Like others said, once you put your other gear on top of the hammock setup the weight will compress it more.
Hammocks weigh less
I think at first Hammocking can be heavier. I would not agree once you get into. I have a full hammock set up, tarp and everything and I am lighter than i was with a Squall 2 tarp tent (great tent if you want to sleep on the ground)
Originally Posted by smashdn
My hammock weighs total with tree straps and everything 13oz. My tarp weighs 14oz, with stakes. My Squall 2 tarp tent weighs 38oz. I pack a quilt and some type of pad with a tent, i do the same with a hammock. Some substitute a underquilt for a sleeping pad, but that is just trading weight. And the big plus is I made it all myself.....pretty sure i could not have made the tent