First time in an Nx-250 .. my thoughts...
First time in a hammock and it was with an NX-250.
I had read about people's concerns on the price but boy am I glad I bought it !
From the time I got to camp and got swarmed by a million deer flies and than the mosquito's at night the NX-250 was a safe haven !
It was 97 degree's and I was nice and cool while cowering from the deadly deer flies assaulting me !
Setup was super easy and I know for a fact I didn't even do it up right !
I didn't even tie one knot ! When you are being eaten alive by LARGE deer flies , you tend to say screw it and make it so !
Wrapped the stock cord around the tree , locked it with a carabiner and called it good. Had to make a couple adjustments but all in all it was a very easy setup !
My initial first time thoughts for people out there considering the Clark line of hammocks.
1- comfort - AWESOME ! I had a cheap 20 dollar pad in it.
2- Setup - Easy considering I didn't even do it right !
3- The bug netting feature and weather shield were awesome. It's nice to know it's all right at your finger tips and deploys and packs away super fast and easy.
4- Storage pockets - They not only act as a warmer for colder temps , but you can stuff alot of things inside them !
I do not like the size of the storage pockets inside the hammock. There is only two and they are very small. I understand they are for small personable items but I would have liked them to be bigger. I carry a firearm with me and no way it would fit. Same with a book or other similiar sized items.
All in all I am more than satisfied with my purchase and I am looking forward to years of use with my Nx-250 ! I'd buy it again if anything ever happened to the one I have.
Like I said I have only hammock camped once and this was it using an NX-250. Just wanted to give another perspective to someone who is on the fence due to the price of one.
Re: First time in an Nx-250 .. my thoughts...
I recently had my 1st hang in a NX-250. I too really like the all in one integrated system. I also agree about the skimpy internal pockets that were each too small to hold my phone (GPS, eBook reader, cribbage) and my glasses or headlamp.
Apparently the military versions have integrated holsters. I imagine one could figure out a way to fasten a SERPA adapter or a MOLLE chest rig after taking it off inside the hammock somewhere in the head end.