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    Cool So I am attempting to be one of the "cool kids" ;)

    Haha so after hearing over and over for 2 or so years now that "hammocks are so much better on your back"...I decided to give it a try. I bought my first Hammock today and it should be here Monday. *sighhh I have to dress it up with all the fixins and I am still not sure if I am gonna ditch the tent set up as my tent is only 2.8oz BUT I am gonna give it a try and most surely use it for summer weather! Wish me luck.

    Oh BTW I bought an Eagles Nest.

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    Your now officially cool. Welcome to the site. That's one light tent you got there.
    What band do you play in?
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    Thanks! It is a Kelty Stick 1. The Vestibule has a max height of 42" I believe. I had a Kelty Crestone 1 and loves it but, the foot area was a little cramped to get my gear from and the vestibule felt like it was a force field to the outside world. That thing was such a pain to get in and out of b/c of the vestibule, especially at 20 degrees and below when I had to pee several times. Other than that I loved the Crestone. The stakes for this one are better as well. This thing feels like twice the size for only about 2-4 oz more. However, I have back problems and the cold doesn't help.

    So Im gonna try this hammock thing out and try to get it light and toasty enough to sustain my high standards for sleeping well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockStar View Post
    Thanks! It is a Kelty Stick 1. The Vestibule has a max height of 42" I believe. I had a Kelty Crestone 1 and loves it but, the foot area was a little cramped to get my gear from and the vestibule felt like it was a force field to the outside world. That thing was such a pain to get in and out of b/c of the vestibule, especially at 20 degrees and below when I had to pee several times. Other than that I loved the Crestone. The stakes for this one are better as well. This thing feels like twice the size for only about 2-4 oz more. However, I have back problems and the cold doesn't help.

    So Im gonna try this hammock thing out and try to get it light and toasty enough to sustain my high standards for sleeping well!
    I'm guessing you meant "28oz." and not "2.8oz."? I don't think anybody makes a tent that light...not even a bivy...and especially not Kelty! They make nice gear, but it's not exactly the pinnacle of UL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    I'm guessing you meant "28oz." and not "2.8oz."? I don't think anybody makes a tent that light...not even a bivy...and especially not Kelty! They make nice gear, but it's not exactly the pinnacle of UL!
    Kelty Stick 1: 2lbs, 8oz. "minimum weight"
    Last edited by seuss; 03-06-2007 at 23:44.

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    Good luck.

    Get you hammock and try it out. After about 1 minute you will be convinced. It took me about that long to get over the thought that I was going to crash to the ground.

    After that, then the fun begins. Testing and adding new gear. The best part is when you start to look around for cool places to hang without realizing it. Those 2 trees, that pole and the tree, and my personal favorite or anyplace over water.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    I didn't realize I put oz instead of lbs. Sorry! yeah 2.8lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockStar View Post
    I didn't realize I put oz instead of lbs. Sorry! yeah 2.8lbs.
    Thought maybe By the way, if that's your tent alone, you can get a hammock setup WAY lighter than that without much effort at all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockStar View Post
    Haha so after hearing over and over for 2 or so years now that "hammocks are so much better on your back"...I decided to give it a try. I bought my first Hammock today and it should be here Monday. *sighhh I have to dress it up with all the fixins and I am still not sure if I am gonna ditch the tent set up as my tent is only 2.8oz BUT I am gonna give it a try and most surely use it for summer weather! Wish me luck.

    Oh BTW I bought an Eagles Nest.
    awesome rockstar,welcome to the hanging community,and good luck on your thru hike this year neo

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