What to expect with a Traveler...
I have had my sights set on a Traveler for nearly a year now. I want it as a winter hammock; in temps below 50º, I don't need the bugnet, which traps the condensation from my breath, and I wake up damp.
My only experience sleeping in an "open" hammock is in my old Skeeter Beeter, flipped over with the bug net underneath. In fact, I kind of like the open feel of this. I intend to order one next week (after Isaac passes), and I hope to use it on my AT Section hike at the end of September.
So I am looking for any information on the Traveler. What should I expect? How is this different from an upside-down Skeeter Beeter? How will my under quilts fit? Compared to the SB, the Traveler is 6" shorter and 6" wider. I know how comfortable the WBBB is as compared to the SB, but the Blackbird has a footbox and the Traveler does not.
Any accounts of the Traveler is welcome information.
The age old question: 1.7 Single or 1.1 Double?
That is the ultimate question to meaning of live, the universe and everything.
But seriously. I am a gram weenie. I weigh 190 lbs (6'1"), and I don't use a pad, only underquilts. Will I find the 1.7 single to be comfortable? The savings of 3 oz is significant for me, as I will be using it during winter when I have my heavier quilts.
Pray tell, your experiences....