have not got my hammock yet still in transit holidays go figer, but anyway. wanting to know the weight of everybodys setup of say 20 degree weather and what that consist of thanks . how does that compaire to your old tent weight thanks can't wait to read the storys .:cool:
The Raw Truth
A good idea for this post...but proved to be a sad truth to me :(
In Oct 06 on the trail :
Tent Eurkea Pinnacle Pass 2XTA ----- 5 lbs 4 0z
Big Agnes Encampment 15 degree Bag ----- 3 lbs 4 oz
Big Agnes Sleeping Pad Air Core ----- 1 lb 12.8 oz
uggh :( Total: 10 lbs 6.8 oz
Hennessy Explorer Deluxe ----- 3 lbs 4 oz
CCF Pad 72 x 25 ----- 9.3 oz
Down Quilt 550 fill as under quilt ------ 2 lbs 1 oz
Down Quilt 550 fill as Sleeping Bag ----- 2 lbs 1 oz
Total: 7 lbs 15.3 oz
(but I froze!)
NOW.... New changes...
Hennessy Explorer Deluxe ----- 3 lbs 4 oz
CCF Pad ----- 9.3 oz
Down Quilt as underquilt ---- 2 lbs 1 oz
MontBell #2 Down U. L. Bag ---- 1 lbs 13 oz
Total: 7 lbs 11.3 oz
Now on to the sad truth of it all.....
Tent Camping: New setup for the JMT Aug 20007
Tarptent Squall ------ 2 lbs
New CCF Pad ----- 3 oz
MontBell #2 Bag ---- 1 lb 13 oz
Total : 4 lbs
BUT ....not happy or comfortable!!!!
The following thread is a gear list for cold weather hangin.
All I remeber is that my tent weight days were "Heavy."
Now that I'm hangin and an ultralighter, my total overniter winter weight is
around 14-16lbs. Including a liter of h2o and food.
Weight would vary depending on expected lows and weather or not I had hanging company
that would be borrowing some of my gear. Remember to plan for temps around 10 degrees lower
than expected. Call it a safe, warm, comfort zone.
[QUOTE=All I remeber is that my tent weight days were "Heavy."
Now that I'm hangin and an ultralighter, my total overniter weight is
around 14-16lbs. Including a liter of h2o and food.[/QUOTE]
could i get a list of things trying to get there to thanks
Originally Posted by The Breeze
JRB 9x9 or Black Cat Tarp (Thanks Blackbishop)
Nest underquilt or maybe not
SPE 2X2 with Ridgerest + Wally World pad. Both full length. 1/2 inch wings
No Sniveller top quilt
Smartwool long sleeve zip
Rocky exp. poly top & bottom thermals (Wal-mart)
Wigwam -40 sox
Campmor power glove liners
Dropstopper rain jacket as pillow (possibly pants also)
FanaticFringe Thompson Peak Pack (10.5oz.)
My hammock weight and backpack weight really help to keep my number low.
cool beans: sounds like you have put in the time and the money. I run about 20 to 25 pounds with a tent hope i can get there.:D
Old ground days
Tarp (including eight stakes, stuff sack, and cord) - 26 oz
Drawstring bug shelter (including stuff sack and cord) - 5 oz
Long Cat's Meow Bag (including stuff sack) - 50 oz
8 section Z-Rest - 9 oz
2 mil plastic ground cloth - 10 oz
Total - 100 oz (6.3 lbs)
Hennessy ULB (including stuff sacks, tarp, stakes, huggers) - 33 oz
Ray-Way top quilt (including stuff sack) - 28 oz
Kickass underquilt (including stuff sack) - 30 oz
Total - 91 oz (5.7 lbs)
I would certainly knock a lot of weight off of that ground set-up now, probably about a pound and a half. I'm still more than happy with my current set-up and am actually going to add a bit of weight with a new tarp and possibly new, homemade hammock.
Homemade hammock, JRB tarp, ropes, stakes 28 oz
North Face Fisson 20 degree - Long 38 oz
Marmot Pounder 40 degree - Regular 16 oz
I use the Pounder as a quilt when temps get in the mid twenties or lower. The Fission is used peapod style around the hammock.
5lbs 2oz total and to think my tent alone used to weigh more than this. My low with this setup is 13 degrees.
HANGnOUT, I like the sound of that. Do you have any pictures? Isn't the Fission the one with the short zipper? Did you have to modify it to get it to wrap around?
Modifications consist of a hole in the foot end and attachment cords on both ends. I just lay in the hammock and pull the bag up around me, attach the head end cord, and zip up. I experimented with several old bags before perfecting this setup without cold spots. The foot end is the problem spot when using a sleeping bag around the hammock. The Pounder used as a quilt helps with this. I have another bag with a full length zipper I use for camping on my property. It is more convenient but heavier. The Fission with the short zipper is one of those compromises to save weight on my hiking trips.
I hate pads and getting in the sleeping bag inside the hammock. Next year I may try the nest/quilt route but for now I can use my current gear and stay warm.