Well.... sheesh who keeps track of the old posts....
I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.
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I've been suckered in before too, don't feel bad.
Well now you've given the plan away.
After researching some more on this I am convinced that at least a pound of weight can be shaved off this thing. First off all it uses 19mm steel bars for the spreaders. These can probably be replaced with carbon fiber or at least aluminum I'd imagine shaving off a decent amount of weight. Also the suspension system seems to be using teeth buckles like the ones shown on these tow straps
These things alone have to weigh at least half a pound together if they are aluminum and even more if they are steel like the spreaders. These should be easily retrofitted with descender rings to shave off even more weight. All in all I'm thinking you could get this down to 4 lbs or less putting it closer in line with most hammock tarp combos.
Still there is the problem of how to use a UQ on this thing. For one it's such a weird dimension on the bottom that I'm not sure if any current UQs would even fit on it. Also you would need some kinda of a UC that can prevent rain from dripping down the fly and under the UC into your insulation. Somebody hurry up and buy one of these so we can find out how in the hell this thing would work
[QUOTE= Somebody hurry up and buy one of these so we can find out how in the hell this thing would work [/QUOTE]
sorry, already made one of my own, besides i'm refered to as the
coleman poster child by my buddies.swithing to eureka would give me a bad rep
I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane. - Waylon Jennings
Yes I've used one. Well, one of the prototypes anyway.
I used to work with the designer, a man called Dave Helsdon from Ontario.
I've told him to come here. Hopefully he will soon. I think he can answer your questions better than I can.
It really is quite a beautiful and elegant design. It is different than several other designs on the market. And I guess like all others it has its pros and cons.
It is on the heavy side compared to some others, and I agree that a descender ring attachment system would likely be a good way to shave off some weight.
But it's very roomy inside. You can sit up inside it. (And I'm a very lanky guy.) There is room inside it for stuff. There was room at the foot end for me to wedge my Danner Acadia boots, and I could put a three day pack behind my head. I could put my clothes, under the hammock inside the outer covering. Getting in and out is a cinch, either side being accessible. And the covering can be removed and it can be used like a regular hammock. It's very stable. And it is very comfortable. More so than my Hennessey I dare say.
It's definitely worth checking out.
Glad to see you making a polite invitation to "trouthunter" to come join the forum in the reviews. I was already typing a reply to that when I read yours.
Did you have the same problem as the guy that did the write-up with your feet and head under the spreader bars? That would seem a bit of an odd thing to me I think.