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

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

  1. Mike_MRS

    Mike_MRS Been here awhile

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    I think it looks far far too short. I'd also have a concern about the number of lines and the possibility for damage in transit etc.

    I think it's great that a firm like this is bringing out a new product, but i can't understand why they've made it so short.

    If you have a clark NX you can easily set it up on the ground, with the tarp above set up on a trekking pole each end. You do need something underneath it though so it doesn't get damaged
  2. Mike_MRS

    Mike_MRS Been here awhile

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    That's interesting BB. If someone had one I'd love to give it a try, but I have to say that I'm not trading for my NX250, it's just too comfortable, too warm, too easy to set up etc.
  3. Law Dawg (ret)

    Law Dawg (ret) Been here awhile

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    I'm not smart enough to sort out the complicated set up...good grief there are a bunch of steps to go through just to make it work. Then there is the UQ set up issue because pads are of the Devil. :huh

    I'll K.I.S.S. with the WBBB/Traveler (adjustable webbing) and Toxaway tarp using my moto bungees thankyouverymuch.:deal
  4. Mike_MRS

    Mike_MRS Been here awhile

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    Yep, I can't help but wonder how fast and dry you could set the thing up in the rain. Right now my tarp goes up, then hammock underneath, then UQ which is already attached. Everything apart from the tarp top stays dry
  5. Jedi5150

    Jedi5150 Road Warrior

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    The thought of 12 people hanging 20 feet off the ground in a 100 pound hammock made me laugh out loud.:lol3:rofl

    I'm not knocking hammocks at all, but there are some things in life that you should just say to yourself, "That sounds like a very bad idea". This would be one of those times.:eek1 That thing has "catastrophic failure" written all over it.
  6. Racerman27410

    Racerman27410 Been here awhile

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    it really doesnt look that hard to setup....

    the production version looks to be much easier to setup with the capability to setup the tarp first from the button holed dyneema tree straps.

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    Back country edge has them in stock right now.

    http://www.backcountryedge.com/exped-ergo-hammock-combi.aspx


    i figured i would give it a try since i already had the downmat 9 XL which is what the hammock was designed around.

    mine will be here tuesday so i will be sure and post up a report.
  7. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander only happy when sad

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  8. the_gr8t_waldo

    the_gr8t_waldo Long timer

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    wounder how many permits you'd have to pull to hang at the state park
  9. Pine Sol

    Pine Sol Been here awhile

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    personal prototype I:
    grey ripstop nylon (3m x 1.5m) us$3
    bug netting (3m x 1.5m) us$3
    zipper (5') us$2
    rope (4mm) us$4
    2 pieces 12"
    2 pieces 3m
    stuff sack us$2
    nylon thread us$2
    seamstress us$10
    tarp us$free
    (found it in the garbage)
    total us$26

    with attached bug net, 5 foot side zipper, hammock 3m long, 4 months traveling around spain.

    <a href="http://s688.photobucket.com/albums/vv242/Big_Edd/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_3656.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv242/Big_Edd/th_IMG_3656.jpg" border="0" alt="2008-06-29 Tarragona" ></a>

    <a href="http://s688.photobucket.com/albums/vv242/Big_Edd/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_3765.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv242/Big_Edd/th_IMG_3765.jpg" border="0" alt="2008-07-08 Malaga"></a>
    i know the pic looks like its saggy in the middle, but i found it to be very comfortable sleeping on my side

    <a href="http://s688.photobucket.com/albums/vv242/Big_Edd/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_3706.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv242/Big_Edd/th_IMG_3706.jpg" border="0" alt="2008-07-02 Cadiz" ></a>
    roped around the pole, but it wasnt set in concrete just to the chain link fence

    <a href="http://s688.photobucket.com/albums/vv242/Big_Edd/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_3718.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv242/Big_Edd/th_IMG_3718.jpg" border="0" alt="2008-07-05 Tarifa"></a>
    bug net out, when not in use, hammock just flipped over

    <a href="http://s688.photobucket.com/albums/vv242/Big_Edd/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_4233.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv242/Big_Edd/th_IMG_4233.jpg" border="0" alt="2008-09-23 Ibiza" ></a>

    <a href="http://s688.photobucket.com/albums/vv242/Big_Edd/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_4239.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv242/Big_Edd/th_IMG_4239.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket" ></a>
    yours truely
  10. Racerman27410

    Racerman27410 Been here awhile

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    Report on the exped ergo combi...... its short. I'm only 5'8 and its a tight fit for me. I can stretch out but my feet are tight against the end of the hammock.

    looks like it will be going back.
  11. Pine Sol

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    i believe, that the hammock needs to be 1m (39") longer then what ever you are tall, to allow for the tapper on either end
  12. MeanMoe

    MeanMoe one really mean cat

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    +1 on that. The recommended hammock length is 3 to 4 ft longer than your height to allow for the gathered ends. Bridge hammocks can be comfortable with only 1 ft of extra length due to the spreader bars and the fact that you lay inline with the long axis of the hammock rather than the 15 degree or so off angle lay of a gathered end.
  13. Bearded Hooligan

    Bearded Hooligan Moto Addict

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    First of all I love sleeping in my hammock, its more comfortable than my bed at home at times. :D I have the ENO single set-up as it was cheap for me to try the hammock set-up. Well, I am all in! I love the ease of set-up, the comfort, the next morning when I am high and dry and without the sleeping on the ground stiffness, the small pack system, the ability to pack into itself. So, the problem is the ENO single is not the best on the cold nights. Last weekend it was in the mid 20's and I carried my big agnes sleeping pad as a layer between my backside and the cool night air. The ENO single and the sleeping pad don't mix well and its an art (read frustrating) to get into the hammock while using it. Is there a better option out there that offers a more roomier solution while still staying cool in the summer and warm in the winter? Can I find something that is going to allow me to use the ENO rainfly and bug net? Dont want to spend a ton of money on an all new set-up so I would like something that is going to fit well with what I have already. I will keep the ENO no matter what as the wife loves it too, so for family camp trips it will be there for afternoon naps.
  14. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    Get an underquilt.

    I Tried using a pad on a single layer and it was a cluster fuck trying to get it to work. So I made a double layer hammock this fall so I could use a pad between the layers. That works reasonably well.

    I made myself a half assed underquilt this winter by cutting up an old sleeping bag. It's a huge leap better. No cold spots, not nearly as much fussing. I think I cut mine a little narrow, as it will slip below my shoulder if I don't clip it to the side of the hammock. Now I'm really eyeing a down underquilt made by one of the handful of cottage manufacturers out there. I figure get one that's good down to 20 degress or so, and it should be good year round. With temps above 70 degrees I don't need the UQ anyhow, and anything between 20 & 70 can probably be adjusted for by how snug the UG is and how heavy your top quilt is.
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    triplenickel Long timer

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    I just got an UQ set up and it's a step up for sure but I spent the past 2 summers (over 120 nights) on a therma rest prolite. The prolite fits inside your bag so it doesn't move around on you, it's pretty straight forward.
  17. Rev Kiecker

    Rev Kiecker Been here awhile

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    Everyone loves to sleep in a hammock.

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  18. Kankujoe

    Kankujoe Adventure Traveller

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    Great thread! Good to see so many hammock motocampers here on ADV. I've been a member over on hammockforums.net for the past 4 years.

    My current hammock of choice is a Clark NX-250 Jungle Hammock with their Z-Liner underquilt system. I've been using one for the past 4 years. Ideal for motocamping. I try to hang most of the time but occasionally I have to set it up on the ground as a bivy (either no trees available or some uninformed tree-hugging ranger MaGoo is thinking I'm hurting the trees). I use tree straps so there is no danger of harming the trees but some park rangers still don't get it.

    I sleep better in my hammock than I do in my own bed. Been tempted a few times to get rid of the bed & hang a hammock. Unfortunately, I can't convince the wife to agree to it.
  19. OsoADV

    OsoADV Oso

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    Is the WBBB 1.7 DL the best choice for a fat boy wanting to try out hammock camping?
  20. Law Dawg (ret)

    Law Dawg (ret) Been here awhile

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    It was/is for this fat boy YMMV.

    I weigh in between 260 and 270 and started with a WBBB 1.7 dbl...ended up with a 1.1 dbl and the same in a Traveler. Prefer the 1.1 dbl above than the 1.7dbl for the softer lay. Again YMMV.:deal