Tent vs Hammock for winter camping

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So, what are your thoughts for about 0deg weather overnight. Thinking about minimalist camping. Are you better off in a Hammock tent or on the ground in a real tent. Primary concerns are keeping warm, dressing, etc.

 

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I tried a hammock a few times. Once for a week in September and a few nights in November in Oregon. I don't think I ever had a warm night sleep. My under quilt didn't fit that great though. If I spent the money on a really good setup I probably would have been warm, but for that price one could buy a nice hot tent combo. I went back to a tent and like it much better, and my overall weight is less. Even if I was warm I would choose a tent for keeping my clothes and gear dry durring the night if it's raining sideways. I always had a bad night sleep for the first few nights while getting use to the swaying as well. Some people love them, but it's not for me. Personally at 0 degrees I would buy a setup that I could add a fireplace to eventually. If you haven't camped much in a freezer it is hard to have liquid water, and a fire is so nice at night. To go light just don't bring the fireplace.

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The last place I would want to be sleeping in freezing weather is a couple foot in the air where cold and possibly damp wind could be blowing around me 360*, above ,below and both sides. Just more ways to loose body heat.
 

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Welcome to the forum.
If you are trying to minimize your weight with a hammock, in zero weather the amount of bedding that you would have to carry to keep you warm would be much more than in a tent. I find a hammock to be very comfortable down to about 35*. Then I definitely go for a tent with a pad and a good bag.
 

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Used a hammock moose hunting in the Yukon this fall to 28F or so. Used a pad and torso length underquilt and was very cozy. Would need to spend a fair bit on a good full length 0F underquilt and top quilt to get to 0F but it is doable..... as said you'd be carrying a fair bit of insulation. Shug from youtube does it and I recommend searching out his channel to learn all you need to know about cold weather and the hammock.
 

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For one night in a pinch where you planned to sleep with a quilt and all your winter gear yes but the sleep would suck. Tried it a year ago and it was horrible. Maybe if you suffer through it then you’d get used to it. I always have a hammock in camp and take naps in them often during the day lounging but after trying a cold night in one with a good sleeping bag I vowed never again. Tent or a bivy (if going light) and a good sleeping pad with zero degree bag and you’ll love life much better the next day. The short… vote no on hammock cold weather camping.
 

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So, what are your thoughts for about 0deg weather overnight. Thinking about minimalist camping. Are you better off in a Hammock tent or on the ground in a real tent. Primary concerns are keeping warm, dressing, etc.

For me, the tent is the only way to go due to wind and being able to get dressed and boil water without too much struggle etc. I run a kuiu storm star 2 person, x therm pad and a zero degree stone glacier bag. 3rd season at 10k feet in Colorado this year wasn’t too cold but it was incredibly windy. The setup I ran had me very comfortable and maybe a little too warm at 10 degrees but I am a very hot sleeper.


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Hands down a Tent.. For all the reason mentioned above..

 

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