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    Talking Ems S3

    Though it is a bit heavy, I thought this was kinda neat and was wondering if anyone in this forum has one. It might be good for car camping.

    http://tinyurl.com/3cg7eu

    Any thoughts?
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    That is both really cool and really weird all at the same time. It took a couple looks to see the hammock part of it. At 3 lbs 9oz it is still about a pound lighter than my TNF tent I sent back to REI and used the money for my hh.

    The only issue that I would see is hanging really close to the ground. That and you would loose the site selection advantages of hammocks. But yeah for car camping and if you have the money I would like to see some pics in action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    But yeah for car camping and if you have the money I would like to see some pics in action.
    I have no intention of buying that thing. I just thought it was cool. It is the amazing how people can come up with so many interesting and new ideas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hacktorious View Post
    Though it is a bit heavy, I thought this was kinda neat and was wondering if anyone in this forum has one. It might be good for car camping.

    http://tinyurl.com/3cg7eu

    Any thoughts?
    Ya know, that is kinda neat. All said and done, it still appears to be lighter than most tents. I don't know how comfy I'd be that close to the ground, though. The two positives I can see for it are:

    1) It's different
    2) At least it's till not sleeping on the ground.
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    I think that's a really cool concept. I really like the tarp design. Anybody think it's a little shady that there is no pic, only a drawing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    I think that's a really cool concept. I really like the tarp design. Anybody think it's a little shady that there is no pic, only a drawing?
    I didn't even think about that, but it does seem a little odd that there is no actual photo of their own product. For one, I would probably not want to buy something like that until I saw a photograph of an acutal item, preferably in use like REI is so fond of doing on their website with many items.
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    I could make it lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lvleph View Post
    I could make it lighter.
    So sayeth (sp?) all you math/engineering types. Acutally, I'm sure you probably could.
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    Expensive Mountain Sports has a return policy similar to REI. Is there is someone here willing to buy one to try it out??? Or go to a store to get a look and some pictures??
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    I think most commercial tents can be made lighter. They do not use sil out of duribility issues with the mases. That alone would gain you a lot. Add in regular noseeum for the netting and your trekking poles for tent poles. With all of that you could make this for close to 2 lbs.
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