We looked at a full-blown tent designed to dangle amidst the tree branches high above the forest floor. A worthwhile concept, but an impractical one for lone campers. Grand Trunk’s Hammock-Compatible Sleeping Bag is a better alternative for those who need to sleep off the ground but won’t have an extra set of hands to help get set up.
This $180 cocoon is designed to wrap around the entire hammock, encasing both the sleeper and the rope mesh beneath him or her in a pocket of warmth. It’s much better option than using a standard sleeping bag in a hammock, since the insulated bit protecting your back doesn’t do much good when it’s crushed between you and the hammock. Grand Trunk’s offering addresses that problem in a simple yet elegant manner.