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Grand Trunk OneMade Double Review

A well-crafted, compact, and lightweight double model hammock that's great for warm weather car camping and backpacking.
Grand Trunk OneMade Double TrunkTech
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Price:  $120 List | $59.95 at Amazon
Pros:  Lightweight, compact, double size, soft fabric
Cons:  Suspension not included, pricey
Manufacturer:   Grand Trunk
By Penney Garrett ⋅ Senior Review Editor  ⋅  Mar 24, 2017
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#9 of 20
  • Comfort - 40% 6
  • Weight - 20% 7
  • Durability and Protection - 20% 5
  • Ease of Set Up - 10% 8
  • Versatility - 10% 5

Our Verdict

The Grand Trunk OneMade Double is highly comfortable and great for two people who want to lounge and cuddle together. It weighs less than a pound but the fabric is strong and luxuriously soft to the touch. We feel this is a great option for those that want a simple design that's easy to set up and share, but who also don't want to haul around a brick. The open models we tested often struggled to hold their own against some of the fancy expedition models we tested, but the Trunktech was one that proudly held a higher spot in the middle of the pack.


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Pros Lightweight, compact, double size, soft fabricSpacious, comfortable, easy to set up and use, integrated bug net, customizableVersatile, ultra customizable, comfortableVersatile, extremely customizable, comfortableLightweight, spacious, easy set up, versatile for day use or backcountry shelter
Cons Suspension not included, priceySuspension sold separately, can't remove bug net completelyCan get pricey depending on options, ridge-line not removableFixed ridgeline, can get expensive depending on options, long wait for customizationAll components sold separately, can only use branded suspension system, pricey for the full system
Bottom Line A well-crafted, compact, and lightweight double model hammock that's great for warm weather car camping and backpacking.All the features and comfort in a lightweight package.This extremely customizable hammock is the perfect fit for even the pickiest hammock camper.If you’re looking to support a small cottage industry business and aren’t willing to sacrifice on comfort and versatility, the Dream Hammock Sparrow is an excellent option.Not willing to sacrifice on versatility in a comfortable, lightweight hammock shelter? The Pro Double is an excellent balance of all three!
Rating Categories Grand Trunk OneMade Double Warbonnet Original Blackbird Dutchware Chameleon Dream Sparrow Sea to Summit Pro Double
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Specs Grand Trunk... Warbonnet Original... Dutchware Chameleon Dream Sparrow Sea to Summit Pro...
Capacity (weight) 400 lbs 350-400 lbs depending on options selected 350 lbs 275 lbs 400 lbs
Hanging Straps Included ? No no, can add onto purchase for extra $ No No No
Hammock Size 10.5' x 6.5' 10' x 5.25' 10' 8" x 4'10" 10' 7" x 4' 10" 10' x 6'2"
Size Compact 7" x 4" 10" x 4" 12" x 6" 15" x 6" 4" x 6"
Connectors Lightweight carabiners Whoopies/straps or buckle/webbing (sold separately) Beetle Buckle with webbing straps or whoopie slings with tree huggers (sold separately) webbing tree straps Buckles
Material TRUNKTECH Nylon 40D or 70D Nylon (depending on options selected) Hexon 1.0, 1.6 or 2.4 HyperD Diamond Nylon Ripstop 70D nylon ripstop
Construction Lightweight 1.1oz Ripstop Nylon. Cinched at the ends with continuous webbing loops with seatbelt grade stitching. End gathered, asymmetric hammock, single or double layer fabric, zipper along 1 side, integrated bug netting. Storage shelf and foot box 1.6 oz Hexon, end gathered, continuous loops 1.6oz HyperD Diamond Ripstop, end gathered, continuous loops Ripstop nylon, double interlocking stitching
Sizes / Colors 4 colors 27 colors, 3 fabric layering configurations 2 sizes/9 colors/3 fabrics, 31 printed patterns 1 size /5 colors, customizable options available 2 sizes, 4 colors
Measured Weight - Package (ounces) 15.6 oz 27 oz hammock, bug net, webbing/buckle suspension 37 oz (double layer hammock, bug net, suspension) 26 oz 16 oz
Measured Weight - Hammock Only (ounces) 15.6 oz 26 oz hammock, bug net, webbing/buckle suspension 25 oz (dbl layer) 15 oz 16 oz
Measured Weight - Hammock and Suspension (ounces) N/A 26 oz hammock, bug net, webbing/buckle suspension 25 oz (dbl layer, webbing and beetle buckle suspension attached)) 20 oz (hammock, tree straps) 19 oz
Measured Weight - Shelter System (no stakes) N/A 42 oz with Mini Fly tarp N/A N/A 42 oz (hammock suspension, bug net, tarp)
Capacity (height) Not stated 6' not stated not stated Not stated
Accessories (compatible, not included) Hanging straps. rain flys, bug nets Rain flies, bug net, carabiners, fish hooks, under quilts, top quilts, suspension systems Suspension straps, rain fly, bug net, top cover, side car pockets, ridgeline pockets Suspension straps, rain fly, top cover, side car pockets, ridgeline pockets, tree straps, underquilts, top quilts Suspension straps, Rain fly, bug net, gear sling, wider tree protection straps,
Accessories (included with hammock) Lightweight carabiners Guylines, bugnetting, storage shelf, continuous loops (for attaching suspension system to), stuff sack continuous loops, ridgeline continuous loops, ridgeline, bug net Continuous loops
Extra Accessories Tested None Mini Fly tarp, webbing with buckles suspension, Body layer 2, Beetle Buckle suspension, asym bug net 10 ft. Tree straps Rain fly, ultralight suspension straps, bug net

Our Analysis and Test Results

The Grand Trunk OneMade Double is a fun hammock that feels good and provides a lot of room - enough for two people - without breaking your back in the weight department. The proprietary Trunktech nylon blend is supple, breathable, and light, yet feels burly in all the right ways. Cozy lounging is a no-brainer in this well-constructed hammock.

Performance Comparison


The Trunktech offered plenty of room for a really nice cuddle session.
The Trunktech offered plenty of room for a really nice cuddle session.

Comfort


The soft fabric and wide construction of this hammock offered a comfortable lay whether alone or with a buddy.
The soft fabric and wide construction of this hammock offered a comfortable lay whether alone or with a buddy.

The OneMade is definitely comfortable, both the in feel of the fabric and the way it hangs. The fact that it is a double means that there is enough space to allow for two loungers and also plenty of room to get a nice diagonal lay for one person who wants to camp out all night and get a decent sleep. It was the largest double model tested, at 10'6" long and 6'6" wide, ranking high for comfort. The only hammocks that were more comfortable were the asymmetric expedition models like the Warbonnet Blackbird and both Hennessy models and the top-notch spreader bar hammocks like the Warbonnet Ridgerunner and ENO Skyloft,

Weight


The Trunktech weighed in at under a pound - considerably lower than the other double-wide open models we tested.
The Trunktech weighed in at under a pound - considerably lower than the other double-wide open models we tested.

The Trunktech struck a nice balance between weight and comfort, being the lightest double open model we tested at 15.6 ounces with the Sea to Summit Pro Double a close second at 16 ounces. Keep in mind that it does not come with a suspension system, so you will have to purchase or construct that separately, adding to your final weight. If you need to go ultralight and the hammock will only be used by one person at a time, look into the Grand Trunk Nano 7, which is only 7.5 ounces, or the ENO SubLink Shelter System, which offers the 5.7-ounce Sub6 and some great features for hammock camping in all kinds of weather. For the seriously weight-obsessed you can't get lighter than the 5.8-ounce Sea to Summit Ultralight, which can be shaved down to 4.8 ounces without its compression stuff sack.

Ease of Setup


Once you've decided on your preferred suspension system  setting up the Trunktech couldn't be easier.
Once you've decided on your preferred suspension system, setting up the Trunktech couldn't be easier.

You couldn't ask for a much easier setup then simply clipping a carabiner into an anchor. The Trunktech doesn't come equipped with a suspension system, so that's something you will have to figure out separately and why we couldn't award this (or any model lacking a suspension system) a perfect score. But once you've got that part secured, (which could be as easy or as complicated as you want to make it), you'll be hanging in no time. Easy to use systems are available from Grand Trunk for another $20-30.

Durability and Protection


While the Trunktech is an open model without a bug net or tarp  its double-wide width provides plenty of fabric for a single user to protect themselves in a pinch.
While the Trunktech is an open model without a bug net or tarp, its double-wide width provides plenty of fabric for a single user to protect themselves in a pinch.

While open models like the Trunktech are no match for expedition packages like the Hennessy Backpacker Ultralite or our Editors' Choice, the Warbonnet Blackbird, there is still a lot of durability and protection to be had with a well crafted double model like this one. The fabric is light yet thick and doesn't impart the fear of failure or damage that many ultralight models do. Even the feature-heavy Blackbird doesn't feel as secure at times as the Trunktech, mainly because we tested the Blackbird with thinner fabric and as a single layer (it's available with thicker fabric and a double layer). Additionally, the benefit of a double model with only one person inside of it is that you have a lot of extra fabric to pull over yourself in case of bug attacks, light rain, or excess sun. This wouldn't be fun at all for hours at a time though, so if you're planning to be out for entire nights or in variable weather, you will undoubtedly want to upgrade and get some bug netting and a tarp.

Versatility


The width of this double model provides enough fabric for a variety of laying and sitting positions.
The width of this double model provides enough fabric for a variety of laying and sitting positions.

There's only so much you can do with an open model without accessories. While these types of hammocks are great for lounging on a beautiful day, when it comes to sleeping or even slightly inclement weather, you will want accessory upgrades or a more robust setup, like the ENO SubLink Shelter System or the Warbonnet Blackbird. That said, within the confines of what it's meant for, there's a lot you can do with the Trunktech and others like it. Being a double model means you can lounge comfortably with two people, or use that extra fabric to get a flat diagonal lay or a nice sideways chair-like sit. Narrow ultralight models like the Sea to Summit Ultralight, while of similar construction, offer far less versatility and are more of a niche product for very weight-conscious backpackers.

Best Applications


If your needs are simple and are mainly limited to sun, fun, and friends or kiddos, then the Trunktech is a fantastic option. However, it's also light enough to be thrown in a pack almost unnoticed for longer trips, meaning it's a great candidate for upgrades later if you choose to do so. If you are fairly certain that you will get into more serious hammock camping later on and want an excellent starting platform, this model is highly recommended. And even if you don't take that route, you will be set with a high-quality hammock that will easily last you a long time.

Value


At $119, this is not a cheap hammock. It is well-constructed and durable, but understandably the price is a bit of a commitment, and it is higher than all the other similar models we tested. For a very comparable hammock that is a bit easier on the wallet, consider the Sea to Summit Pro Double at $79 or the ENO DoubleNest at $70. And if you still aren't sure about this whole hammock thing and want to try it out on the cheap, check out our Best Buy winner, the Kootek hammock for the sweet price of around $20.

Conclusion


The Grand Trunk Trunktech is a beautifully made hammock with gorgeous supple fabric. It's lightweight for a double model, at only 15.6 ounces and, once the suspension is figured out, is a breeze to set up. If your main purpose for wanting a hammock is to hang with a friend or lover in clear weather, but you are also conscientious of weight, this is the hammock for you. It's definitely on the pricey side for what it is but seems to be a product that will withstand the test of time and is also easily upgradable for more severe weather if you choose to take it in that direction.

Other Versions and Accessories


The Trunktech is an upgrade of the Grand Trunk Double that is a very similar hammock construction-wise, though not nearly as light at 28 ounces, or as compact. If you don't mind carrying the extra 12.3 ounces in your bag, your wallet will also be $50 heavier, as the Grand Trunk Double is only $70.

Grand Trunk offers several suspension options, starting at $20, as well as the unique Mozzy Net for bugs at $70 and the All Purpose Rainfly that includes stakes and guylines for $80.


Penney Garrett