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The Underquilt

It couldn’t be simpler, yet more effective. The Lawson quilt is a multi-layered textile filled with super hi tech microfibre. I could not wait to test it.

We had a lot of snow lately and the tops were around -5 to -10 at night. I had very nice sunshine during the day while I walked to a nice spot I know right by a lake.

The pitching of the hammock went quick as ever and attaching the quilt to it is a breeze. Just attach it to the bars of the Lawson Blue Ridge hammock. I tested the hammock without a sleeping bag frist to see what difference the quilt makes. And what a difference it made. The microfibre filling is super effective. It could immediately feel it reflecting my body heat.

During the afternoon the air got more humid and the wind started blowing. Not problem at all. I stayed cozy in warm.

The quilt packs relatively small and is pretty light. The whole set with hammock, quilt and rope weighs around 2,4 kg / 5pounds, which for a backpacker is on the little heavier side, but it is worth the effort to carry this extra weight. However, winter touring is often with skis or snowshoes and a pulk, a little sled for the carriage which is pulled. Using a lawson hammock with a quilt certainly makes camping in winter much more comfortable and easy.

get the hammock and the quilt in our webshop here:

http://www.outdoorshop.no/?product=lawson-underquilt

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Hammock Testing at Steinbruvannet

Hi, I´d like to announce an even on October 14. – please mark your calendars, share and even more important – come. 🙂

You will have the chance to try the most advanced “pro” camping hammocks on the marked in real live conditions.

Hammock camping has gained more and popularity in the last years, not only amongst backpackers and hikers. Pretty much everybody from the aforementioned hikers to those travelling on two or more wheels to get closer to nature and the amazing views and experiences only camping in the woods can provide. It just make sense to get off the ground and sleep hanging between the trees. The benefits are many, some are very factual – others are more based on feelings and the experience involved. Looking at the stars while being soothed in a slightly swinging hammock generally results in a very comfortable and refreshing sleep.

There are several hammock concepts on the marked of we´ll show the best tow – the Lawson Blue ridge Hammock and the Amok Draumr 3.0. Both Sytems will be on display and you have the chance to try them both. The event is meant to be very informal and casual. We´ll light a campfire, cook coffee, maybe fish a little bit and have definitly have a good time.

Here´s the link to the Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/175017786408341/

 

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Late summer trip in Norway

The summer is coming to end here in Norway and the fall season started with a bang. We went for a weekends fishing trip to a lake in Østfold. The lake was very nice and so was the weather. The conditions were fantastic and we managed to trick a few fish to our flies. Not as many as we´d liked, but it was good enough for a healthy breakfast.

Konstanse went for mushrooms and quickly filled her basket.

 

 

Sunday morning was picture perfect so we used this opportunity to take a few pics of the new love – the Lawson Hammock. We heard from many that they are afraid to fall out of a hammock or even have experienced this with standard hammocks, we (as in me and myself) decided that Konstanse should try to turn the hammock upside down.

See for yourself what happened. Here´s a short video clip on how to roll back and even sleep on your side.

 

You find the Lawson Blue Ridge Hammock and the LightSaver by PowerFilmSolar in our shop.

 

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Lawson hammock tenting on Sommarøy

Maybe that was the furthest north such a tent has come so far? 69°38’5″N, 18°0’46″E – I used the Lawson Blue Ridge Hammock during my last 6 week travel in northern Norway and Sweden. Simply fantastic. It normally is hung between trees. However, some places did not have trees like this spot on Sommarøya (summer island) north of Tromsø. Not a problem. I used it like a normal tent than. – Check http://shop.tzflyfishing.no/ for more information and ordering. #motorcycle#motorcycles #bikelife #instabike#motorbike #photooftheday#instamotogallery #bmw #bmwmotorrad#norway #scandinavia #freedom #nofilter#travel #traveling #GSA #GSAdventure#makelifearide