Dec 6, 2007 at 8:24 pm #1226172
I have been thinking about getting a hammock for longer than I have been UL backpacking. I now, however, have a new criteria. It needs to be light. With that in mind, what are some good hammock options. And, is there any chance of getting a hammock as light as some of the SUL shelters (i.e. cuban fiber tents)?Dec 7, 2007 at 3:01 pm #1411704
I've been looking at some hammocks, is the 1lb 15oz hennesey model pretty light or can I do better?Dec 8, 2007 at 3:03 am #1411757
@p-kLocale: San Diego
Here's a BPL thread on Bill Fornshell's cuben hammock:
Hammock weight has so many variables: rigging, bug protection, insulation, tarp, and the hammock itself. You could get pretty light with a Speer-type hammock (top-entry), cc foam pad and poncho-tarp, but this depends on your need for bug netting and warmth. Take a look at hammockforums.net and Just Jeff's site at http://www.tothewoods.net. Lots of nice folks over there (some, but not all, are even concerned about weight!).Dec 8, 2007 at 5:25 am #1411759
Hennesey make an even lighter model called the Adventure Racer. The complete weight (hammock, bug screen, and tarp) is around 16oz. I use this model and love it. I don't know your weight / size, that may be a limiting factor. I'm 170 lbs 5'10" and fit with plenty room to spare. My 200 lb brother also used this briefly without any problems.
I think it would be hard to get lighter than this, unless you started cutting back on features.
dougDec 8, 2007 at 7:51 am #1411769
I also saw that model, however I am 6'1" and that model is rated for someone who is 5'10". Are you saying that you think this model would work for someone who is taller than 5'10"?Dec 8, 2007 at 11:37 am #1411791
@peter_panLocale: Co-Owner Jacks 'R' Better, LLC, VA
The HHAR is too short for you at 6-1….you might get in it but you would not get very flat in the asym sweet spot… Take a good look at the HHELR… same size as the HHHL but lighter….Even that may be short for you… believe it says 6-0 for the HHELR
PanDec 8, 2007 at 12:37 pm #1411797
Bill FornshellBPL Member
@bfornshellLocale: Southern Texas
Heather's link didn't work for me so I am re-posting
My Cuben Hammock Thread
I have been told that it is to small, well I am not that big and it is fine for me. I am 6 foot tall and my weight range is from 150 to 155 pounds.
It is made to be as light as I could make it and still be more or less comfortable. It works well in both areas.Dec 9, 2007 at 5:31 am #1411863
You would fit in an adventure racer, but, as Jack pointed out, one of the features of the AR is it's asymetric shape that allows one to lie reasonably flat at an angle in the hammock. Your height would mean you would have to sleep more longitudinally in the hammock and less at an angle. So your height would technically "compromise" your position. I don't know if weight would be an issue for you. I can only speak from my experience I'm 5'10" and the AR is super comfortable (caveat, I sleep mostly on my side with knees bent) but it's still really comfortable when relaxing on my back. I'm sure HH wouldn't have a problem if you tried one (inside) and returned it if it didn't work out. Happy hunting.
dougDec 9, 2007 at 8:29 pm #1411962
Jeff BooneBPL Member
Hennessey Hyperlite – I love it!!!Dec 10, 2007 at 8:40 am #1412007
First, check out hammockforums.net
Then specifically, note the super cool DIY "bridgeskin" http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=2479
I want one.Dec 10, 2007 at 12:14 pm #1412028
Wow… that bridgeskin is crazy cool…
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