My husband’s long-time dream has been to find time to just lie in a hammock and relax. That’s not asking a lot, but a dad’s life is busy. And unfortunately, over the years, we have gone through our fair share of hammocks and he rarely gets a chance to use them before they are destroyed by our children. So, when I recently had a chance to try out the Mock ONE v2.0 Portable Folding Hammock with Stand from the Republic of Durable Goods, I jumped.
The idea of a Portable Folding Hammock is particularly appealing because it folds up neatly to fit in the back of our van and can go anywhere. Who knows when a perfect lounging opportunity might present itself.
Things We Love about the Mock ONE v2.0 Portable Folding Hammock
- This hammock comes with its own stand, so you don’t need to find two trees.
- It is super easy to set up. Watch the video below of my husband setting it up. It takes under 5 minutes.
- It is equally easy to take down. Which means we can put it away a lot easier than our backyard hammock and keep it safe from kids.
- All the pieces are connected, so you won’t lose a pole.
- There is a sun shade that you can attach if there is no tree coverage.
- There is a basket underneath with a cup/bottle holder for your drink.
- It is pretty light, weighing in at 14½ pounds
- It folds down to 11″L x 6″W x 33″H
- It seems pretty durable. The hammock is made out of parachute nylon and the frame is made from durable coated steel. Durability is a huge selling point for us because our kids are destructive.
- The feet are removable for storage, however, at least during the season, we find leaving them on faster and they don’t really take up that much space.
- You need to read the directions before sitting in it. There is a strip in the center that guides your movements so it doesn’t tip over. Once you’ve got it down, its no problem, but if you just climb in without reading the directions, you might tip over.
- This is a one person hammock. If you are like my husband, you’ll consider this an advantage, but if you are thinking of cuddling a toddler for a camping nap, this isn’t going to work.
- This hammock has a 250 lb weight limit and a height limit of 6’4″.
- Also, see the reader comments below regarding customer service in 2020.
Hammocks in Minnesota Parks
It is good to know that the following park systems specifically allow the use of hammocks with certain commonsense restrictions:
However, even if a park system doesn’t specifically allow hammocking, this type of Hammock would likely be okay because it doesn’t have the potential of damaging trees. Just stick to mowed areas.
Where to Buy
You can purchase this hammock directly from the Republic of Durable Goods. However, we recommend ordering through Amazon or a source you trust (see reader comments below).
Family Fun Twin Cities received a free hammock to facilitate this review of the product, but our opinions are our own. We receive a small commission on all purchases through our Amazon link.
Please note that the recent customer service complaints, while not our experience, are concerning, and we highly recommend purchasing this product through a source you trust. However, keep in mind that these issues happened during a year of mandatory closures and we have been informed that the company is back up and running as of Spring 2021. We have chosen to keep this review because we reviewed the product, not the company, and second-hand purchasers also deserve product reviews.