So I've received my tarseer couple of days back, I haven't had a chance to take it on the trail yet but after a quick test hang yesterday I'm quite excited. It seems to be pretty solid and suitable for my purposes, good for lightweight sleeping but not much in the way of luxuries. Turns out the suspension relies on pull knots which works fine after I spent some time learning the knots. On my test hang I had no trouble finding suitable trees so I didn't yet test using improvised spreader bar. I find it quite comfortable though definitely toasty in 20 °C.
As soon as I saw this, I thought... spreader bar would make it work with two hang points. Then there is the pic with one in use. Voila.
Removing any chance to have a draft between quilt and hammock - brilliant!
For the foot end which is generally further away a whoopie sling might make sense, but then again tying the tarseer with pull knots as it is takes less than a minute and taking it down is probably faster than any system involving some kind of buckles or biners.
That being said, if you still prefer whoopies or any other type of suspension I don't see why it couldn't be done.
took some pictures today and also tried out the spreader bar. The system to attach your improvised spreader seems to be different to the one you could see in the images posted by MadTree regarding the mosquito net though it works fine.
Last edited by BlackR; 08-06-2012 at 23:04.
Whoa. That thing packs up seriously small for an all-in-one setup. Add only a tarp, and you've essentially got it all, no? Looks very interesting indeed, and a spreader bar removes on of my two most seriuos concerns of versatility in terms of having to find one more tree. The other is length, as I am 186 cm, and do like to feel roomy - is it enough?
Doing most of my hanging in Sweden it is made pretty much for the same conditions too.. hmmm, what's my budget this month..
K0m4, I'm 1cm taller than you (187) and I fit in Tarseer just fine but regardless of your height I can't say that Tarseer would feel especially roomy. I'd compare the experience to sleeping in a mummy style sleeping bag. Can't do jumper jacks but won't be too crammed either.
Just to clear things up the spreader bar attachment system remains the same as seen in pictures posted by BlackR. We have experimented with other designs (as can be seen from my earlier pictures) but using prusik loops and small biners has the advantage of having very few requirements in terms of length and thickness for whatever it is you're using as a spreader.