It's a Hennessy hammock. I picked it after much research. I can't say much about durability (just got it) though it does seem well made. Easy to setup, easy to take down. Don't need a flat/clear ground area. Compact and lightweight and comfortable.
Here is my Kellys touring bike fully loaded for a 700km / 6 days tour from Bratislava (Slovakia) to Zadar (Croatia)
The panniers are Sport Arsenal - a Czech brand, they are cheap. The rear ones are waterproof, the front are not, so I packed my clothes and sleeping bag in the waterproof ones, and the rest (chargers, repair tools, food, raingear) in the front.
The frame is a basic Aluminum, the front fork is steel Kona with lowrider mounts.
Ondrej P. from Bratislava, Slovakia
biketouringbratislava.blogspot.com - resources for travellers
Here is my 98 Cannondale M300 loaded on our trip around Lake Konstance from Germany, through Switzerland, Austria, then home. About 1/4 of the gear on the bike wasn't mine, one of the guys that went with me didn't have enough racks for his gear so he was already wearing a backpack. But the tarps came in handy as we anticipated a lot of rain later in the day, it poured all night, and we had set the tarps up between all of our tents and partied all night long.
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Screen Shot 2012-08-06 at 11.25.09 PM.jpg Currently cycling from Oregon to Virginia. In South Dakota right now.
"The sound of a car door opening in front of you is similar to the sound of a *** being cocked."
Not my "rig", but this is one of the guys that's doing a tour with me on the GAP and C&O Towpath. he's been riding this rig to work for the past two weeks to "shakedown" the packs. It's a 1984 Ross Mount St. Helens. Almost completely original except for the tires and rear brake.
^^ Whoa, you're really out in the middle of nowhere! What was your route, where were you heading to/from? Looks spectacular!
Going from Urumqi to Kuerleshi, not via the highway. Lovely route, but a tough ride. Urumqi is about 1000 m, and I climbed for three days to get to 4025 m, then down. Roads were ok, to rough, to very rough, to bolt shaking loose rough.
From about a month ago.
Real cyclists use toe clips.
Heading out tomorrow for a 3 day fun trip. Just a shakedown of the new bike, and a getaway before school starts. The "panniers" are just USGI buttpacks, held on with zipties. The black bag holds my sleeping matt and a REI Flash 18 pack containing food and my sleeping bag. It's not as light a load as I'd like, but it's still not too bad. I could shave some weight by leaving my water filter, first aid kit, poncho, cold weather gear, alcohol stove/fuel, and some other misc stuff, but I kind of want a little comfort this trip.
I did a little shakedown tour on the KATY Trail from Jefferson City to St. Charles prior to a Route 66 trip up to Chicago. I even managed to make it all the way back in a day. First century ride for me!