Gear Rater Hammock and Portaledges

Hammocks and 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
5=3-5 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.

Metolius Portaledge

 
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Metolius_portaledge--SPicture courtesy SherrillTree.com

Black Diamond Portaledge

 
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Black_Diamond_PortaledgePicture courtesy backcountry.com

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