Gear Reviews

Clark Outdoor NX-270

Cold-weather fortress

Brand: Clark

Model: Outdoor NX-270



2lbs. 10oz.

Our take Six storage spaces hang from the bottom of the hammock, and when stuffed full of gear, they double as insulation. Our tester stayed warm down to 35°F without an underquilt or pad. Interior zippers provide access to the pockets, so you never have to battle the elements. Tip: Pack soft items such as clothes at the top, closer to your body. 

Features Two fiberglass poles arc over the head and foot ends, providing a dome-like structure and maintaining the hammock’s width. Our tester reports excellent livability, and he had no problem sitting cross-legged while packing clothes into the storage pockets. Mesh lines the ceiling for bug protection. A weather-resistant ripstop nylon weather guard slides over the mesh to create a shell that handled a surprise snowstorm in the Adirondacks, but testers still wanted a fully waterproof fly for heavy rain. The NX-270 does come with rope for hanging but no tree-friendly straps. Ding: price.

Trail cred “I’m a tried-and-true stomach sleeper, and I was able to sleep like a baby,” our tester reported after spreading out in the NX-270’s spacious interior during a trip to the ’Daks.