I read on WB that some guy had his basic winter setup for his hammock. He said it would hold him to about 15° to 20°. He also mentioned that the total weight was 6-7 lbs.
That seems awful heavy to me. Was he over estimating his weight or adding way to much stuff to his hammock. Yeah I know hard to say w/out knowing his setup.
I know my winter setup tent, 15° bag and pad weighs in at 4.75 lbs or 6.75 lbs if I use a -5° bag. It has been a while since I have used that though.
Was his weight normal for winter?
I don't know about anyone else, but I like to an a person that not sleep unless I am warm. If I was using my tent in 15° weather I would probably be carrying 30 lbs or more, but I am a sissy when it starts getting that cold.
Staying at 5 lbs for a 20F hammock shouldn't be too hard. Here's a 30 F setup for just over 4. Add a torso pad or another quilt for underneath and it would easily be a 20F setup.
11 - Speer (w/o bugnet)
29 - PeaPod
16 - Top Blanket
09 - JRB 8x8 Tarp
02 - 2 stakes w/ cord
67 oz total - 4 lbs 3 oz - 1900 g (30 F)
Here are two homemade 0F setups:
23.4 - WarmHammock w/ 2" insulation, TravelPod, suspension
11.0 - Homemade Tarp
24.5 - Homemade Quilt
04.0 - Stakes/line*
63 oz total - 3 lbs 11 oz - 1786 g
16.9 - Silk Speer w/ Bugnet
12.8 - Custom MacCat Tarp
01.8 - Stakes/line
23.0 - Homemade Down Air Mattress
23.0 - Homemade Down Top Quilt
77.5 oz total - 4 lbs 13 oz - 2197 g
Lots more comparisons here:
I think that 6-7 for winter is pretty good considering that in addition to off setting the winter bag and full winter pad, it also off sets the tent and ground cloth by including the hammock and tarp.
Originally Posted by Ewker
Amen to that Brother!:o
Originally Posted by attroll
Pan whats your set up for 15 to 25 weather?
Originally Posted by Peter_pan
That was MedineMan. If I remember right he was using The JRB Mt Rogers, maybe an underquilt, and a n. arc top quilt. From what I gather from his posts and a couple PM questions I had on some of his gear, he buys and tests a lot of gear.
BTW first post, let the addiction start.
Oh, I got a feeling you're already addicted, Nate. And Medicine Man has more high-end hammock gear than anyone else I've heard of!
Hangman, et al,
Originally Posted by Hangman
My set up for 15-25 degrees is
HH ELR, 16 oz
JRB Tarp w/ lines and ti ul pegs, 11 oz
JRB Nest w SS, 21 oz
JRB No Sniveller, 20 oz
JRB Old Rag Mtn, 24 oz
( Removable back pad of pack
JRB compression sacks 2, 2 oz
Total 78 oz 4.88 lbs
Note , if I went out expecting 15-25, I'd be prepared to go 10 more below that.
Add JRB Weather Shield Top and Bottom at 9.4 oz each for a total for single digits as 97 oz or 6 pounds.
Camp clothes to sleep in; include, fleece lj & top, wool socks, fleece balaclava, JRB Down hood and JRB Down sleeves (worn as foot covers), and possum down gloves... All of these items are in the winter pack for camp use anyway.
Pan, I notice you carry a lot of clothes to sleep in. Is this normal with winter hammocking? I know it doesn't apply to winter tenting.