I'm fairly new to backpacking, having done a few trips last year, and completely new to hammocks. I am considering purchasing the following equipment:
- Hennessy Ultralite Backpacker A-Sym Hammock
- Hennessy UnderCover and UnderPad
- Snake Skins 2
- Automatic fly tensioner?
I am a male between 165 lb and 175 lb. I hike in the Canadian rockies and camp below the tree line, in and around Banff and Jasper. I'm not really interested in hiking when it drops below +5C (40F), and try to stay above +10C (50F). I'd call off a hiking trip if the weather looked to be particularly rainy or windy, but as I have done and will continue to do ~4 day trips, this is not a guarantee. My sleeping bag is good to about -5C or -7C (20F).
I'm a side sleeper. I'm interested in saving pounds but not really saving ounces on my equipment. I'm particularly interested in hammocks, though, because of how quickly you can break camp with them in the morning. Breaking camp is the bane of my existence.
Are my purchase choices above likely to be appropriate? Should I seriously be considering any additional purchases? I'm particularly concerned about warmth around +5C when it is a bit windy. Anything on my list that I actually don't need? I'm not interested in making my own equipment as I am useless at handiwork. I'm obviously not wanting to waste money but I'm happy to spend some if it is worthwhile.