With more RV parks and campgrounds banning the use of traditional hammocks, travelers are looking for innovative ways to stay comfortable once settled. This is where the inflatable hammock comes in handy. Inflatable hammocks are one of the coolest, portable ways to get comfortable RVing, camping, or traveling no matter how you do it. For RVers in particular, an inflatable hammock takes up little space on the go and a comfortable way to sit or lay when setting up at a site.
Let’s look at my thoughts on the first inflatable hammock to hit the market: The Lamzac from Fatboy.
What Is the Lamzac Inflatable Hammock?
Inflatable hammocks are popular right now because they provide an easy way to get comfortable on the go. They’re portable, easy to setup, and even easier to roll back up and hit the road. You’ve seen these hammocks everywhere from campgrounds to music festivals to city parks.
The Lamzac inflatable hammock is made of fabric and ripstop nylon. It can hold up to 440 pounds, weighs less than three pounds, and is dirt and moisture resistant. It’s easily cleaned, comes with a carrying bag, and can be ready to use in under five minutes.
My Thoughts on the Lamzac Inflatable Hammock
Out of the bag, the Lamzac is made of strong, durable materials which you can feel with your own hands. I didn’t believe that the ripstop nylon would truly stop rips until I accidentally caught the hammock on barbed wire at my campsite on a recent trip. I let out a gasp when it hit, a gust of wind sending the hammock right into it as I was filling it, but the barbed wire didn’t pierce the nylon and my inflatable hammock lived on to see another day.
The only downfall to any inflatable hammock, the Lamzac included, is filling it with air. While the videos available only both on Fatboy’s website and other brands show you how to fill the hammocks with air, they make it look easy. While it is supposed to be easy, most of those who use inflatable hammocks, myself included, would say otherwise. It takes a lot of patience and practice in the beginning to fill the hammock with air and if you have a breeze available, it’ll make it even easier until you get the hang of opening the pocket, swiping the hammock, and closing it before your hard work gets sucked out.
Pro Tip: Running with the hammock three to five paces before sealing it can help fill it quicker once you get the hang of opening and closing the pockets.
Once filled, you’ll get on average four to six hours of use before needing to fill it up again. On several recent camping trips, I found that the Lamzac stayed filled overnight and only needed to be topped off once a day. Your mileage on this will vary depending on how much you filled it, to begin with, how much you’re using it, and whether or not you maintain a tight seal once rolled and sealed.
Laying in the Lamzac is surprisingly comfortable. I fell asleep in mine several times and was confident I could have slept on it overnight as opposed to an air mattress or bed if necessary. It’ll take you a few tries to get used to moving your body up and down in it once laying down. You will roll out of it a few times or get close to it until you get the hang of it.
While the material is sturdy, as it’s meant to be, it can get sweaty pretty quickly on a hot day. It will absorb water on the ground or sweat when in it. I’d recommend staying in the shade whenever possible using it to avoid the heat and humidity it can create. You can wipe down the Lamzac or hose it off to clean it after trips.
Pro Tip: When rolling the Lamzac back up into its bag, make sure to roll it as tight as you can to get all the air out before clamping it shut.
The Lamzac is bigger than your traditional hammock but it’s smaller than the size of a camping chair. Depending on the space you have available, the Lamzac may be the better option to get comfortable on a trip than a camping chair.
Is the Lamzac Inflatable Hammock Worth It?
For $79, the Lamzac inflatable hammock is worth it to me and those who travel with me and have used it. It’s comfortable, easy to setup, quick to roll up, and can be brought to you after you arrive at your destination. If you’re looking for an alternative to a traditional hammock or camping chair, consider this inflatable hammock from Fatboy.
If you’re interested in checking out the Lamzac, visit Fatboy’s website for more information.
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