View Poll Results: What new products would you like to see from us in 2020?

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  • Removable Net Hammock

    5 6.33%
  • Down Hood

    12 15.19%
  • New Sil-Poly Tarps

    7 8.86%
  • New Dyneema Hammock Tarps

    18 22.78%
  • Two Person Quilt

    1 1.27%
  • Underquilt Protector

    27 34.18%
  • Dyneema Ground Tents

    7 8.86%
  • Sleeping Bag

    2 2.53%
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  1. #41

    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Ammon, Idaho
    Hammock
    WB Ridgerunner
    Tarp
    WB Cloudburst
    Insulation
    Lynx, HG Burrow
    Suspension
    Beetle Buckles
    Posts
    599
    Coming kinda late to this party, but hereís something that I donít know if itís been tried or not. Iím not even sure exactly how to do it, or if it would even work, but since you fine folks at HG have better resources to try things here it is...a half-bridge hammock. Head end would be gathered end style, but the foot end would have a spreader bar. My reasoning is it would eliminate calf ridge (and one spreader bar over a conventional bridge so it would be lighter).

    While Iím thinking about it, have you ever tried to design a top quilt to eliminate calf ridge? I have a Burrow with a sewn foot book and wondered if maybe having some kind of pocket under my knees I could slip a foam pad or some clothes in there to cushion that calf ridge would work. Iíve tried external pads and pillows to mitigate calf ridge, but the internal pocket would keep the cushioning in place. A calf ridge eliminating top quilt. Would be a marketing first.

  2. #42

    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Lancaster, OH
    Hammock
    DIY 11 ft Double Layer
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    HG Inc30 / B40
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    296
    Quote Originally Posted by drsolarmolar View Post
    Coming kinda late to this party, but here’s something that I don’t know if it’s been tried or not. I’m not even sure exactly how to do it, or if it would even work, but since you fine folks at HG have better resources to try things here it is...a half-bridge hammock. Head end would be gathered end style, but the foot end would have a spreader bar. My reasoning is it would eliminate calf ridge (and one spreader bar over a conventional bridge so it would be lighter).

    While I’m thinking about it, have you ever tried to design a top quilt to eliminate calf ridge? I have a Burrow with a sewn foot book and wondered if maybe having some kind of pocket under my knees I could slip a foam pad or some clothes in there to cushion that calf ridge would work. I’ve tried external pads and pillows to mitigate calf ridge, but the internal pocket would keep the cushioning in place. A calf ridge eliminating top quilt. Would be a marketing first.
    Definitely some good ideas in there we'll take to heart! If you're using a gathered end hammock, oftentimes the calf ridge can be eliminated by making sure your foot end is higher than your head end. Everyone sleeps a little differently though, so I hope that helps!
    Harry Carlson
    Customer Support
    www.hammockgear.com
    740-445-4327
    [email protected]

  3. #43
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Port Clinton, OH
    Posts
    2
    How about a dyneema tarp in between the palace and the standard. Also, black kevlar straps would be wonderful!

  4. #44
    New Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2019
    Location
    MD
    Hammock
    DW Chameleon
    Tarp
    SLD winter haven
    Insulation
    Loco Ghost/Reaper
    Suspension
    Myers
    Posts
    6
    Ive not done full-internet-depth searching, but so far I havent been able to find a 13' ridge dyneema tarp. Im basically looking for a 'HG winter palace' with a 13 ridge. With an 11' hammock, 12' gets eaten pretty quickly. I recently got a 13' SLD that is awesome, so a 13' dyneema would be awesome(er?)
    Still a bit new to the hammock world, but aside from additional weight which would be nominal in my opinion, is there some other prohibitive factor Im missing?

  5. #45

    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Lancaster, OH
    Hammock
    DIY 11 ft Double Layer
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    HG Inc30 / B40
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    296
    Quote Originally Posted by visyoual View Post
    Ive not done full-internet-depth searching, but so far I havent been able to find a 13' ridge dyneema tarp. Im basically looking for a 'HG winter palace' with a 13 ridge. With an 11' hammock, 12' gets eaten pretty quickly. I recently got a 13' SLD that is awesome, so a 13' dyneema would be awesome(er?)
    Still a bit new to the hammock world, but aside from additional weight which would be nominal in my opinion, is there some other prohibitive factor Im missing?
    One factor would be that the longer the ridgeline is on your tarp, the higher you have to hang the tarp, so you don't interfere with your hammock suspension. With somewhat narrow sides (to make them ultralight), you really only need an 11 ft Ridgeline length on the Palace Tarp to get plenty of coverage. You could also look at it this way: Your hammock may be 11 feet long, but when you hang it correctly, that length is a little over 9 feet long. That leaves you with about a foot on each side to play with. I would honestly stick with the 11 ft length, especially since you have doors on each end. There are instances when a longer ridgeline length is needed, and we may produce some longer tarps, but at this time we will not be able to produce one that is 13 feet long.
    Harry Carlson
    Customer Support
    www.hammockgear.com
    740-445-4327
    [email protected]

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