One sleeping bag which is also a hammock is the Panda.
It is supposed to be good down to +8 degrees but I
would not trust that figure w/o carrying a pad to go
in the sleeve between the sleeping bag and the
hammock. If they had thought to put the bottom
insulation below the hammock instead of at the bottom
of the sleeping bag.......
I plan to get one of these myself....next year. If
nothing else-this seems to be the cheapest top zipper
sleeping bag available these days. If you use a side
zipper bag in a hammock and nature calls-you always
seem to have your weight on the zipper and when you
try to sit up in the hammock to take your weight off
the zipper you run into the bug net.
I bought a second Hennessy Hammock w/o a bug net so
that I may be able to sit up enough to get the weight
off the zipper. If that doesn't work...Panda time. I
just don't like their weight.
Go to ebay and search with the search terms: Panda
hammock sleeping bag.
Hopefully, someone will thoroughly test one of these
both as a hammock and as a top zipper sleeping bag in
--- blueduck600 <blueduck600@...
> Hi everyone,
> I'm looking for advice on what hammock to buy, and
> what temp sleeping
> bag to use.
> I'm new at this hammock camping thing and camping in
> general really.
> The only camping I've done is campground camping,
> with showers,
> toilets, and running water, aka "not real camping."
> My goal is be able to hop on a plane and go camp in
> whatever part of
> the americas I happen to feel like, preferably out
> of earshot of any
> car traffic, and drunk campers. And I'm going to do
> it out of a single
> FAA approved carryon bag.(a MEI Trekker 1)
> I'm buying a camping hammock because frankly,
> there's no way my back
> can handle more than one night sleeping on the
> At this point the coldest I think I'll ever camp in
> is 15F (night temp).
> How much warmer does the hammock keep you? Does the
> cold bottom negate
> the warmer inside?
> If I use a pad and a 30F bag, will that be enough? a
> 20F bag?
> The hammocks I'm looking at are:
> Hennessy Explorer Ultralite A-sym with the
> Supershelter System
> Clark-North American
> Clark-Tropical (for the lighter weight, and maybe I
> can make something
> to keep the bottom warm in winter.)
> I'm leaning toward the Clark-North American because
> of the more
> adjustable bug screen and rain guard(for warmth)
> If there are any other 4 season hammocks out there
> let me know. I'm
> not claustrophobic but, those PeaPod type things
> seem a bit much.
> I'm 6'2" 185 lbs. Located in Northeast Ohio.
> Does anyone know a hammock dealer around Cleveland?
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