One other advantage of not attaching the tieouts to the hammock body is that it is easier to fit a UQ. I have tested about every hammock for UQ fit and the HH is the hardest to fit a UQ because of the pullouts on the hammock body. The WBBB does not have a problem with UQ fit due to tieouts being above the hammock body.
The only time I don't like the style of pullouts on the WBBB is when unpacking the hammock for use. Too many cords to tangle. Making them detachable is a good solution
somebody emailed me this question, here's what i came up with:
you're supposed to enter from the foot end so you don't have to duck under/step over any lines at all, then you just lift the netting over your head as your sitting down. you can easily raise it a foot or more for entry purposes
if the tieouts were on the hammock body and you unziped, the netting would fall into the hammock and you have to pick it up so you could sit down without sitting on it, and also if you were inside the hammock and unzip it would fall in on you. it's nice to be able to lay in the hammock with it un-zipped and not have to deal with putting the net somewhere just to keep it off you (you can still flip it completely over the edge if you want)
I've found the design seems to work really well for me as is. The only time I don't use the bugnet is when I am sitting in the hammock, in which case, I don't want to use the tieout anyway. I would much rather have the bugnet out of my face when I get in and out. That being said, I may add a "quick disconnect" so that I don't have to undo the tieout from the tarp stake to flip the net over.
there should be 2 strands of shockcord going through the cordlock. to configure this way:
remove cordlock, remove shockcord from ring.
put cordlock on shockcord (about 12" from un-knotted end)
put un-knotted end through metal ring and back through cordlock a second time
this method is much less tangle-prone. i still store one zipped inside the hammock though but that may not even be necessary.
I noticed the different configuration of the shockcord on my new 1.1.
I think that the quick release "s" biner is something I will install. I have found that I can't always use the foot end for entry in the wilderness. A lot of times, due to geography, I need the zipper to face one direction, but bushes or a dropoff or some other barrier requires using the head end to enter.