WBBB XLC 1.7 DL Weight and First Impression
Got my WBBB XLC 1.7 DL this week and had a chance to weigh some of the components tonight. Total weight for the entire package including the stock straps (no carabiners) as received was 45.9 oz which matches up nicely to the 46.oz listed in the site. I was curious as to the weight of the various parts and here they are broken down:
Net Cover - 6.3 oz.
Ripstop Cover - 8.5 oz
Stuff Sack - 0.9 oz.
Tie Outs & Mitten Hooks - 1.1 oz.
I swapped out the standard webbing suspension for the suspension I prefer which is Dutch Whoopie Hooks with 6' 7/64 Amsteel Whoopie Slings and 6' Tree Straps with Ti Dutch Clips
Using that suspension I plan to take this hammock out in one of three configurations and here is the weight of the hammock, suspension, and stuff sack in each:
w/ Solid Cover - 39.0 oz.
w / Bug Netting - 36.9 oz.
Minimalist No Cover - 30.6 oz
Like the fact that this gives you a few options based on the season, temperature, expected insect conditions or if I'm planning on minimizing weight.
First impression on the hammock is that the craftsmanship is excellent and the fit and finish are flawless. I'll be interested in seeing how the zipper holds up on this - it's a bit tricky interchanging the covers as you work around the part of the zipper on either end where it changes direction and sort of doubles back on itself. No problems changing out the stock straps pretty much the same procedure as the WBBB but there is an additional small loop of webbing that you need to attach to the continuous loop where the toggle on each end of the cover is attached to the suspension.
No chance to hang yet so I can't comment on comfort, but I plan on doing a section of the AT here in PA next weekend so I'll update after that trip and post some pictures.