I picked up a Lawson Blue Ridge today at Sportsmanship Warehouse. I set it up in the back yard.
The cords comming out of the hammock go it a rather elaborate weave and are then tied together by a separate small loop of cord.
The gathering cords on each end were the 1st thing to.go. ill probably replace all of the cordage with Amsteel to reduce bulk and weight.
It feels tippy ill play with the cords and see if I can make it more stable.
The bungies that hold the poles up seem unnecessary, because the poles stay up well enough on there own.
This appears to be a great hammock/tent/bivey sack, for my type of camping.
If there are no trees it is a nice 1 person tent. As a hammock its very roomy and has 2 mesh storage pockets for headlamp, book, waterbottle, what ever. Each end also has a small clip for hanging a light or what ever.i
The rain fly I will.be leaving out and using my tarp, which I think is better. In winter the stock rain fly would deffinetly help keep you warm.
If any of you have experience with this type of bridge hammock, please feel free to make suggestions.
The lay is great. This is my first bridge hammock, if it is one, and its pretty flat. Laying on my side or curled up is fine. Diagonal is as flat as a board. I'm very pleased with it and look forward to making some minor changes.