I went on a practice overnight hike to test my gear. Of course, I was nervous. Not to mention that I have problems sleeping even when on a comfortable mattress with all my pillows and blankets. Now I was supposed to sleep in a hammock?
Best. Sleep. Ever!
I was so comfortable and the hammock cradled my body and kept the heat in. With the overhead mesh, I was able to look up at the stars through the trees as I drifted to sleep. Waking with the sun shining through the trees? Magical.
My back wasn’t sore and there were no cricks in my neck. I opted to forgo a pillow as added weight that is not necessary. With the slope of the hammock, my head an neck were cradled nicely.
Hopefully, the one night comfort lasts for the months I’ll be on the trail!