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    I'm testing to become a ground sleeper again -...

    I'm testing to become a ground sleeper again - with Jerven Fjellduken King Size (almost zero fiddling to get accommodation ready). Last night I slept over snow when it was raining sleet. Snow under...
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    I have a Synmat 9, and it worked well in hammock...

    I have a Synmat 9, and it worked well in hammock at temperature -29 C with good sleeping bag giving extra insulation under my backside also. I do not know what would have happened with TopQuilt only.
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    Exped also tells the temperature with the...

    Exped also tells the temperature with the R-value. Maybe there we can get a some idea about warmth between temperature ratings and R-values.

    Here is an selection I made as for an example.


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    I must clarify myself it seems. The soaked...

    I must clarify myself it seems.

    The soaked part is true. I got my Wiggy's +35 F Overbag soaked once in the Alpine hammock, water had got in and because the bottom is waterproof it stayed in. Bag...
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    I have been thinking the same, but I mainly use...

    I have been thinking the same, but I mainly use pad and I already have Enlightened equipment climashield quilt and have no need to experiment with Wiggy's quilts.

    My question is what about the...
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    I have been using exclusively my Wiggy's Ground...

    I have been using exclusively my Wiggy's Ground pad - and I have no intention to change.

    Minor negative point has been the fact that when used in hammock the insulation has a tendency to drop...
  7. Last chance to support! Only hours left! ...

    Last chance to support! Only hours left!

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/414647810/alpine-hammock-redesign/posts

    The new support system makes the Alpine hammock better in ground and...
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    Thanks for Your replies. It is nice to hear I'm...

    Thanks for Your replies. It is nice to hear I'm not the only one testing stuff and piling up those which do not work for me (old biker). My pile is getting bigger ever month. I think if I had more...
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    Can these be called hammocks?

    Concept is the same as in hammock: Fabric suspended between support points.

    These are bridge hammocks which are suspended from the long sides of the fabric (similar to Amok Draumr and Exped ergo...
  10. These are the reasons I like the Alpine hammock....

    These are the reasons I like the Alpine hammock. And there is no other hammock which could replace it.

    There is no way I could keep any other hammock in my garden. There is no room for tarp. And...
  11. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/414647810/alp...

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/414647810/alpine-hammock-redesign
  12. The Alpine Hammock Redesign KickStarter campaign

    I know some (all?) of you do not like this. I was hesitated at first. I have two of the originals and actually do not have a need for a new version. And this is not the type of the KickStarter I...
  13. Yes, it is a quite a fire hazard. I live in...

    Yes, it is a quite a fire hazard. I live in usually very moist Finland and still think if it safe to use here. There should be warning for not to even to think of using it in for example Australia,...
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    I certainly will make a review. To me this...

    I certainly will make a review.

    To me this could be a perfect product to use with tipi and wood fire at boat trips where the weight is not an issue. If there is cold and bad weather I can sleep...
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    I'm so easy!

    Ok, I understand your answers so that it is not waterproof. All those things listed as foul weather gear almost vanished after "rubber" materials came. Nobody sees fisher man with canvas gear...
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    I wonder what does it really mean when they say...

    I wonder what does it really mean when they say it is waterproof? I thought canvas will let water through if it is not taunt as in for example properly tightened tent wall.

    Does anyone know can...
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    If you move a lot when You sleep then the pad...

    If you move a lot when You sleep then the pad will not suit You. I personally like pads and use them, also air pads, but I change my position during sleeping rarely.

    Underquilts are good, but...
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    How about Sierra Madre Research Nube?

    http://youtu.be/OIY2_23JAvg

    At least they say it is very good for windy situations.


    http://youtu.be/irvmb4QIINg

    http://www.smrgearme.com/buy-gear/nube

    But price is a quite high....
  19. Bulltit! Normal temperature in summer here in...

    Bulltit! Normal temperature in summer here in Finland is 15 C (60 F), there are no problems for mosquitos to operate.

    Only after good freezing night there is no problem with mosquitos, and that...
  20. I have two of them! I'm Rich, I'm Rich!!! :lol:

    I have two of them! I'm Rich, I'm Rich!!! :lol:
  21. I say, that would be most excellent! :lol: I...

    I say, that would be most excellent! :lol:

    I must say I do not oppose patents. And I do not oppose Clark to defend theirs. Actually they must defend it otherwise they will lose it. At least that...
  22. As I have said many times - no. Fanboy! They...

    As I have said many times - no.

    Fanboy! They made something which should have been made ages ago but no-one dared. All others feared the dreaded condensation! ;)

    They are my Heroes! :)
  23. The Alpine Hammock hit with patent suit from Clark Jungle Hammocks

    Some of You said earlier this could happen. Personally I can not believe that the support structure bar used by all bivak tent makers is patented if used on Hammock. Is DD Hammock soon under law suit...
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    Thanks and Welcome to Kuopio! This was my...

    Thanks and Welcome to Kuopio!

    This was my route:

    http://voivalin.smugmug.com/Retkeily/Etelä-Kallavesi-maaliskuu/i-7qVJWBq/0/O/resource.jpg

    The area has got very good services. Here is a map...
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    Best part is that the Alpine hammock is great to...

    Best part is that the Alpine hammock is great to sleep in. It is similar than the SwitchBack but even narrower from the foot end. And still there is no shoulder squeeze. And even without the diagonal...
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    Thanks For Your kind words about Images! :)

    Thanks For Your kind words about Images! :)
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    It actually is breathing one. The upper fabric is...

    It actually is breathing one. The upper fabric is eVent. And there is very good ventilation system. But nothing I can think of doesn not ventilate or breathe when there is zero wind and sleet coming...
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    It was very busy few weeks, but last friday I...

    It was very busy few weeks, but last friday I came running from work and collected all the gear I needed and headed to the Lake Kallavesi.
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    You can order here: www.alpinehammock.com (And...

    You can order here: www.alpinehammock.com

    (And no, I have nothing to do with the Company, I'm just a Kickstarter investor. And actually I paid 400 $ for mine but got some extra stuff like water...
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    Fresh images here......

    Fresh images here... http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?p=1202190#post1202190
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    Some images again

    I did post this once, I do not now what happened to it, but here it goes again.

    I did left the Alpine hammock under open sky after the saturday-sunday night. There has been some (very little)...
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    More stuff here

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?p=1202167#post1202167
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    Lake Ice Trip with new generation of gear

    I will have a small trip after couple of weeks during which I will test some stuff I have been writing about during last couple of months.

    New gear: The Alpine Hammock, Wiggy's Ground pads, the...
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    At last

    I'm more and more happy with the Alpine Hammock. I slept my first night with the weather cover open and it is truly nice system. I can hardly wait the real outdoors when there is forest around me and...
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    Thanks! I'm busy at the next weekend. Hope it...

    Thanks! I'm busy at the next weekend. Hope it warms bit, so I could continue the condensation test.

    But I have been thinking to hang the other Alpine hammock with my Wiggy's Antarctic bag it it...
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    Nothing special. It is too cold to continue...

    Nothing special. It is too cold to continue sleeping outside with 0 F graded sleeping bag. But here are some daytime images.

    http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-nLt9ch7/0/O/i-nLt9ch7.jpg

    Quite a...
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    If you use 1" CCF it can not be rolled as small...

    If you use 1" CCF it can not be rolled as small as Wiggy's Ground pad. Actually I can not think anyone could roll 28" x 72" sized 1" thick ClosedCellFoam EVA pad to anything that could be meaningful...
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    On contrary to the CCF pads usually talked at...

    On contrary to the CCF pads usually talked at these forums the 14 mm CCF is thick. And it insulates less than Wiggy's ground pad. Text is about comparison to the Ground pad which is the main subject...
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    It is not damp, but I suspect there must be some...

    It is not damp, but I suspect there must be some condensation inside bag, normally it gets "hot" immediately after I get in, now it took few minutes. And there was no wind blowing, and I still felt...
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    I could not resist to sleep another night. It was...

    I could not resist to sleep another night. It was -17 C (1,5 F) and night went fine. Only little chilly feeling over my thighs. That is a new one, and must be due to the condensation in work. Usually...
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    There She hangs! Hope Squirrels do not make their...

    There She hangs! Hope Squirrels do not make their nest in my Alpine Hammock. :scared:

    http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-WbPJK8h/0/O/i-WbPJK8h.jpg

    Very easy to put a complete weather protected and...
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    Yes I noticed that! :cool:

    Yes I noticed that! :cool:
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    First night out is over. Very nice hammock. I...

    First night out is over. Very nice hammock. I slept whole night with weather cover closed. Temperature was -15 C (5F). There is sufficient air flow through ventilation system, but not too much...
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    Please check out the Alpine hammock official...

    Please check out the Alpine hammock official site. Or this link for better images

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=58481&page=4

    There You can see good quality images about...
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    Weird! Images should be there, I do see them?...

    Weird! Images should be there, I do see them? :confused:

    And this is a "rolling" review. I will write more, when I use the Alpine Hammock. Even after two years I will write again, if something...
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    The Alpine Hammock Rolling Review

    It came today! :thumbup: :lol: :thumb up:

    Or should I say, they came today. I invested two of them at the Kickstarter over year ago.

    http://www.alpinehammock.com
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    Succes!

    Two Wiggy's Ground Pads will keep you warm even when winter hammocking. It was -12 C (10 F) and same wind. I was toasty. I'm especially happy that 0 F G graded bag kept me toasty in hammock, 0 F is...
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    Positive surprise

    Wiggy's Ground Pad kept their promise. It is warmer than my Fjällräven Ground Sheet CCF EVA pad which is 14 mm (0,55") thick. Fjällräven pad could be used when sleeping directly on snow, so Wiggy's...
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    Finally winter is here! About 1-2 months late. It...

    Finally winter is here! About 1-2 months late. It is -7 C (19,4 F). And it should go lower during night.

    Danger Bird DL table cloth fabric hammock. Weather cover deployed. Wiggys Super Light -0F...
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    "Products coming soon" When? I have been...

    "Products coming soon"

    When? I have been exited about those many months... :)
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