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Iafte
05-08-2008, 07:38
I bought a travel hammock ultra-light last year and took it on a week long trip. Best sleep on a hiking trip to date. The hammock is light and packs up small.

Only issue I have with it is the stock hooks and rope system to hang it. By using the ropes, while it makes it easy, you do need to find smaller diameter trees and the have to be spaced properly apart, you have maybe a +2ft play on the distance the trees need to be. Biggest problem is the ropes cut into the trees, reason I stopped using them. I just use my straps and tie a knot into them and use the hooks for now.

I still carry it now since it is so light and if something happens to my diy I can switch to it. I am thinking of converting it to rings so I can just swap it out easily.

All in all I give it a thumbs up.

rpettit
05-08-2008, 10:26
I have the same hammock. Went to Wmart bought a couple of 6ft dog leashes to use as tree huggers and added a 100" structural ridgline.

Chief Hammock Officer
05-08-2008, 15:11
Hey All,

Jon from The Travel Hammock here! Glad to hear you like the UL hammock. I hear what you're saying about the rope, it comes included with the product and can definitely be swapped out for straps of some kind. We've added webbed straps into our product mix and will be launching them at the Summer Outdoor Retailer. They won't be free unfortunately (too expensive) but can be purchased as an add-on for a fair price $14.99 (roughly). Anyway, we now have the Camp USA Nano 23 biners (polished silver) available as an accessory for $7.95 plus shipping. The lightest biner in the world!

angrysparrow
05-08-2008, 15:21
The lightest biner in the world!

Not quite. It is a very light and very nice biner (I use them myself), but the DMM Phantom Carabiners (http://www.mtntools.com/cat/rclimb/biners/dmmphantomcarabinersquickdraws.htm) are 2.5 grams lighter.

Chief Hammock Officer
05-08-2008, 15:24
I'll have to talk to my sales rep over there....bugga!

dufus934
05-08-2008, 16:38
it seems like these DMM biners are 2.5 grams heavier. They'er 25.5 grams while the nano 23 is 23 grams. At least I think I'm reading it right. Sorry if I'm not.

angrysparrow
05-08-2008, 18:03
it seems like these DMM biners are 2.5 grams heavier. They'er 25.5 grams while the nano 23 is 23 grams. At least I think I'm reading it right. Sorry if I'm not.

The stats aren't consistent. Some sites list the weight of the Nano at 25g, and others at 28g.

Narwhalin
05-09-2008, 01:22
How about this one?: http://www.treklightgear.com/catalog/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=7&idproduct=16

22.4 grams....weenies. :D

rpettit
05-09-2008, 05:32
Hey All,

Jon from The Travel Hammock here! Glad to hear you like the UL hammock. I hear what you're saying about the rope, it comes included with the product and can definitely be swapped out for straps of some kind. We've added webbed straps into our product mix and will be launching them at the Summer Outdoor Retailer. They won't be free unfortunately (too expensive) but can be purchased as an add-on for a fair price $14.99 (roughly). Anyway, we now have the Camp USA Nano 23 biners (polished silver) available as an accessory for $7.95 plus shipping. The lightest biner in the world!

I have been looking at the skeeterbeater. Is it the same as the ultralight with a bug net added? Is the zipper on one or both sides? By the way, I use, and like the stock rope, just added tree huggers and a ring on each side for ease of centering the hammock. Also the stuff pocket works as a great beer bottle holder when the hammock is deployed.

Incacamper
05-09-2008, 07:16
I also have this hammock, really hard to beat for the price, and also for the weight. I use this hammock on my day hikes to set up at my destination to use as a lounge chair and nap hammock. I find it very comfortable and it packs up extremely small, so you really don't take up any space at all. I do find the Hennessy hammock to be more comfortable though, but still, the ultralight is still WAY Better then laying on the ground!

I did untie the suspension ropes that came with it though, with all the knots in it to hook the s hooks in it. I then tied a bowline loop in one end and use that to hook the S-Hook into, and then used my Hennessy hammock webbing and tie the hammock up like a hennessy. You have many more options this way to set up between a wide variety of trees. Before with the stock system you were very limited on where you set up, and also using the ropes without webbing cut the hell out of trees, which I only used once in that fasion.

I need to tie a ridgeline onto mine also. I will start out with 100" and see how that feels.

T-BACK
05-31-2008, 15:02
Does the weight of the ultra light include the ropes and s hooks? Does anyone know how much just the body weighs? Anyone...anyone...Beuller...

jeffjenn
05-31-2008, 18:10
My camo ultralight weighs in at 8.7oz give or take .1oz w/out the hooks or black ropes.

The s-hooks = .96oz each
The black ropes = .45-.50oz each.
The blue hang ropes = 1.30-1.40oz each.

Hope this helps.

T-BACK
05-31-2008, 18:33
Thanks! If I switch to this hammock and leave my biners at home I can shave 6 ozs off my setup.

jeffjenn
06-01-2008, 13:55
T-BACK I forgot to mention that my hammock is 4'6" x 8'6" not the 9'6" that the Travel Hammock site lists. The fabric weight works out to 1.9oz roughly.

hookten
06-04-2015, 05:31
whoopie slings? is it a gathered end hammock?

Zengunfighter
07-12-2015, 01:42
whoopie slings? is it a gathered end hammock?

Yes sir. I just made a set of whooping slings for my ultra light out of 7/64 masterly blue. At first I just hooked the S hook to the whooping, then I realized it was unnecessary so I got rid of the S hooks an attached the whooping sling to the loop going through the gathered end with a lark's head/square knot.
Very slick. Quick and easy set up in addition to the weight reduction.
Recommended.

rand727
08-11-2015, 17:10
I love my UL. A nice hammock for a great price. I'm hanging it on Dyneema Continuous Loops and Antigravity Gear Muletape Straps with Carbon fiber toggles. I added a Lash-It fixed ridgeline to attach a DIY half bug net. It weighs in around 9oz without the net. I hang it under a Simply Light Designs Simplicity Asym tarp. This is a great setup for my ultralight trips.

megatate
09-13-2015, 15:00
Love this hammock. After swapping to whoopie slings, it's so easy just to hang pretty much anywhere.

The hammock with webbing, 3/4 CCF*, and Wally World DIY voile curtains-turned-bug net, the whole system weighs in at just over a pound. All I need is a lighter tarp than the Hennessy Asym I'm using right now, and this is perfect for late-Spring through early-Fall backpacking.

I am just a little over 6' tall. It took some time to get comfortable with the length (a cozy footbox on my TQ helps). Anyone else in my height range use this hammock regularly?

*I use my Hennessy Asym with the HHSS for cooler weather, so I haven't looked into any UQs that would fit a hammock this size.

cspan37421
11-01-2016, 05:54
I have been looking at the skeeterbeater. Is it the same as the ultralight with a bug net added? Is the zipper on one or both sides? By the way, I use, and like the stock rope, just added tree huggers and a ring on each side for ease of centering the hammock. Also the stuff pocket works as a great beer bottle holder when the hammock is deployed.

No, the GT Ultralight is polyester; skeeter beeter pro is nylon. SBP has one zipper on the stuff sack side.

Marmaduke
11-01-2016, 09:07
No, the GT Ultralight is polyester; skeeter beeter pro is nylon. SBP has one zipper on the stuff sack side.

You just replied to a comment from 2008. Nice necrobump!