I've heard some folks say that hammocking is heavier and some that it's lighter than tent camping. I recently did a weight comparison to get a handle on the truth. I tried to pick items I own or have owned and camped with, and consider compatible in cost and weight category. I realize weight could be shaved on either option by selecting lighter, more expensive gear and/or sacrificing a bit of comfort. Tent camping- Marmot Lithium 0 degree bag long - 45 ounces Thermarest Neoair Xtherm pad long - 20 ounces Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL 2 Tent - 37 ounces Total- 102 ounces Hammocking- Warbonnet Wookie XL 0 degree under-quilt - 25 ounces Hammock Gear Burrow 0 degree top quilt - 25 ounces Warbonnet superfly with rigging - 25 ounces Warbonnet Blackbird XLC hammock - 28.5 ounces 2QzQ underquilt protector - 5 ounces Total- 108.5 In this example, hammocking turned out to be 6.5 ounces heavier for a winter set-up. Long story short, looks like the weight difference of either system can be negligible.