nylon
Warranty – 100% satisfaction guaranteed
Product Promises and Specifications
Wise Owl backs up each and every one of its products with a 100% guaranty warranty. If for any reason you don’t like, aren’t satisfied, are disappointed by, or decide you don’t need it anyway, you can return any product for a full refund (or exchange), no questions asked.
Even the few reviews that state quality control got in the way of the customer enjoying the product were responded to by a Wise Owl employee, meaning they aren’t hiding their promise, they want you to talk about them – but moreover, they want you to be happy with them.
The company boasts loving its customers as much as they love their products. Want to chat about your adventure using their products? Call them up and start chitchatting away. Documenting your adventure using their products? Don’t forget to tag them. They want to know you’re loving the outdoors as much as they do!
The company advertises the fabric of their hammocks is different than other brands, which makes is stronger but just as tough and breathable. It measures up to the length and width of other hammocks. It holds just as much weight itself and weighs in at two pounds and packs equivalent to the size of a grapefruit. All the supplies to hang the hammock are included too. Read more about the features in the Features section below.
The company has other great products too! Yes, some to compliment the hammock itself but other products include an inflatable lounger and all products are just as affordable.
If you want to be in the know for sales and coupons before the general public, you can sign up for their Woo VIP Club, best of all – it’s free!
- No frills warranty
- Small business
- Hardware included
- Lots of color options
- Slightly heavier than others in its class
- Website doesn’t provide too much information, but they are easily contacted
All the Little Things
Set Up & Take Down
If you’ve ever used an outdoor hammock before, you’d probably be very familiar with setup and takedown of this particular hammock as well. Find two trees, strap the hammock to them, and enjoy your time. Takedown is just as easy, just in the reverse. If you’re confused on how to use the straps or maybe this is your first time – it’s okay! They supply labeled photo style instructions with every purchase and even keep them on the website for your convenience.
The stuff sack is included and is attached to the center of the hammock which makes it super convenient for take-down and stow-away, plus you’ll never lose it. It was easy enough to pack away, roll up the hammock in a tight bundle, stuff it in the sack, cinch the sack closed and use a carabiner to attach it to the outside of your hiking gear. That’s it! you’re all ready to change camps.
There are an overwhelming amount of choices to choose from by way of colors and patterns. All the colors of the rainbow and many patterns that are eye-catching and also efficient. The one we reviewed was of the Camo pattern variety, which of course as we all know is helpful for all the camping hunters out there. And while we purchased the single, there are just as many colors and patterns to choose from in the double – built for two – variety.
Wise Owl branches out from other styles of hammocks we’ve reviewed by using a different material, the same type of material that skydivers use – 210T Nylon. The company has tested their hammocks against other big name brands and guarantee theirs are just as good. As soft as Eno’s brand hammocks and as strong as others with their triple interlocking stitching.
The single hammock measures 4.5 feet by 9 feet and weighs 16 ounces. The double hammock is large enough for two people to cozy up in, weighs in at 10 ounces heavier, but measures 10 feet by 6.5 feet. Both varieties hold up to 400 pounds of weight in total.
Everything you need to hang the hammock is included, carabiners and eight-foot nautical grade straps. Each purchase comes with instructions just in case you’ve never tied a knot or have suddenly forgotten how to; it’s really like Wise Owl has your back every step of your adventure!
Wise owl also has other “extras” for sale they have the: single and double camping hammocks, microfiber camping towels, extra large straps, carabiners (both of the previous comes with the initial hammock purchase, but maybe you want extras just to be safe), they have the bug net, the rain fly, and a super cool inflatable lounge chair. What is the best part of all of this awesome camping gear? It’s all within the same price range – they aren’t trying to lure you in with an inexpensive hammock so you’ll pay an extraordinary amount on all the other options.
Durability & Safety
Their hammocks hold up to the standard 400 pounds. As stated before, they use a different material than most other companies producing similar products. Their 210T nylon is the same fabric that skydivers use… if it’s safe enough to jump out of the plane with, it should be safe enough to lay a few feet above the ground in. They secure their fabric with triple interlocking stitching to ensure there is no ripping.
Their carabiners are made of aircraft aluminum, are rust free, no sharp edges, quick release, and can withstand up to over 2900 pounds of force. Purchase a couple more as a “just in case” if you lose one, but maybe you want to use it to clip your water bottle to your belt loop or your hammock stuff sack to your backpack.
The straps they sell, and that are included with your initial purchase, are 10 feet in length and have a total of 19 loops. They are made of poly-filament webbing and are triple stitched just like the hammock bed.
My favorite part about this company is that they are looking for their buyers to be as kind to their outdoor home as possible while they’re adventuring. They consciously created their straps to be durable and wide enough to leave the least amount of marks on the trees you choose to use. Because most campsites won’t let you use ropes for this very reason – make sure you have a set of the XL Talon straps with you at all times, for the sake of the trees and for your bed!
After cleaning your hammock and making sure it’s nice and dry, you’ll easily tightly roll, stuff, and stack away your hammock for easy, long-term storage. The attached stuff sack won’t ever get lost. It is easily cinched closed and can be hidden inside your pack at the size of a grapefruit or attached to the outside with the carabiner clips.
These hammocks get rave reviews! Super high marks for just about everything, customers even personally compare their experiences with other big name brand products similar to this one and they can’t believe Wise Owl takes the cake.
Sure there are a few issues with overseen quality control. But Wise Owl responds to each of its review complaints with their contact info and a promise to make it right. Who doesn’t love personalized, going-above-and-beyond customer service? I sure do.
So yes, you’ve heard of other brands for your camping gear for sure, but how many times have you heard that the biggest player isn’t always the best one? This company comes from humble, honest beginnings and has been thriving ever since. They have excellent customer service and from what we can tell excellent products – and the best of all – excellent products at reasonable prices.
Don’t take our word for it, you can get your hammock here and then test it out, and if you aren’t absolutely satisfied you just return it for a refund or exchange. What have you got to lose?