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    Thanks to the Smurfs!

    Iíve spent quite a few nights in my Raven now just really getting to know it more. I have to say that I am constantly impressed with just how comfortable this thing is.

    The 1.6 hyper D is very soft with just the right amount of stretch.

    I get virtually zero calf ridge (something I got a little of in my 10ft gathered end).

    The lay is incredibly flat.

    The field of view is really awesome while laying in it.

    I love sliding the net up over the ridgeline when not in use, or removing it completely.

    Of course everything about it is very well made. I honestly cannot think of anything that I dislike about it.

    I just want to say thank you to the smurfs for a really amazing hammock and the best customer service I have ever dealt with.






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    Senior Member rweb82's Avatar
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    I agree with your entire assessment. The Raven is a fantastic, if underrated hammock. I love mine for all of the same reasons, and feel no need to try a different hammock.

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    It seems like the Raven would have another advantage I donít see anyone mentioning anywhere. If you leave the net at home, itís one of the lightest options out there because it doesnít use non-removable zipper hoods and the zippers arenít full length. I wonder how much weight that takes off. Papa Smurf, how much do a a pair of 1.6 zipper hoods weigh roughly and how much lighter are the Raven zippers?

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    Congrats on the new Raven, looks great!! What pattern is that? Order#?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nameth View Post
    Congrats on the new Raven, looks great!! What pattern is that? Order#?
    Thanks. I am very pleased with it. #7043
    Branch Camo Black-Green pattern


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    Quote Originally Posted by HandyRandy View Post
    It seems like the Raven would have another advantage I don’t see anyone mentioning anywhere. If you leave the net at home, it’s one of the lightest options out there because it doesn’t use non-removable zipper hoods and the zippers aren’t full length. I wonder how much weight that takes off. Papa Smurf, how much do a a pair of 1.6 zipper hoods weigh roughly and how much lighter are the Raven zippers?
    I'll have to weigh mine- net only. Mine is single-layer w/ Hyper D 1.6. If I had to guess, it would be around 12-14oz without the net. I've said it many times before, and I'll say it again- the amount of modularity the Raven offers at its price point is unmatched anywhere.

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    Senior Member Tyroler Holzhacker's Avatar
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    The Raven sure is a sweet rig...I went with the super light option and ordered the Darien, after already owning the Sparrow. I love my Dream Hammocks. The Smurfs are also a dream to work with.

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    +1 for the Raven and working with the smurfs. What a joy.

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    Sure enjoyed raving about the SL Raven I owned. I only sold it to finance a DL Sparrow. I'm not unhappy that I did so because the DL Sparrow better fills the specific niche I wanted it for, but nonetheless the Raven was superb.

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