No wardrobe??

CleanSimon

Trekker
Hi all, I’m after some advice/experience/opinion on what to do with clothes when you hammock and tarp camp. Mods if I’m lost please move me and no arguments please, no one can be wrong on the subject of their own comfort.
Some people say if it’s cold sleep in them, some say don’t as they will be full of moisture. Some say hang them on the ridge line, or stuff them into the foot end of the sleeping bag, or hang them away from you. I’d like to know about summer, winter, wet, dry, buggy, camp site, wilderness, even garden if that’s what you know. Thanks in advance - Simon
 

MartinK9

Section Hiker
Outer layers:

Wet they go over the foot end of the hammock straps, under the tarp.
Dry, placed over the hammock straps and or internal hammock ridgeline

Inner layers folded and placed into empty rucsack, wear new dry set for sleeping in. Reverse upon waking.
 

paul

Thru Hiker
tarp with doors means i can just hang it all off my hammock straps (foot end) in a dry bag or in my pack. I mostly tend not to carry spare clothes so my season appropriate down jacket will be worn or chucked in the foot end on the side im not lying in. A great benefit of an 11ft asym hammock is all the spare space on my left. Can even fit one of these

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SteG

Section Hiker
tarp with doors means i can just hang it all off my hammock straps (foot end) in a dry bag or in my pack. I mostly tend not to carry spare clothes so my season appropriate down jacket will be worn or chucked in the foot end on the side im not lying in. A great benefit of an 11ft asym hammock is all the spare space on my left. Can even fit one of these

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Looks like my one Paul :)IMG_20200803_223520.jpg
 

CleanSimon

Trekker
Thanks MartinK9 and Paul, really specific! My plan was to sleep in thermals rather than clothes, if they’re dry there might be room in the hammock, I have a Hennessy asym. I haven’t used it yet. Do you hang up boots on the line too?
 

SteG

Section Hiker
Great looking gog Ste. Diffixult to judge scale. Is he/she full size collie. Mines a gangly version.

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No he's a particularly small Jack Paul :banghead: I really thought yours was a head of a Jack from your picture, I'm absolutely positive yours is more well behaved and obedient though:laugh:
 

paul

Thru Hiker
No he's a particularly small Jack Paul :banghead: I really thought yours was a head of a Jack from your picture, I'm absolutely positive yours is more well behaved and obedient though:laugh:

Haha i doubt it. Mines batty as a friut loop until she gets in a field where she tends to switch on and suddenly become normal and listen to what im saying. I want a second dog and im looking for something more compact but management are pushing back on the idea.
 

paul

Thru Hiker
Thanks MartinK9 and Paul, really specific! My plan was to sleep in thermals rather than clothes, if they’re dry there might be room in the hammock, I have a Hennessy asym. I haven’t used it yet. Do you hang up boots on the line too?

Footwear goes on the floor so its there when i swing my legs out unless its raining and blowing where they might go over the straps but generally speaking trail shoe wearers are used to working with moist feet so i often dont bother
 

Bob-W

Trail Blazer
I always sleep in thermals:
  1. Bag (and quilt) ratings assume you are.
  2. They are something dry to wear at the end of the day's exertions
  3. They reduce sweat and body oils from getting into your insulation
  4. Bare skin against nylon isn't pleasant
Back to the question - footwear on floor ready to put on in the morning or if I need to get up in the night, wet clothes over the hammock suspension, dry clothes used as a pillow.
 

DustinV

Day Walker
I use a WB Blackbird because it has a shelf area to store extra gear. I really hated having everything in the hammock funneled down onto or under me. It's also fairly good for wet gear as it's mesh.

I always wear warm clothing to bed because of the reasons above as well as the inevitable need to get out of the cocoon of warmth, whether overnight or in the morning. This includes a jacket with a chest pocket for phone, flashlight and maybe water filter if the temps go below freezing.
Shoes stay underneath the hammock wherever where they fall off my feet.
 

tarptent

Section Hiker
I always carry ultralight thermal clothing specifically to wear in my sleeping bag at night, which I call night wear, and how much of of it I wear will depend on the ambient temperature.
My nightwear gear is currently:
An OR Transcendent down Beanie (25g) (which can be worn around camp too).
A pair of pure silk gloves, in XL (32g) (from Decathlon)
A pair of pure silk ankle socks (24g) (from Aliexpress)
A pair of pure silk long johns (120g) (from Aliexpress)
And if it's cold enough I will throw on my Forclaz Trek 100 down hoody too (279g) (from Decathlon)
With the exception of the beanie and hoody, these are kept with my sleeping bag, in a DCF compression sack, so they are kept dry.
If my trousers are dry I can wear them in my sleeping bag too.
I am thinking of replacing my down hoody with the OMM Core hoody, as it would be over 150g lighter, it will insulate even when wet and it is fast drying too.
My shoes go on my ground sheet.
 
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tarptent

Section Hiker
@tarptent have you used a hammock? It seems like your sort of thing given the woodland settings you like. Just a thought mate 👍
I have 🤔🙄 multiple sets of kit 😂

I found my old DD hammock recently, but I haven't used it yet. Problem is hammock camping is a lot heavier than sleeping on the ground, so I am in no rush to get the hammock out.
The DD stuff sack says 1kg on it, but when I weighed it its 774g, then add a tarp, like my DD superlight XL, and that adds another 666g, so your looking at 1.44kg, and that is without adding the weight of guy lines or tree huggers.
On the other hand, my Jumper Home Mountain House 1.5P and my 3m x 1.5m Polycro groundsheet together only weigh 448g...Almost 3 times lighter.
If I had to add an under quilt too, then using a tent would be at least 4 times lighter, or even more.
 

Odd Man

Thru Hiker
I found my old DD hammock recently, but I haven't used it yet. Problem is hammock camping is a lot heavier than sleeping on the ground, so I am in no rush to get the hammock out.
The DD stuff sack says 1kg on it, but when I weighed it its 774g, then add a tarp, like my DD superlight XL, and that adds another 666g, so your looking at 1.44kg, and that is without adding the weight of guy lines or tree huggers.
On the other hand, my Jumper Home Mountain House 1.5P and my 3m x 1.5m Polycro groundsheet together only weigh 448g...Almost 3 times lighter.
If I had to add an under quilt too, then using a tent would be at least 4 times lighter, or even more.

I think you bought the wrong Jumper product. This one is a ground sheet, a hammock, a poncho and a tarp. That's a saving of at least 2kg.


😬
 

tarptent

Section Hiker
I think you bought the wrong Jumper product. This one is a ground sheet, a hammock, a poncho and a tarp. That's a saving of at least 2kg.


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It's not possible to say how much weight it can save as he doesn't mention it's weight at all, and it's too small to be an effective tarp...I wouldn't want to go smaller than 2.9m x 4.5m for a tarp.
The video does have links to some of his other products though which I found useful...Like his "feather poles"...Ultralight carbon fibre trekking poles that can extend up to 145cm (10cm more than most other trekking poles), yet they still only weigh 145g each.
In one of his videos I noticed he was wearing what looked like translucent DCF waterproof trousers...Must sweat like a pig in them. :oops:

I already know he offers two different sizes of DCF gaiters. Seems to be no end to his talents at working with DCF.
 
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