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    I have used and measured quite a few hammocks,...

    I have used and measured quite a few hammocks, and Dutch, Dream Hammock, Butt in a Sling, Simply Light Designs and probably a few others that I'm forgetting, quote the finished hammock length. So the...
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    I don't know v69 or UV69, but if you are...

    I don't know v69 or UV69, but if you are referring to this thread, I'd say it's not only overkill but will possibly make sewing more difficult than necessary. It's a Tex 70 size. In comparison Mara...
  3. I think the 20D nylon fabric is the nicest quilt...

    I think the 20D nylon fabric is the nicest quilt fabric I have ever used. Sadly, it's not available in a lot of colors, and if you order non-custom, it's a gamble whether you receive 20D polyester,...
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    You are mixing up Hexon W 1.6 and Hexon W 1.7....

    You are mixing up Hexon W 1.6 and Hexon W 1.7. The Hexon W 1.7 is only temporarily available as a netless hammock, while the Hexon W 1.6 can be ordered either by the yard or in all kinds of hammock...
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    How about the Dutch Pup Tent...

    How about the Dutch Pup Tent?
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    If you are already using whoopie slings and are...

    If you are already using whoopie slings and are only worried about short hanging distances, my suggestion would be:

    - continuous loops or Evo Loops on the hammock
    - whoopie slings when you need...
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    I have used Tera 80 on thinner fabrics with good...

    I have used Tera 80 on thinner fabrics with good success. It's fairly thin and smooth but still strong. If the seams are not loaded, you can also use everyday thread sizes like Gütermann Sew-All.
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    I usually put the secondary quilt between the...

    I usually put the secondary quilt between the hammock and the primary underquilt, because in my experience I loose most warmth due to air pockets between hammock and underquilt. If you ever have the...
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    That depends on how you put everything together....

    That depends on how you put everything together. The Wooki has the same type of fabric knob on the end as the hammock, and the UQP doesn't provide a lot of room on the end. I have seen people closing...
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    As far as I know, this just means adding two more...

    As far as I know, this just means adding two more sleds to the zipper. If you were to order a new Ridgerunner from Warbonnet, they might be able to add two sleds for a small charge. Maybe they're...
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    I assume that that you had an UQP with an extra...

    I assume that that you had an UQP with an extra zipper track installed, correct? And I also assume, that the damage was to the zipper on the UQP only?

    Did you have an underquilt installed? If so,...
  12. Yeah, I have one of those as well. But I made the...

    Yeah, I have one of those as well. But I made the mistake of ordering a wide Streamliner - which has the opposite effect: you basically lie in a cocoon. It's very difficult getting out of it.
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  13. No, I didn't since I paid for international...

    No, I didn't since I paid for international shipping and customs. I might have returned it if I would be located in the US, though.



    I did not mind when I went to sleep either. But after a full...
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    Seeing that most colors are only available in one...

    Seeing that most colors are only available in one fabric, the color choice takes care of the fabric choice in most cases.

    Other than that, my preference clearly is the 20D nylon, followed by the...
  15. I notice it. Very much. In a bad way. I don't...

    I notice it. Very much. In a bad way. I don't like the high walls - they gave me a painful neck after the first night, because I lay too close to the wall (not the edge!). It turned out I lay too...
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    I forgot: I tried a couple of pillows, but...

    I forgot: I tried a couple of pillows, but settled on a small down pillow (Western Mountaineering Cloudrest). It has the perfect size for hammock use.

    I use a much larger, old feather pillow under...
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    I exchanged my bed for a hammock about 6 years...

    I exchanged my bed for a hammock about 6 years ago. Initially, I slept in an 11' x 75" DIY hammock, made from very heavy ripstop nylon, but I regularly tried other hammocks, just for curiosity's...
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    I have been using Simply Light Designs'...

    I have been using Simply Light Designs' Hammock/Quilt Catch-All Sack for my XLC. My version is the 10' winter width and it fits the XLC and a 0° Wooki XLC very well. The circumference is about 39"....
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    +1 I have owned 2 Dream Hammocks but sold them...

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    I have owned 2 Dream Hammocks but sold them because they just weren't as comfortable to me. One reason was, that the fabric I picked was too stretchy for me (so entirely my fault), but the...
  20. 2QZQ offers 2 options. The standard only covers a...

    2QZQ offers 2 options. The standard only covers a bit more than the insulated part of the Wooki. The long one covers the Wooki XL completely from the head end to the foot end.

    I like the 2QZQ...
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    I have had sticky tarps now and then. I never...

    I have had sticky tarps now and then. I never tried to clean honeydew off, because it usually vanishes with use and hasn't affected performance negatively, as far as I can say.
  22. Over the years, there have been a couple of posts...

    Over the years, there have been a couple of posts by people who have tried it. But I don't think anybody stuck with it. I have a Eureka Chrysalis hammock with the "integrated tarp" that is fairly...
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    The UQP won't protect your underquilt from water...

    The UQP won't protect your underquilt from water coming from above. If the Lawson hammock is anything like the Chrysalis hammock, you will need a tarp to keep your underquilt dry, because the water...
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    Forget the Ninox. All that talk about "flatlay"...

    Forget the Ninox. All that talk about "flatlay" hammock is 100% marketing. I have experimented a lot with shaping the ends of gathered end hammocks, and while you can probably create a hammock that...
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    Just out of curiosity: on which end was the shock...

    Just out of curiosity: on which end was the shock cord installed - on the stake end or the tarp end? Which diameter is the shock cord? And which stake were you using?
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    I was referring to Lesovik...

    I was referring to Lesovik, a Polish manufacturer located in Poland, not EasyHammock. EasyHammock looks OK, though. However, I did ask them about the type of fabric they use and they couldn't answer...
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    There is a Polish hammock maker that just came...

    There is a Polish hammock maker that just came out with a good-looking camping hammock. I haven't seen or used it, yet, but on paper it looks good.

    Another alternative would be Hennessy Hammocks....
  28. Why insulate a room if you only want to sleep...

    Why insulate a room if you only want to sleep warm? I don't heat the room I sleep in at all, because I don't like the way heating makes the air dry. In winter it's around 50°F at night indoors, and I...
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    If you're comfortable, just ignore it. The fabric...

    If you're comfortable, just ignore it. The fabric falls like that when you're not using the full width of the hammock. If you either move a bit more to your right side, or lie a bit more diagonal,...
  30. Well, it's probably a difference if the locals...

    Well, it's probably a difference if the locals camp openly in the backcountry or if a foreigner does it. Even though I'm a local in Germany, I take pains not to be seen or heard when I stealth camp....
  31. Unfortunately, camping outside officially...

    Unfortunately, camping outside officially designated campgrounds is not allowed in most European countries, including Spain. This doesn't mean that it is not done, but if you want to do it, you...
  32. I avoid washing my underquilts. So far, I have...

    I avoid washing my underquilts. So far, I have only washed one, because it smelled really bad right off the bat. Sometimes new down stinks. Other than that, I have seen no reason to wash any of my...
  33. I have recently used 2 Mexican hammocks, which I...

    I have recently used 2 Mexican hammocks, which I believe is synonymous to Mayan. Mine were about 13' long and I found them to be pretty easy to hang. More sag, less sag - they were generally very...
  34. Poll: In my opinion, the perfect sag is directly...

    In my opinion, the perfect sag is directly connected to hammock length. The longer the hammock, the better it works with a deep sag. See e.g. the long traditional hammocks. The shorter the hammock,...
  35. Yes! You definitely do have to leave some slack!...

    Yes! You definitely do have to leave some slack! Most hammocks are not designed to be hung with a 0° angle, but rather an angle somewhere between 20° and 45°. If you have pulled the suspension as...
  36. I have had problems with down shifting with...

    I have had problems with down shifting with pretty much all of my quilts and sleeping bags. That's why I'm always opting for overfill now. How much depends on the manufacturer and the design of the...
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    The BB needs more of a 20°-25° hang, but you can...

    The BB needs more of a 20°-25° hang, but you can totally ignore angles. That's what the ridgeline is for. You only have to remember the tension of the ridgeline. Warbonnet recommends a fairly tight...
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    Looks like a variation of the Eureka Chrysalis to...

    Looks like a variation of the Eureka Chrysalis to me, although it's much deeper. I don't like the tent fly. With the Chrysalis it was prone to condensation, and you get wet immediately upon exiting....
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    Yes, that should work, but obviously also depends...

    Yes, that should work, but obviously also depends on your preferences. I'm a 3-season camper and use a 0° underquilt because I'm very susceptible to cold from below. But I use a 20° sleeping bag for...
  40. If you want to leave the suspension attached to...

    If you want to leave the suspension attached to the hammock, you simply picked the wrong hardware. The Beetle Buckles were specifically designed to be taken off; that's is essentially their unique...
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    I never used the Selva, but quite a few...

    I never used the Selva, but quite a few underquilts constructed in the same way. I always had to decide: either I wanted the underquilt to not force me to lie more inline than I wanted and accept...
  42. I'm a full-time sleeper and have used a Brazilian...

    I'm a full-time sleeper and have used a Brazilian and a Mexican hammock occasionally. I tried different underquilts and even had a huge one custom made for the Brazilian hammock. None worked well...
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    I have a lot of those in all kinds of nets, and...

    I have a lot of those in all kinds of nets, and as far as I can tell, it's simply moved threads. In my case, it happens mostly where I hang my glasses over the ridgeline. The wire probably pokes the...
  44. How light and how much stretch? Which fabrics...

    How light and how much stretch? Which fabrics have you tried? What is the lightest fabric that still works for you?

    Generally, the hybrid series has very little stretch for its weight. The...
  45. I only have experience with the polyester top...

    I only have experience with the polyester top cover and underquilt protector. This looks and feels like the same fabric as used for the quilts. It produces more static for me (might be different for...
  46. I'd choose the 15D ripstop nylon over the 20D...

    I'd choose the 15D ripstop nylon over the 20D polyester any day. The only piece of gear that should see enough UV-radiation to affect its performance (but only after a couple of years under normal...
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    You don't need it, but it saves you a lot of...

    You don't need it, but it saves you a lot of fiddling. The zipper simply lets you access the opening between the layers directly, but you could always insert the pad from inside the sock if you...
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    Wooki for sure. You can use a sleeping bag you...

    Wooki for sure. You can use a sleeping bag you already own for top insulation and be super comfortable. A top quilt / pad combo won't be anywhere near as comfortable. I have used a pad for about 3...
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    I have all versions of the XLC/Eldorado. I'm 5'4"...

    I have all versions of the XLC/Eldorado. I'm 5'4" and 135lbs. I love the 70D Heavyweight DL; I sleep in one almost every night. A 70D 1.7 Single Layer is my hiking hammock. It has a lot more stretch,...
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    I have not liked the polyester fabrics I tried...

    I have not liked the polyester fabrics I tried because they have too little stretch. I generally prefer less stretch - but there comes a point when it feels as if I'm lying on the hard floor....
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