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    Lightbulb Cammo Ripstop Hammock - flip pod

    I have just completed my first speer/banana hammock. I just followed Nomads Hammock pattern. The width is set by the 56" bolt, less an inch and a half which was used for the hem. The length was cut at about 10', and the ends are zip-tied with the sides pulled up 3".

    I used camo ripstop to suit the cool weather and so that I can hang unobtrusively. Camo is all the rage here fashion-wise and so it is cheap and plentiful.

    It is a bit heavy, though and weighs about the same as or a little more than my HH Hyperlight Asym - without the tarp or mosquito net! The thicker fabric is great, though.

    The interesting thing about it is that I added a sewn-on stuff sack like the Nomads and realised that when I load it with some objects it can be thrown over the top to create a pod.



    It's quite breathable and warmer. By putting my arms behind my head I can open up a bivi-sized hole.

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    That's a great concept. A hammock like that would be perfect to be enclosed in a sleeping bag or Pea Pod. Great job.
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    Man, great work but I think I'd be afraid to sleep in that confined of a space. However, I am sure it is fine for some folks.

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    I admit that lying in it, the thought crossed my mind "so this is what it's like to wake up in a coffin."

    But by a small body movement (crossing my arms above my head), I achieved increased headroom and airflow without giving up a lot of warmth. My hammock has built in tabs for a structural ridgeline, and if I were to add extra width in the middle (the opposite of a cat cut) I could have extra headroom.

    I could also add buttons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZDP-189 View Post
    I have just completed my first speer/banana hammock. I just followed Nomads Hammock pattern. The width is set by the 56" bolt, less an inch and a half which was used for the hem. The length was cut at about 10', and the ends are zip-tied with the sides pulled up 3".

    I used camo ripstop to suit the cool weather and so that I can hang unobtrusively. Camo is all the rage here fashion-wise and so it is cheap and plentiful.

    It is a bit heavy, though and weighs about the same as or a little more than my HH Hyperlight Asym - without the tarp or mosquito net! The thicker fabric is great, though.

    The interesting thing about it is that I added a sewn-on stuff sack like the Nomads and realised that when I load it with some objects it can be thrown over the top to create a pod.



    It's quite breathable and warmer. By putting my arms behind my head I can open up a bivi-sized hole.
    nice, i love that camo neo
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