“What’s the point in owning a hammock if you don’t use it” I said as one of my friends admitted their hammock had lived in a cupboard with the cobwebs since purchase at a Christmas market the previous year. We were camping in the yorkshire dales for the weekend and they had been to a wedding the previous day and wanted to lounge around a bit before heading home, so I thought what better opportunity can there be to try out their hammock. After a spot of wild swimming in the wharfe we found some trees and set up.
The hammock came with easy set up instructions and an aesthetically pleasing banana shaped case. Ticket to the Moon’s hammock itself isn’t too dissimilar to my own ENO hammock, it has the same shape, similar stitching and the same materials, The main difference between the two brands are the straps and attachments. I wasn’t a big fan of these straps at first as it seemed to me that just a piece of rope and a S shaped piece of metal was a bit flimsy, however after playing a game of ‘who can jump between hammocks most successfully’ with my two friends I can confirm that the rope is perfectly capable of performing as well as my own hammocks straps under great pressure.
The straps would also be a lot more replaceable than my ENO version should they break or should you require longer versions as they are essentially just a piece of rope that you can tie additional knots into to adjust to the required length.
I think this is a wonderful hammock the only downside being perhaps the straps are slightly more damaging to the tree than my own ENO straps due to their width. I even set it up and had a nap in it on another occasion so that I could test its comfort level and found it just as comfortable despite the single man size. Most importantly I encouraged my friends to get out there and enjoy the hammock they had bought so if you’ve got one lying around at home why not go try it out?
Ticket to the moon also sell child sized hammocks along with the mammock which is apparently the worlds biggest hammock. For more information see their website at http://www.tickettothemoon-uk.com/hammock.shtml