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

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

  1. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    Yeah I'm aware but at $265 :huh . The 250 lb set up is cheaper but not by much. I don't like the "saddlebags" on the side either, looks like a old scrotum sack blow'n in the wind :lol3
    I talked to Brandon and the bags are part of the hammock to support the net and can't be produced without them.

    I've been covering this for awhile here https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=74680
  2. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    You can sure get some nice views in Hammock tents! 2 weekends ago...

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  3. Cheddarhead

    Cheddarhead Been here awhile

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    Lots of wisdom in those two statements. I'd never thought of that before...but it makes so much sense that I am knackered at myself for not thinking of that earlier.

    Time to re-pack the kit to set the ridgeline and tarp up first!

    Much appreciated!
  4. Cheddarhead

    Cheddarhead Been here awhile

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    Would you mind taking / posting a close up photo or two of this?

    I have a HH and added a set of the quick 9 line anchors (at least, that's what my friend calls 'em...) but I find myself befuddled when setting up the hammock.

    TIA!
  5. 211

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    Better than a photo might be this this video
    This is where I got the idea. My carabiner is slightly different but the rap rings in the video is the exact ones I use.
    Some argue that this setup puts a lot of strain on the suspension lines and cause them to wear prematurely but next season I plan on switching to amsteel anyway (or some other lighter weight cord).

    The Atlas straps are pretty self explainatory they're just a much longer tree hugger. Which is something I anticipate needing since here where i'm at (PNW) the tree diameter can get pretty large. Plus the additional lenth leftover after wrapping the strap around the tree can come in quite handy.

    I'll work on getting up a photo at some point soon.
  6. Racerman27410

    Racerman27410 Been here awhile

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    Glad to be of some help friend..... be prepared for all the new friends you will make when it's raining :D
  7. gots_a_sol

    gots_a_sol Been here awhile

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    Woot has 2 different Yukon Outfitters hammocks posted up today. Would be a cheap way to get into a hammock and see if you like it or not (which is what I'm doing haha)

    http://www.woot.com/

    Your choice of the following:

    Double hammock - $20

    The Yukon Outfitters Double Parachute Hammock has become a staple at campgrounds and parks across the nation. No matter where you choose to relax or nap, this hammock is perfect for the day pack, home patio and even the dorm room.

    Double Hammock
    11'6" Long x 6'4" Wide
    When packed in its bag, this hammock is almost as small as a grapefruit
    High test parachute nylon with lock stitching will hold up to the roughest abuse
    Marine-grade tie down line is included with an S-hook that will allow you to swing from posts, timber and even your truck or SUV
    Max Load capacity of 300 pounds
    Integrated Stuff sack sewn in so you'll never lose it
    Oversized for enjoying cool summer nights with a friend
    Mildew resistant
    Quick-dry nylon


    Hammock with Mosquito Net - $25

    The Yukon Outfitters Hammock’s integrated mosquito net will keep you comfortable in the great outdoors. If the coast is clear and you don’t need the mosquito netting, just flip the hammock over and use as a normal hammock. Yukon Outfitters hammocks are made for use on the trail, tailgating, camping, or at home.

    8'9" Long x 4'8" Wide
    Integrated mosquito net to keep little critters away
    High strength parachute nylon
    Double zippers system for easy access
    Two interior storage pockets for storing small items
    Lightweight and quick drying
    275 pound weight capacity
    Triple stitched at weight bearing points
    Attached stuff sack for easy storage
    Mildew resistant
    Quick-dry nylon
  8. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    Hard to top those Woot! deals. I'd recommend the double. That netted one is pretty short to sleep in unless you're like 5'8" or shorter...
  9. MotoBoss

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    I bought the long one, now I can try an 11' 6" for $20 !


    Hey I almost didn't recognize you there Happy, new avatar. By the way I did get the Jacks R Better Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock UL. After a quick set up I really like the flat lay. A little tight for a guy my size but it's way more comfortable than my WBBB. If the 11' works the BB will go away..........



    .....................now if it would only stop raining
  10. RAGBrian

    RAGBrian jonesing for a ride

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    :cry

    That deal on Woot is history. Sold out. I just searched for it.

    Oh well, gonna pull out the Chrysallis and get it ready to hang it later today. Need to work on the cross rods and get it ready for a bicycle trip later this month.

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  11. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    What are you going to do to the cross rods? I found shortening the head end a bit took some of the tautness out and made it more comfy.
  12. RAGBrian

    RAGBrian jonesing for a ride

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    Dan,

    I want to replace the one in the foot box that got bent up when I put my foot on it and bent it all the out of shape. Have been using a short piece of pvc tubing to couple the tubes together.

    I uncovered the fiber rods I bought while cleaning the shop this weekend. I will get to work finishing them and try a hang.

    I'll take a 2nd look at the head end tube with regards to shortening it. I agree that some customizing may be necessary now that I have used it a few times for camping.

    Just spent a bunch of time late last night reading a 47 page thread on HF about making DIY silnylon. I'm looking at making a tarp fly on a separate ridgeline to be put up 1st before the hammock.

    Phat fingered on my smarty pants fone, now using the new Tapatalk Beta 4.
  13. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    Yeah, pushing on the bar is a no-no. The newer version has a sleeve that goes over the junction of the two bars and it keeps it stronger, same as you've been using the pvc for.

    I use a tarp over the bug screen if the weather is warm and only use the camper shell when cold or travelling light.

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    Here it is with just the bug net

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  14. BgDadddy

    BgDadddy Big Dufus

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    The calf ridge just means that the hammock is stretched too tight. Just keep loosening it, little by little, till it finally goes away, and set it there in the future.
  15. MotoBoss

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    I've tried and tried and I can't reach any higher to get enough sag to keep my ass off the ground :lol3

    Bought a bridge and really digg'n it :thumb And got in on the Woot deal and my 11'6" came today, gotta try it out.
  16. Dolly Sod

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    That's what a structural ridgeline is for. Instead of reaching higher to hang your straps, you just shorten the ridgeline.....

    ... But a bridge hammock is a good way to solve it as well. :thumb
  17. MotoBoss

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    Yes I know but at 6'3" in a 10' hammock there ain't much movement before you become a banana..................
  18. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    I'm only 5'11" and find an 11' hammock more comfortable.
  19. AMSBIKER

    AMSBIKER Adventurer

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    Hi all,

    Having read this thread with interest I bought a cheapy hammock and slept out this weekend at a local campsite.


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    Just used an old waterproof poncho as a tarp. No rain expected.

    Found it really comfortable so Id like to invest in a type that is completely encloseable etc. no need for mosquito net etc here in th UK. More trouble with Poxy rain.

    I found this one on eBay and like the look of it. I intend to use with a large tarp for more rain protection. I have a modular sleeping bag which I intend to use in the hammock so I don't need any sleeping pads or cushioning.. I know hammocks are very individual things to get but I'd just like your opinions on this.

    http://bit.ly/1aQeJVc

    thanks

    SP
  20. Dan Alexander

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