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    Clark vs Hennessy

    Has anyone tried a Clark North American and a Hennessy Explorer Deluxe? I had a Hennessy and want to start using a hammock again. By the time I get a Hennessy and a underquilt the cost of a Clark looks good. I live in the NorthEast and camp in the Spring and Fall when I go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye View Post
    Has anyone tried a Clark North American and a Hennessy Explorer Deluxe? I had a Hennessy and want to start using a hammock again. By the time I get a Hennessy and a underquilt the cost of a Clark looks good. I live in the NorthEast and camp in the Spring and Fall when I go.
    Compare apples to apples... The Clark needs bottom insulation also...

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    You could always look into making one. Then the cost is a lot less, and you get only what you want and have the skills to make.

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    Don't believe what the Clark website says. It will need a pad or underquilt just like any other hammock. Its not a bad hammock, but it cost and I don't believe any hammock is 4 season alone.
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    I'll let you know about the clark next week. I bought the North American, a 3/4 60x80 ccfp to cut to fit, and a 10 degree bag. I'll let you know next week when I try it in the backyard, it should be 20-30's where I live in Northern MA. I think I'm be more then fine for 20 degree weather. I'll probably get a SPE with 1/2" ccfps, it might be a bit bulky together, but I should be fine way past 0.

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    What was the cost of that setup Rhino-lfl
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazilla View Post
    What was the cost of that setup Rhino-lfl
    $279 for the hammock
    $66 for the bag
    $49 for the pad

    If I get a SPE 4x4 with 1/2 pads it'll be around 70.

    I'm going under the assumption that inflated zip lock bags under the hammock in the 6 pockets will help insulate and the 3/4 pad wraped in a soft liner with my 10 degree bag will keep me real comfy into the 20's. If I need to go colder, just add some clothes and a SPE.

    Since I never plan to see below 0, I ought to be good.

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    So after $464 you got a setup

    Hennessey ULB $99(irregular)
    SG tarp 9x9 $40
    KAQ $180
    SG 40 mummy bad $30
    Total $349 slept comfotabe to 38*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazilla View Post
    So after $464 you got a setup

    Hennessey ULB $99(irregular)
    SG tarp 9x9 $40
    KAQ $180
    SG 40 mummy bad $30
    Total $349 slept comfotabe to 38*
    Or spend a little extra on the sleeping bag and get an even lighter setup that's good to 30*.
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