While a hammock isn’t an essential, it’s certainly nice to have. This double nest from Eno works perfectly for our family. We use it for a siesta during the day or when we want to be off the ground. It’s nice to have a spot in your campsite that is designated for relaxation, and then it folds up into a small bag for easy storage.
We use this hammock all the time. We bring it on camping trips, day hiking trips, or just days we want to go read in a park somewhere. Super easy to set up, extremely durable, and fairly light weight! As a plus, they have a great selection of fun colors.
I've been looking for one of these for camping and just lounging by the lake! I love how easy it seems to pack up and doesn't take up much room in a backpack.