Originally Posted by mrsmileyns
thanks for the additional replies - perhaps this is off topic of this thread...but not really...typically speaking a hammock setup is a bit bulkier and heavier than a light tent and pad setup? would that be a correct general statement?
Depends on the set up you're comparing it to. If we're talking tarps and 1/4" thick foam pads then yes, it's gonna be heavier and bulkier. But if you're comparing it to an average weight backpacking tent and self inflating or blow up pad then it can go either way depending on the specific set up.
Look at it like this,
Topquilt= Sleeping bag
If you have a tent set up already then compare the weights of your different components and see which is lighter. My set up is definitely lighter than my tent setup, and I have a BA UL tent and Neo Air pad. So again it depends on the specific set ups you're comparing.