Originally Posted by tjm
IMO the baseline for comparing is an air pad, ground cloth, quilt, and tarp [using your hiking poles or a ridge line for the tarp]. Since an UQ is heavier than an air pad and a hammock is heavier than a groundcloth, a hammock set-up is always going to have a slight weight penalty.
Depends on the pad, honestly. I had a fairly light Exped downmat (20 ounces) that's a few ounces heavier than the Lynx UQ...
I've found that my hammock/UQ/TQ is just a bit lighter than my Fly Creek UL2/pad/sleeping bag combo was.