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The more I find myself loving hammock camping, the more faults I find in my current ENO setup.
First things first? Weight.
Here's how it breaks down, piece by piece:
ENO DoubleNest: 22 oz
ENO Atlas Straps: 22 oz (11 oz each)
ENO Guardian Bug Net: 16 oz
ENO ProFly Tarp: 22 oz
This puts my total weight at 5.125 pounds.
HEAVIER than the solo tent I started backpacking to begin with. Beyond that, it's not the most packable system. Sure, it packs down to the size of a grapefruit, but you can only fit so much citrus inside a 35L pack!
The bug net alone is a deal-breaker, has to be tied to its own line, and that line is hung outside the hammock and doesn't allow the same versatility a structural ridge line would.
More likely than not returning it back to REI tomorrow for some store credit, tossing in some Christmas bonus money, and with their powers combined...buying myself a Hennessey.
Trouble is, which one?
I'm JUST shy of 6' tall. I've read a review written on the Hyperlight by someone my height, and while he says the fit is tight, he does fit.
Just wondering if the weight in buying one of their larger models is justified.
If I can comfortably fit inside a regular sized model, I don't mind it. But if I'm going to be crammed in there, I'll carry a few more ounces so I can sleep comfortably. Do note that I'm a side or stomach sleeper, and never in my life have slept on my back without being heavily medicated and/or being treated for something in a hospital.
Specifically, the models I'm looking at are the:
2.) Explorer UL Asym Zip.
Any and all advice comes much appreciated.
Though I'm making the returns tomorrow, I'll likely have to buy the HH online (they don't carry the higher-end ones in the stores around me).