Just got one of these bad boys delivered as an exchange
and I have to say first impressions are good, I'm very impressed. yet to try it out though.
First the bad, it's no lightweight - it's a heavy duty double skinned waterproof breathable Nylon. But the bag it ships in does have compression straps and it's not expensive either.
Now the good
It's longer than my DD and slightly wider 2.8m x 1.5m
It's mozzie and midge proof like a DD with a fine weave mesh covering the hammock. My netting was black as in the picture (not white as stated in the blurb). But unlike the DD aluminium spreader bars are provided (fitted but removeable) with two tie points fitted with shock cord and adjustable tie out lines. These hold the spreaders bars up to give you plenty of room under the mozzie net. The spreaders mean using a snakeskin would be tricky unless you remove them, which is no big deal.
Access to inside the hammock is via a zip along one side , there is another other zip on the other side, but this is to access to the cavity between the layers, ensuring a mat won't slip out, or make do insulation can be used
A line runs the full length of the hammock inside under the net to tie and hang things on to. At one end a fully waterproof pouch hangs off the line.
Inside the hammock there is a pocket at one end and a loop at the other. The hammock includes a free 80l rucksack liner which if stuffed with clothes clips to this loop to act as a pillow.
The head and foot sections of the hammock are fully enclosed with material instead of mesh to prevent draughts.
It comes with a nice bunch of accessories to get you started - Stuff sack, storm rings, tree huggers straps, green webbing (threaded into the hammock) and two extra hanks of green webbing.
I've replaced the webbing with my whoopies but still impressed at the quantity you get compared to a more expensive DD hammock.
i'm yet to sleep in it, or even hang it up.
But first impression are, for the price, very good.
Will let you know how it performs in the woods very soon.