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  1. #1
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    NX-250 Test Hang

    *If I had a hammock, I hammocked in the morning...*

    Finally I picked up my hammock (NX-250, Vertex Tarp & Z-Liner) from the customs in germany. I had to pay 19% VAT and 15% customs duty!

    Today I managed a small test hang at 4.0 C. With my winter sleeping bag it was very comfortable. I almost fell asleep after 15 minutes of hanging. What did I learn:

    - Very comfy, not very spacious.
    - A pillow (stuff sack) under the knees will give additional comfort.
    - Sleeping on my side is possible and good.
    - I need a marker on my tarp, which side is head.
    - I will switch to whoopie slings soon, but in this hang the trees stood to close together for a whoopie setup.
    - Lines from the tarp can be attached to my tent pegs without knots.

    At the end I tied up the whole combination of hammock, underquilt (z-liner) AND sleeping back with a rope and stuffed it in one waterproof bag (it can stand on wet ground and stay dry inside) This bag doesn't compress very much and I can keep it ready to go in the trunk of my car - really fast to set up and keeps the insulation in good shape.

    Happy hammockface included

    Thomas

    *I can't get no (right suspension)*
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    Senior Member Slo's Avatar
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    Das crazy mon! This your first hammock? If not, how does it compare to others you've used?
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    This is my first 'serious' hammock.

    Previously I owned a so called 'traveller hammock' and one from a el-cheapo military outlet store. At the moment I have a DD Frontline here, which I will give as a present to a friend (I need to convert some friends away from the tent for future hangs ).

    The quality of the clark is in no way comparable to the other hammocks I mentioned. I could propably best compare it to my small tent, a 'Helsport Stetind II'. This is a 1-person hiking tent made of silnylon from a renown norwegian company. The NX-250 has lots of good ideas in it, is very usable and of flawless build quality. I think tent and hammock are from the same materials, including the bug-netting and the stronger nylon on the ground/underside.

    In question of weight it's almost the same: Hammock, tarp and z-liner on the one side, tent, therm-a-rest and groundsheet on the other side. If there is a difference it's less than 100gr.

    Thomas

    Sorry for the really bad pictures above, just from my phone and it was getting dark. I will come back later with more impressive pics.
    Last edited by Bear's Pinnata; 02-12-2011 at 09:54. Reason: typos

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    Senior Member molawns's Avatar
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    Congrats on your new Clark!

    That's a happy hammock face, alright! Enjoy!
    Yesterday's tomorrow is tomorrow's yesterday. It's the only day that counts.

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    Senior Member Bradley's Avatar
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    Welcome to the CJH Family

    You do look happy . . . and you've just started with it.



    Keep us informed on your trips, and

    Hang in there,Eh!
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    and Curing Ground-In-somnia.

    "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show you great and mighty things . . ." Jeremiah 33:3
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    Not roomy?! I'm 6'5 and about 230 and there is LOADS of room

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