Lazy Hitchhiker Review

Lazy HitchHiker Cocoon Hammock Review

Among the number of hammocks I’ve used for four years of hang-camping in the Philippines, Lazy HitchHiker is the first cocoon-type that I owned. I’ve mostly utilized ones with bug-net so when I received my new hammock, I was excited to test it out! Camping with it in Singalong Nature Campsite Hill and Kaliraya Surf Camp, as well as sleeping on it in my own bedroom for 2 weeks give me enough experience to review it. If you’re curious if this quite popular hammock is worth the hype, then read on!

My Lazy HitchHiker Cocoon Hammock Package

In my experience, it only took 2 days for the hammock to arrive after it was shipped. They have Single (10ft x 5ft) and Wide (10ft x 6.5ft) sizes which cost Php1,100 and Php1,300 respectively, already including a complete suspension system, i.e, 3-meter long 1-inch wide webbing straps, steel carabiners, braided cords, and a compression bag. I got the Wide Cocoon Billabong design with upgraded alloy carabiners (+Php200) and Lazy Tree Hugger (+Php 400).

My package, which included a thick fabric material weighed a total of 1.5kg which is great for car or bike-camping trips but I would bring a lighter hammock for hiking or multi-day backpacking trips. There are variations to the fabric which reduces the weight. Fine weighs around 0.8 to 1kg, while fair weighs 1 – 1.3kg.

 

Lazy HitchHiker Cocoon Hammock Review

My cocoon hammock easily became a favorite after using it in campsites and my bedroom. Here’s what I think are the cons and pros.

What I love about it:

Cocoon-comfort inside my lazy hitch cocoon hammock
Cocoon-comfort inside my lazy hitch cocoon hammock
Two reversible zippers allow
Two reversible zippers allow

Wide, spacious, and comfortable

The wide cocoon-type hammock definitely gives cocoon-comfort! I honestly feel lazy to get out of my lazy hitchhiker hammock (no pun intended!) in the morning. I love how, like a soft bed, it stretches instead of putting pressure on my body when I roll around.

It’s also convenient to have two reversible good quality reversible zippers which allow me to get in and put me on cocoon mode in any orientation I want. 

Quick Set-up  and Complete Suspension System

When I got my first 2 hammocks, both of them lacked tree straps which was a real hassle. With Lazyhitch, I literally went camping the next day after receiving the package.

It would seriously take less than a minute to hang your hammock set-up once you have found a couple of trees or poles. Just wrap Lazy Hitch’s tree hugger around the tree or pole and attach the included carabiner at the end of the hammock, adjusting it to the daisy-chain strap as desired.

Quick set-up suspension system with carabiner and daisy chain tree strap.
Quick set-up suspension system with carabiner and daisy chain tree strap.
Lazy Hitchhiker Hammocks have side pocket wisely stitched to the side instead of the fabric edge.
Lazy Hitchhiker Hammocks have side pocket wisely stitched to the side instead of the fabric edge.
Additional little pocket that rests inside the cocoon for valuable items like phone and wallet.
Additional little pocket that rests inside the cocoon for valuable items like phone and wallet.

Side pockets

I definitely feel happy about how Lazy Hitchhiker has thought about putting the side pocket into the best possible locations in the hammock. Typically, in two of the hammocks I have used in the past, the side pocked is stitched to the very edge on one side which sags the hammock edge when you put a pretty heavy item such as a smartphone and a power bank. With LazyHitch, it is stitched on the lower side of the hammock lining, freeing you from a saggy edge.

If you’re quite worried about leaving your phone on the outside pocket while sleeping in a campsite where strangers are also camping, you’ll be relieved about the inside pocket Lazy Hitch has included on one end of the hammock. What you put there will totally be safe from theft as you sleep inside your cocoon 🙂

Durable and High Quality

Lazy Hitch hammock is no doubt 100% strong and high quality. The hammock’s maximum weight capacity is 200kg, with triple-needle chain lock stitches which tell me that we have years and years to spend together 🙂 Two people can easily lounge on it without the fear that it might tear. I am only 50 kg which tells me I can accommodate 3 more like-sized friends to sit with me 🙂 The product was in fact load-tested with 5 light-sized people without breaking!

Noted that accommodating 2 or more people is only for lounging, not for sleeping. It would be difficult to close the cocoon while maintaining a flat lay for two people. 

This hammock can carry max of 200 kg. Good for lounging 2 people!
This hammock can carry max of 200 kg. Good for lounging 2 people!
Triple-needle lock chain stitch definitely looks durable.
Triple-needle lock chain stitch definitely looks durable.
Warm and comfy inside the Lazy Hitch cocoon.
Warm and comfy inside the Lazy Hitch cocoon.

Good ventilation underneath

At first, I thought that it will be hot and uncomfortable to be surrounded like a cocoon when sleeping. Lazy Hitchhiker has addressed that by using breathable micro fabric which allows air to keep me ventilated while inside the cocoon.  On the other hand, a sleeping bag can protect you from the cold. It was cool, windy, and rainy when I camped in Caliraya Lake but using a sleeping bag kept me warm enough. 

Uniquely Cool Designs

Finally, Lazy Hitchhiker has a very wide range of design that attracts hammock collectors like me! If you like blogging or sharing your trips through photos, then Lazy Hitch has great printed hammocks you can choose from. Although I have plain colored hammocks, I really prefer nicely printed picture-perfect ones!

What I hope could be improved:

  • For an ultralight hiker/backpacker wannabe like me, I’m pretty sad that I would have to leave my Lazy Hitchhiker hammock behind on hiking trips to save on weight. Its 1.5 kg packed weight would only be good for trips where I wouldn’t have to carry it on my back for extensive periods, i.e, van/car camping or bike-packing, although the weight can be reduced by using lighter webbing straps. But other than the weight, this cocoon hammock is perfect for sleeping in my bedroom, backyard, or easily-accessible campsites! 
Lazy HitchHiker Cocoon Hammock is great for chill camping trips!
Lazy HitchHiker Cocoon Hammock is great for chill camping trips!

Conclusion and Recommendations

In summary, I think that Lazy HitchHiker is a fabulous hammock for relaxed camping trips where weight is not a big deal. It’s easy to fall in love with this hammock because of the comfort and support it gives  no matter the weather. The hammock is also technically designed and weaved with convenience in mind. So if you love hammocking in your backyard, bedroom, or during your car/bike-camping trips, you definitely have to get one! You can also get lighter hammocks from Lazy Hitch depending on the material thickness, so go ahead and contact them on their Lazy Hitch FB page to inquire!:) 

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