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Win a New and Improved Hummingbird Hammock ::Winner Announced::

A lot of amazing things have happened with Hummingbird Hammocks in the few short months since I first wrote about their amazingly compact and light weight hammock. They’ve built up their inventory and have been busy fulfilling their Kickstarter orders and shipping all the hammocks that you all bought. They have a brand new website: and you can now follow them on Twitter @HHammocks and Facebook.

Hummingbird Hammock

New and Improved

Hummingbird Hammocks have been working extremely hard to improve their hammock. They’ve managed to make it even lighter without sacrificing its strength or functionality. The original hammock I tested weighed a mere 7 oz and I was extremely happy with that. Amazingly though they’ve managed to further reduce the weight and bring it down to an insanely light 5.2 oz. The technology that keeps skydivers safe in the air is keeping Hummingbird Hammock users safe below. That’s so cool!


They’ve turned the attached stuff sack toward the inside of the hammock to function double duty as a water bottle/phone holder. In addition to the grass green color that I have, they will be introducing a forest green color based on feedback one of you let on my original blog post. And the entire hammock including the material is now 100% made in the USA (assembled in Colorado). There are also plans for a double hammock in stone grey/forest green and a single “plus” hammock in skydiver blue.

New Tree Slings


The only thing that I felt was missing from the Hummingbird hammock was tree straps. The cord I used, while strong, was just too rough on the tree. Now there will be an option to purchase custom designed set of tree straps (in a whoopie sling style) that combined weigh only 2.1 oz.

Exclusive: Reader Giveaway

Much of early success of Hummingbird Hammocks can be directly attributed to all of you for making a purchase or by being an early backer of their original Kickstarter campaign. As a sign of their appreciation, Hummingbird Hammocks would like to give a lucky reader one of their all new 5.2 oz hammocks. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. A winner will be selected at random on July 14th. Easy.

If you can’t wait for the giveaway and want to make a purchase, readers of Brian’s Backpacking Blog can get a 10% discount at the Hummingbird Hammock online store using the code “BRIANGREEN” at checkout.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 Winner Announced


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  • Jordan Hipple


  • Wayne Howell

    I could use a new hammock, mine is on its last legs.

  • Ken Davis

    Awesome hammock

  • Always looking for cool new gear!

  • Robb871


  • Mike

    Cool idea. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Cthamilton

    Nice hammock. Looks crazy small.

  • rich_kolb

    I like the straps instead of the cord, mine has cords and I need to pick up some straps for it.

  • Andy Hawbaker

    This would be awesome! Thanks for the chance Brian!

  • John Pavoncello

    Sweet. I pretty much only hammock camp now and have been carrying not only my Warbonnet as my primary sleeping hammock, but an Eno single to use as a chair and to lounge around in. This hammock would be a great replacement for the Eno and cut a pile of weight!

  • Kyle Mattoon

    Looking for this exact thing… Time to get off the ground

  • Dana C

    Nice hammock.

  • brooke

    This would be nice. I have been wanting to try the hammock thing!

  • Dave

    Very cool!

  • Emir

    I would love to hang out in this hammock

  • Allen Bishop

    It looks interesting enough to try hanging, love the light weight.

  • Carley


  • erik walker

    Looking for a lightweight hammock to replace my 2lb-er!

  • Maggie C.

    Awesome hammock! First time I’ve heard of the company. SO much lighter than any other hammock I’ve tried.

  • Diana g

    I’ve been wantingto try out a hammock. Pick me pick me

  • Paully D

    Nothing like a great hammock to make a camping even better.

  • Chris James

    Ultralight hammy FTW

  • Sara B.

    Looks great!

  • EverettKeyser

    Liking that hammock.

  • pdxrunner

    Great choice for lightweight bikepacking

  • Scott H

    Awesome! Thanks!

  • Norbert

    I’ve tried using a lightweight 8.1 oz hammock made out of net material. The Hummingbird Hammock looks much more convenient.

  • Pete

    Very cool.

  • Sarah


  • Dave B.

    Nice, thanks for contest

  • Jim

    I am new to lightweight backpacking, but have used hammocks when travelling to remote places for the Navy (Papua New Guinea and Vietnam). I’m not usually a back-sleeper, but a hammock seems to change that for me.

  • Nicole Cipriano

    I like! :)

  • Mark Graves

    Nice. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Gina Rinelli

    I am really intrigued by using hammocks instead of tents/pads/bags for fair weather backpacking. Would save a ton of weight. I’d love to try!

  • Chris


  • Adam Girdner

    Hammocks are the easiest way to sleep outside on a trip! Hands down!!

  • Allen Robinson

    Fantastic GAW! Good luck everyone. :)

  • Lizah Martin

    Just getting back into camping and would love to have a hammock!

  • TimD

    Great. I’ve just seed a shaded patch of lawn that is perfect for a hammock.

  • Art Wray

    Never tried a hammock but I’ve been influenced by talking to folks who favor them . Maybe this is my chance !

  • Bobby Nations

    I’m digging this one. It would easily take the place of my Wal-Mart $20 hammock that I currently take when out and about.

  • Ryan Wheeler

    Oh man, that’s awesome! I wanted a new backpacking sleep system!

  • andyr354


  • ocarol500

    As a Senior Citizen (70) with aging knees & back, having a lightweight hammock would keep me backpacking for additional years.

  • Nina AnnIm

    Great blog. Great Hammock.

  • ocarol500

    As a Senior Citizen (70) with aging knees & back, having a lighter hammock will enable me to backpack for additional years.

  • Seth McAlister

    Definitely looking forward to picking up a #HummingbirdHammock!

  • Bentbrook

    Okay, Brian, you have made me very curious!

  • Carrie Sigmon Canning

    Love hammocks and your blog! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

  • James Milligan

    I love hammocks!!!! This would be a great addition to the collection

  • Tracy Ramsey

    Have always been a ground sleeper, would love to try a hammock.

  • Allen Duan

    amazing how strong a hammock this light can be.

  • Randy Amos

    Love to give it a try!

  • Rob Morris

    Would love to try a hammock!!

  • Chris Reed

    Sounds Awesome

  • Kristin

    This looks awesome! My current hammock is way too heavy.

  • James Haithcock

    Looks to a good hammock

  • jemerick

    Love hammocks!

  • Rick

    Thanks for the opportunity Brian.

  • Kelly

    This will be perfect for my 30th-birthday AT trek.

  • Wendy

    I’d like to try it!

  • Joseph Schrader

    Thanks Brian for the opportunity to win this Hummingbird Hammock.

  • Lenee

    I want one of these!

  • Cat Hartley

    looking forward to trying one out!

  • NCKate

    Intrigued by hammock camping – thanks for the giveaway!

  • Zom B LaCroix

    i’ve been thinking of switching to a hammock rather than being on the ground. this would be great.

  • Michael

    Do you know the weight limit? Looks like a great asset, but being a bigger guy I always have to check.

  • Snctool

    I would love to try one of these lightweight ingenious hammocks.

  • Beau Raines

    Lightweight hammocks are so cool. I wish I had two trees in my backyard close enough to tie a hammock between! I guess with a lightweight one, I can take it with me to the park!

  • Doc Rader

    Sigh, Brian. Yet something else I need to try. If I win it, I’ll have to try it out on my Handy Hammock that I just got in…

  • Art

    very cool combo

  • Jorge Legarre Peris

    It’s small!!!

  • King Jamez

    I have been looking into getting a hammock to lighten up my backpack. This could be perfect

  • Always wanted to try one of these!

  • nutshed

    Good looking hammock, Would be great to own one.

  • InstinctSurvivalist

    very nice giveaway

  • Stephanie Hardinger Asadi

    I am new to this but I have been wanting one of those so bad, but can’t afford it right now :(

  • Stevie Blyler

    Would love to try a hammock!

  • radu radulescu


  • Wow, I can lose weight, and not have to exercise! :)

  • Ponkool4

    I would love to get this hammock. I need to hold it in my hand to believe how tiny it is.

  • Jeannie Young Kuntz

    would be amazing to win this hammock! Currently using a modified walmart hammock and could sure do with an upgrade (or downgrade) in weight!

  • Jeff Sinon

    A new hammock would be a nice addition to the gear closet.

  • Nathan Best

    Might actually have to try hammocks.

  • Wil Colquhoun

    A new hammock would be great.

  • Josh Rubin

    Wow, such a good hammock!

  • Julie Goodman

    Would REALLY like to try this out as I have never slept in a hammock before!

  • Nathan

    Just learned about these recently. Looks great! I love that green color.

  • Tom Sisk

    always looking for lighter gear!

  • Ruth Amerson Boyd

    I have only recently realized the true awesomeness of hammocks!!

  • Ryan

    Looks like an awesome hammock! I would love to give a hammock a try and ditch the bulk of a tent.

  • Scott Erwin

    Awesome. Would love one!

  • eseberg

    used a hammock after a Canadian canoe trip long ago. loved it, ready to try again

  • Joshua Atkinson

    would be an upgrade from my cloth one

  • Justin

    I like that it’s rated to 275 lb’s. Some other hammocks don’t come close to that.

  • Marianne Inman

    I’ve been wanting a lighter weight hammock, this would be awesome!

  • Axle

    This wWuld be much better than sleeping on the rocky ground. Thanks for the chance.

  • jowag88

    I would love to add this to the camping collection

  • Lillian Muir

    This hammock looks awesome! Thanks, Brian!

  • John C. Davis

    Thanks for the opportunity! I was ready to pull the trigger but will wait a few more days.

  • Adam Persohn

    Haven’t tried a hammock yet, but this would be a good excuse to get started! THanks!

  • david t

    Need to try it out!

  • ronda

    Thanks for a great blog and Finn give-a-ways!

  • Albert Martin

    Sweet hammock.

  • CRAusmus

    Excellent opportunity. Thank You Brian…

  • Cool

  • Zolon Farsane

    Can I use it as a makeshift sail? :p

  • Pace P

    This would be AWESOME! Thanks Brian, as always!

  • Ryan

    Pretty please with cherries on top?

  • Gregory Daynes

    Curious to try one. I’d like to compare it to my 6oz BIAS

  • Al Quackenbush

    This looks like a great little hammock for use while hunting in Colorado this year.

  • jeff


  • Bravo 03

    Epic thing Brian!

  • Crystal P

    I hope to win it for my son!

  • Gene

    Heading to Banff in a few weeks. Could really use one of these forrrrrr “testing purposes”!

  • Jordan Garren

    I hope i win!

  • PhritoPi

    Thought I had the lightest setup with my GT Nano 7, but this is going to blow it out of the water. Love shavin’ the grams.

  • Zachary Robbins

    I’ve never used a hammock, but going that lightweight looks promising.

  • ussgrant

    Much lighter than the Alite Mayflies I carry for my kids when we go backpacking. I’d love to lounge around camp in one of these!

  • toadvine

    Awesome hammock…

  • Tollermom

    Well now, I love to add a Hummingbird hammock to my arsenal!

  • Erick Saint

    It’d be cool to try one of these out.

  • kim pak

    Seems like a cool hammock. I would love to try it.

  • emckin

    love hammocks!

  • Larry Matthias

    Brian: Parachute riggers are “certificated”, not certified. I be one too. :-)

  • Larry Matthias

    And I have to check out that 5.2 oz hammock

  • Bill Garlinghouse

    A 5.2 oz hammock would be sweet in a UL summer load, eh?!

  • Mike Russo

    This looks like the perfect hammock for my search and rescue pack!

  • so are these silnylon or regular ripstop? How breathable are they?

  • Joe Williams

    Yes please, I really think I could make room in my pack for this!

    At that weight it wouldn’t even have to be my primary shelter…though with a sweet tarp from ZPacks I could have a hanging shelter option that would be comparable to my Hexamid.

  • Jen

    This looks perfect for camping.

  • Tony C.

    This looks great!

  • Brandon Walker

    Really wanting to get into hammock camping!

  • William Reeves

    Interesting! A super lightweight hammock.

  • Steve


  • Dan

    Nice! Cool Hammock!!!



  • Rob Wright


  • Me_Juliet

    I love the weight and the straps instead of cord! Would be an awesome surprise for my husband.

  • D. Harvey

    Under $150, add tarp and down, and you could be legendary.

  • Sunny

    YAY! love this! thanks for the opportunity!

  • Calais

    I’ve been looking for a hammock for a few weeks, there are so many to choose from now a days.

  • PaleoIrish

    I’ve always wanted to give hammock camping a go.

  • louis

    Ive wanted to try a hammock camping for a while. This could be the start of a cool thing!

  • vickykoen

    I haven’t hammock camped yet but my family does. This looks like a nice hammock and light too.

  • Brittany O

    I’ve always wanted to get into hammock camping!

  • Joe

    Not sure if the size of it would be good for hammock camping but i would love to give it a try. If not certainly a great chair for day pack.

  • Daniel

    100% US made is very cool. Great giveaway Brian!

  • Jenifer

    would like to hammock camp, but with a family 5 it is a big jump.

  • Paul

    amazing! can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for the give away.

  • Lyle Jenkins

    I have been wanting to try a hammock. This would be perfect.

  • Frank Patriot

    Dang. 5 ounces? That’s a quarter of what my ENO hammock weighs. Me like.

  • KR

    awesome hammock!

  • Jeff Preston

    Would love to get this hammock.

  • Stephen


  • JeanA

    Cool to have?

  • b willi jones

    mm looks good. i do prefer a hammock

  • Branden Tolle

    seem’s like a great hammock! i’d like to give it a try

  • Kyle

    This is a comment. Here’s hoping.

  • Jac

    hammocks rock! so do hummingbirds.

  • zimmerman1181

    I’ve been wanting to get into hammock camping. This would be sweet.

  • Shlayse Ahl

    This would be convenient and put to lots of use! :)