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Old 04-21-10, 09:48 AM
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You're all awesome. Thanks for all the suggestions so far.

I'm not going to make any choices until I at least try out a hammock and see how they feel. I'm really worried about getting stuck in one if there is a storm. Their light weight to price ratio is nice, probably a good conversation starter too. Still not sold though.

Have my mind set on something along the lines of the MSR Hubba. I'm content with a tent, I like them to be fully enclosed. The MSR designers need to drop more woodsy color into the mix though.

my 2 cents: A tent is a better thing to own if you're only going to have one or the other. main reasons: hammocks are cold in the winter, and they need trees to be convenient. Tents are more versatile.

THAT SAID, I love love love sleeping in my hammock, and if its summer, and I am going to be somewhere I can hang it, thats what I will use...
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https://www.rei.com/product/799116

I'm looking at this. It looks pretty lightweight & competent. Any thoughts?
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Originally Posted by a1rabbit
You're all awesome. Thanks for all the suggestions so far.

I'm not going to make any choices until I at least try out a hammock and see how they feel. I'm really worried about getting stuck in one if there is a storm. Their light weight to price ratio is nice, probably a good conversation starter too. Still not sold though.

Have my mind set on something along the lines of the MSR Hubba. I'm content with a tent, I like them to be fully enclosed. The MSR designers need to drop more woodsy color into the mix though.
My hennessy hammock is actually really great in a storm. I camped out in a pretty epic thunderstorm one night, and aside from a little bit of mist I stayed completely dry. I was impressed. But I'll second what others have said, they are not great for cold weather without some kind of extra insulation (other than a sleeping bag).
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I have an REI Quarter Dome T3. Roomy, fairly light, but a little pricey. A two person tent is usually slightly smaller than a double bed. If you have 2 people and gear, it's pretty cramped. Go for the 3.
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Originally Posted by pasopia
My hennessy hammock is actually really great in a storm. I camped out in a pretty epic thunderstorm one night, and aside from a little bit of mist I stayed completely dry.
Oh, it's not so much staying dry that I'm worried about, I assume they are as dry as a tent, hopefully. It's being in such a tiny space for a day or two without room to move around that seems lackluster.
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The MSR designers need to drop more woodsy color into the mix though.
unfortunately or not... orange stands out supposedly in emergency situations, i read somewhere... my big agnes has the fly in orange too...
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Hi,
- not trying to change the subject but any of you know of really good 2 person tents that are also environmentally friendly and very lightweight? Thinking about something like the MSR Hubba (hubba?) but preferably with an environmental twist ....

Greetings,

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Originally Posted by irpheus
Hi,
- not trying to change the subject but any of you know of really good 2 person tents that are also environmentally friendly and very lightweight? Thinking about something like the MSR Hubba (hubba?) but preferably with an environmental twist ....

Greetings,

Jesper
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