Hammock or Tent?

I thought this was an interesting video from Outdoor Vitals on the comparison of hammocks to tents

 

Pros and Cons to a Hammock Sleep System 

Pros
- Superior Comfort (In my opinion.)
- Consistency
- Faster setup & Take down
- Easier setup & Take down in bad weather
- No condensation
- Better suited for day napping
- More space because you can pitch your tarp high, low ,etc

Cons
- Need a place to hang 
- Less Shelter - Bad weather can be worse
- Need a beanie / face mask

Pros and Cons to a Ground Sleep System 

Pros
- Tents are better suited for bad weather
- You can spread out on long Nights (winter months)
- Retain a little more warmth inside a tent body

Cons
- Longer setup / take down times
- Finding the right spot / getting stakes in can be tricky
- You must avoid rocks and sloped ground
- Tents are harder to keep clean because they're in the dirt
- Condensation can build up within a tent.


 

That dude dont need no shelter, he can take refuge in his own beard:D

It's MAGNIFICENT!  Isnt it?

Can't sleep on my back, hammocks are out.

High Sierra - No trees

Gold Point - No trees

Desert - no trees

Hammock, no bueno

I guess since I car camp, I could try that hammock system that has the hangers under the front and rear wheels of my FJ...Might be OK.  

I’m in the same boat I have both a Hennessy Hammock and a MSR Hubba Hubba and both have their benefits and drawbacks.

 

I love the quick set up of the Hennessy with the use of the snake skins and only needing a light sleeping bag or my tiny down filled blanket as I only use it in summer temps. It has its own built in bug net and ran fly if needed. I always bring a garbage bag to cover my gear and boots if it’s raining.

 

On the other hand I love my tent and the ability to bring my gear and stuff out of the elements when camping and tuck them in the vestibule. When I bring my tent I also bring my exped syn Matt 10 which is bulkier and my one larger convenience item.

 

My good riding buddy and I laugh that we’ve spent thousands to live like Hobo’s on motorcycles.

 

Great thread !!

 

Hammock camping is great! One tree, or no tree's, you can make it work. Hardest part is gauging the weather. I keep a tarp and bug net with me just incase. 

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Hammock camping is great! One tree, or no tree's, you can make it work. Hardest part is gauging the weather. I keep a tarp and bug net with me just incase. 
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I’m sure you’ve seen the Hennessy Hammock 2wheeladv but it comes with the built in bug screen , and a rain cover you add on to it if you suspect rain. Add a set of the snake skins and you are packed up in a minute.

I do pack the hammock/tarp for summer trips into the mountains where I know there will be available anchor points. (summer fishing trips to Bishop) Other wise, it's the trusty 15+ year old Kelty tent.

Edited by greedyg
19 hours ago, Haulin Gas Adventures said:


I’m sure you’ve seen the Hennessy Hammock 2wheeladv but it comes with the built in bug screen , and a rain cover you add on to it if you suspect rain. Add a set of the snake skins and you are packed up in a minute.
 

Yeah Hennessy makes a good product. I've had my eye on the new Kammok Sunda which combines the best of both worlds.

On 4/12/2018 at 1:55 PM, Jason R said:

High Sierra - No trees

Gold Point - No trees

Desert - no trees

Hammock, no bueno

I guess since I car camp, I could try that hammock system that has the hangers under the front and rear wheels of my FJ...Might be OK.  

This is my reason I haven't really used my hammock but it is nice for taking an afternoon nap and a place to recline at camp.  I've used it at Overland Expo quite a bit.

This thread makes me feel like a hoarder.

 

I have the Hennessy for bike camping if needed vs the tent , a regular eno type hammock w/o bug screen for the van and a pair of Eno Hanging chairs also for the van.

 

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Ps not my boat

 

Can't sleep on my back, hammocks are out.
With an a-sym hammock you can sleep in your side.

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