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Great alternative to a traditional tent
on December 30, 2012
I bought this after discovering that my back liked a hammock more than a cold ground even despite having multiple pads to sleep on. This is a great hammock supplement. Keeps the bugs out. Don't know how well it keeps water out. The first night I used it, I was still cold in my 15 degree Fahrenheit down bag. In particular my back and the backs of my legs froze. The following night, I used a blow up sleeping pad underneath the sleeping bag and on top of the hammock and I was incredibly warm, all night.
The only complaint I have is that it took me a few attempts to get the hammock hung at an appropriate height such that the pressure was taken off of the parts of the tent that the hammock ropes pass through. I am well over 200lbs and had to hike the hammock up higher up the tree than the hammock rope holes a few times to get it right. After finding the appropriate height, the pressure was taken off of the tent and all was right with it.
I really liked the rope that runs thought the top of the tent. I used it to hang all sorts of swag, a small battery powered lantern and a bottle of water.