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

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

  1. BlackHawkChief

    BlackHawkChief Been here awhile

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    stretched out the hammock an slept in my bag on top for a few nights as i traversed the four corners Area
    No Trees :cry


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    any solid conclusions on using a bike as a anchor point ? Hook it to a foot peg an run it up across the seat?
  2. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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  3. EvanADV

    EvanADV Big Bearded Boy

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    Wow, hadn't seen that make before. Very interesting with the tent poles. Curious to hear feedback as well.
  4. BgDadddy

    BgDadddy Big Dufus

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    The price tag was enough for me... :deal
  5. brieninsac

    brieninsac Been here awhile

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    Great thread! I'm going backpacking in the Sierras in a few weeks. I'm now considering losing my tent, sleeping bag pad and folding stool in lieu of a hammock.
  6. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    I dig the fancy visuals for the differing tarp sizes and shapes!

    Ive backpacked, car camped, and bike camped, with a 9x9 tarp ( diamond shaped config) and been very dry in some nasty storms, I think it depends more on your direction with the wind.

    I typically, hang the tarp well above me if its not storming, or right over my hammock if it is, I typically use 2 tent stakes ( TIE out points) for the corners that are center bottom in the illustrations. One further from the hammock with a couple of feet of line for the open airy, non storm condition.

    and a closer set that minimizes exposure.

    IM sure a hex tarp has more coverage, but I have not had any issues staying dry with a 9x9 diamond shaped tarp.





  7. brieninsac

    brieninsac Been here awhile

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    Ok, so I'm fairly new to hammock tents. What are the features I should be considering?
  8. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    If you're really interested, look here.

    https://www.hammockforums.net

    You'll be there a while...
  9. brieninsac

    brieninsac Been here awhile

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    I spent some time their last night. I'm leaning towards the Lawson Hammock.

    It seems some sort of pad is necessary to keep warm. Any suggestions? I have an inflatable sleeping bag pad, would that provide the necessary warmth?
  10. roostar

    roostar Been here awhile

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    Not sure what type of construction the Lawson uses...but my Warbonnet has a double layer that allows the user to slip a sleeping pad in between the layers thus, holding it nicely in place.
  11. 211

    211 Adventurer

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    Here's my Hennessey setup from last weekends campout by the river.

    Hard to tell from the photo but I'm running 9' ENO Atlas straps, a biner with two rap rings on each end for garda hitch suspension. Takes less than a minute of setup before I'm ready to hang in it.

    Also hard to tell, but notice the uneven lumpy ground??? I didnt :snore
    Couldnt say that much for my buddy in the tent right beside me... poor guy.

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    And how we got in and out. note; the blue bag on the back of the Giant Loop is my buddies tent (he did'nt have room do strap it to his bike so I carried it), all my stuff including hammock and sleeping bag fit in the RH side of the GL bag.
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  12. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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  13. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    That BB didn't work for you did it Boss? I like mine fine.

    I like my diy best though.

    Good idea to get something and try it before you break the bank on a system. Some folks just can't sleep in them. If you can though, you'll never sleep on the ground again. Hell I sleep in one in my house half the time.

    I'm in mine right now. :D
  14. Dark

    Dark Been here awhile

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    I'll be watching for your report on the Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock UL, I have a Hennesy Expedition Asym Zip that I can't get comfy in. I'm pretty much a side sleeper & can't position myself well enough in it for a good nights sleep
  15. CordR

    CordR Been here awhile

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    Curious to know if there are any or many side sleepers that have mastered the art of side sleeping in a Hennessy.

    I'm generally a side sleeper and this summer is my first real attempt at hanging. I've napped in hammocks before and for that, I can lay on my back, but I'm not sure about a full night.

    I've got a HH, so I'll at least try it out before making any judgements.
  16. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    You can get semi-on your side.

    I'm mainly a stomach and side sleeper, but in the Hammock I'm fine on my back most of the night. Every once in a while I'll feel the need to try my side, but I don't ever end up that way for long.

    Try it.
  17. 211

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    Same for me. Although after breaking my collarbone twice (the most recent time was 10wks ago) I've learned to alter my sleeping positions. Mainly to back and non broken side. I slept fine on my back and occasionally I'd shift to the side.

    I'd check out the Hennessy discussion group over at HammockForums.net, they're super helpful with questions like that. Most can offer tips to aid in fine tuning your comfort; such as keeping the foot end a few inches higher than the head end.
  18. Law Dawg (ret)

    Law Dawg (ret) Been here awhile

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    Not a Hennessy but my Blackbird 1.1 dbl worked great for side sleeping. It was made of softer material than the 1.7 dbl (yes I have more than one hammock). Side sleeping works with the 1.7 but is less comfortable...still beats the snot out of ground dwelling. Unfortunately my heft was slightly above the max for the 1.1 and I sold it to my son. I am a full time side sleeper but found that back sleeping works just fine in a gathered end hammock for some reason. No clue why. :hmmmmm
  19. MotoBoss

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    No Happy it sure didn't. I just can not get rid of the calf ridge. Not giving up on gathered end hammocks but I'm going to try the Bridge and then try a DIY and 11 footer.

    Ain't going back to the ground for nuttin!!
  20. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    Always was a side sleeper until I got into hammocks. Now I am very comfortable on my back. Never would have believed it was possible.

    Now I pull the right knee up in the classic "4" position and ridge gone and I sleep like a baby

    Takes practice but it's worth it.