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REVIEW: Exped Scout Hammock Combi

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Exped hammock montage, 4 kbRichard Prideaux doesn't really do hammocks, but he's pleasantly surprised by this hammock, mozzie net and tarp combo from Exped. The big drawback for hill use? Trees not included.

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 simes303 10 Oct 2016
In reply to UKC/UKH Gear:

225 quid? Really?
I got a superb and really light parachute silk hammock from ebay for £11. A decent tarp and a mosquito net won't cost too much. You could make your own for £40 or less.
 neuromancer 10 Oct 2016
In reply to UKC/UKH Gear:
1.47 kg!?

Even a double jungle Hennessey isn't that much.

Also any hammock that isn't asymmetric is a waste of money.
 Marco Plebani 11 Oct 2016
In reply to UKC/UKH Gear:
I have the UL version (990 g instead of 1740) and I used it quite extensively in the jungles of Borneo. I am generally very happy with it, but:
- I never used the little mesh pockets for storing the tarp cords, that I would just wrap aroundf the packed tarp (it's much faster, they keep the tarp tightly packed and they don't get tangled).
- the double adjustments for the guylines are an annoying overkill. I kept the ones attached to the tarp and I got rid of the ones at the end of the guylines, that would just get tangled all the time.
- the mosquito net usually lies a bit too low even when tensed.

The latter is really the only issue with the hammock, but quite a minor one. Besides the price, obviously!
I can't speak about durability yet. The UL version is made of thin fabric that looks more fragile than it is. My hammock survived on-and-off use during three months of bushwacking in Borneo and it shows no sign of wearing.
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