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FiveJoy Pop Up Mosquito Net Hammock Review and Giveaway

FiveJoy Pop up Mosquito Net Hammock
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If ever there was a year when we needed protection from biting insects while lazing around in the backyard, this year is it. Not only did Vermont experience the usual swarms of summer mosquitoes every evening, but we were also visited by these crazy clouds of gnats that hung around all day, no matter what the weather.

I started to wonder if I would get even a single chance to enjoy an afternoon hammock nap, or if I would just have to resign myself to slathering on the bug spray before heading outside (for the record, I didn’t find any spray that would keep away the gnats, but if you want to find the perfect mosquito repellent, check out these reviews).

Luckily, I came across what I hoped would be the perfect solution — the FiveJoy Pop Up Mosquito Net Hammock — affordable, easy to set up, and most importantly, totally bug-proof. The moment our package arrived, we set it up in the back yard for a little testing. It took two days for my teenagers to climb out of the hammock and give me a turn, but finally, I got my afternoon nap, and not a single bug bite. In fact, it was kind of fun watching the mosquitoes land on the screen and try to find a way to their prey. Their plan was totally foiled!

FiveJoy Pop up Mosquito Net Hammock

Our first impressions of the FiveJoy hammock were great, but we also spent the rest of the summer testing it out in all kinds of environments. It accompanied us to Cape Breton, the Bay of Fundy, the Finger Lakes in New York, and on plenty of Vermont adventures too. Our overall experience was a good one – the FiveJoy hammock is super easy to set up and break down, the straps are rugged, and it’s incredibly comfortable.

Read our full review based on a full summer of relaxing in the FiveJoy Pop Up Mosquito Net Hammock, and then scroll to the bottom and enter to win one of your very own.

Features of the FiveJoy Pop Up Mosquito Net Hammock

FiveJoy Pop up Mosquito Net Hammock

  • Instant set-up – Okay, so it won’t actually hang itself between two trees, but it does come pretty close. The pop-up design keeps the bug netting away from your face, and it’s already attached and ready to go.
  • Straps and carabiners included – There are two straps, each 9.2” long and 1” wide. The straps are designed with loops (15 on each strap) so you can customize the positioning for a comfy distance between trees and off the ground.
  • Tear-resistant fabric – no sign of problems after pretty heavy summer use.
  • Triple-stitched seems
  • Zippered carrying case – and a separate pouch for the straps.
  • 2 lbs, 15 oz. – total weight with straps and sturdy carabiners.
  • 8 feet long – perfect for even the tallest campers.
  • Two tone design with two combinations to chose from – Olive/royal blue or lemon yellow/sky blue
  • Durable enough to hold two people – My husband and I piled into the hammock together and it held us just fine. Our combined weights are 340 pounds.

FiveJoy Pop up Mosquito Net Hammock

What We Loved about our FiveJoy Pop Up Mosquito Net Hammock

  • It is super portable – Our hammock packs and unpacks quickly. It fits in a flat, circular carrying case that could easily live in your car for impromptu relaxing.
  • It’s really comfortable – It’s a roomy and supportive hammock that is so easy to relax in. The pop-up design keeps the bug netting way from your face so you don’t even notice it. We usually use it for napping and relaxing, but it’s seen a couple of overnights as well. Nothing but good things to report.
  • Keeps the bugs out – Obviously, this was the whole point for us, and it worked like a charm — unless of course, you forget to zip up the net when you get out to put a log on the campfire. If you do that, you’ll come back to happy mosquitoes, just waiting to attack.
  • We love how durable it is – We’ve probably used the hammock 25+ times this year since we got it. Despite the lightweight fabric, it has held up incredibly well.
  • Customer service is awesome – Do not hesitate to contact FiveJoy if you have a problem. They will do whatever it takes to make it right.

FiveJoy Pop up Mosquito Net Hammock

What We Would Change if We Could…

We truly loved just about everything about this hammock. The only issue, and it’s not a big one, is that the carabiners are starting to rust. They are heavy duty metal, painted black. When we left it up for a few days outside, we noticed a bit of rust where the carabiner meets the strap. We would love to see stainless steel carabiners that can stand up to the weather.

A Few More Things to Consider

FiveJoy Pop up Mosquito Net Hammock

  • This is not a backpacking hammock – Because of the pop-up design, the hammock doesn’t fit into a stuff sack. It folds up into a flat disk and weighs approximately 3 pounds. It is absolutely perfect for car camping, napping, or chilling out with your favorite book, but not for backpacking.
  • The bug net is not removable – This wasn’t an issue for us at all, but something I thought we should mention. The zippered opening is along one side, and it gives you plenty of room to get in and out. There are two zippers.
  • If you have kids, you need more than one – We’ve been taking turns all summer. Thankfully my kids are in school now, and I can sneak outside for a break whenever I want to.

Final Words…

The FiveJoy Pop Up Mosquito Net Hammock is $42 on Amazon with free shipping. It is comfortable, durable, portable, and it keeps the bugs away! It is perfect for family camping trips and backyard staycations. It is not perfect for backpacking. I can only think of a handful of people who wouldn’t love one of these, and those people wouldn’t spend more than a minute in a hammock anyways.

So, Do You Want to Win One of Your Own?

Back Road Ramblers has teamed up with FiveJoy to offer our readers a chance to win one pop up mosquito net hammock in a color of your choosing. Open to US residents only, 18+. The giveaway is open from September 28, 2017 until midnight on October 5, 2017. Winner will be announced on the morning of October 6th. Good luck!

Thank you to everyone who entered. The winner is Carrie S.
FiveJoy Pop Up Mosquito Net Hammock Giveaway

Relaxing in a hammock just became a lot more fun! This mosquito net hammock is perfect for car camping or chilling out in the backyard. Perfect for families!

109 Comments

  1. Carolyn Cherry

    Would love one of these for relaxing outside

  2. Joyce Margo

    How clever is that. Awesome!!!

  3. Shelley Olson

    This probably sounds super nerdy but I would love this to stay outside at night to listen to the frogs without being eaten alive by mosquitos! Thanks for the chance!

  4. Patty Cupples

    That is awesome! My family would love one, huge mosquitos tote us off in the evenings here. Fingers crossed.

  5. nickie

    I would love to try this out

  6. Amy Baker

    Looks awesome for bug free camping!

  7. Timothy

    Awsomeness

  8. I could use this in Tennessee

  9. Brigitte Bauman

    Love this product.

  10. Brigitte Bauman

    I enjoyed reading your blog. This product would make a great gift for my son.

  11. I could use this! Mosquitos love to feast on me way to much!

  12. Deb K

    This would be great for the yard!

  13. Daric

    Thanks for the chance!

  14. Heather B.

    Wow very cool!

  15. Pamela Collins Jester

    I’ve been wanting one of these awesome hammocks! Me and mosquitoes don’t get along at all. It would also be great birthday present for me.

  16. Shea Balentine

    This would be so awesome to take camping and to even just to relax in the back yard! Thanks for the chance!

  17. Samantha Pontes

    My university has a lot of pairs of trees around campus and students can set up hammocks, but bugs are always a problem. This would be perfect.

  18. Angela Frederick

    How awesome I’d love this and the family would use it alot.

  19. Harry P

    I would love to try this out!

  20. shannon fowler

    I didnt know they had such a thing! This would be amazing to have here. The mosquitos in florida are horrible.

  21. Michael Bratek

    I really like this, would consider this to set up in my backyard!!

  22. Kristen Varner

    This would be wonderful for our family. We Love the outdoors

  23. Saundra Bowers

    I can see a lot of time spent in this! I also see purchasing more than 1!

  24. Holly T

    My daughter would love this! The mosquitos just attack her!

  25. April Ashcraft

    This would be perfect for relaxing

  26. Wendy Davis

    This looks so cool to camp in!

  27. Natasha taylor

    This would be so vool.where I live in mn.

  28. Timothy Stopka

    Looks awsome i love camping but the mosquitos are terrible… This would be Awsomeness…thanks

  29. Timothy Simpson

    Wow love it!

  30. Eileen Boyce

    This looks fabulous. thanks for the chance!

  31. Janice Sims

    This would be a wonderful way for me to enjoy the outdoors and able to relax and don’t have to worry about any flying insects… as a Lupus patient I can’t be in the sun much and I have to stay indoors a lot but winning this I can enjoy the great outdoors more

  32. This would finally let me enjoy the camping trips without getting bit up by mosquitoes.

  33. In Florida, if you want to enjoy the outdoors, one of these is a must have.

  34. Elicia P

    Oh boy this one would be great without the bugs to eat me alive.

  35. Linda Bradshaw

    I would love to have the LemonYellow/SkyBlue one. I have not seen these yet.

  36. Debbie P

    What a great idea and product. It would be very handy to sleep outside in and not be bitten up.

  37. michael girou

    this is to cool

  38. Dave Taube

    Very cool product. I love the fact that it’s so easy to transport.

  39. DonnaL

    In the market for a new hammock. This one looks loaded with extras. Love the netting.

  40. Alicia Hewitt

    This is awesome! I’d love to win!!

  41. Tara Taylor

    This is something I need.. I love the outdoors, but bugs are a NO go for me. Awesome.

  42. Summer Forsythe

    Would love to use this camping!

  43. Noah

    Pretty cool net for the bugs!

  44. Bridget Amaral

    Awesome! We live next to a stream surrounded by woods. Mosquitos are such a pest

  45. Amber Bourland

    This would be perfect for me- I love lounging outside (reading, napping, whatever) but the bugs are always attracted to me so I cannot stay out very long. This looks like the ideal solution!

  46. Tina G.

    This would be great!! The mosquitoes are awful this year!! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

  47. Danielle Bell

    Looks great, would love it for camping

  48. Stephanie Phelps

    Oh my gosh my oldest would love to have this. He loves to hike and camp!

  49. Darin Radabaugh

    Be nice to sleep out side and not get bite by mosquitos

  50. Debbie Penney

    This would be awesome. We close to wet lands, so we get a lot of bugs and mosquitos.

  51. Cami Valenzuela

    This would be amazing for when we are camping. I HATE mosquitoes but they love me.

  52. Jaime

    Looks awesome! My kids would like be reading in this!

  53. Mya Murphy

    This is amazing!!! I hate bugs!!

  54. How wonderfully Kool!!! Would love to have one for myself!

  55. Ryan G

    This looks pretty awesome. I’ve been looking into hammocks for a while, but I hadn’t seen many with the mosquito netting- it would be great for beginning of the season when they really come out.

  56. Chris Holmes

    I love being outside but hate bug spray! I’d love to read a book and swing around in peace.

  57. Roy Ekstrom

    Definitely need this in Kansas. Thanks for the chance.

  58. carol clark

    this looks super handy love it

  59. Jenni H

    I would love this for my backyard! We live near wetlands and the mosquitoes are terrible!

  60. Hannah W

    Too cool! Brilliant idea.

  61. Kimberly Snyder

    This would be great for camping, fishing or backyard fun !

  62. Dani H

    I really like sitting out doors but bugs are a big problem where I live. I would use this in my backyard to enjoy nature and get away from electronics for a while!

  63. Nancy Loring

    I like that it is easy to set up and that it is durable. Between the kids and the dogs wanting to try it it would have to be durable.

  64. Heather D

    My husband would love this. He likes to go on solo hiking trips and the bugs eat him up.

  65. Jeanne Coulombe

    This would be awesome for my back yard the bugs are so bad you can even go out sometimes.

  66. Nam Nguyen

    This looks great for camping!

  67. TechPeaks

    It would be a great addition to our camping and hiking trips!

  68. trey stone

    good stuff right here

  69. AlexB

    Looks great!

  70. Ryan Krauser

    I could absolutely use this on the Tahoe Rim Trail. Thanks for hosting!

  71. Allison Vestal-Laborde

    That sounds so amazing!

  72. Daniel

    This looks great. Too many mosquitoes in my area.

  73. Matt R.

    This looks great. Could really use this when I go camping.

  74. carrie s

    There are so many mosquitoes here. I would love this. What a great idea (and why didn’t I think of it?)

  75. Kim Myers

    I love the mosquito net! Perfect for relaxing with a good book in the great outdoors

  76. amanda whitley

    i need this! i love being outdoors but terrified of bugs.

  77. Kathy D

    Would be great meant to take my kids canping this summer never did. Need to text summer

  78. Leah Shumack

    With the river about 1000 feet from my back yard we definitely have our fair share of mosquitoes here! This would be awesome to have our own little hide away!

  79. Katherine Lee

    Wow I’ve never seen this before but it looks awesome! Would love to try it out.

  80. Juanita May

    We need this for my granddaughter who is a mosquito magnet. When we camp, she gets ate alive every night. She could sleep in this!

  81. Julie Terry

    What a great product would be perfect for our camping trips.

  82. This looks great! I absolutely love laying in a hammock, but sometimes the worst part about it is the bugs. Would love to use something like this!
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  83. Jade W

    This is awesome! I’m always covered in mosquito bites in the summer.

  84. Bernadette Dineen

    It would be cool to win 🙂 Then Satch and I can both be in Hammocks!

  85. Satchel Lefebvre

    That looks so cool! I really like my hammock now, I bet it would be better with a bug net

  86. laura bernard

    perfect for camping!

  87. My son would LOVE this! Fingers crossed we win!

  88. This looks like a really good idea for bug-infested areas! I could enjoy hammocking while eating without all the bees!

  89. Amazing mosquito net. Wish your give away was happening in my country as I’m permanently being bitten by ’em mozzies.

  90. I’m moving to Mississippi in a few months, this would be heavenly! And thanks for mentioning that its not appropriate for backpacking.

  91. This looks so cool! I hope I win!

  92. Shame I am not a US resident as frankly, I need one of these. The mozzies are a terror around here in summer. What a great invention!

  93. jenn

    i’d love to sleep outside in this next summer!

  94. Kelly D

    This would be helpful when we go camping.

  95. Kim

    What an interesting and useful product, first time seeing something like this! Great review, very helpful know the ins and outs of it.

  96. RachelJL

    Looks very good for my daughter that attracts every mosquito in a tri-state area!

  97. JM

    Never knew that this thing existed. We do not have it here in the Philippines. I will surely check it out online and find out how to get it
    JM of Man Of Wanders

  98. That looks super handy! Fingers crossed I win 🙂

  99. Bianca Munoz

    This looks awesome! Would be great in our garden. Thank you!

  100. Kelly Myers

    Looks like a great set up! Great to sleep in and wonderful to be protected from insects! Nice to have an easy portable sleep tube!

  101. Jeri Knowlton

    I think the price point on this is very appealing. Does it unzip from both sides?

  102. Teresa

    Love it!

  103. Caroline Schneider

    Very cool! We’d sure put that to good use!

  104. Bmo

    Great looking hammock and the net is away from your face.

  105. deb hazel

    Looks like a fun bug-free way to hang out!

  106. Kristen

    Oh cool! There aren’t many mosquitoes where I live (though there are a few). But I visit friends in Vermont and I’d let them hold onto this for me. . .

  107. Delia

    That would be a fabulous addition to our camping trips – or heck, our yard – given the surge in mosquitoes this year!

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