This is the first high-end hammock I have owned. I had it set up immediately in the backyard this winter, and I've done four trips already. It has performed really well and exceeded my expectations. I ordered this with the top cover and bug cover and I love that they are removable and interchangeable. We added the side/diagonal vent in the top cover at the head end as well as the peak vent at the fotot end. I don't know how a peak vent at the head end would perform in winter, but I am really happy I got the larger diagonal vent. First, It allows me to see out really well. Second, it does a great job of getting rid of breathing moisture where it occurs, before causing condensation/frost on the inside of the tent. I have been down to about 6 degrees F and not had any frost inside. I'm also happy I got the double-layer. The outside is 2.2 Hex70 XL, and the inside is 1.8 Airwave. I'm not that concerned about weight as I am usually kayak or canoe camping. The double-layer configuration feels very sturdy and supportive. I have inserted a foam pad between the two layers and it seems to work well for the really cold nights (in addition to the underquilt) Also, this allowed me to have a muted color on the exterior and a bright color that I like on the interior. I opted for a light Robins Egg Blue for the top cover. It makes for a pleasant sky-colored light inside. I will say that the over cover makes a big difference in cofort levels in winter. Well worth it. You're very "cocooned" inside, very snug. The Airwave feels really nice and is a little bit grippy so it reduces sliding around in the night. Overall, I'm just really, really happy with this Sparrow, I can say that I wouldn't do anything different if I could do it again. Well, actually, that's not completely true. This hammock came out at 61" wide. I am only 5-9 but I feel its a bit tight in there when I am on the diagonal. I could have gone to 64" and not felt liek there was excess. Of course, the available fabric widths govern the hammock widths and this is doubly true for double-layer configurations. In this case the Airwave was the limiting factor. Randy was so helpful in guiding me through the choices. I would say to anyone hesitating to just do it. Get one of these. And do your customizations; get it the way you want. It's going to last many many years. Finally, my heart goes out to Randy and his family. I'm sorry I never got to meet Deanna.
My order arrived last week. Could test the Sparrow immediately outside. Really a great hammock. Since you have really done a very good job. Enclosed are a few photos. Thank you very much and best regards from Austria
Fourth night in my Sparrow with a UGQ tarp. Love this hammock! Thank ya’ll for making a great hammock!
I was looking for a high-quality hammock that was lightweight which I could use backpacking in the Sierras. The level of customer service I received in selecting the proper hammock/gear went above and beyond what I was anticipating. I would highly recommend Dream Hammock!
World class best customer service practices.
It was my pleasure recommending a great company especially with 120+ nights on the AT thru hike. I slept like a baby every night and it’s hardly showing any wear and tear. I started telling other thru hikers that if Dream Hammock ever stopped making hammocks, I’d order a bunch of them just to have them for the rest of my life.
Just wanted to say thanks! Great service and I LOVE my Dream Hammock.
I finally got a chance to use my Dangerbird hammock out on a camping trip with friends and it was by far the best, most comfortable and functional hammock I have ever used. The ability to lie flat while sleeping in the hammock is incredible and I am definitely glad I opted for the extra layer inside as it protects and holds my insulation in place. Thank you for your exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail!
Today is the first day we have been able to use our new Sparrow on the trail. It's absolutely perfect and my pup agrees! Thanks again, for taking the time to work with us and ensuring we ordered the right product.
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I haven’t taken my new sparrow camping yet, but I have slept in it every night since it arrived a little over six weeks ago and I’m pretty sure how it will perform outside. It is SO comfortable and SO light and it feels luxurious and spacious. The fabric feels good, it gives good support, and the workmanship is excellent. Randy and Deanna were a pleasure to work with, and patient with all my questions. When I’m old enough to have to go into assisted living, this is the hammock I’m going to insist on sleeping in.
FYI I’ve literally tried almost every hammock on the market, the two Sparrows I have for my wife and I are by far and away the most comfortable and well made hammocks in existence, thanks for all you do for the hammock world!
First I love my new hammock everything on it is perfectly done! Spent the first night I got it under the trees in my back yard. 12 degrees wrapped in my UQ and sleeping bag as my top quilt I slept like a baby. Can’t wait for the weather to break hear in MI.
My Freebird flew in this morning, a little late ( probably missed that right turn in Jacksonville), but very welcome. When i opened the box and touched the fabric I just smiled. It feels so nice. After removing the existing hammock, I hung my Freebird, inserted my Thermarest air mattress and tried it out. I love it! I especially like the ridgeline. It helped me get properly set up. It is just the right size. I love the feel of the fabric. I’m very happy with the colors. Thank you very much for helping me to get the hammock I needed but didn’t know how to ask for. I appreciate all the help and over the top service given.
I received my Sparrow today (#10213) and wanted to let y’all know how much I love this hammock . It is by far the most comfortable hammock I own. The craftsmanship and materials are top notch. It is everything I hoped for and more . Now Randy , on a personal note I want to say thank you for all your help with this hammock . The kind advice you gave me on length , width, and especially the fabric to use after I explained about my arthritis was spot on ! Y’all have given camping back to me with this hammock . Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Sincerely.
It’s been at least three years and I still LOVE my hammock!
Purchased online Wednesday night, was shipped out with tracking # the next day!! Received it that Tuesday. I was so excited, I had to hang it it my backyard, 94 degrees at midnight or not! I just woke up and had to write this review. Very happy with my purchase and thankful for the communication and fast order process. Kind of glad the long lead times, made me pull the trigger on a ready to ship hammock or I wouldn’t be hanging already! I’ll be a returning customer no doubt
Just recieved my RTS Darien. I am awe struck by the quality and the comfort. Yup come this winter I think I will be ordering a custom sparrow. Not that the Darien isn’t good enough, but because off the shelf was so good I want one built exactly to my specs.
I always feel like an important customer when I buy from you. Great buying experience. I would feel guilty buying from anywhere else.
Thanks again for the special help!
I ordered a spare Darien for last weeks hiking trip and was thoroughly impressed and never sleep so good in a hammock. Definitely a step above other hammocks on the market.
Just like to tell you guys that after about a year of use my dream hammock has performed flawlessly and I could not imagine a lot of my trips without this hammock. Thank you guys so much for an awesome hammock. Order #8152
Hey there! I just wanted to let you know that in 2019 I used a dream hammock all 2650 miles of the PCT! I didn’t spend a single night in a tent. I certainly used the hammock as a bivy a few times, but that didn’t seem to affect the durability. The hammock held up great! It even had a tree fall on in. There is a pretty big hole in the net from a mice invasion but that was my own fault for hanging my food in my hammock. One product I would love to see is fanny pack designed to hang from the ridge line or clip onto the side of the hammock. That would be legit! I would also love for an easy way to hang my backpack under the hammock. Anyways, thanks for a great product!
O my god it’s perfect! I love it so much! You guys do an absolutely phenomenal job. Thank you for being such an amazing company that puts out such an amazing product. This will not be the last time I do business with you folks, and I will absolutely recommend you to everyone I know. And thank you for working with me on the shipping and keeping it until I got home from our deployment. You guys are great. Until next time!
Thank you! It showed up today and I just had to set it up, it is amazing. You guys rock!
WOW….you have no idea how excited I am. You all have an awesome crew and wonderful to do business with. Thanks so much and for keeping me posted.
My Sparrow arrived today!!!! I am beyond happy with the finished product. I set it up in the back yard today to 1.) Drool over it, 2.) get some weights with different configurations, and 3.) test it out. The quality and attention to detail is beyond my wildest expectations. Thanks you for helping me through the journey of ordering my first “custom” piece of gear. Worth every penny!
Just got my Sparrow in the mail. This hammock is every bit as comfortable as everyone has claimed. I opted for the RTS as I have a trip coming up and didn’t want to risk not having it in time. It’s perfect just the way it is and I’d likely have gone mad trying to figure out what to get with all the great custom options they offer. The quality and attention to detail is absolutely amazing. I highly recommend Dream Hammock and would definitely buy from them again.
We had a great night in the DH Raven in the UK last night -2C and 30mph winds.
So I wanted to wait until I had used this hammock for at least a few months before I finally did a review. This is only my second owned hammock- the first one I got free through a work program and I fell in love and knew thereafter that tents were just not for me!- at least- when I was able to not have to go to ground. This came exactly as ordered and was much lighter than my generic hammock setup. I can keep everything in the double ended bag with no issues. The hammock sets up EXTREMELY easy and that was a must have for a fairly new hammocker. Watch a couple hammock setup videos and just do it! It takes time to get the hang just right, but it’s worth it for the best sleep you can get while being outdoors. I have been using it dang near weekly since it arrived in early August and have no complaints that can’t be fixed by changing the original order (such as a zipper on each side, etc). I also tend to sleep in this with my tubby Pomeranian Jango (16 lbs) and have had no issues with zippers catching or claws causing damage. I just did a visit to the Grand Canyon, Utah, Nevada, Arizona area 10 days ago and FINALLY found a spot I could put up a hammock in a state park (Valley of Fire, if you’re curious). The weather forecast was 0.09 inches of rain at most IF it rained and 0 wind. Lemme just say that the weather forecast should have been read as the exact opposite. It rained from 10pm until 8am and was so windy it blew over my partner’s tent and a lot of the camp was flooded. I failed to secure my tarp securely (thinking hey star views and what rain?) and ended up with a completely soggy rear end- but you know what?…..I was so comfortable in my Darien Dream Hammock that I stayed in it until morning. I was happier being completely rained through and comfortable than being on the ground- and so I stayed in it!. That is my review: )
Well its Wednesday and I got the hammock in the mail on monday. Coming home from work super excited and picking up a box I been long time excited to see, I was over excited and shaking so much I couldn’t contain myself. Lol amazingly I got the box opened with shakey hands. You were spot on with the feel of the hyperd fabric feeling nice. I pawed through and took deep breath and closed it back up trying not to rush and set it up, since I had to much going on and had to go back to work in few hours. Today was the day I got it out, set it up and took my first lay into it. An “I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!” no matter which way I roll, curl, flop it still is amazingly comfortable. An the ridgeline organizer and slings….AWESOME!! I can’t believe ive been missing out on this for so long. Im ecstatic, and glad i ran into yours and randy’s amazing passion for creating the best and most comfortable hammock ive ever layed in. I can not find the words to thank you enough. But…thank you so much. Hopefully this weekend brings the time to go out and spend a night or two in it. You guys done a amazing job and excellent workmanship. It could be in the future you may see me order again. Not for me, but for friends and family. Who knows maybe they will order amongs themself. Many thanks again to all at Dream Hammock. An to you too Deanna for your excellent customer service.
I’m a large man, 6′-4″ 250 lbs, and I’ve spent the last couple of years trying to find the most comfortable hammock for me to sleep in while on multi night backpacking trips. I have four hammocks; a Sierra Madre Pares, a Warbonnet Blackbird XLC, a ENO Double Nest, and a custom 12 foot long Raven from Dream Hammock. The Raven is by FAR the most comfortable. The others don’t even compare. I refuse to sleep in the padres or the Double Nest, they don’t have a flat lay, not in the same league. The Blackbird XLC has a flat lay, but feels very small compared to the Raven. In the Blackbird I get some shoulder squeeze and my feet end up bumping against the bottom. The Raven feels like a king size bed, very spacious, very flat lay, amazingly comfortable.
If you are over say 6′-2″ tall order a 12 foot long Raven, you will not be disappointed. I will never buy a different hammock. Having already shopped around, the comfort I get in my Raven can not be topped in a gathered end hammock.