Grand Trunk OneMade Double Trunktech ReviewJanuary 4, 2018
- Made in USA
- Quality construction
- Comfortable fabric
- Heavy straps
- Too many small stuff sacks
The OneMade Double TrunkTech is a lighter and stronger version of Grand Trunk’s regular double hammock. It’s made from a proprietary “TrunkTech” ripstop nylon fabric that’s smooth against the skin, but also packs down nicely. The attached stuff sack is about the size of a large grapefruit, smaller than most of the other non-ultralights in the test. The material is just stretchy enough to be comfortable and breathes well in hot weather.
The OneMade Double is a roomy design that definitely has space for two average-sized people. For one person it’s beyond spacious, allowing him or her to stretch out on the diagonal. Grand Trunk went with the three-panel design; a main body section and two narrower strips down each side. These strips are cut a little looser and act almost like shelves for the head, feet or arms depending on how tightly it is strung up.
The OneMade Double packs easily into the stuff sack, attached in the middle, which doubles as a pocket when the hammock is in use. The OneMade 14er straps ($45) are 14 feet long, with plenty of stitched connection points, which lets you use even widely spaced supports. If anything, the straps are over-engineered, weighing more than half as much as the hammock itself.
In bad weather, the Abrigo Rainfly ($100) ties to the anchor points and extends out to stakes or other attachment points on either side. The fly is made of 20 denier silnylon and is huge at 10 feet square. It comes with four ultralight aluminum stakes and guy lines and is burly enough to use as a standalone shelter with the instructions listing different options to do so. It can seem like a bit of overkill, but in blowing rain storms this kept testers completely dry.
Ease of Use
The OneMade 14er straps go around tree trunks quickly and offer plenty of options for clipping the hammock’s integrated wire-gate carabiners, eliminating the need to constantly re-adjust everything to find the right length. The hammock fits easily into its attached drawstring stuff sack, but it’s almost impossible to get the rain fly back into its own stuff sack. There’s definitely no extra room anywhere for the stakes and guy lines, so counting the strap bag, the kit becomes four separate packages to worry about.
The OneMade Double is clearly made with longevity in mind. The hammock features double seatbelt-grade stitching in its main seams, and the TrunkTech fabric is rated at 40 pounds per square inch. The rain fly is essentially a tent without poles, and the 14er straps are probably twice as strong as they need to be. There were no signs of wear throughout the test period.
For its size and construction quality, the OneMade Double comes in at a modestly impressive 15.7 ounces. Together with the straps (9.5 ounces) and rainfly (16 ounces), it comes together under 3 pounds for a system that kept our testers dry and comfortable on extended ventures. If anything, the straps could afford to lose some ounces.Continue Reading
Over the course of a few weeks, our testers spent multiple nights in each model, using the same sleeping bag, pad and inflatable pillow. Since the testing was based in Oregon, about half the nights involved precipitation of some kind. Each model was set up and stowed in each combination multiple times, on trees of varying diameters and distances. If a model is described as fitting two people, a companion was enlisted to check fit.
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