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    So I'm thinking about this hammock thing...

    Between a lightweight hammock and all of the insulation: underquilts, top quilts, weather barriers, etc, how much does the whole thing weigh in its various seasonal configurations?

    Having gotten over the fear of looking like a big food bag (me=food), I like to idea of being in a big cocoon

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    Just got my hammock yesterday! Woohoo!
    Now if I could just figure out how to put it up (always had nice strong (smart) guys to put up my tents for me, and this hammock is a first for me. The instructions aren't very clear for those not wellversed in camp equipment lingo.)

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    It all depends on the specific equipment make and model. Here's one example.

    Hennessy Backpacker Ultralight A-Sym (less the fly) 23 oz.
    Jacks 'R' Better Nest Under Quilt 20 oz.
    Jacks 'R' Better Uo Sniveller Top Quilt 20 oz.
    Jacks 'R' Better 8'x8' Tarp 10 oz.
    Two stakes and some cord 4 oz.

    TOTAL 77 oz. or 4 lbs. 13 oz.
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    Check this thread for some more details:

    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/show...ammock+weights

    TEMPERATURE: 40F

    19 - Speer 8.0 (w/ bugnet)
    29 - Speer PeaPod
    13 - Speer 8x10 Tarp
    04 - 4 stakes w/ cord
    65 oz total - 4 lbs 1 oz - 1843 g

    11 - Homemade Speer (w/o bugnet)
    29 - PeaPod
    07 - MacCat Micro
    04 - 4 stakes w/ cord
    51 oz total - 3 lbs 3 oz - 1446 g

    TEMPERATURE: 37F

    11 - Homemade Speer (w/o bugnet)
    03.5 - Speer SPE
    10 - Equinox CCF Pad 20"x72"x3/8"
    16 - Speer Top Blanket
    09 - JRB 8x8
    02 - 2 stakes w/ cord
    51.5 oz - 3 lbs 3.5 oz - 1460 g

    TEMPERATURE: 30F

    20 - HH UL BP Asym
    20 - JRB Nest Underquilt
    20 - JRB No Sniveler Top Quilt
    02 - JRB Connectors
    09 - JRB 8x8 Tarp
    02 - 2 stakes w/ cord
    73 oz - 4 lbs 9 oz - 2070 g

    11 - Speer (w/o bugnet)
    29 - PeaPod
    16 - Top Blanket
    09 - JRB 8x8 Tarp
    02 - 2 stakes w/ cord
    67 oz - 4 lbs 3 oz - 1900 g

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    And this one:
    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/show...ammock+weights

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    Thanks for those very exact replies! Now I just have to practice sleeping on my back (I usually sleep in the "free fall" position" - maybe I can cut some holes in the bottom

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    my stuff falls just about in line with Jeff's 30* reply...

    HH BUA-32oz with stock tarp
    JRB Underquilt-20oz
    JRB Suspension system w/smaller caribiners-1.3 (vs stock 1.7)
    WM Caribou bag w/stuff sack-21oz
    Tent stakes-4oz
    Weathershield Bottom-8.5oz
    Weathershield Top-9.4oz (really only need if it's really foggy, and even then maybe not.)

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    Getting down to at least 30 with all synthetic:

    Hennessy ULB with stuff sack, stakes, tarp, straps: 31 oz
    Ray-Way top quilt with stuff sack: 28 oz
    My underquilt with stuff sack: 28 oz

    Total: 87 oz (5 lbs, 7 oz)

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    hennessey hammock non asym ultralite backpacker w/out tarp 21 oz
    jackrbetter 8x8 tarp 10oz
    24 x 52 pad 6 oz
    30 degree speer liteloft quilt 25 oz
    total 62 oz = 3 lbs 14 oz neo

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    I think once the sticker shock of the handmade down products wears off I'll be sold.

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    What about just adding a secondary webbing that you can stuff with hardwood leaves or pineneedles? I usually stuff my hammock with leaves and then throw in the sleeping bag, but I'm really looking at the secondary webbing idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagal Logute Iyapa
    What about just adding a secondary webbing that you can stuff with hardwood leaves or pineneedles? I usually stuff my hammock with leaves and then throw in the sleeping bag, but I'm really looking at the secondary webbing idea.
    The trouble with stuffing with leaves is that the times you need insulation the most are when the leaves are either going to be wet (soaking your bag if you lay it on them), deteriorating, or covered in snow.

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    Hennessy Ultralight Backpacker Asym - 1 lb 4.2 oz w/o fly
    Standard fly 7 oz
    Tree Hugger straps (standard size) - 1.5 oz
    HH Undercover - 7.5 oz
    HH Underpad 5.5 oz

    Good to 40 degrees for me, at 3 lb, 7.2 oz.

    OR Subsititue a 3/4 RidgeRest at 9.2 oz. for the undercover & underpad for the same temp rating.

    To go to 20 degrees I use all of the above plus a homemade Ray-Way quilt underneath the underpad at 1 lb, 9.4 oz, for a total weight of 5 lb, 9.8 oz. for the shelter and underinsulation.

    My sleeping bag, which I use as a quilt adds another 1 lb 14.4 oz for 20 degree temps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nattyd123
    So I'm thinking about this hammock thing...

    Between a lightweight hammock and all of the insulation: underquilts, top quilts, weather barriers, etc, how much does the whole thing weigh in its various seasonal configurations?

    Having gotten over the fear of looking like a big food bag (me=food), I like to idea of being in a big cocoon
    my speer 30 degree quilt wieghs 25 oz
    my pad wieghs 12 oz,i use a hammock
    comfort.i no longer need a pillow or ground cloth.
    my pack pack wieghs 9 oz
    my 9x9 tarp wieghs 21 oz

    total 67 oz or 4 lbs and 3 oz
    not bad for a 30 degree set up

    another 8.6 oz i can go down to 20 degrees
    with my jacks r better over shield
    still less than 5 lbs for my pack,pad,quilt,my tarp
    and over sheild neo

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