i have been doing research for about a month, trying to decide which hammock to buy for my winter hangs.
while reading some diy threads i learned that longer is flatter, so while i was checking all the mfg sites i found
the Night Owl from Wilderness Logics. 11'x58" dl1.5 ripstop 350# limit and a cool draw cord at the head and
foot that emulates a foot box.
that's what i would have tried to make for myself if i had the equipment so i ordered one, and it arrived mon.
i hastily strapped it between the two closest trees and checked it out.. the 6' huggers and whoopies that came
with are very well made. i looped it over my toggles and slowly climbed in (i'm used to a hammock with tie-outs)
fortunately i didn't flip out onto my head. i cinched up the the draw cords for the foot and head and i was amazed
how flat i could get. without tie-outs on the side i was able to sway more freely, which i really enjoyed. i layed there
for 45ish minutes before i made myself get up. i left the the draw cords cinched when i got out of the Night Owl which
made the sides taller and more like what i'm accustomed to seeing with my other hammock.
i flipped it over to empty some grass clippings that had fallen off my socks and that reversed the lay to a "feet left" rather
than my usual "feet right" so i had to try that out too. (pretty cool)
before i packed it up i loosened one of the draw cords and it made a really comfortable lounge chair.
last i hung my UQ to see how it fit on the longer hammock and it was a perfect fit.
i think i'm gonna have WL make me a bug net so i can use it this summer too.
A+ quality, excellent service, made in the USA... i'm hooked!
Now that's cool!! I never thought of simulating a foot box with draw cord. These guys just keep knocking it out of the park! When I bought my big daddy tarp a couple of months ago, Marty mentioned that they might be opening a store front for retail sales later this year. If so, I'm going to make a trip up because they entire line is awesome from top to bottom. Thanks for posting!!
Man Ive been waiting for this one :D
It does look like you get really flat with it. very impressed I am :D
Marty does good work!
i think Marty is still working toward that goal. he already has the space. he was talking about having a place to hang inside, for test naps:lol:
Originally Posted by jraffini
flatter than the bird:)
Originally Posted by NewtonGT
man the more I look the more I like
the slug swallowing the owl
Nice pics! I love the Night Owl and its freedom. Several of us in our backpacking group use the Night Owl. I also have a bird and find myself hanging with the owl more. Something about being able to see out around me is the best part. Have fun with that great set up you have! We might have to talk Marty into doing a hang with us this summer....
that's a great idea, is there a cool shady spot we could convince him into? :cool:
i'm sure he would bring a couple dozen of Granny's donuts! :boggle:
let's do it.
Oh yeah! Im sure we could find somewhere shady... How do you like those Grannys donuts? Im hooked on their fritters....