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  • evolution of the hammock?

    anyone seen one of these? tried it?

  • #2

    Thats a lot of bread captain


    • #3
      Weighs 8 pounds--I wouldn't want to pack it compared to the hammock I use now (2.5 pounds)

      Although they claim it's stable, and the pictures seem to show it, I can't help but think that with the center of gravity being low (compared to a Hennessey or other hammock), it would still feel very tippy, or require some major guy-wiring to keep it stable.


      • #4

        I saw this set up at a demo. It was very stable and offered plenty of room. But it required multiple points to attach and the tension required to maintain its stability also required solid trees. Living in VA at the time with plenty of trees, it seemed the options would be pretty limited to find three trees solid enough to attach it to and still have room for the bivy hammock. Also, I asked about getting the tension set, they assured me it was easy but wouldn't loosen it so I could see; it looked a bit complicated to me.

        I did sit in it, again stable but I still sank the floor (I weigh 169) but there was enough room to get dressed and I didn't feel like I was wrapped in the fabric or sitting in a bucket. I liked the headroom and was impressed with the fly coverage - it didn't seem there were any points water would drip in or follow a line into the sleeping area. Of course, 8lbs is a lot of weight for a hammock - or any single person tent.


        • #5
          I'll stick with my ENO, bugnet and tarp. That thing seems more gimmicky than useful.

          Doesn't look like you could get an underquilt on that either.

          Speaking of the evolution of the hammock, I was listening to the audiobook of Samuel Elliot Morrison's bio of Christopher Columbus this weekend. Apparently hammocks became the way to sleep at sea when Columbus' sailors saw the natives of Long Island in the Bahamas sleeping in them.


          • #6
            Well, we prefer something a bit lighter and more suited for a colder climate


            My son has been using the NX-200, at 3 lbs, as a four season hammock. The last campout, a couple of weeks ago, he stayed " toasty warm" at 15 degrees .