Nov 19, 2011 at 6:06 am #1282151
I started out camping in a hammock and then moved to the ground and now I'm thinking aout returning for the comfort of it. I'm wondering though – I haven't seen any mention of ENO hammocks. Seems to be a lot of praise for Hennessy and more for warbonnet.
I still have my ENO double nest, so I figured I would see what the hype is on the others before making a switch. Weight wise my ENO is ~15.8 oz without suspension which is considerably heavier than say the GT nano 7 (4.9 with out the carabiners) or a warbonnet traveler with whoopie sling suspension – I've seen specs that the WB traveler 1.1 weighs around 8 oz minus its stock suspension plus whoopies – is that about right?
I've also read that the GT nano 7 is too small for people under 5.4 to be comfortable. The nano is 9 ft by 4 where as the WB traveler is 10 x 5.4
I guess what I am asking here is why no ENO – weight issues? Also… dynaglide whoopies – whats the weight on these compared to the amsteel.
JohnnyNov 19, 2011 at 5:19 pm #1803473
The single nest eno is a respectable weight. If you're light enough to do it the Hennesy has a couple of really light setups for people 6' and 200lbs or less. And if you want to stay lighter the Warbonnet Travelers are a really good price. I'm still a little new to hammocking and not really sure why they aren't mentioned as much. I do know a lot of the hangers like going with Warbonnet and Hammock Gear stuff because it's supporting cottage companies that are run by Hammock Forum Members and they can be confident of the quality and customer service. That might have something to do with it.
I'm saving a lot of money and some weight by making my own gathered end hammock based on a design posted on Hammock Forums. Part of that for me is because I'm 63 inches and can get away with smaller gear for some good weight savings. I have also heard that the GT Nano is not good for taller people though I can't confirm it. To give you an idea though, I made a mock up hammock that was 7ft and while it was doable it was a tad too short so I'm making a 9ft one similar to the Nano. I imagine if I need 9ft at 5' 3" that it would indeed be no goon for someone taller than me.
I can confirm for you that the Dynaglide Whoopie Slings are rated for 200-225lbs depending on which vendor you look at and I'm not sure what the weight limit on the Amsteel Whoopie Slings are.Nov 20, 2011 at 9:19 am #1803628
That's probably a good call on supporting the cottage companies, I didn't think about that dynamic of it.
And sorry I should have specified – I'm looking for the carry weight for amsteel vs. dynaglide whoopies for say 6 feet. I saw in HF that the amsteel was labeled as .64 oz, but I don't know if that is for the set or each individual. And I haven't seen any weights on dynaglide yetJan 26, 2012 at 7:58 pm #1830300
Joe KusterBPL Member
I've got a couple backpacking hammocks and I know that for me, the materials make a difference. I've got an Eno, but the fabric is very breathable and readily absorbs water. While that's great for relaxing on a sunny afternoon, it sucks when you get any sort of precipitation. My Hennessy repells most side spray, or at least enough not to accumulate.
It's also worth noting that the ENOs don't have a ridge line or anything to support a tarp and it's not an option. Neither is bug netting. You can of course make or buy tarps or bug nets seperately, but it's just another barrier to entry into backpacking.Jan 27, 2012 at 12:08 pm #1830541
@nihilist_voyagerLocale: Down the Rabbit Hole!
I would say it's .64 per piece. Dynaglide is lighter but I'm not sure how much. I use Amsteel Whoopies with a Dyna ridgeline. I'm at about 180lbs, and the only time I ever worried about them holding me were when I first felt how light they were.
And I think the question of length, whether or not a hammock will be too small comes down to width of the hammock, along with length. I have a DIY 9 ft HH clone with a head and footbox, fits me great and I'm just over 6 feet. I also curl up a bit when sleeping and a slight banana shape doesn't bother me. And that hammock weighs 8 oz including bugnetting and suspension.
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