- Hey all
Stumbled upon the Lawson hammock by chance on Uncrate
, manufacturer link:
Can't find it mentioned here, does anyone have any experience or
anything else to say about it? I have the Claytor Jungle, how would it
compare to it?
- I tested one a couple of years ago
That is a link to mine and the other testers reports.
To me it was more of a tent that hangs versus a hammock.
It is flat bottomed which makes putting pads it in it easy, but the fly fits
TIGHT and does not have a lot of room to adjust it. It is pretty much fly on
or fly off.
- I bought one - before I knew anything about hammocks - about five
years ago. It had no ropes/straps with it. It wasn't hard to set it
up but it sure did want to tip over if you put anything in it, like a
sleeping bag, pillow, etc. It was really top heavy. It was fine to
sleep in - not the least bit tippy. Weighed almost twice as much as a
HH. I bought a HH Expedition and used it on a 135 mile kayak trip.
Have never used the Lawson BRCH since then. Maybe I ought to pull it
out and give it another try.
- Thomas, thanks for your reply. I found your (and the other 2) reviews
a few minutes after I made this post but I couldn't reply because it
wasn't approved yet.
One thing I couldn't find there is, is it too short for a longer
person? I'm 2m (6'7") tall and that's why I went with Claytor Jungle
and stuck with it.
> I tested one a couple of years agohttp://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews/Shelters/Hammocks/Lawson%20Blue%20Ri
> That is a link to mine and the other testers reports.
- Ken, thanks for your reply.
> It was fine to sleep in - not the least bit tippy.May I know how tall are you? As I already wrote in my reply to Thomas,
#1 thing that worries me is length since the hammock specs say it is
230 cm long and I'm 2m.
> Weighed almost twice as much as a HH. I bought a HH ExpeditionTesting it again, after you had some experience with other
> and used it on a 135 mile kayak trip. Have never used the Lawson
> BRCH since then. Maybe I ought to pull it out and give it another
travel/camping hammocks, seems to be a good idea. If you do it,
please share your new opinion/experience.
I'm mostly interested in this hammock because it functions well as a
(regular) bivy - as I wrote in one of my previous posts, I plan to do
a longer trip over a flat terrain (steppe) where it won't be possible
to find places for tying the hammock all the time.
(And yes, I know that I can setup any hammock as a bivy, I've been
doing it but this hammock looks like the best option for that.)
- I'm 5'10".
It's not tippy to sleep in and I'm sure that if I had tied it out to
the sides, I wouldn't have had any trouble. The biggest concern I had
was the weight and the length when it's packed in its carrying bag. I
just prefer the compactness of the HH (I have both an Expedition and an
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> Ken, thanks for your reply.
> > It was fine to sleep in - not the least bit tippy.
> May I know how tall are you? As I already wrote in my reply to Thomas,
- The Lawson is definitely a heavier package than the HH and it doesn't come
with ropes to hang with.
There are two reasons/times I would prefer the Lawson
a)If I knew I would have several nights/places where there were no trees and
I would have to pitch it on the ground. It really is more of a tent that
hangs to me rather than a hammock. It goes up nice and easy as a one person
b)If it was going to be really cold. The fly is tight and keeps the heat in
and the bottom is flat. It was easy for me to put a real sleeping pad into
it and stay on it. If I cut one (width wide) I could actually cover the
entire bottom of the hammock with a sleeping pad.
Still, it stays packed away because my HH is a bit cooler in Texas during
the summer with a fly on and it is lighter.