I weigh 180 lbs, plan to use the hammock for backpacking and I'm pushing 60 so pack weight is a consideration. I want a double in order to use a pad (cold sleeper even in spring and fall). I camp in some occasionally buggy areas so I'm looking at a Blackbird double 1.1 rather than Traveler and adding a bug net.

How am I doing so far?

Now suspensions. I'm not afraid of knots except when my hands are frozen which isn't often. The two suspension options from WB appear to have a 3oz wt difference. How much lighter is the whoopie sling system? Just looking at cost/weight/benefit.

Great forum. Lot of lurking here after returning from a backpacking trip in the Sawtooth wilderness in Idaho. Rocky terrain and minimal flat ground. My daughter and I discussed hammocks every day. So here I am.