I have never hammocked and am considering what to use for my next cycle tour, probably mostly in Europe. I expect rain sometimes and minimal insect problems.
I get the impression most people use fabric hammocks with a tarp over for rain protection. I will be taking a bivvy bag anyway so I thought why not put that in a net hammock. Net because it will not collect water inside and because I think they are lighter. This would make setup faster because there is no tarp, although one could be added for greater comfort. This setup would also be cheap - net hammocks seem to be the cheapest. A separate bug net could probably be used with some fiddling if required.
Has anyone tried this? Is there some reason why this is a bad idea and I should buy a hammock made of some sheet of material instead?