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Hammock Shelter, Best bang for the buck?

Postby Jay » Sat May 30, 2009 10:30 pm

Title pretty much summarizes it.

I'm thinking about a hammock shelter for this year.

it needs to be waterproof..ish, I'm cheap, and i'm 6'8". What can we do with that? :D



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Re: Hammock Shelter, Best bang for the buck?

Postby copeg » Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:17 am

May not be the best bang for the buck, but check out Hennessy Hammocks. I used one of their hammocks in the past, and while I didn't like it for reasons beyond the product itself (problems using above treeline, stomach sleeper), I will vouch their hammocks are very well made.
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Re: Hammock Shelter, Best bang for the buck?

Postby calipidder » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:45 am

I had a hammock. For one season. Sure, it's nice and comfy, but I like to camp above or near treeline, so you can see the problem - Hennessy's just don't pitch well as bivys. :retard: I think I slept in it hanging in the trees maybe twice, and about 5 times as a bivy. Then I sold it to someone on the east coast who might actually find trees to hang it in.

Also, at 2.5 lbs for the model I had, I ended up saving weight by switching to a tarptent.

Don't get me wrong - the nights I spent sleeping in it were quite comfortable, but it's just not a practical shelter if you do a lot of Sierra backpacking.
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