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    Very affordable...Ultra light hammock (5.75 oz) from Etrol... Video review.

    Made a video reviewing the new extremely lightweight hammock from Etrol Professional Outdoors Brand.

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    Shorter than an Eno is going to be a hard sell for many of us hammock campers. Looks like a hammock that may work with a child.

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    lighter not always better.

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    I have a couple of similar short, light hammocks (Grand Trunk) that I've never actually slept in... I should try it, having a 'real' hammock for back-up if that ends up being a bad idea.
    UL, because nobody ever asks "How can I make my pack heavier?"

    Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest. Leo Babauta

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    This will hold me over until I get my 3.2oz DCF hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmoulder View Post
    I have a couple of similar short, light hammocks (Grand Trunk) that I've never actually slept in... I should try it, having a 'real' hammock for back-up if that ends up being a bad idea.
    I'm reminded of my very first hammock purchase, a Grand Trunk Ultralight, in 2011. In retrospect, the title is a bit ironic because they took a 9' lightweight hammock and added heavy rope and about half a pound worth of steel hooks to the ends.

    Someone else's photo:


    I believe they now come with carabiners, but I suspect they are still the heavy steel variety.

    Single piece construction, not the typical 3-panel economy hammock, and not a terrible lounger for $20. I still have it.
    Last edited by cmc4free; 08-05-2019 at 14:02.

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    Yep, 6 in. shorter than the ENO but 6 in wider. For me the extra width is worth the lost length since it is just a 6in loss. Plus, half the price works for me. 5.75 oz. requires some give and take too..




    Quote Originally Posted by TrailSlug View Post
    Shorter than an Eno is going to be a hard sell for many of us hammock campers. Looks like a hammock that may work with a child.

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    Yes it should. Especially since it isn't a large wad of cash to try it out. 3.2 oz? Wow, now that is light!!!



    Quote Originally Posted by OneClick View Post
    This will hold me over until I get my 3.2oz DCF hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmc4free View Post
    I'm reminded of my very first hammock purchase, a Grand Trunk Ultralight, in 2011. In retrospect, the title is a bit ironic because they took a 9' lightweight hammock and added heavy rope and about half a pound worth of steel hooks to the ends.

    Someone else's photo:


    I remember seeing early videos from them and had to laugh at the "S" hooks and heavy rope. But toss that out, as we all do anyway, add your own suspension and you ended up with a reasonably nice hammock..

    I believe they now come with carabiners, but I suspect they are still the heavy steel variety.

    Single piece construction, not the typical 3-panel economy hammock, and not a terrible lounger for $20. I still have it.

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    For me this would be too small too. I don't have to watch my weight when camping. But if I did I might learn to accept a smaller hammock as light weight requires some sacrifice. Although, sleep is important to me so I might forgo the weight thing when it comes to sleep. Like I said in the video, I won't be sleeping in this one.


    Quote Originally Posted by cmoulder View Post
    I have a couple of similar short, light hammocks (Grand Trunk) that I've never actually slept in... I should try it, having a 'real' hammock for back-up if that ends up being a bad idea.

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