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    Re: Just got a Lazy Slug Tube today...

    They also have the benefit of acting as storage pockets at each end of the hammock. ;p

    @hawghangar: can't imagine you won't be pleased. The biggest benefit, I think, of not using individual sacks is just that: that every nook and cranny gets filled. The LST just makes it easy.

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    I'm envisioning a video opening with the Lazy Shug emerging from the Lazy Slug Tube.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    I keep reading Lazy Shug Tube
    They are a very interesting piece of kit for sure.
    Lazy Shug

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    Well after reading this thread, I decided to make one. I guess since it's a two piece, I made two. I think I made them too long, but I can shorten them later. I didn't like how big I made the outer opening, so I closed them up, just enough so the suspension will fit, and not the hammock end. They slide over the hammock and quilts alot easier than my skins go over my tarp. Now I can just stuff it into my pack. I didn't have any sil, so mine was made with some camo 1.1 ripstop. Just by the way they seem to be working and the look of them, I think I'm going to really like using them.......RR
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    Lazy Slug Tubes are cool!
    FF to 1:42 to see the LST pack up.

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    Okay, I got some pictures to show bulk and weight. I put both pieces into a piece of organza (think: noseeum) and compressed them as much as I could.





    What's that, the size of a baseball? Maybe a little bit bigger? At any rate, that's the most the tube itself can contribute to the "bulk" in your pack. Everything else is up to you. If you ask me, that's not a lot of bulk to contribute for a lot (A LOT) of convenience.

    And, just for the sake of thoroughness and comparison, here's my top quilt, underquilt, and hammock stuff sacks all given the same treatment (cat not included):



    So you can pretty safely subtract that volume from the volume of the slug tubes since they replace all those sacks.

    Oh and.. because, y'know... you just have to 'round here...



    184 grams = 6.49 ounces = 0.40 pounds.

    Anywho, hope this helps some people get a better sense of the volume the tube adds to your pack.

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    use the slugs every day...for maybe a couple years now, or more..cant do better than slugs for quick deployment and quick load out...

    got some different colors, head end one color, and foot end another...no problem to set up in the dark.

    the crew at WL should get a medal......or at least a couple of attaboys...
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    Okay, one more. Starting from the left: ULA Circuit, Grand Trunk Ultralight, soda can, and finally the LST with my WBBB 1.1DL, WB 20° Yeti, and WB 20° Mamba.



    And that's just rolled up, not really compressed per se. Allowing it to fill the pack on its own and compressing from there makes it seem even smaller.

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    EXCELLENT review of the slug tube. I am going to have to check this out. Appears to be quite a lot like the old black bishop bag. I am going to pack my WBRR and quilts in one soon, I think.
    Kyle, If you are ever in the southern parts, give a shout and we will make a hang some where.
    See you on the trail.

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    I have posted this before, but will repeat it here...put an extra cordlock on the tree end of each tube. Coil suspension, insert, tighten, done.
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    Re: Just got a Lazy Slug Tube today...

    Quote Originally Posted by Slowanderer
    Kyle, If you are ever in the southern parts, give a shout and we will make a hang some where.
    See you on the trail.
    I just may take you up on that. Colorado Springs is a beautiful area, I imagine there are some awesome spots down there. Thanks!

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