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    Video - WV Winter Hammock Tent and DIY Pea Pod

    Here's my winter setup for the Mt. Rogers Hang that has evolved over the past two years. The separate components haven't been seen much because I generally don't take them apart at the hang. ldcakes was kind enough to do the camerawork for this video on our recent winter warmup one-nighter.


    Some notes on materials and construction: the top half of the hammock tent is Pertex Microlight, which I find does pass vapor through it efficiently, as advertised. Two years ago I had frost on the tent fabric just over my head, but there was far more frost on the outside of the tent than the inner surface. I've read that Momentum 90 performs similarly, and it's more available in the US than the Pertex fabrics (Quantum or Microlight).
    The bottom half of the tent walls is silnylon, and the footprint is type 10 Tyvek (like housewrap). The tent weighs just under a pound.

    The insulated sock is made with a layer of Climashield Green between two layers of 1.1 oz. ripstop. Quilting was done before the many sections were sewn together to get the curved shape (and then modified it to improve the fit around the hammock, and then modified some more, etc.) Don't try this at home!

    The hammock is one of my first insulated numbers, also much modified, and it's heavy, but warm. I transport it (already encased in the insulated hammock sock and hammock tent) on a pulk. It's a winner, but will never be duplicated.

    The tarp is designed to have tie-out points adjacent to the hammock side tie-outs. This works well.

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    looks like a nice warm setup WV, how low have you taken it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slo View Post
    looks like a nice warm setup WV, how low have you taken it?
    Maybe 6 below at Mt. Rogers two years ago - measurements by participants varied. Last year it was single digits (MacEntyre claimed 2 below; he camped in a hollow ), and I was too warm. Last Saturday it only went down to 15, so I was plenty warm. It's often 10 to 20 degrees warmer in the tent by morning, so I've had to shed layers a couple of times. (Oh yeah, I sleep cold.)

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    You have a unique system there WV.
    Very nice.
    Bet it will keep you warm on those cold, cold nights.
    And thanks for posting.

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    Thanks for sharing with those of us who could not make it WV. That looks amazingly warm.

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    Now that is a system I would like to see with my own eyes in the woods......right goodie!
    You are for sure for Minnesota cold>>>>>>>>>>>
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    That's too legit to quit WV, those are serious temps
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    Great looking setup there.

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    Nice looking setup WV

    I also do a "all in one" overcover. They work great
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    Excellent videography from Cakes and WV pure genius-we need MORE MORE MORE vids from you-expose your genius to us!

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