9055Re: hammock weight vs tent
- May 10, 2005--- In email@example.com, "jwj32542" <jwj32542@y...>
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Eric Sandberg" > The fulltarp
> system I've been using weighs just under 4 lbs. It
> > consists of an insulated hammock, my quilt, a bug net, and a
> > (also my poncho).I don't have any photos right now (maybe later on), but I can
> I'd be interested in pics and details if you have them!
> What did you use for insulation? How much loft in the quilt, what
> insulation and what design? Tarp size? All the goodies...
The hammock is made of 1.9 oz ripstop, it has 3 layers (about 2.25 -
2.5 inches) of "continuous fiber insulation" (read that Hollowfill
3D. OWF cannot say the name in print, but that's what it is) with a
1.1 oz ripstop underlayer. The insulation is about 40" X 40". The
hammock ends are tied via a nail knot with - I think it's called T-
100 line. It's 1/8" from West Marine. This line is also the
hanging straps. I like having the integrated insulation all year
round - much lighter and more comfortable than a pad. I suppose
that if I ever had to sleep on the ground I'd regret that choice.
But then, since I've taken to a hammock, I've never slept on the
The tarp/poncho is 1.1 oz silnylon - 10' X 5'. The quilt is
also "coninuous fiber" (2 layers) with 1.1 oz ripstop fabric. Add
some 1" webbing as tree savers and no-see-um netting and we're good
to 30 F. I've actually been to 25, but probably wouldn't count on
it for a long hike - this was in my back yard.
I also made a travel pod - a cocoon/bivy like thing that encases you
in 1.1 oz ripstop for when it gets really cold. 'been to 7 F in
You can probably see that I stole a lot of ideas from folks here -
especially Rick (brilliant fellow that he is) and some from the
folks at www.backpackinglight.com.
I've also started to do some recreational tree climbing and am
really looking forward to sleeping 30' up a tree while hiking. I
think I'll swap out the T-100 line for something a bit stouter when
I do that. T-100 is rated at 900 lbs, but they recommend at least
5,000 when you're that far up. That will most likely add a pound to
the hammock weight.
If I get some photos (I'm awfully camera shy) I'll try to figure out
how to post them.
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>