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    Great looking UQ. Really like the color and...

    Great looking UQ. Really like the color and stitching. I'm sure she'll love it.
  2. Thread: Tato Gear

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    Great shout out. Both your innovations have had...

    Great shout out. Both your innovations have had an awesome impact on the hammock community. Thanks for all you've done!

    I personally really like the TATO Tarp Connector pieces.
  3. Cool setup! I also like putting both quilts in a...

    Cool setup! I also like putting both quilts in a single bag. I put the bag in the bottom of my pack and then stuff the quilts into that. It allows me to ensure a nice, even fit and fill into the...
  4. Thread: Top Quilt

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    FOUND: Enlightened Equipment has some of the lowest...

    Enlightened Equipment has some of the lowest priced options for down. Arrowead Equipment has synthetic options that are typically lower cost. As mentioned, most are about the same price. All are...
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    Definitely no calf ridges. If they're a...

    Definitely no calf ridges. If they're a deal-breaker for you in the gathered end varieties, the RR will be like a dream!
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    +1 - it's more than twice as "thick" but still...

    +1 - it's more than twice as "thick" but still soft. Honestly, it's noticably softer than standard silnylon of similar weights, but still feels like silnylon. The Argon 67 stuff feels crazy light and...
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    Congrats - I just got my 20 Incubator last week....

    Congrats - I just got my 20 Incubator last week. Got it up for a quick day-time hang. Definitely great gear.
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    Congrats! A cuben tarp is on my list at some...

    Congrats! A cuben tarp is on my list at some point in the future. Would be nice to drop 8-10 ounces and still retain the same coverage.

    Enjoy the new gear.
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    Shoot - just too late to pull the trigger....

    Shoot - just too late to pull the trigger. Looking forward to when it's back in stock!
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    Congrats! Father-kid trips are very special and...

    Congrats! Father-kid trips are very special and creates memories and bonds that last for a lifetime.
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    +1 to what others have said. The RR is a great...

    +1 to what others have said. The RR is a great hammock - super comfy. Tarps aren't as easy as gathered end, but not really a problem either. The only thing I don't love about mine is trying to curl...
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    No more available on the web site as of last...

    No more available on the web site as of last night! Dutch, is it all out? Ideas on when it will be back? Was just about ready to pull the trigger on enough for my first DIY tarp. Just a bit too late...
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    Wow, glad to hear you (and the hammock) are okay!...

    Wow, glad to hear you (and the hammock) are okay!

    What kind of stand was it?
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    +1 to others. Can't really go wrong. Having...

    +1 to others. Can't really go wrong.

    Having said that, I frequent HammockGear. Their Incubator (at all temperature levels) has the same quality and service associated with the other vendors. For...
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    Ditto. Great Dutch story, as usual. Didn't...

    Ditto. Great Dutch story, as usual. Didn't realize there was that many ways to run a line-loc, though. Also interested to hear how he uses them.
  16. Agreed. That's what I do (lashing method) and it...

    Agreed. That's what I do (lashing method) and it goes up plenty quickly. All three of those top pieces of each tripod are always lashed.

    While that tripod hardware piece looks good - my main...
  17. Thanks for sharing - always fun to see the...

    Thanks for sharing - always fun to see the insight from our hammock pioneers - Brandon is definitely one of them.

    Personally, I use zing-it on the ends of my superfly for tying off to the tree. I...
  18. +1 on what others have said. The primary...

    +1 on what others have said. The primary difference is the location of the panel pulls. If you'll only ever use the tarp with the RR, go with the cloudburst. If there's a possibility you'll use it...
  19. Just got my new incubator, and it did have a bit...

    Just got my new incubator, and it did have a bit of the smell. Oddly enough, putting it in the dryer didn't help at all. Figuring time will help - and as it's an UQ and not very close to me most of...
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    I do love how cottage manufacturer temps are...

    I do love how cottage manufacturer temps are actually comfort temps and not survival temps.

    I did notice a slight wet dog/fishy smell on my recent incubator, too. Nothing too concerning and it's...
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    Great service story. They seem to have really...

    Great service story. They seem to have really stepped up communication recently, which is awesome. I received similar prompt, friendly and helpful service with my recent order.

    Nice to hear...
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    Congrats on the new gear! Tons of great cottage...

    Congrats on the new gear! Tons of great cottage manufacturers for the hammock community but I keep going back to HammockGear. Good service and great products (argon material, slightly unique cuts on...
  23. Congrats on the new gear, looks great! I wish...

    Congrats on the new gear, looks great! I wish more vendors offered a standard 30* option.
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    It will work well. The Hammock Gear quilts (and...

    It will work well. The Hammock Gear quilts (and most underquilts) work great on most any gathered-end hammock.
  25. Spreader bars could work a bit in a pack,...

    Spreader bars could work a bit in a pack, although as they aren't curved their value for that might be a bit limited.

    The addition of the sock definitely makes it limited 4 season capable (depends...
  26. Thread: WB's Guyline

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    Tons of different setups - all solid. I...

    Tons of different setups - all solid. I personally use a Dutch Wasp on each end and (if doing a continuous ridgeline), Tato connectors from tarp to line.

    One thing to note - with the cat cut in...
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    Congrats! Love my superfly. It's great to see...

    Congrats! Love my superfly. It's great to see Brandon/WB shipping items so quickly, even during peak selling season.
  28. +1 to the spindrift sock. Very nice for colder...

    +1 to the spindrift sock. Very nice for colder temps.

    You might also look at a tarp pole mod. It places tent poles on the outside of the tarp to help open up in inside. Search on the forums for...
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    Tightening it down a good amount definitely won't...

    Tightening it down a good amount definitely won't hurt it, although I wouldn't test that by going too crazy.

    Keep in mind that a taut (no wrinkles) set up isn't just due to the ridgeline tension,...
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    +1 to others. I've had both, but only kept my...

    +1 to others. I've had both, but only kept my WBBB XLC. The Dangerbird was great - and if zipper choices and colors were my top priorities (as OutNBack mentioned), it would definitely be my first...
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    Depends on what you cook. If only dehydrated...

    Depends on what you cook. If only dehydrated stuff, a Jetboil should do just fine. If you do want to cook, going with a small canister stove (Soto makes some nice ones) and something like one of the...
  32. Thread: Funny Story

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    Brandon's service is great. Congrats on the...

    Brandon's service is great.

    Congrats on the new gear. What a great wife!
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    That's epic! Excited to hear how it fares.

    That's epic! Excited to hear how it fares.
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    The demo video on the web site confirms these two...

    The demo video on the web site confirms these two pieces. It comes with a tarp, which looks to be fairly specialized for the hammock. The perpendicular orientation of the hammock makes even the...
  35. I use zing-it, mostly out of convenience as...

    I use zing-it, mostly out of convenience as that's what I got for my ridgeline. If you're going for the absolute lightest, +1 for ZPacks.com line. That stuff is thin, light and highly visible.
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    Nice pic. I love Colorado. This also...

    Nice pic. I love Colorado.

    This also highlights one of my most favorite features of hammocks - site selection. A tent would never work on that hillside/spot.
  37. Thread: Stupid easy

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    While I love knots, dutch bling makes putting up...

    While I love knots, dutch bling makes putting up a tarp so much faster. Amazing stuff. Light, functional and attractive.
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    Congrats! You made a great choice. I've had both....

    Congrats! You made a great choice. I've had both. While I really liked the dream hammock and anyone would be well suited by one, the BBXLC is the most comfortable gathered end hammock I've ever slept...
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    Congrats on the new gear. My new 20* incubator...

    Congrats on the new gear. My new 20* incubator just shipped yesterday and I'm stoked.
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    The general consensus (and my personal...

    The general consensus (and my personal experience) is that the lay is much flatter in the RR. That - and the super easy quilt or pad setup - are part of its greatness.

    Shoulder room is fine for...
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    +1. While they slide fairly easily when not...

    +1. While they slide fairly easily when not "locked in", they wouldn't be easy to lose. Especially after backsplicing. I also lock them in (doing the little wrap around the tail) where I like to keep...
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    A bag works better with the RR than most...

    A bag works better with the RR than most hammocks. The open nature makes it easier to get in/shift around. With that in mind, +1 to others' recommendation to unzip the bag 2/3 of the way and use it...
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    Emailed last night to follow-up as Throwen...

    Emailed last night to follow-up as Throwen requested. Got a reply back in under an hour confirming the approximate date it should be going out. Love HammockGear!
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    Congrats! Loved my old incubator. So much that I...

    Congrats! Loved my old incubator. So much that I sold it here and ordered the Argon version - mine should be here soon, too.

    Enjoy - you won't regret it.
  45. +1 to Mountain Hardwear. Good gear at a good...

    +1 to Mountain Hardwear. Good gear at a good price. I had a Pinole and liked it. I've since moved on to down, but would recommend the MH bags to others.
  46. Thread: New hammock

    by breyman
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    Very nice! DIY projects are great. Just a...

    Very nice! DIY projects are great.

    Just a relaxing hammock or something to sleep in? For me, 9.5 feet is plenty for the former but not enough for the latter.
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    Some of the most common entry-level hammocks are...

    Some of the most common entry-level hammocks are parachute fabric style gathered-end hammocks (the most common ones). They're easy to use, easy to set up and are readily available at lots of...
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    Haven't tried it personally, but I do use a...

    Haven't tried it personally, but I do use a Turtlelady stand. Mine has the military aluminum poles - and even those flex a bit. I wouldn't go that route. Sticking with a fence top rail or something...
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    Thanks for posting here and for your great...

    Thanks for posting here and for your great service and hard work! I'll definitely resend my email just to make sure I'm in the queue in the right spot.

    Thanks again.
  50. Pull outs can be great, although depending on the...

    Pull outs can be great, although depending on the weather, sometimes I'll just pitch my tarp higher and wider and not worry about it.

    Only question - pebble tie off method? What's that?
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