I finally got my Darche Ranger Solo.
I just had my first go at rolling it up. Looks like shit.
Do any of you gents have any tricks? I figure I'll just need to have a few more tries at it, but this time it looks not at all as nice as the pictures on the internet.
>trying to roll a double hoop canvas swag up like that
my hammock's briddish i'll have you know
It sure looks like a coffin. A sleepingbag with a 1-person igloo tent isnt much bigger to carry, i would choose that.
Sup /out/ I'm looking for something that i could use as a temp/longterm shelter/sleeping space that would be decent for up to -40°C/winters. Doesn't need to be ultralight or w.e, just looking for something with a reasonable weight that I can pack in (on its own if need be) and set up. Any recommendations?
Not sure if I should go the hammock route or a tent. Are there decent thermal hammocks though? All I've seen have been open top or just flyscreens.
Well how many computer parts would any single anon have experienced? Most of /g/ charts are just finding the well-reviewed items, at reasonable prices, and then making a compilation chart, so you're not left wandering through REI looking at shit all day.
You didn't address the second thing I said there, though. Amazon and Rei have reviews of all that shit. Thousands of them.
What would your infographic be doing that those websites do not?
Take the factory mat out and put a hiker mat in. My more traditional biker swag has a blue hiker mat which I augment with another blue mat in colder temps, or with an inflatable mat when I want comfy time.
We actually had an /out/ approved gear thread. It got derailed by milsurp fags who got upset when Osprey was voted as /out/ approved pack.
Some wanted the rush 5.11 which IIRC doesnt even have a hip belt. Fucking LARPers.
The fact is that no shelter is suitable for all conditions. In fact the focus on gearfaggotry is what is ruining /out/ which should be discussion of the outdoors and techniques, not specific gear which is easy enough to research.
I have only got shitty, non-digital bathroom scales that are hard to read.
I weigh about 77kg. Holding the mattress they seemed to jump to about 79. Holding the swag (not including the mattress) they seemed to jump to about 84.
Website claims 5kg weight.
Sounds about right. Anyway you can get the roll and weight down by leaving the mat, poles and jewelery at home and just stringing it, if you were hiking or whatever.
I was looking at those Darche swags they're pretty nice.
If any ausfags are looking for a decent beginners swag pic related are on sale for $110 at Big W
Bought mine years ago at a disposals for $170 on sale and it's still going strong, just pulled a few stitches on one of the buckles once when trying to roll it up too tight.
The oztrail biker swags are OK and reasonably light, also a mile cheaper than most others. I was checking one out in the store, the main difference is the smaller mat.
For me though I prefer a flat swag, may as well have a tent otherwise but that's just my opionion.