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    Warbonnet Traveller Bug net

    Hey folks,

    Just wondering if someone could tell me whether or not the Warbonnet Traveller comes with the bug net that I see in the photos on the website?

    Thanks!

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    No, it's sold separately

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    Are there any benefits to having the bug netting be a separate piece, other than of course being able to leave it at home for cold weather camping or places where bugs aren't as much an issue? I am trying to decide which type of hammock setup to D.I.M. (myself) with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redcanvas View Post
    Are there any benefits to having the bug netting be a separate piece, other than of course being able to leave it at home for cold weather camping or places where bugs aren't as much an issue? I am trying to decide which type of hammock setup to D.I.M. (myself) with.
    It is lighter to have an attached bugnet, than to have both.

    However, the benefit to having the unattached bugnet is you don't have to get a second hammock to get the option of going bugnetless.

    I prefer to have the unattached bugnet because I like the option of not using one while I'm out there.

    If you're looking to make your own gear you can actually make a gathered end hammock and a bugnet for cheaper than buying one.

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    Or you can go really light with something like DPHammock's 1/2 length bug net.

    You're usually going to have some sort of OQ covering the other half. $20.00
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    Another vote for keeping them separate. If there are no bugs, it's much nicer to hang without the netting. The weight penalty of carrying both is minuscule, unless you're trying to shave that last 1-2oz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewboy View Post
    Another vote for keeping them separate. If there are no bugs, it's much nicer to hang without the netting.
    Hello drewboy. Newb here. Just wondering why you say it's nicer to hang without the netting if the netting unzips? Does it still get in the way or something? Thanks!

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    Warbonnet Traveller is like a BLACKBIRD without the net.

    If you have a Blackbird and remove the net you have a Traveler Hammock, none of the frills such as the foot box.

    I do not like the built in bug net. My RR is netless. I wanted to try a BLACKBIRD, it has its net intact so I have the benefits of the bird, otherwise I would have purchased the traveler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IRONFISH45 View Post
    Warbonnet Traveller is like a BLACKBIRD without the net.

    If you have a Blackbird and remove the net you have a Traveler Hammock, none of the frills such as the foot box.
    Yep I'm actually looking at the new XL Traveller which is 11 ft. The normal BB and Travellers are 10 ft.

    Any idea how durable a single-layer 1.7 would be with heavy use? (I'm 80 kg) The single-layer is a fair bit lighter than the double-layer, but if the 1.7 SL would be a problem on long trips, I'll have to carry the extra weight with the double.

    The SL 1.7 is 453 grams and the DL 1.7 is 793 grams. I do a heap of hiking so weight is a factor, but so is durability.

    Putting pads in between layers isn't something I'll be doing as I'm only doing warm weather stuff. The double-layer would be purely for durability purposes if I went that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IRONFISH45 View Post
    Warbonnet Traveller is like a BLACKBIRD without the net.

    If you have a Blackbird and remove the net you have a Traveler Hammock, none of the frills such as the foot box.

    I do not like the built in bug net. My RR is netless. I wanted to try a BLACKBIRD, it has its net intact so I have the benefits of the bird, otherwise I would have purchased the traveler.

    Oh dear, if my response didn't seem to match up to your post it's because I thought I was on another thread in which I'm also discussing the WarBonnet. Sorry about that!

    Yes the BlackBird has a bugnet and the Traveller does not. When you said you "don't like the build in bug net", do you mean all bugnets, or the just the WarBonnet ones?

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