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Hammock comparison

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 n the woods can provide. It just makes 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 – two of which we endorse and use ourselves. There is no better than these two systems we believe. Your mileage may vary of course – but hey – it´s all a matter of taste an personal preference but some facts need considering when choosing an overnight full metal jacket camping hammock.

The focus of this article is on hammock systems which are meant for staying overnight and are geared to be used pretty much all year round. Please do not read this with a casual “hangmat” in mind. For this “day” use you find all sorts of hammocks starting at a few “bucks”. The only requirement for those is to support your weight.

A “proper” over night 3 to 4 season hammock and/or tent needs to be sturdy, reliable, waterproof and offer good isolation against the cold. It needs to keep the bugs off too, of course. Many find that one needs to have the ability to change the sleeping position. Being locked up in one specific “hang” isn´t everybody’s cup of tea (or banana shake for that matter).


just take two baby ….

there are two systems on the marked we like to talk about. The Lawson Blue Ridge Hammock and the Amok Draumr 3.0. We import the Lawson and sell it through our shop, whereas the Draumr is sold by AMOK  directly to the end users. By using the voucher code AMOKZULLICH you can get a 10% at the AMOK webshop.

The Lawson Blue Ridge Hammock is a very easy to use hammock which is also doubles as a ground tent. Bug net and rainfly are incorporated into the design. The construction of the Lawson allows for sleeping sideways, on your back and on your stomach.

The Lawson Hammock is n improved bar end hammock (as opposed to a gathered end hammock). This type of construction rasults in a pretty spacious Hammock with a lot of rom inside. The body is not clamped in the hammock. Lying in it feels more like sleeping a proper bed.

Insulation agains the cold is achieved by using an underquilt on the underside  inside. The Lawson Blue Ridge Kit is available in our shop.

 

The DRAUMR hammock is a a ratter unusual concept and does not exactly follow the “hammock” idea in the classical sense. Thinking ut of the box is nice and can result in brilliant products like the Draum 3.0. The Draumr is a bit more complicated to set up as it has more parts to it. For A proper setup you need the Draumr 3.0 hammock, the tarp and a good inflatable sleeping pad. This set costs around 4.500 kr.

As you can see on the picture, the body orientation is 90 degrees to the hanging points. The problem of having surface, say bed to sleep on is solved by inserting an inflatable mat into the construction. The benefit is that one can use modern sleeping pads with fibre or down insulation. The drawback is that if the pad should loose air, the system does not work at all any more So if you are one of those people puncturing inflatable things like pads and tyres often, this is not for you maybe. Inflating the pad ads to the setup time too.

Comparison

To booth  you´d need to add the cost of a good sleeping bag which I´d budget with at least 2.500 kr.

Both hammocks run pretty much head to head. The main difference i setup time. Everything else is personal preference and taste. Both are of top notch manufacturing quality, which reflects in the price.

Of course there are cheaper systems out there, but you as so often in life – you get what you pay for. In the case of an outdoor sleeping systems the worst you pay is a cold and miserable nights sleep and in worst case the end of your holiday due to the cold you got.

Conclusion

There is no clear winner really. Both are head to head in terms of manufacturing quality. They score similar in points and you should try both – heck maybe even own both. One thing is clear – these type of “proper” camping hammocks win over tents any time … as both can be used as a warm and comfy chair for the morning coffee. You just need to find someone to serve the breakfast 😉


We at outdoorshop.no do believe in customer service and our goal is to provide you the best gear around so you can relax and be sure you have good and tested equipment at your disposal. We try and test everything intensively and only sell things we approve for own use.

 

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Hammock testing Steinbruvannet vel overstått

Hammock testing Steinbruvannet close in Oslo Groruddalen on october 14. 2017.

Det var en fantastisk solrik dag, og vi hadde mye moro. Noen av de besøkende kom fordi de hadde hørt om det på facebook, men også tilfeldig passerende ble nysgjerrige og kom bort for å se nærmere på hengekøyene. Dagens ord var “fantastisk” – dette var alles kommentar da de hadde lagt seg i hengekøyene vi hadde hengt opp. Telt er en ting fra fortiden, og moderne hengekøyer som Lawson Blue Ridge og Amok Draumr er veien å gå.

Vi har salg på begge akkurat nå – benytt muligheten til å skaffe deg en (eller begge) for den spesialprisen vi tilbyr i hele oktober. Bare ring oss på +47 97123033 for å arrangere en demonstrasjon hvis du gikk glipp av arrangementet 14. oktober.

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It was a wonderful sunny day and we had a lot of fun. Some of the visitors came because they had heard about it on facebook, but other hikers & strollers got interested too … word of the day was “fantastic” – this was everybody’s comment when test-lying in the hammocks we had on “display”. Tents are a thing of the past and modern hammocks like the Lawson Blue Ridge and the Amok Draumr are the way to go.

We have a sale on both right now – make sure to get one (or both) for the special price we offer throughout October. Just give us a call on +47 97123033 to arrange a demonstration should you have missed the event on October 14.

you find our webshop here – http://www.outdoorshop.no

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Kvåstunet blitt Lawson Hammock forhandler

Vi ønsker Kvåstunet velkommen som Lawson Hammock forhandler …

Postadresse:
Kvåstunet AS
Vemestad
4588 Kvås
Tlf: 95 33 75 65
E-post:
post@kvastunet.no

Kvåstunet er en utpreget friluftsplass, hvor det sammen med det flotte tunet tas i bruk naturen rundt tunet.
Tunet inneholder bl.a. fotballbaner, volleyball, basket, gymsal og flere andre aktiviteter for både store og små. Bademuligheter i Lygnaelva som renner like ved tunet. Denne er også kjent for et rikholdig lakseliv. Utenom Lygna er toppene rundt tunet fulle av små og store vann for både bading og fisking.

Har du glemt noe utstyr for turen?
Butikken på tunet hjelper deg med klær, sko og ellers det du skulle trenge av friluftsutstyr. Området rundt tunet har flotte turområder som kan gjøres til fots eller på sykkel. Tunet leier ut sykler, kanoer eller kajakker for de som ønsker å utforske heiene til veis eller vanns.

Besøk flotte websiden til Kvåstunet her – www.kvastunet.no

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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

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Danish Fly Festival – Kolding, 4. & 5. March 2017

Look forward to a weekend in the sign of fly fishing, when Northern Europe’s largest flue festival opens its doors. The many exhibitors and dedicated fly fishermen who you can meet at The Danish Fly Festival, will all make your two days in Kolding is unforgettable. There can be traded, exchanged experiences, listening to interesting lectures, experienced world class fly casters, testing equipment and not least meeting old and new fish friends.

Flycasters

By the indoor casting pool in hall 2 you will find casting instructors from Denmark and abroad who demonstrate fly casting techniques, special casts and their abilities with one and two handed fly rods. The fly casting instructors are looking forward to meeting you by the indoor casting pool and are happy to answer questions and come with tips and ideas on how you get the most out of your fly casting.
Here is who you can find at the fly casting pool:
Antti Guttorm Finland, Charles Jardine England, Kenny Frost Denmark, Morten Jarldstad Olesen Denmark, René Gerken Denmark, Thomas Gundersen Thaarup Denmark, Tomas Strandgren Sweden, William van der VorstHolland

Flytiers

In the centre of hall 1, you find the fly tying island, where fly tiers will demonstrate their techniques, exiting use of materials and demonstrate their skills at the fly tying vice. The fly tiers are looking forward to meet the festival participants who visit the fly tying island, for inspiration, advice and ideas for their own fly tying, and if you want the original fly, then many of the fly tiers are willing to sell you one of these creations.

Here is who you can find on the fly tying island:The every flydresser (;-) has 2 half days.
This is very nice as one also has time to look around. If you want to plan coming by, here is the schedule:Flytyer,
Country, Saturday, Sunday
Martin Jørgensen, Danmark, 10:00 – 13:30, 13:30 – 17:00
Bent Mathiesen, Norge, 13:30 – 17:00, 10:00 – 13:30
Sean Stanton, Skotland. 10:00 – 13:30, 10:00 – 13:30
Sacha Pütz, Tyskland, 10:00 – 13:30, 13:30 – 17:00
Dennis Skelmose Jensen. Danmark, 13:30 – 17:00, 10:00 – 13:30
Thomas Züllich, Norge, 13:30 – 17:00, 10:00 – 13:30
Konstanse Larsen, Norge, 13:30 – 17:00, 10:00 – 13:30
Jonas Andersson, Sverige, 13:30 – 17:00, 10:00 – 13:30
Stig M. Hansen, Danmark, 10:00 – 13:30, 13:30 – 17:00
Kim Mäki, Sverige, 10:00 – 13:30, 10:00 – 13:30
Jonatan Ternald, Sverige, 13:30 – 17:00, 10:00 – 13:30
Agne Sjöberg, Sverige, 13:30 – 17:00, 10:00 – 13:30
Jesper Fohrmann, Danmark, 10:00 – 13:30, 13:30 – 17:00
Stuart Smith, England, 13:30 – 17:00, 10:00 – 13:30
Anders Ståhl, Sverige, 10:00 – 13:30, 13:30 – 17:00
Hans van Klinken, Holland, 10:00 – 13:30, 10:00 – 13:30
Rob Dings, Holland, 10:00 – 13:30, 13:30 – 17:00
Jens Chr. Pilgaard, Danmark, 10:00 – 13:30, 13:30 – 17:00
Amalie Vinderslev Østergård Nielsen, Danmark, søn 13:30 – 17:00
John Mortensen, Danmark, 10:00 – 13:30, 13:30 – 17:00
Allan Kuhlmann, Danmark, 10:00 – 13:30, 13:30 – 17:00
Louise Nielsen, Danmark, lør 10:00 – 13:30
Andy Weiss, Tyskland, 13:30 – 17:00, 10:00 – 13:30
Søren Præst, Danmark, 13:30 – 17:00, 10:00 – 13:30
Bo Teut Kloster, Danmark, 10:00 – 13:30, 13:30 – 17:00
Rune Westphal, Danmark, 10:00 – 13:30, 13:30 – 17:00
Michael Olesen, Danmark, 13:30 – 17:00, 13:30 – 17:00
Jens Lund Adamsen, Danmark, 13:30 – 17:00, 13:30 – 17:00
Oscar Boatfield, England, søn 10:00 – 13:30
Torben Thinggaard, Danmark, 13:30 – 17:00, 10:00 – 13:30
Charles Jardine, England, 10:00 – 13:30, 13:30 – 17:00

But it´s not only flytying of course — there is much more going on. Much more —
Network session
As a visitor at The Danish Fly Festival 2017 you can participate in one or more network sessions. The network sessions are managed by two coordinators who initiates the session with a short presentation followed by free conversation on the subject. So it is the participants who influence the sessions direction and what will be exchanged in the network.It is expected that the maximum participators will be 20-25 people. Participation will require registration prior to the meeting.

However, they have announced this being a talk in Danish, which will be very interesting, as one knows – the Danes don´t even understand each other.

– check out the documentary about the Danish language here –

 

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Happy New Year 2017!

A very interesting year, was it a good one for you?

This year has been filled with some great and some very strange events. From the Rio Olympics to Brexit, and the American Election you can’t say this year hasn’t been eventful!

For tzflyfishing.no it was a very exciting year with lots of fishing and tying. In 2016 we also implemented a webshop on our page.
However, we try to fish even more next year and hope to meet many friends by the water and around the campfire.

Stay tuned and follow tzflyfishing.no for upcoming events and news. There´s lot´s in the pipeline. Let´s make 2017 a peace- and joyful year.

Love and tight lines,

Konstanse & Thomas

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Seasons greeting to all!

A very interesting year, was it a good one for you?

This year has been filled with some great and some very strange events. From the Rio Olympics to Brexit, and the American Election you can’t say this year hasn’t been eventful!

For tzflyfishing.no it was a very exciting year with lots of fishing and tying. In 2016 we also implemented a webshop on our page.
However, we try to fish even more next year and hope to meet many friends by the water and around the campfire.

Stay tuned and follow tzflyfishing.no for upcoming events and news. There´s lot´s in the pipeline. Let´s make 2017 a peace- and joyful year.

We wish you a pleasant a peaceful holiday season.