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The Hammock Gear Cuben Fiber Sleeve makes it easy to set up and pack up your hammock tarp while preventing tangles guy lines.

Beyond Snakeskins: The Hammock Gear Cuben Fiber Tarp Sleeve

While the one piece, o.9 ounce Hammock Gear Cuben Fiber Sleeve isn’t that revolutionary, I think it’s a clever improvement over two piece hammock snakeskins. It also compliments large cuben fiber tarps which are hard to stuff into a stuff sack and are better folded or rolled. Snakeskins If you’re not familiar with snakeskins,(first popularized by […]

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LL Bean Microlight UL 1 Person Tent

LL Bean Microlight UL 1-Person Backpacking Tent

The LL Bean Microlight UL-1 is a single person double-walled tent that weighs 1 pounds and 14 ounces, including an inner mesh tent, aluminum poles, and exterior rain fly (but no stuff sack bags or tent stakes). While quite lightweight, the Microlight has a cramped interior and limited vestibule space that make it hard to use by larger individuals […]

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Mountain Hardwear SuperMega UL 1 Tent

Mountain Hardware SuperMegaUL 1 Tent Review

The Mountain Hardware SuperMegaUL 1 Tent is an ultralight 1 person double-walled tent that weighs 1 pounds 14 ounces, not including tent stakes and stuff sacks. With a tunnel style design and front vestibule, it has a long bivy style feel to it. Still the interior headroom and foot clearance are quite good,  it has […]

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Hammock Gear Cuben Fiber Tarp with Doors

Hammock Gear Standard Cuben Fiber Tarp with Doors

I like having a hammock tarp with doors at the ends because they provide more wind and weather protection. Doors can reduce the amount of colder air flowing over, under, and around you. Doors can also increase the amount of usable space under a tarp in blowing rain. However, hammock tarps with doors are significantly heavier […]

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The BoneFire Gear Whisper Hammock is a 120" x 58 gathered-end, double layer hammock with built-in insulation.

BoneFire Gear Insulated Hammocks

If you’ve ever been cold at night in a hammock or tried using a underquilt and still been cold, you’ll be interested in a new hammock manufacturer named BoneFire Gear. Founded in 2014 by Jeremy Puskas, BoneFire Gear makes hammocks that have built-in down or synthetic insulation sewn to the bottom, eliminating all of fiddling and experimentation […]

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