Backpacker Magazine – October 2010
For five months, we tested 50 bags, pads, and other snooze-related gear
to find perfect sleep systems for every season.
by: Kelly Bastone
Check out the Clark Jungle Hammock as well. I use one all the time and have slept comfortably in near zero temps. I use a Big Agnes sleeping system, which works wonders, as your pad stays right where it needs to be!
I use my hammock wherever possible ... and I HATE sleeping on my back. Some of the nicer (or bigger?) hammocks, like my Hennessey actually enable you to roll on your side, or even on your stomach.
The only downside to a hammock is cold weather (which is below 50 for a hammock). I've yet to try sleeping with a ground mat underneath me, which I hear works wonders.
There are hammocks designed for sleeping in that don't come with some of the normal problems. I spent two summers in a Hennessey Hammock working as a ridgerunner in CT, and it was very comfortable. They're designed to straighten out when you lie in them so they don't bend you so much, and I ended up on my sides and even on my stomach a few times without too many problems.
hammocks are good for a short afternoon snooze in the shade, but I'm thinking all night in one would be pretty uncomfortable, unless you're a back sleeper who doesn't ever move.
Sleep Easy? I think not!!! Where are the hammock reviews??? THE BEST EVER !!! Check out hammockforums.net for all the scoop!!
Sleep Easy, I think not!!! You left out the BEST. Where is the review on the hammocks??? Check out Hammockforums.net
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