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The OneWind Camping Hammock & Rain Fly
Even though we are RVers the need to tent camp in especially beautiful places is still there.
For the longest time, we hauled around our old two man Coleman pop up tent (click to see review).
But after switching from a large travel trailer to a small motorhome, we no longer had space for a full tent and sleeping mats.
Luckily, OneWind reached out to us and asked if we would test out their 11 foot double camping hammock (click to view on Amazon) and 12 foot rain fly tarp (click to view on Amazon).
The timing couldn’t have been more perfect since a camping hammock takes up a lot less space than a tent and we won’t need to store any camping mats.
The OneWind double camping hammock has a lot of small useful features that make it comfortable to sleep or lounge around in.
There is built in bug net you can use all of the time or hide away in the included storage bag.
The rain fly tarp is super easy to set up and it can be used as just a shade tent or a full cover for cold weather sleeping.
In this hammock review, I’m going to go through all of the features of the OneWind camping hammock and rain fly tarp, as well as give some tips on how to set it up easily.
I’ll also include my thoughts on the quality and the pros and cons of this camping and RV friendly tent alternative.
OneWind Hammock Features
In the world of hammock camping, the OneWind could be considered a budget friendly alternative.
But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have everything you need for an enjoyable night out in the wild.
The hammock itself is made with durable rip stop nylon that has a hex pattern to make it stronger than traditional hammock fabrics.
It stays cool during hot summer nights and is also fairly lightweight for the size weighing only 2.4 lbs according to my scale.
It’s made using only one panel of fabric which means there are no annoying pressure points digging into your back.
It’s actually a very comfortable place to nap or sleep.
The weight capacity is rated at 500 lbs.
Everything fits in a convenient rip stop nylon bag that has two openings.
The included thick 12 foot tree straps can roll up easily and fit in the bottom of the bag.
One end has a loop you can feed the other end through.
It really increases the distance you can place your hammock between trees and gets a good grip so it doesn’t slip down.
The straps are really nice and thick and show no wear even after being set up a bunch of times on different types of trees.
A steel buckle hangs out of one end of the hammock bag right from the get go.
You don’t want to remove the hammock from the bag before securing the buckle to one of the tree straps.
The adjustable steel buckles are ultra durable and made to take up to 1,500 lbs and they are super easy to adjust and feed the tree strap through.
Once you have secured one end of the hammock you can start pulling it out of the bag.
Directly out of the box the hammock was well placed in the bag and super easy to take out and secure to the other tree strap.
I didn’t have to adjust or hook up anything, the OneWind camping hammock was just ready to go.
The bug net comes out with the hammock.
You can easily stuff it back into the bag that sits on the starting end to get it out of the way while you set up the ridge line and get the hammock tension just right.
Once you have the OneWind camping hammock secured between two trees, you can adjust the tension on the ridge line so it is tight over the hammock.
The ridge line is one of my favorite features of the OneWind, especially if you plan on using your hammock for camping.
It creates a unique storage area that is easy to reach from the hammock and it doesn’t move when you are getting in, so your stuff stays secure.
The included ridge line has a loop for hanging a lantern and a nylon bag with 4 pockets that are the perfect size for necessary items like your phone and an extra battery.
OneWind also has some more accessories for the ridge line I’ll talk about more in the additional items section below.
The ridge line is also a key feature for holding up the built in bug net I’ll talk about next
The Bug Net
The outdoors are beautiful and amazing to spend time in but bugs are always going to be there, no matter where you are.
The OneWind camping hammock comes with a built in bug net that completely encases the hammock while you’re laying in it.
It’s super easy to set up or keep packed away and it actually works to keep pesky flies and mosquitoes from attacking you while you sleep.
It’s also really easy to see out of which is something I appreciate when hammocking in scenic places.
To use the bug net all you have to do is make sure one end is secured to the end of the hammock before pulling it out.
Each end has a drawstring so it’s easy to open really wide for pulling over the hammock.
Once one end is secure carefully draw it out of the bag and secure the other end to the other end of the hammock.
I recommend having the hammock set up and the ridgeline adjusted before pulling out the bug net to make things easier.
You enter the bug net through the bottom at the center.
It looks difficult but it’s really pretty easy to get into the bug net if your hammock has already been set up and properly adjusted.
Once you settle in you can close the bottom of the bug net using the drawstring to secure it tightly around the bottom of the hammock.
The ridge line keeps the net away from you and you are now enjoying a bug free safe space between two trees.
When it’s time to put the OneWind away the process is incredibly simple (unless it’s super windy which is true for all hammocks and tents).
I’ve been putting it away with the but net installed over the hammock but if you really wanted to you could put the bug net in the bag first and then the hammock.
When I’m ready to pack up I just unhook the end that doesn’t have the storage bag on it then slowly start stuffing the hammock and bug net into the bag.
Everything fits super easily and there’s always been enough room for the tree straps as well.
OneWind Camping Hammock Review
As far as quality goes the OneWind Double Camping Hammock (click to view on Amazon) I received had no flaws.
All of the seams were well sewn and the bug net had no tears or issues.
I’m really impressed by the nylon fabric the hammock is made of.
While it’s pretty standard as far as high end camping hammocks go, it’s definitely a huge improvement to the super thin and stretchy parachute hammocks I’ve used in the past.
It’s easy to get comfortable in and I have no doubt the 500 lbs weight limit is accurate.
The adjustable steel buckles have been really awesome as well.
Even after a night of sleeping, they didn’t appear to have slipped at all. Everything was still secure and just where I wanted it.
I really love the ridge line. Not a lot of camping hammocks have these.
It’s a fantastic way to keep things at arms reach but still out of the way when enjoying your hammock.
It also takes away a lot of the work that’s normally required to put a bug net over a hammock. There are no guy lines or anchor points necessary.
When you look at some of the other camping hammocks out there they really don’t have quite as many features as the OneWind does.
It’s really pretty incredible and they have so many awesome accessories that I’ll talk about at the end of this review.
We’ve always been RV and tent campers but this hammock has really changed how I think about camping and even backpacking.
Pros & Cons
- Super Sturdy & Well Built
- High Weight Capacity
- Comfortable To Sleep In (No Seams)
- Quick Set Up
- Ridge Line for Storage & Bug Net
- Super Fast Set Up Bug Net
- Quick Put Away
- Lots Of Optional Accessories
- Heavy for Backpacking (Lightweight Options Available)
- No Foot Box (Extra Material For Foot Space)
OneWind Rain Fly Features
The OneWind tarp is a very versatile and easy to use accessory that pairs with the 11 foot camping hammock reviewed above.
It can be used as a simple cover to shield you from the rain or sun, or it can be used as a tent that will help protect you from wind and even a little bit of cold weather.
Since we were testing it in the fall, we decided to go with the more protective tent formation.
You stake the sides to the ground and it basically becomes a cocoon around the hammock.
The OneWind rain fly tarp comes in a bag that’s similar to what the hammock comes in.
The only difference is it’s slightly smaller in diameter but it’s almost the same length.
It actually almost weighs just as much as the hammock at 2.1 lbs. That’s with all the stakes and ropes as well.
Inside the bag is the tarp, 4 aluminum tent stakes, 6 ten foot ropes, 4 aluminum tension adjusters, and the necessary bungees and carabiners to form the tarp into either the tent or rain fly.
It’s made with thick nylon that’s a lot like what the hammock is made of but it has a waterproof silicon coating on the inside to keep out the rain.
It’s super durable and a great way to make sleeping in a hammock more comfortable.
The tarp is 12 feet long and 10 feet wide.
How We Use The Rain Fly
There seems to be a lot of ways you can install and use the Onewind rain fly with a hammock.
You can put the rain fly directly onto the tree straps of your hammock and use the ridge line to keep it above you.
Or use some of the included guy lines to hang it up a little higher so it gives you more space.
Since it was getting pretty cold at night we used it as a tent.
I recommend hanging it higher up so you won’t be touching the sides of the rain fly while you sleep.
It’s also nice to have it at a distance in the morning when condensation starts to leak through.
You get 4 aluminum tension loops you can use however you want.
Some people use them when staking the tarp down and others use them when tying the sides so they don’t flap.
It really depends on you and how you want to use the tarp.
I used the adjusters to secure the tarp to the tree above the hammock straps.
Since taking the photo I’ve found that hanging the tarp at least a foot above the hammock is even better than having it directly over it.
The aluminum tent stakes have notches in them you can securely attach the bungee cables that come off of each corner to.
The bungee cables also have plastic tabs on them you can use to securely fasten guy lines to if the tent stakes are too far away to reach.
Once the hammock rain fly is staked down on all four corners, you can use the bungee cables that have carabiners attached to close the ends.
Closing the ends turns the rain fly into a secure and snug tent for your hammock.
It looks really cool on the outside and it helps keep condensation from collecting in the morning.
If you stake it down just right you can even use the rain fly as a place to change clothes and shelter from the wind.
I really like how many things you can do with it and I’ll be trying out more of the features and ways you can hang the rain fly in the future.
OneWind Rain Fly Tarp Review
Setting up and taking down the OneWind rain fly tarp (click to view on Amazon) is just as easy as the hammock.
It uses the same technique with the bag that has two openings.
The material is high quality and so are the included accessories.
The tent stakes are especially nice and you get a lot of bang for your buck when you go with OneWind.
I found no flaws in the stitching and the waterproof silicone coating seemed really well done.
I haven’t tested it in heavy rain yet but I’ll update this article when I get the chance.
When using them together the rain fly and camping hammock are just as good if not better than regular tent camping.
Even if we aren’t using the hammock, I can see us using the rain fly tarp as a shade tent when RV camping.
It’s really nice having a waterproof shelter that’s easy to set up and put away.
The attached bungees and carabiners are really nice and they make it very easy to hang the tarp without having to do too much with the included guy lines.
Guy lines are nice to have but they do take time to set up.
Pros & Cons
- Easy To Set Up & Take Down
- Large (12 feet by 10 feet)
- Lots Of Anchor Points
- Can Be Tent, Rain Fly, & Shade Tarp
- High Quality Materials & Accessories
- Slightly More Difficult To Stuff In Storage Bag Than Hammock
Additional OneWind Products For Hammock Camping
The OneWind 11 foot double camping hammock (click to view on Amazon) and 12 foot rain fly tarp (click to view on Amazon) are a great starts for hammock camping.
They’re really all you need if you’re going to be camping in warm weather.
A huge pro to getting OneWind products is the huge selection of accessories it makes for its hammocks.
Here is a small list of OneWind accessories that pair well with the double camping hammock and rain fly reviewed above.
The ridge line is one of my favorite things about OneWind hammocks.
Even though each hammock comes with a small gear bag and lantern holder, getting some extra storage slings is a fantastic way to keep your essentials organized and within reach.
The peak clip on storage sling doesn’t actually clip on, it ties on using included paracord.
You install it on the ridge line and remove it after use or just leave it on and pack it away with the hammock.
Either way, it’s a smart way to utilize more of the ridge line and it can hold a good amount of snacks or small essential overnight items.
One of the first things you notice when hammock camping is wind can be a huge problem.
Even with the rain fly tarp set up wind gusts can still pick up your hammock and put unnecessary strain on it.
If the wind is strong enough it can even dump out all your gear and potentially rip the hammock.
If you are planning on camping in the same spot for multiple days an awesome OneWind accessory is the hammock sleeve.
It’s basically a long, skinny bag you can put your hammock or rain tarp in while it’s hanging up.
It holds everything in place and not only protects your hammock and keeps it clean when not it use, it also stops the wind from getting to it.
This is also a nice accessory to have if you use your OneWind camping hammock in your backyard and want it to be set up all the time.
It’s fast to take on and off and it really works well.
If you’ve tried overnighting it in a hammock you’ve probably noticed how cold it can get underneath during the cold morning hours or if the wind starts to kick up.
Normally you can try and fight this by putting a blanket or sleeping mat underneath you inside the hammock but it makes it really hard to move around.
The OneWind under quilt is a smart way to stop heat from being lost underneath the hammock.
It also makes it so you don’t have to deal with something bunching up directly underneath you because it hangs on the outside of the hammock.
Every Onewind hammock comes with loops along the sides you can use to hang the optional underquilt.
There are different sizes for the different sizes of OneWind hammocks.
I highly recommend the underquilt for serious hammock campers.
You can put the underquilt on when you know it’s going to get cold or windy at night and leave it off if it’s going to be hot.
This specific under quilt is made for the double hammock like the one reviewed above.
It’s made with ultralight nylon and filled with Dupont Sonora insulation.
This largest version weighs around 2.25 lbs and is rated for temperatures as low as 40° F but when pared with a blanket you can camp in even colder weather.
There are bungees on each end you can tighten when it’s going to be super cold or leave open for warmer temperatures.
There are a lot of cool features that come with the OneWind underquilt and it’s a simple way to make hammock camping more comfortable and enjoyable.
Have any questions about the OneWind double camping hammock and rain fly? Leave a comment below.