So you’ve decided to look into Dream Hammock? Great! But which of our hammock models best suits your needs? Let’s explore the features of our four different hammock models: the Darien, Sparrow, Dangerbird, and Freebird.
This is the perfect hammock for somebody who wants their hammock to be simple and effective without too many bells and whistles. Originally designed for use in the Darién Gap in Central America where a fully sealable netted hammock is necessary, the Darien is a pragmatic and affordable design.
The Darien features an integrated bug-net that is sewn directly to one side of the hammock body, with a zipper along the other side to enter and exit the hammock from. It is easy to operate and is a good 3 season hammock. Due to the fact that there is only one zipper, the Darien is our lightest hammock that comes with a net. The Darien is an excellent choice for those who like to keep things simple, and those who want to keep their sleep system nice and light.
- Easy to use
- Completely sealed
- Net not fully removable
- Can only enter/exit from one side
This is our flagship premium hammock. It is versatile, easy to operate, and extremely customizable. The zipper sliders meet in the middle of the hammock, making it easy to get in and out of the hammock on both sides.
The zipper system allows the net and/or overcover to be completely unzipped and removed from the hammock. When camping in hot weather, you can unzip your overcover and leave it at home to save weight. If you’re camping in the winter, you can leave your net at home. Why carry the extra weight of components you aren’t going to need?
- 4 Season
- Extremely customizable
- Easy to enter/exit
- More expensive
- Heavier than our other models
One of our oldest designs, the Dangerbird is the distant ancestor of the Sparrow. The design is very similar to the Sparrow, but the main difference is that the Dangerbird uses a different zipper system. The net and/or overcover are permanently fixed to the hammock body, and can be fully unzipped and stored in peak-bags when not in use. Unlike the Darien, this model has zippers on both sides of the hammock, allowing the user to enter/exit the hammock on either side.
Originally designed for a hiking buddy before “Dream Hammock” existed, the Dangerbird is what got us seriously thinking about all the different possibilities of what a hammock could be.
- 4 Season
- Very customizable
- Flies alone (link)
- Heavier than other models
The Freebird is as simple as it gets. This model doesn’t come with any integrated net and/or overcover, thus, does not have a dedicated directional lay. It is a great candidate for use with a bug-sock, winter-sock, or just lounging open-air.
- Works with a Bug-sock or Winter-sock
- No integrated net/overcover