I needed to hang my suspension today for some adjustments and when finished decided to play around with other options using my Swag. The Swag is part of my carry system, link below, basically a 5' x 7' mini tarp. At the Florida hang it allowed me to close off the windward end of the tarp making the Hang much more comfortable at 23 & 24 degrees F on two of the mornings. The original swag was made of silnylon and proved to be a chore to roll my kit up in with all the slipping and sliding. As a result I made a second of a coated polyester material which is much easier to roll.
The first attempt was with the tarp in porch mode and consisted of closing the ends off leaving the front open. This provided a large amount of room to lounge, cook, keep gear dry, etc. while still providing a view. Took me a while to get the rigging right but goes up pretty quick once that was sorted out. The second is in full lockdown mode. The only two trees I have to work with are in the shade but we are in the low 80s F today and it was heating up by the time I stepped inside. This would be perfect for some more cold weather if we get any more this winter.
Probably wouldn't carry both the old and new Swag every trip but at 9.6 oz. for the new poly Swag and 7.4 oz. for the old with both my load would still be under 15 lbs. less food and water.
Link for the Swag & Dilly thread. https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=81422