REVIEW: Chill-Ino Ultralight Backpacking Hammock from Rovor
Need to chillax after a day in the woods? Sink yourself into the Rovor Chill-Ino Ultralight Backpacking Hammock.
Even though this compact hammock is designed for backpacking I decided to try it out in the backyard before bringing it anywhere. I wanted to make sure I would be able to assemble the product once I got it to the woods.
One afternoon when I was home alone I set this up between two trees in my yard. Right away I was pleased by the compact packaging and the simple instructions that came with it. I surprised myself with how quickly and easily I got the hammock set up. It was a really simple process using nylon ropes attached to carabineers. The only issue I had was that one of the carabineers was stuck initially. I gave it a little love by tapping it against the tree, and it worked fine after that.
I spent a really happy and comfortable afternoon hanging from my trees and reading. For being a lightweight hammock it feels very comfortable and sturdy. I didn’t want to get up, but eventually real life interrupted. I was really happy that the Chill-Ino came down just as easily as it went up, and fit right back into the attached stuff sack.
The next weekend I took the hammock with me on a hike of Peaks of Otter. The hammock only adds 1.25 pounds to your pack, which is great if you’re going to use it in place of a tent. We were only doing a day hike, but I really liked having a place to relax after our sweaty trek on that 97 degree day. (I refuse to sleep outside when the temperature is above 90 or below 40.)
Since our hike I keep taking the Rovor Chill-Ino Ultralight Backpacking Hammock out just to catch a nap or a few minutes peace in the yard. I can only imagine how great it will be when the weather cools down and I can take it backpacking. Raina reviewed Rovor’s Chill-Onné 2 Person Double Wide Parachute Nylon Hammock With Tree Straps, and I’m thinking of getting one of those. That way I can have one for backpacking, and one for the yard.
✅ Super quick to put up and take down
✅ Only 1.25 – appropriate for ultralight backpacking
✅ Sturdy construction
✖ Carabiners can be sticky to unlock
Disclosure: I received the Rovor Chill-Ino Ultralight Backpacking Hammock for free from Rovor in consideration for review publication. Opinions are my own; all testing is unbiased.