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    Senior Member enoorange's Avatar
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    Equipment weights - My ENO Singlenest versus my MSR Hubba Solo tent.

    Since I decided one week ago to transition to a Hammock...I was interested in comparing my equipment weights....ENO Singlenest Hammock setup versus MSR Hubba Solo Tent (with no bug net or nest in either).

    1st usage: Fall camping in North Cascades this Sep. 6.

    Tent weight includes my ground pad to compare with the Hammocks underquilt...thought that was fair.

    MSR Hubba Solo total weight 62.10 ounces (3.88 lbs).
    - footprint 4.55 oz
    - Fly (w/rope) 18.1 oz
    - poles no bag 12.2 oz.
    - MSR bag 1.35 oz
    - 7 msr needle stakes w/bag 2.9 oz

    - Big Agnes Insulated Air Core pad - 23 oz.

    Hammock ENO SingleNest Total 55.35 (3.46 lbs)
    - ENO Singlenest Hammock w/whoopie Sling 13.5 oz.
    - Strapworks Polyestor (2 x 6') 5.5 oz.
    - ENO ProFly Rain Tarp for Hammock 20 oz.
    - MSR pencil stakes 0.35 oz.

    - IX Underquilt (guess at max weight ) 16 oz.

    Note:
    The hammock weight will be reduced a further 7 ounces when I replace the bargain ProFly Tarp ($35) with a larger square Silnet tarp.

    I am happy.

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    For single-person shelter in the same budget range, hammock vs. tent, hammock wins every time (for weight). On the other hand, skimpier shelter options like a plain tarp or bivy sack probably beat the hammock just about every time. It's when you get into larger groups of people sharing shelter that tents start to win out in the weight category, although I have no idea where the tipping point is.

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    that is a great comparison but in my mind it wouldn't matter if the hammock was a pound more I have had my tents put up for 2 years theres nothing like swinging between two trees

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    Quote Originally Posted by enoorange View Post
    Since I decided one week ago to transition to a Hammock...I was interested in comparing my equipment weights....ENO Singlenest Hammock setup versus MSR Hubba Solo Tent (with no bug net or nest in either).

    1st usage: Fall camping in North Cascades this Sep. 6.

    Tent weight includes my ground pad to compare with the Hammocks underquilt...thought that was fair.

    MSR Hubba Solo total weight 62.10 ounces (3.88 lbs).
    - footprint 4.55 oz
    - Fly (w/rope) 18.1 oz
    - poles no bag 12.2 oz.
    - MSR bag 1.35 oz
    - 7 msr needle stakes w/bag 2.9 oz

    - Big Agnes Insulated Air Core pad - 23 oz.
    So you don't actually use the tent? Just the fly with poles?

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    Senior Member enoorange's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    So you don't actually use the tent? Just the fly with poles?
    That's correct.
    In fact I actually did a short video of that setup just playing around one day with my phone...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYtLrvEcnbo

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    Quote Originally Posted by enoorange View Post
    That's correct.
    In fact I actually did a short video of that setup just playing around one day with my phone...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYtLrvEcnbo
    Nice video thanks for posting the link.
    I still use a tent when I hike/kayak in UT since there are no tree's to speak of and where there are trees they are usually swarming with mosquito.

    I'll bet I could do this with my Mountain Hardware Sprite 1 since it has the ground sheet with grommets as well. Thanks and sorry didn't mean to divert your thread on weight comparisons.

    When I weighed my Mountain Hardwear Sprite 1 with summer sleeping bag and air matress against my hammock system,
    including 11x8 sil tarp with lines, wbbb, UQ/TQ. The hammock system came out 1/2 lb heavier.
    That said, there's no comparison in comfort between the two.

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