Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: gear hammock

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    New Member tincan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    eden praire, mn
    Hammock
    still working on my diy
    Posts
    28

    gear hammock

    I didn't know what are to put this under, I hope I'm in the right spot. Has anyone tried to hanging a gear hammock from their ridgeline, and does it work? Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    millergear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Tarp
    BearPaw 8x10
    Insulation
    NeoAir & Quilt
    Posts
    625
    Images
    2
    I use my JRB pack cover as a gear hammock strung from my hammock ridgeline. Hangs from 2 rings suspended 5" down from prussiks which allows plenty variation in placement. Works great for me.
    "My name is Millergear and I'm a Gearaholic!"

  3. #3
    dant8ro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Hammock
    HH Deep Jungle XL
    Tarp
    AHE Hard Rock 12'
    Insulation
    DIY Karo + HG TQ
    Suspension
    AHE Web/Buckles
    Posts
    530
    Images
    1
    I've seen lots of ridge line bags inside hammocks. I've seen many gear hammocks hung beneath ones hammock. I don't ever recall seeing a plain gear hammock inside... I think I would likely hit my head on it if it hung low. but hey HYOH, go for it.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    38.0123, -122.4900
    Hammock
    WL Snipe
    Tarp
    WB, ZPacks
    Insulation
    Incubators/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoppie/Strap
    Posts
    1,594
    Images
    57
    If it's small enough, I suppose it could work. When I tried mine on my ridgeline I felt that it was covering me, maybe even omprssing my top quilt. I didn't like it. I put it off to the side now.

    S

  5. #5
    millergear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Tarp
    BearPaw 8x10
    Insulation
    NeoAir & Quilt
    Posts
    625
    Images
    2
    Mine is attached to the ridgeline, but hangs off to one side. Wouldn't work with integral netting.
    "My name is Millergear and I'm a Gearaholic!"

  6. #6
    Jazilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Carencro, Louisiana
    Hammock
    DIY GE
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    20* zepplin/DIY TQ
    Suspension
    Straps
    Posts
    1,994
    Images
    108
    I have been using my pack cover above me for a while. I got the idea when I hung my son above me. Just installed a ridgeline last week and am in the process of adding prussic loops at attach my gear hammock. Previously had zing-it whoopie slings for my gear hammock pack cover.
    Yosemite Sam: Are you trying to make me look a fool?
    Bugs: You don't need me to make you look like a fool.
    Yosemite Sam: Yer deerrrnnn right I don't!

  7. #7
    New Member tincan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    eden praire, mn
    Hammock
    still working on my diy
    Posts
    28
    I guess I'm asking cause I got two spare pieces of 3ft by 3ft of rip stop, I was going to use one to make a compression sack, the other I'm playing with the ideaa of a small gear hammock, or Pocket to hang from my ridge line, I'm trying to way the pros and cons f each. Thanks for the input. Do think a pocket would work better then a gear hammock?

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
  •