lets see, if i recall the weights are as follows.
warbonnet 1.1: 19oz
te-wa underquilt: 13oz
maccat standard: 11.8oz
te-wa topquilt: 12.4oz
pad for lower legs: 3oz
thats roughly 3.7 pounds
that rivals even the most ultralight coffins.. and you can situp, cook dinner, pitch and tear down under the protection of your tarp. this winter im rigged up to go down to the single digits in a hammock
all for the weight of one two-man freestanding tent.
my old setup, even tho ultralight, was a BA insul. air core pad, a tarptent contrail, a western mountaineering ultralite, and a small pillow.
but getting a really good night's sleep
is hands down the best thing ever. there is no need to wake up sore from sleeping on a little crappy pad like some of these ultralighters do. the days of tossing are over.
Bob, you can get a Grand Trunk Ultralight for $20-30. its what i started with, and its roomy enough to really get into the flattest lay.
add a equinox 8x10 sil tarp from campmor and for $90 you're hanging.
i'll even do the favor of turning you on to the whoopie sling, and ditch the stock ropes found on the otherwise great Ultralight hammock.
http://www.amazon.com/Travel-Hammock-Ul ... 140&sr=8-1
btw, the last photo in the zoom section is MY hammock, on the Randolf Canyon loop. thanks to John of grand trunk for posting this. (there ARE trees in the supes, and once you learn to "see" them, you'll be fine)
http://cgi.ebay.com/Amsteel-Whoopie-Sli ... 19b786a669
you can use a pad in a hammock. right now w/ our winter coming i would suggest something wide, like the large size Clearview, only partially inflated. or, get some te-wa powered underquilts!