Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    DE
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1 double
    Tarp
    WB Edge
    Insulation
    UQ and Kelty TQ
    Posts
    21

    Bad packing test run/ quilt help

    I'm getting ready to do a 6 day "recharge" on the Appalachian Trail in MD at the end of May. I'm using a WBBB and a ULA Catalyst. My pack weight is good (25-ish pounds, WITH food and water) but my Kelty sleeping bag top quilt and Arrowhead New River underquilt take up more than 1/2 the pack!

    I need suggestions for smaller sleeping gear, around $400. I looked at the Jacks R Better Sierra Snivller (Long, I'm 6'01) and the Greylock 3. I carry a sit pad, so a 3/4 length will work.

    I'm open to any suggestions.

    PS I may have a new river and kelty for sale soon.... I really like them but they are bulky.

  2. #2
    Senior Member HamMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Kettering, OH
    Hammock
    WL Lite Owl
    Tarp
    Luke's LB HG hex
    Insulation
    HG TQ/UQ
    Suspension
    SlingRings/Straps
    Posts
    2,536
    Images
    46
    Yeah synthetic doesn't pack down like down does. For sure that would remedy your space limits. I think a $400 budget is doable if you keep your eye out in the for sale section.
    "He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man." Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Please check out the link below to show your love for hammocks!www.zazzle.com/hammocklife

  3. #3
    Senior Member Slo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Hammock
    WBRR dbl
    Tarp
    Camo WBSF
    Insulation
    DMUL7/BAFH SB
    Suspension
    Webbing
    Posts
    2,110
    Images
    24
    If you're deadset on quilts, 400.00 should get you a summer 40+ set. You can get lower with a pad of reflectix if you ever needed.

    Or you can get a Ultralite Downmat and a Big Agnes bag or for half the weight a thermarest Haven. Under 40oz for a 4 season setup if you go with that and meets your 400.00 mark.

    Tons of options man. Check out the REI outlet too.
    "I ain't here for a long time, I'm here for a good time"

    - George Strait

  4. #4
    Senior Member ragnall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Nashville, TN
    Hammock
    HH Exlporer UL
    Tarp
    Toxaway
    Insulation
    SS/Greylock3/Jarbr
    Suspension
    AHE straps
    Posts
    227
    Images
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymark View Post
    I looked at the Jacks R Better Sierra Snivller (Long, I'm 6'01) and the Greylock 3. I carry a sit pad, so a 3/4 length will work.
    That is the quilt combination I use on my explorer ul, and It gets me down to around 25*. Past that I start getting cool/cold. I put both quilts in an event compression sack and attach it to the pad/sleeping bag straps on the bottom of my pack, leaving the inside of the pack free for everything else.

    Ragnall

  5. #5
    New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    DE
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1 double
    Tarp
    WB Edge
    Insulation
    UQ and Kelty TQ
    Posts
    21
    Thanks for the suggestions. There are sooo many options out there, and it's all quality stuff too. Just got back from weighing my pack at the Vet's (They think I'm crazy, but hey...they have a free scale) and I'm at 24 pounds even with EVERYTHING (5 days of food, 2 liters water, clothes) so I'm real happy there, just need to dump bulk.

    This is an expensive hobby....but lighter weight is soooo comfortable, and a hammock is a godsend


    Ragnall: How much room does that combo take up?

  6. #6
    Senior Member ragnall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Nashville, TN
    Hammock
    HH Exlporer UL
    Tarp
    Toxaway
    Insulation
    SS/Greylock3/Jarbr
    Suspension
    AHE straps
    Posts
    227
    Images
    2
    I beleive the compression sack I use is a 20L or 25L. I do not over compress them in since there is no need strapped under the pack. They would get a good bit smaller. Maybe 10-15L. I think by the stuff size they have on their website the Sierra Sniveller alone would be about 7L, the greylock 3 is smaller. Each does come with a JRB compression sack, so if you still wanted them in the pack, and not loose, you could work with 2 small bundles rather than 1 big bundle.

    I hope that helps.

    Ragnall

  7. #7
    New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    DE
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1 double
    Tarp
    WB Edge
    Insulation
    UQ and Kelty TQ
    Posts
    21
    Ended up ordering a Hudson River "active dry" for an under quilt (some extra protection if it rains) and a Shenandoah Long from Jack's R Better. A bit over $400 and will be here in time to test for my trip. Now I have to sell some stuff.....

  8. #8
    gunner76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Beaufort, NC
    Hammock
    Blackbird 1.7 double
    Tarp
    Big Mamajamba
    Insulation
    Jarbridge UQ
    Suspension
    Dutch Clips
    Posts
    5,811
    Images
    39
    Or do I like I do...use a compression bag with the UQ and TP in it and strap to underside of pack.
    Merchants Mill Pond SP Swamp Hang

    www.neusioktrail.org ..................... Free Hammock Classes

    Hammock Gear Time Line ..............Hammock Friendly Sites in NC

    I am 18 with 42 years of experience.

    Hammock Hangers...taking over the world..2 trees at a time !

    Warbonnet BB 1.7 and a whole lot of other great gear from the vendors on HF

  9. #9
    MAD777's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    South Florida
    Hammock
    DIY, WBBB & Switchback
    Tarp
    HG cuben,OES Spinn
    Insulation
    DIY down 3/4 UQ/TQ
    Suspension
    Dynaglide & Dutch
    Posts
    8,566
    Images
    39

    Bad packing test run/ quilt help

    That's a nice set. Enjoy your quilts and your hike.
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

  10. #10
    New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    DE
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1 double
    Tarp
    WB Edge
    Insulation
    UQ and Kelty TQ
    Posts
    21
    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    Or do I like I do...use a compression bag with the UQ and TP in it and strap to underside of pack.
    I may do that anyway....I have some choices now....and need to get some OT at work...

    Weight, unintentionally, is down to 22 pounds, with food and water now....

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
  •