Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Newb - help!

  1. #1
    Member DawgU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Collierville TN
    Hammock
    Hennessey Hyperlite
    Tarp
    Mac Cat Deluxe
    Insulation
    JRB 4 season set
    Suspension
    JRB Complete SS
    Posts
    53

    Newb - help!

    Getting a HH Hyperlite for Father's Day, but haven't ever used a hammock. Looking for 3 season use for starters. Thinking about a JRB Shenandoh quilt for summer. Already have a nice 20 degree down bag. Looking for help on pads and any advice you have for somebody who hasn't slept in a hammock for 30 years!

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    474
    Since it's summer don't worry about insulation so much. I'd get a bigger tarp first, like a MacCat or something.

  3. #3
    Senior Member headchange4u's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Kentucky
    Hammock
    Dual Layer WB Blackbird
    Tarp
    OES Cuben
    Insulation
    SnugFit
    Posts
    6,265
    Images
    35
    As far as pads go, I would suggest you head to WalMart and by one of the cheap, blue CCF pads in the camping section. Only like $5-6 and you can trim them down to fit your size. They can't be beat for the price.
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it." -Terry Pratchett



    Premium Quality, Fresh Roasted Coffee
    www.meancatcoffee.com

  4. #4
    Senior Member FanaticFringer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Lawrenceville, Ga
    Hammock
    JRB Bear Mtn. Bridge
    Tarp
    BlackCat/JRB 11x10
    Insulation
    Pad(s)/JRB Quilts
    Posts
    2,424
    Images
    34
    Welcome to the forum Dawg,

    I own a Hyperlight myself and it is a great hammock. I'm also looking into making a longer hammock. Around 10 feet. Would use it more in colder weather when the lack of a bug net would not be an issue. Might even look at making a bugnet. Most of the DIY (Do it yourself) crowd on this site rave about how much more comfortable the longer hammocks are. The Hyperlight is sweet and you are sure to be pleased with it.
    Like Headchange4u said, the Wally World blue pad is hard to beat when it comes to pads. Trim off 6 inch triangles on all 4 corners and it will fit in the hammock much better.
    Check this site out:www.tothewoods.net
    It is a fantastic site run by the moderator of this site. Just Jeff.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

  5. #5
    Senior Member TeeDee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Maryland
    Hammock
    DIY Bridge
    Tarp
    DIY 10'x11'
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    1,628
    Images
    300
    For pads I much prefer the Gossamer Gear thinlight pads. Their 1/4" thick pad can be obtained extra wide for trimming for a hammock.

  6. #6
    Peter_pan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    virginia
    Hammock
    JRB BMBH
    Tarp
    JRB 11x10 Cat Tarp
    Insulation
    JRB UQ of season
    Posts
    2,788
    Images
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by funbun View Post
    Since it's summer don't worry about insulation so much. I'd get a bigger tarp first, like a MacCat or something.
    Dowgu, Funbun, et al,

    I agree on the larger tarp...

    However, you must get and use a viable bottom insulation plan of some kind because most folk will experiance bottom/side chill after 20-30 minutes of hanging in weather as warm as 75 degree, certainly 70 degrees, and expect a miserable nite at 65 and below with just a summer bag.

    Welcome to the hanging gang.... It really is hanging out with Mother Nature....Like all women, always respect her.

    Pan
    Ounces to Grams.

    www.jacksrbetter.com ... Largest supplier of camping quilts and under quilts...Home of the Original Nest Under Quilt, and Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock. 800 595 0413

Similar Threads

  1. Newb in NY
    By guitargeek76 in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 07-05-2013, 00:15
  2. Help for the newb :)
    By ARCHER11 in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 01-07-2013, 23:17
  3. Hey y'all, newb here
    By highlife in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-17-2012, 09:39
  4. newb from CA
    By bobalini in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-26-2011, 19:50
  5. Yet another newb...
    By Law Dawg (ret) in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 09-20-2010, 00:38

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •