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    A big part of it is ultralight thru hiker types...

    A big part of it is ultralight thru hiker types switching to quilts to save weight. You're 100% correct on the reddit bit too; on r/ultralight in particular quilts are now more commonly recommended...
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    UGQ is frequently used by ground sleepers too....

    UGQ is frequently used by ground sleepers too. They offer a pad attachment system for their top quilts.
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    Can confirm that Hammock Gear and UGQ are true to...

    Can confirm that Hammock Gear and UGQ are true to their rating. I'm a bit of a hot sleeper but I would trust both of them.
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    Lots of great info and stories in this thread, I...

    Lots of great info and stories in this thread, I appreciate hearing all of it, thanks folks.
  5. I'm with you Bill, my new UGQ has M10 inside and...

    I'm with you Bill, my new UGQ has M10 inside and out.
  6. Corrected my correction! :lol: I'm now really...

    Corrected my correction! :lol:

    I'm now really curious about what Enlightened Equipment uses. They're a large enough manufacturer that they could be getting something bespoke from RSBTR or another...
  7. I'm glad I could help!

    I'm glad I could help!
  8. You just solved a major mystery on this subject...

    You just solved a major mystery on this subject for me, cmc4free. It never made sense the LL said the "7D" would save weight over Argon 67, so I assumed George was talking about it saving weight over...
  9. My Guide on Getting Your Hammock Setup as Light as Possible

    Hi folks, I wrote a detailed guide on Reddit's r/Ultralight on getting the lightest possible hammock setup. It's oriented for the folks on that forum, so a lot of it will be familiar to the users of...
  10. You're exactly right about the height of the...

    You're exactly right about the height of the strap around the tree. Check out Derek Hansen's hang calculator. To keep a 30 degree hang angle and reasonable sit height, your straps would have needed...
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    Also that's a fantastic baseweight, we're in the...

    Also that's a fantastic baseweight, we're in the same range. Once you lighten up your insulation there won't be much left. You could lose a couple of oz by replacing your knife with sewing scissors...
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    I understand where you're coming from and I've...

    I understand where you're coming from and I've been looking at every cottage manufacturer trying to figure out which will get me the lightest replacement for my 24oz 800FP UGQ Bandit 20.

    It's...
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    Hmm my UGQ bandit is probably too heavy then,...

    Hmm my UGQ bandit is probably too heavy then, 23.8oz.
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    What weight range are you looking for? How tall...

    What weight range are you looking for? How tall are you?
  15. I'm a very hot sleeper, so on the few nights...

    I'm a very hot sleeper, so on the few nights above ~75F here in Seattle I retreat to the hammock on my deck. I'll keep the UQ to the side and pull it under me sometime around midnight typically. I...
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    :lol:

    :lol:
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    Here's my lighterpack...

    Here's my lighterpack if you want to see that weight broken down better.
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    just adding that all up, assuming you're using...

    just adding that all up, assuming you're using your asym tarp now and replacing it with the HG DCF hex without doors, you'll drop 19oz if you do the above, which is pretty huge for a weight weenie...
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    Two things that stand out: a partial length 20...

    Two things that stand out: a partial length 20 degree underquilt can get down to ~14oz, so there are serious savings there, and a DCF tarp from HG is only ~5oz. If you are seriously considering an...
  20. That makes a lot of sense! Thanks for the answers.

    That makes a lot of sense! Thanks for the answers.
  21. for those with a 0, 20, and a 40, what made you...

    for those with a 0, 20, and a 40, what made you go for a zero instead of layering your 40 and 20?
  22. Thread: Monolite Carnage

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    Well, there go my plans for my next hammock...

    Well, there go my plans for my next hammock purchase...
  23. It's true, the Zeppelin is fantastically warm and...

    It's true, the Zeppelin is fantastically warm and I've taken it to its 20 degree rating and been plenty comfortable. It would be hard to make a comparison in warmth because 1. I haven't been using my...
  24. So I just set up my phoenix on my stand on the...

    So I just set up my phoenix on my stand on the deck, and granted, Seattle temps are much warmer than at 6000ft in the mountains, but after really cranking on the secondary suspension and getting it...
  25. Thanks for the tips shug, I just watched your...

    Thanks for the tips shug, I just watched your video on secondary suspension for the first time in maybe a year... and I'm thinking maybe my main issue was not tightening the secondary suspension...
  26. One thing that I did notice was that the down in...

    One thing that I did notice was that the down in the draft collars had all migrated to the center of the collar. Because they're unbaffled, the down naturally moves to the lowest point, and trying to...
  27. This differs from other recommendations I've...

    This differs from other recommendations I've seen; are you saying you tighten the secondary suspension on both the foot and head end on the right side? Rather than tightening it on the left side of...
  28. I just spent 5 nights in the North Cascades with...

    I just spent 5 nights in the North Cascades with persistent CBS and cold lower back with my 20 degree Phoenix, in temps in the 40s. I actually randomly clicked on this thread maybe a week ago, and...
  29. The nice thing about getting a tarp is that...

    The nice thing about getting a tarp is that you'll be able to try tarp camping if the whole hammock thing doesn't work out. It's not for everybody but it's possible to get insanely light setups if...
  30. The dutchware half wit is a great option but...

    The dutchware half wit is a great option but Hexon 1.0 is not strong enough for a 210lb hanger, so get the 1.6. You will be hard pressed to find a lighter hammock due to the half bug net, and it's...
  31. What caused the close call on Copper Ridge? Lack...

    What caused the close call on Copper Ridge? Lack of trees? Thinking of doing that trail next year.
  32. I'm trying out Jeff Myers' method (there's an...

    I'm trying out Jeff Myers' method (there's an ultimate hang page on this I think but not quite as shown here) seen in this video. Prusik + button knot prusik "evo loop" on one side, dutch clip on the...
  33. Where did you get your 2.2 and 1.5g kevlar straps...

    Where did you get your 2.2 and 1.5g kevlar straps Bill?
  34. I recently started using the myerstech 1.4g/ft...

    I recently started using the myerstech 1.4g/ft dyneema straps and I've had repeated issues with a j bend slipping. I really have no clue what's going on there, it could be that those straps...
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    I've been using the Mack's silicone ones for...

    I've been using the Mack's silicone ones for years. They say on the package not to stick them into your ear canal itself, but that's what I do and it creates a serious seal that keeps out more noise...
  36. FS/FT: I'll take the hammock!

    I'll take the hammock!
  37. Has anyone actually done the canvas tent/wood stove/snow bank setup from ultimate hang?

    In the Ultimate Hang 2's Staying Warm section there's a two page spread of a comfy looking long term hammock setup. The hammocker is hanging within a snowbank, covered by a canvas tent, with a wood...
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    Just thought I'd post an update in here since...

    Just thought I'd post an update in here since it's been about a month. It turns out a hammer drill is NOT adequate for 60 year old structural concrete. I spent a good 30 minutes over a few hours with...
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    I've still got another 3 weeks to wait on my...

    I've still got another 3 weeks to wait on my dangerbird from the smurfs... but I'll be doing SOMETHING, no question, and I'll be posting it here when I do :D
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    Ok so this is great. It's dead simple, and like...

    Ok so this is great. It's dead simple, and like you said, who cares about the lines, they should last years. I think I'll give this a shot.



    I would definitely have room to stow a tensa stand,...
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    So I think I'm going to go the whoopie sling...

    So I think I'm going to go the whoopie sling route as SnrMoment suggested, with the looped end on the ceiling attached to the anchors with carabiners, and the other end simply looped around the pole...
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    This is a really interesting idea, I hadn't...

    This is a really interesting idea, I hadn't thought of these even though I've seen them before. I'll look into them.

    EDIT: Looks like premade solutions are off the table, anything over 150lbs...
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    because of the 12 foot ceilings. the room in...

    because of the 12 foot ceilings. the room in question is 12' long, so the hang angle wouldn't work, as you said.
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    Suspending Turtledog Style Pole from Ceiling

    Hi Hammockheads! First post here, hopefully it's not a silly question.

    So lets say I've already determined that placing anchors into my ceiling is safe, and ignore all of the tricky questions...
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