I just got back from the MAHHA hangout. JRB had about 5 display hammocks with assorted tarps, quilts, and hammocks. There were 2 bridge hammocks there. The first thing I noticed was the spreader bars were hollow bars that I think were 7/8 inch and separated in 3 pieces (the final version will have 2 sections I think). Their standard under quilts looks like they were made for it. The tree of the one bridge was a little further apart and that one they put attached the straps about 7 or 8 feet high on the tree. I meant to ask why but there were other question that was more pressing. The other bridge had the straps at the normal height. The amount of sag did not look like it affects the flatness of the occupant. I wish I had a tape measure, but maybe one of the Jacks will chime in when they get home. The spreader bars somewhere between 30” and 36” long. The cat cut was only 4 inches deep. They had nice rings on all 4 corners and 2 more were the support webbing meets 2 pieces of webbing that go to the corners. I think it looked like a perfect triangle with all 3 sides the same. The rings looked like mini SMD rings about 1” in diameter. The bug netting had omni tape that went all the way around and could be removed. It had end caps and it was made of 1.9 ripstop. It used ¾” webbing everywhere. It weighed 2 pounds 3 ounces without a tarp and cost $225.
Now for the important part, it laid fantastic. I didn’t lay in for real long but I didn’t think the shoulder squeeze was very noticeable. Of course it was flat. The end cap really served well because if you slid back 6 inches it made a nice pillow and if you slid back 18 inches you could sit up and read like being in a recliner. I know we are all partial to our own tastes in hammocks but if you get the chance, try this hammock.
I wanna send a real big Kudos to the Jacks for their displays. They had really taken time to set up various displays with cue card showing what kind of hammock, tarp, and UQ with the temp rating and the weights. They are also great to talk to and will help with anything. Others are fine, but Jacks R Better.