View Full Version : Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock

12-04-2011, 01:28
Anyone ever used one? They are on sale @ REI and I am thinking about picking one up for the warmer months.

12-04-2011, 02:49
It is my go to hammock.

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12-04-2011, 12:05
I have one and I like it. I use it for when I am trying to keep my pack weight way down. That and a small OES micro tarp, a partial length fleece under quilt, with a summer top quilt and I can be around 8 pounds base weight. I put whoopie sling on it and I'm really pleased with the comfort of that set up.

12-05-2011, 00:42
Ok think I'll pick one up esp since they're on sale thanks

12-06-2011, 00:38
I've used one for two years now on the AT. The Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock (http://at-trail.blogspot.com/2010/03/camping-hammocks-grand-trunk.html) packs very small and is very light weight. (My Grand Trunk Ultralight hammock at Annapolis Rock, MD. (http://at-trail.blogspot.com/2010/03/hammock-camping-along-appalachian-trail.html))

Get yourself a foam pad for use with it and cut/taper the pad to fit better. I also added a $2 head net from Walmart for keeping bugs out of my face while sleeping.

I use a generic 8X10 poly tarp from the hardware store as overhead cover. Heavier than I'd like, but bomb proof. I've rode out several good thunderstorms and stayed dry so far.