Gear Rater - Hammocks/Portaledges
Please use the following guidelines in your evaluation of hammocks and portaledges:
|Frequency of use:||1=once every 2-3 months, 2=once a month, 3=2-3 times/month, 4=1-2 times/week
|Durability:||1=falls apart with infrequent use, 5=holds up extremely well with frequent use|
|Comfort:||1=very uncomfortable, 5=very comfortable|
|Technical skill required:||1=difficult to figure out, 5=easy to figure out|
|Ease of use/set-up:||1=difficult, 5=easy|
|Safety:||1=easy to make mistake / gear failure, 5=reliable under any conditions|
|Strength:||1=breaks easily, 5=rarely or never breaks|
|Portability:||1=very difficult to carry, 5=very easy to carry|
Overall user ratings for hammocks and portaledges are based on an average of all characteristics above except frequency of use, which is listed for information purposes only.
Information about hammocks and portaledges can be found in our "All About Gear" section.
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