Hammock Tents - Super linky - got one? tell us about it and post pics here!!

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by HighTechCoonass, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Ability to go to ground, side sleep and tiny pack size were the reasons I chose the 90 degree hammock. It's unreal how small it packs, and how tight you can get it on tree spacing.

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  2. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    I can't comment on that system.

    I have a $30 Eno DN hammock, $50 SnuggPak under blanket/underquilt, $8 orange Harbor Freight straps, and $20 ebay Mil surplus mummy bag for top quit with a 20x72 inch sleeping pad. That's $108. I use a 11x11 blue poly tarp, soft pale yellow nylon lines, and those large nail type stakes. I got it all at Harbor Freight for $14. My upgrades to this are whoopie slings with whoopie hooks for my hammock suspension. I go them from a member here for a good deal. I am planning to add a Kelty Noah 12 with 1/8th inch zing it lines with 1/8 inch bungee spring lines in the near future. With my set up, I can comfortably get into the 40's. I don't have a bug net, but will probably add one next spring. I don't usually have problems with bugs and I don't use bug off products. I guess they don't like my kind of stink. :oscar


    I can attest that Harbor Freight moving blankets are warm but heavy as hell.
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  6. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    Ive broken my hand so no bike camping for a bit. I took the dog and went on an overnight-er in the bush.
    we have been to this spot before on trials bikes but all the trees down have kept that at bay.


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    I wanted to try out the ultimate hammock straps for an easy setup as my eyes make it difficult to seee the bury rop on my Whoopies for adjustment.

    Bug net slung out of the way gave a lovely view of the waterfall and with no people the the whole time i was there from the walk in to walk out the next day. This is what i love about this country. No hassles most of the time.

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    I had to pitch the tarp to keep the water spray off my down quilt i was so close.


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  7. MiteyF

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    I was about to comment on how wet that looks. I've stayed dry through some torrential rain in my hammock, but I don't see any way to stay dry with the mist from that waterfall!
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    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    The advantages of smaller pack size and the ability to hang in tighter trees are two things that have me eyeing the 90 degree. How tight are the tree's in the above picture?

    The hammock looks more exposed to wind and rain from the sides of the tree's in a tarp without doors. More so than a traditional hammock and tarp. Has this been your experience?
  9. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    The tarp ridgeline is about 7', so it's a little more than that. The hammock could probably go with a 5' span if needed. The manufacturer claims you could hang it from one spot if needed, but I've never tried that. This hammock is so comfortable.

    You are exposed a little, but I've been in some heavy rain and wind, and never gotten wet. It seals up pretty well. If you put your stuff on the ground under the hammock nothing gets wet. The fact that the doors close out helps with space in the tarp. It's a great setup. The cuben fiber tarp is crazy light, but doesn't compress as small as I'd like.. Posting this while hanging in my backyard. Wind is pretty good right now, and I don't feel anything under the tarp.
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    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    Indeed it was wet. I was curious how the smaller Edge tarp i use would work to protect the down quilt underneath. what i had to do was stake the tarp edge almost straight down to the ground. I've never had do do this even in heavy rains.

    This is how i typically hang my tarp to encourage air flow here in hot n humid South East Asia. It rained in the below pic but no issues with rain getting to the quilt.


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    Due to the density of trees over here i don't often have rains coming in from the side, as the winds are blocked sufficiently by the trees. so tarp hangs like this work fine.

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    Obviously near the waterfall i had to nail the tarp down tight.. No pictures sadly as my phone battery died.

    Here's pic that shows the ground. This is where hammocks shine. no space for a tent here due to wet and rocky ground. Hammock fits in fine though.


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