Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 41
  1. #11
    i was there, laid in it, checked it out

  2. #12
    beep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Hammock
    WB BB 1.1 dbl
    Tarp
    MacCat Dlx SpinnUL
    Insulation
    Phoenix/Incubator
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    2,078
    Images
    47
    Well, it weighs almost 4 pounds! I'm guessing they aren't targeting the backpacking market. Makes me wonder who they ARE targeting as buyers!
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

  3. #13
    WV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    southeast WV
    Hammock
    DIY
    Posts
    3,688
    Images
    204
    Quote Originally Posted by beep View Post
    Well, it weighs almost 4 pounds! I'm guessing they aren't targeting the backpacking market. Makes me wonder who they ARE targeting as buyers!
    Some of my early insulated hammocks were heavier than that, and I happily lugged them around for quite a while. I don't think the backpacking market is the same as the ultralight bp market, or even the lightweight bp market, and it's a lot bigger. If their product is 3 lb.+ with tarp and insulation (not sure about that), then it's competitive with what most backpackers carry.

  4. #14
    fourdog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    St Francis, MN
    Hammock
    Exped combo, exped basic
    Tarp
    DYI, six sided
    Insulation
    foam refletex,
    Suspension
    whoopie sling
    Posts
    491
    Images
    1
    Most of EXPED wts are the total package (hammock, suppension, tarp & ropes) .
    They take pride in making there gear with lots of add on user freindly features.
    There Hammock Combi Deluxe can also be used as a modifed bridge hammock.
    I have a sample of the new hammock that will be here this week and will post pcs by pcs weights as well as photos of features, with luck by this weekend.

    fourdog

    www.fourdog.com

  5. #15
    New Member johnnyh88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Hammock
    WB Traveler
    Tarp
    Mamajamba
    Insulation
    3/4 Baby Orca IX
    Suspension
    Dynaglide Whoopies
    Posts
    20
    Cool hammock - looks comfortable but seems like it would be difficult to get into.

    What kind of tarp would work with this style hammock? I'd think the tarp length between trees could be reduced significantly (as could the distance between trees you hang the hammock on), but the width perpendicular to the trees would have to be increased. Wouldn't your head and feet be running into the tarp as its sides slope toward the ground? I guess you could use trekking poles or other trees to tie off to.

  6. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Hamburg, PA
    Hammock
    HH Explorer Classic
    Tarp
    HH Hex
    Insulation
    Poncho Liner TQ
    Suspension
    Rings and Biners
    Posts
    53
    i can't even tell how to lay in it.

  7. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Vancouver, BC
    Hammock
    HH Explorer Deluxe
    Tarp
    HH Sil Hex
    Insulation
    JRB Mt. Washington
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    376
    I loved this bit of editorializing:

    Hammocks have been around for a long time, but sleeping in a bendable bed can leave you waking with a bad back. Exped looked at hammock design from a new angle, and made its Ergo Hammock Combi asymmetrical.
    I guess the author of the blog post is not that familiar with the modern world of camping hammocks.

  8. #18
    WV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    southeast WV
    Hammock
    DIY
    Posts
    3,688
    Images
    204

    To EECH his own...

    Quote Originally Posted by Oxblood View Post
    I loved this bit of editorializing:

    Hammocks have been around for a long time, but sleeping in a bendable bed can leave you waking with a bad back. Exped looked at hammock design from a new angle, and made its Ergo Hammock Combi asymmetrical.
    I guess the author of the blog post is not that familiar with the modern world of camping hammocks.
    Possibly, but he may just be addressing readers who aren't.

    HF members are still a small minority in the camping market. We are not the target market of the larger equipment vendors. I don't know who the author of that blog is, but if he's not an Exped spokesman, then he's adopting the language of one, except that he's stumbled onto the term "asymmetrical" somewhere (go figure) and has figured out that it's usually associated with comfortable hammocks. In fact, if the Exped Ergo Combi Hammock (hereinafter "EECH") really lets you lie at 90, then it is symmetrical.

    I'd like to see the forum's reaction to this new product focus on how it works and what it does well or badly, without getting too worked up about whether it borrows our language or infringes on our territory.

  9. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    CT
    Hammock
    WBBB
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    Burrow / Crowsnest
    Suspension
    Webbing
    Posts
    176
    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    i was there, laid in it, checked it out
    Impressions?

  10. #20
    Senior Member spidennis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    south padre island, tx
    Hammock
    DL 1.7 Blackbird
    Tarp
    SuperFly/snakeskin
    Insulation
    exped 9 dlx, sb UQ
    Suspension
    warbonnet straps
    Posts
    587

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •