Originally Posted by Sidewinder
I don't get it. You are going to take your 15oz (everything included) hammock and wrap it in 6-8 ounces of skin? Doesn't make sense to me. Learn how not to drag the hammock in the dirt while setting up.
You want skin for you Darien UL, take your cuben tarp and wrap your hammock in it. Done. No added weight.
6 - 8 ounces? Where did you come up with those numbers? Even the Hennessy #4 skins only weigh in at 2.3 oz, and they would be huge on the Darien UL. I'm hoping to find something smaller and made of lighter-weight material than the Hennessy skins, so it should come in well under 2 oz.
Wrapping a hammock in a wet tarp is a great recipe for a wet night's sleep the following night.