Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Malmo, SWEDEN
2nd Hammock: PQUL vs N7 vs ULcamo
Hi, frinds! I feel like a hammock ninja when I am now looking for my second hammock for the '12 season
What's most important to me is weight (yes, I've become a gram- hunter) but also being able to blend in (ie camouflage). I am comparing these:
1. Paha Que UltraLight camo hammock
2. Grand trunk Nano7
3. Grand trunk UltraLight camouflage hammock
Now I have read the weight info on these, and they're all super- light, but I'd love some pics on their packed volume compared to something standard. If you have any pics of this, please post.
My new UL setup for 2012 will probably go into an Osprey Viper 10L pack.
Also, I'm only a little guy; 180cm/ 65kg or 5' 9"/ 143.3lbs and don't mind a snug fit as I only have to fit myself into a hammock. So my questions are really:
1. Can I fit one of these hammocks into that pack?
2. Is there a noticeable weight- difference between the hammocks?
3. Is there a noteworthy quality- difference?
4. What type of UL tarp would you recommend to go with these? (preferably camo or black)
I already own a Claytor jungle hammock and while it's awesome for quality, It's also heavy and voluminous...
Thanks guys, you're the best!
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Camillus, NY
Hammock: All of them.
Tarp: OES 4 Season,Cuben
Insulation: Downy Goodness
Wow, that's tiny pack. Is this just for day trips?
I have a GTUL which weighs about 11 ounces with whoopies. Packed, I'd say it's slightly smaller than a 1L Nalgene bottle. It will definitely fit in that pack, but considering how small the pack is, you might want to go with the Nano.
I'll try to remember to get you a photo later.
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Chester, SC
Hammock: Darien UL
Tarp: HG Cuben
Insulation: UGQ tq/Leighlo uq
The gtul is roomier than the n7.
The n7 is small enough for me to carry in the cargo pocket of my hiking pants.
Wildernesslogics.com has a sale this month on their tadpole tarp. That tarp is small packed weather protection.
I would also recommend Dutch's new whoopie hook suspension system in dynaglide. Outdoortrailgear.com
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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Hilton Head Is., SC
Tarp: Zpack cuben
Insulation: Phoenix UQ/ JRB TQ
I use the Nano and an MLD asym spinn tarp, I think it's 9 x 7. Spinn is light but not stealthy. What's your insulation system? That's what takes up the most room in my pack.
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