The Music Festival Wizard team is out in Montana for our annual gear testing weekend! Today, we are lounging in the Coalatree Grandview Hammock, a packable hammock that is one of the lightest we have tested so far this season. We’ve been using the Grandview for the past couple weeks on the stunning shores of Lake Ennis in McAllister, Montana, with views of Lone Peak.
Coalatree Grandview Hammock By The Numbers
Capacity: 450 lbs / 204 kg
Material: Parachute Nylon
Dimensions: 8 ft x 4.5 ft / 2.43 m x 1.37 m
Weight: 13.4 oz / 380 g
One of the reasons we wanted to review this hammock is because of the company itself. Founded in Colorado and currently based in Salt Lake City, Coalatree boasts a strong environmental ethos using sustainable production, recycled materials, and green facilities. They have even found a way to reuse coffee grounds in their production cycle!
Colors and Style
Our hammock boasted a colorful pattern that’s fun for festivals. If you like that style, check out the Wildflower and the Escalante which are also similarly decorated.
Comfort and Chilling
This is a single person hammock, so not as much room if a dog tries to climb if a dog wants to jump in with you. The material may be thin, but it felt sturdy for my 6 foot frame. During a chilly evening on the lake, the parachute nylon was not as warm as some of the other materials we’ve tested so you might want something a bit cozier for overnights.
Weight and Size
At only 13.4 ounces, this is the lightest hammock we’ve tested this season. For comparison, see our packed hammock compared to an empty 32 ounce growler (testing is thirsty work) from Beehive Basin Brewery in Big Sky, Montana. Note that the hammock only comes with ropes so I recommend picking up some Tree Hugger straps to make set-up easier.
Priced around $59 (check the site for 25% off deals), the Coalatree is a solid travel hammock that focuses on quality products with a sustainable future. Tune in later on in the festival season when I’m able actually to attend large gatherings and speak on the long-term use of the Grandview.