View Full Version : Won a DD!

05-14-2010, 09:47
I just won a DD travel hammock in their Facebook 1000 fan prize draw.

Thanks to the guys at DD :thumbup1:

05-14-2010, 09:57
congrats!! :cool:
use it well

05-14-2010, 10:03
I just won a DD travel hammock in their Facebook 1000 fan prize draw.

Thanks to the guys at DD :thumbup1:

:)dd hammocks rock:cool:neo

05-14-2010, 10:12
Congrats! That's great.

Festus Hagen
05-14-2010, 10:24

I've been a happy DD Travel hammock user for over a year now. While none of the DD stuff I've seen really qualifies as "ultralight", it's comfortable, sturdy, and well-made. Also have the tarp and under-blanket... so long as weight isn't a major issue, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend any of it (and don't get me wrong, the stuff isn't made of lead... it's just heavy compared to some other choices. My DD setup is still lighter than any tent I've owned!)

I keep meaning to contact DD to ask if they've considered an ultralight line. I'd order a lighter, single-layer hammock with bugnet, and silnylon tarp from them in a heartbeat, if they just made it...

DD hammocks are somewhat of an oddball among hammocks in that they like to be hung "taut" rather than with the usual sag you see in camping hammocks. First time I camped with some HF members they were surprised that my tarp was attached higher on the tree than the hammock, but that's how it works, for me. Experiment and see what works for you, but keep this in mind.

PS I swapped out the included suspension for whoopie slings, saves some weight and makes setup and adjustments quicker and easier...

Enjoy that DD!!!

Cranky Bear
05-14-2010, 10:36
Congrats on the win!!!!!!

05-14-2010, 10:39
I'm a happy camper :)

Festus, everything you've said ties up with my experiences too, they aren't the lightest but they are very well made and they do like to be hung tight. I did ask on their facebook page if there are any plans for a lightweight sil tarp but no reply yet.

The only reason I did make my own kit was for when I really want to shave the weight off when backpacking, when I'm canoeing and weight isn't so much of an issue the DDs are great :)

Has anyone else been lucky in any of the DD giveaways?

05-14-2010, 10:44
Well done Col M, can't go wrong with DD, got the 09 Travel one and snugpak UB and quilt, great kit and the service is second to none. Enjoy it buddy.

05-14-2010, 12:19
Well done on winning the DD. I wish you hang well.

06-03-2010, 08:58
Lucky you!
I didnīt win, but I already got one so Iīm not so disappointed...

06-19-2010, 08:27
aye congrats also from me. i still have mine a year later & it's very functional. i like the way you can modify it slightly yourself to tailor to your needs, which i guess everyones is different. one modification i did was to fix four elastic shock chords to the bug net (at each end / corners), with mini hooks at the end of each - then just hook 'em up the ridgeline under the tarp. well, erm, this was partly due to me not taking much notice of the sag when fixing the bug net, ripping the middle (of five) tabs in the process. lesson learned, tabs repaired, shock chords attached! that's the only thing i can think of that can go wrong in a DD hammock, though to be fair they do warn of this on their website ;) !

i love how it's a tarp / bivy one week, or camping hammock the next. it may not be everyones cup of tea - it's not ultralite (or heavy), it's not creature comforts, it just seems "military" & functional, which personally is something i like.

i concur with how you need to tie it v.taught about chest height. use the right knots you'll be ok. i hang it at the limit of which i'm able to get my back side in it.