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Byer The Moskito Hammock

Item #: 42505

Our Price: $49.95

A comfortable cocoon of space free from insects! The fine mesh net of the Byer Moskito Hammock is supported by shock cord to stay off of you. Netting is stitched on one side and zips open on the other for easy in and out. The bed is made of extremely durable and strong parachute nylon. Nearly as large as a queen size bed yet weighs only 16 oz. Flip Moskito over to use as a Traveller Hammock.
  • Mosquito netting stays off your face - supported by shock cord.
  • Reversible - flip over for use as a regular Traveller Hammock.
  • Zippered opening for easy access.
  • Ultra-strong parachute nylon bed.
  • Self-storing pouch doubles as a handy pocket.
  • Color: Spruce green.
  • Weight limit 240 lbs.
  • Flat size 54 in. x 78 in.
  • Lightweight - only 16 oz.
  • Made in China.

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Byer The Moskito Hammock
 
3.9

(based on 15 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (8)
  • Good size/fit (8)
  • Well built / quality (6)
  • Attractive (5)
  • Easy to set up (5)

Cons

  • Not durable (4)

Best Uses

  • Relaxation (5)
  • Backpacking (4)
  • Backyard (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (7), Budget shopper (6)

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4.0

I would buy this product again

By Chickadee

from Big Horn Mountains, WY

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Color Choice
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Size
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backyard
    • Camping
    • Relaxation

    Comments about Byer The Moskito Hammock:

    With all of the bugs this kept them at bay and you can relax! Plenty of rope attached to find the perfect trees. Great gift idea.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Worst gear item I have ever purchased

    By Brian

    from St Johnsbury, VT

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

    • Not Durable

    Best Uses

    • Backyard

    Comments about Byer The Moskito Hammock:

    I purchased this hammock several years ago but did not attempt to use it until this past weekend. Yes, it was easy to set up but, as soon as I had completed hanging it, I noticed a hole at each end of the zipper in the bug netting. As I was attempting to get into the hammock the bug netting continued to rip and now it is full of holes. I always try to purchase quality gear and, until now, I have never had a piece of gear fail on me as this hammock did. Fortunately, I was not a long way out in the woods.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    so far not too bad

    By keithbeeb

    from Kansas City

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Size

    Cons

    • Not Durable

    Best Uses

    • Relaxation

    Comments about Byer The Moskito Hammock:

    We got this for my son who will be using it for Boy Scout camps. It appears to be sufficient for what he needs. However, there is already a rip in the mosquito netting around the edge of the interior pocket. I do not plan on returning it as we will just put some clear duct tape on it. Our next camp is in a couple of weeks so I can do an update then.

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    5.0

    Excellent Value!

    By Backpacking Mom

    from Portland, OR

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking

      Comments about Byer The Moskito Hammock:

      This is a very lightweight hammock that allows one to add their own lightweight hanging method in addition to having the option of using a tarp or not. I added a 9' non-stretch structural ridgeline to enable achievement of the recommended optimal hang droop, as this is key to being able to lie diagonally and flat in this hammock. It is short, and I purchased this for my 10 year old son, but I have tried it myself (5'6") and was able to get pretty comfortable. I left the clear plastic sleeves on so I could slide them over the strings when packing it up. This helps to avoid tangled lines. The attached stuff sack is handy, and I am able to get the hammock and all hanging devices into the one sack, which makes for a very small and compact bundle.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Cheap Test

      By PMTRgr

      from Columbus, GA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Size
      • Inexpensive
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • No Instructions
      • Not Durable
      • Poor Material Choice

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking
      • Overnighters

      Comments about Byer The Moskito Hammock:

      Bug netting is complete manure! First night I used the product, the net ripped from it's attachment points, and then all along the non-zippered side. Thank God I had the wit to simply flip it over; you can use the other side if you don't want to use the netting. The attachment point lines tend to get twisted very easily, so does the ridgeline. I think perhaps better material selection might help this.
      I bought this hammock when I decided I wanted to try tree hugging. Not knowing what it was all about, I decided to get this one over a more expensive hammock & net setup. Took it out one afternoon and practised setting it up, everything went smooth, other than the fact that the ridgeline twists into a million knots if you look at it wrong! Get her out on the trail, and what do you know, the netting rips! I am 5'9", 130 btw, so I don't think that was a factor. Perhaps it was a fluke, who knows. I have used the hammock twice since on 2-4 night trips, and no problems. I continue to use it upside down and use an additional net from another company.

      I would recommend this to someone experimenting with hammocking, or a cheapo like me! But I would warn that you really are getting what you pay for in terms of quality.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      very nice

      By stompdancer

      from florida

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

      • Needs new ridgeline

      Best Uses

      • Backyard
      • Relaxation
      • Weekend camping

      Comments about Byer The Moskito Hammock:

      dont like the string ends, however for a mosquito hammock it works well. very very comfortable.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      You get what you pay for

      By Mike the hiker

      from Pelzer, SC

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Durable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Byer The Moskito Hammock:

          This hammock does not hold up. I haven't even had it out on a camping trip yet and the zipper is broken, there are too many cords, it is not easy to set up.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best bargain in the Hammock biz!

          By 3 dog knight

          from Marvelous Mahtowa, MN.

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Size

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Byer The Moskito Hammock:

              After reading some of the comments on this product I decided to write my own. I'd always used a hammock for lounging around the campsite on BWCAW trips. Once I tried actually sleeping in my first Byer Hammock I'll never go back to sleeping on the ground! You really need to sleep diagonally in these to get a flatter sleep. You don't want to sleep like a banana all night. By lying diagonally you flatten out your sleeping posture into a much more comfortable position. Bug netting works great. Yes, you may need a rain-fly, but what "tent" doesn't. I use an oversized Poncho and it works fine. You could easily spend 2-3 times more and not achieve a better nights sleep than with the Moskito Hammock! Also, invest in their easy adjust ropes, they make set-up a breeze and still fit in the stuff sack with the Hammock.

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              EXACTLY WHAT IT IS SUPPOSED TO DO

              By CRAFT CHEESE

              from SOUTH BEND , INDIANA

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Size
              • Quality Construction
              • SMALL AND LIGHT

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Byer The Moskito Hammock:

                  I MADE AN INTERNAL SKELETON OF FLEX-FIBERGLASS RODS AND SLEPT ON THE GROUND. MORE VERSATILE THAT WAY.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  It worked, but not built for comfort.

                  By Mom to scouts & sometimes backpacker

                  from Torrance, CA

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy Setup

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Byer The Moskito Hammock:

                      It is good for backpacking, when you don't want to carry a tent. It had mosquito netting and it was light, but it's hard to sleep in a sling when you're over a certain age. But my teenager was ok with it.

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                      • Q:

                        How big is this when it is it's case? Wondering if it would fit in my saddle bags on my sportster.
                        Asked on 6/22/2014 by Sunshine from United States

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          The Byer Moskito Traveller has a pack size of 7" x 8".

                          Answered on 6/23/2014 by Matt from Campmor
                      • Q:

                        does it come with the full set or do you need to buy any add ons to be able to use it?
                        Asked on 10/4/2010 by Anonymous from fl

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          This hammock come complete to use. However you may want to consider the Byer MicroRope for hanging the hammock. Byer MicroRope is item # 42501

                          Answered on 10/6/2010 by Steve from Campmor
                      • Q:

                        Is this just netting or is the hammock included as well?
                        Asked on 8/30/2010 by Anonymous

                        2 answers

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          The hammock is included as well.

                          Answered on 9/1/2010 by Betty
                        • A:

                          I would say the hammock is included as they talk about "The bed is made of extremely durable and strong parachute nylon." The only things that it looks like you would need to add is some sort of means to attach it to trees/posts (rope, slap straps, carabiners) and a rain fly. Looks good for the price, to me.

                          Answered on 10/27/2010 by treehugger from Houston, TX
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