15270Re: HH on PCT report
- Aug 13, 2006I agree with Jeff, lighter alternatives are out there. However, to
begine with, The HH isn't the lightest hammock. So, if your PRIMARY
concern is weight, then yes, you need to re-evaluate your hammock
choice. HH isn't the lightest, just easier to set up, less of a
learning curve than some others and all an in one package. But not
Many times I find people comparing their old superlight 1.1 sil-nyl
tarp shelters to HH Exped Asym. But that isn't fair to either
system, they are totaly different material. Getting a hammock to
within a few ounces of a trap system is possible, but you must
compare apples to apples.
Really, the only difference is that you are gonna need to carry a
little more insulation for under the hammock. But, if done
correctly, that also can be within a few ounces of a thick pad and
bag of the same temp rating.
But then again, I'm not a lightnic, comfort and durability are for
me. My sytem is light enough for me and, it's bomb-proof!
--- In email@example.com, "Jeff" <jwj32542@...> wrote:
> I've never used the Undercover and Underpad, but I understand that
> many people are warm to about 50F with that system as their only
> bottom insulation. By contrast, for about the same weight, you
> use only the JRB Nest that Pan sells and be comfortable into the
> Or a Speer pad extender and CCF pads for a more inexpensive route -
> about the same weight as the HH system and you shouldn't have a
> problem being warm into the 30s.
> Not really knocking the HH system - as I said I don't have any
> experience with it - I just haven't seen many people confirm that
> good to much below 50 F. And for that weight, other systems can
> likely get you another 10-20 degrees of warmth.
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