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    Are you talking about the HG Incubator? Are you...

    Are you talking about the HG Incubator? Are you sure, you set it up correctly? I use an Incubator and I don't have problems with slippage. I have used it on all types of hammocks, including HH and...
  2. I have a Woodsman X, but I haven't really used it...

    I have a Woodsman X, but I haven't really used it a lot. When I get in, it feels weird. Different than all my other hammocks. I have been wondering if they made a mistake when cutting and sewing the...
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    I've had no problems with adjusting the...

    I've had no problems with adjusting the underquilt once it's set up, but hanging it from the ends inside the bug sock and getting it under the hammock is a bother - for me at least. Especially...
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    Well, while I have and use both types of systems,...

    Well, while I have and use both types of systems, I clearly prefer integrated hammocks for hiking.

    I read again and again that zippers are prone to failing. I have been using zippers on my tents...
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    This is not going to help you on this tour, but...

    This is not going to help you on this tour, but for your next tour consider the Handy Hammock Stand. If you add the beach/soft soil pegs to your order, you will be able to hang at the beach. I have...
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    I don't know that type of cordage, but not all...

    I don't know that type of cordage, but not all cords are suited for prussiks. While I use the Dyneema line with the same diameter for prussik and guy line, I think it's generally recommended that the...
  7. Glad you like it. It's a really nice fabric.

    Glad you like it. It's a really nice fabric.
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    It depends on who you ask. Which is a clear...

    It depends on who you ask. Which is a clear indicator that it's mostly a matter of taste.

    With comparable size and materials, integrated hammocks are lighter than a full bug sock plus hammock....
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    I can recommend the use of an uqp, unless you...

    I can recommend the use of an uqp, unless you sleep very warm. I would probably even use mine with a winter tarp (tarp with doors), because it stops heat loss where it's most important. And it works...
  10. It's a great allround size, and provides plenty...

    It's a great allround size, and provides plenty of coverage for very little weight. It's also one of the cheapest silnylon quality tarps of that size.



    It's heavier than Cuben; it's heavier...
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    +10 I used Silnet and it was a mess. Permatex...

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    I used Silnet and it was a mess. Permatex is so much easier to apply cleanly.
  12. The DD- and Switchback-style construction...

    The DD- and Switchback-style construction probably is a bit roomier, but you pay for this with added weight, and you have to tie up the bug net seperately.

    The DD Frontline is made of plain (=...
  13. Sorry, I made a mistake - I don't have the XLC...

    Sorry, I made a mistake - I don't have the XLC but the old-style Blackbird.
  14. I have both, and out of these two, I would...

    I have both, and out of these two, I would definitely recommend the Warbonnet. You didn't say how tall you are, but the DD is only 270cm / 8.8' - the XLC is 11'. Warbonnet also sells the "old" style...
  15. My cycle touring set-up is my trusty WB...

    My cycle touring set-up is my trusty WB Blackbird, the WB Mamajamba tarp and a 20F HG Incubator. I have never seen a need to have my bicycle under my tarp. I cover my leather saddle and chain the...
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    Sounds like a nice set-up. I guess you're...

    Sounds like a nice set-up.



    I guess you're referring to the panel pull tie-outs, not the tie-outs at the edges - if so, the Edge doesn't need any because it's pretty narrow. Only the larger...
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    Judging from the picture, the stand is made for...

    Judging from the picture, the stand is made for use with spreader bar hammocks and is not deep enough to be used with a gathered end hammock. Have a look here to get an idea what your options are.
  18. I haven't seen a hammock that couldn't be...

    I haven't seen a hammock that couldn't be upgraded. Just buy the WB webbing suspension here and slap it on your new hammock.
  19. As others said, there are plenty of no-net...

    As others said, there are plenty of no-net hammock makers who offer double layer hammocks. However, I don't think any of the non-WB no-nets will have the same build as the WB Traveler. I have a BIAS...
  20. With a side entry, pretty much any underquilt...

    With a side entry, pretty much any underquilt will work.
  21. Looks like you're on the right way! The double...

    Looks like you're on the right way! The double layer 1.2oz PolyD should make a very nice hammock.



    The ~30 angle is measured with the hammock empty. I'm actually not sure what the angle is...
  22. Apart from the 1' difference, are the hammocks...

    Apart from the 1' difference, are the hammocks exactly the same? Same fabric, fabric strength, same width, same gathering etc.?
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    I've had no luck with Tenacious Tape, but it...

    I've had no luck with Tenacious Tape, but it might have been user error: I patched a down vest (made from Pertex Quantum), let it cure for 24 hours and then put it into the washing. The tape came off...
  24. I don't think there's a rule. Most people seem to...

    I don't think there's a rule. Most people seem to like longer hammocks, but I sometimes wonder if they would notice if somebody would cut off a couple of inches. I read that there are small people...
  25. My first advice: read a lot more about hammocks....

    My first advice: read a lot more about hammocks. The forum is a great resource. Derek's book "The Ultimate Hang" and his blog are very good as well, especially for beginners.

    Now on to your...
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    If you like the WBBB otherwise, you could sell it...

    If you like the WBBB otherwise, you could sell it and buy a lefty BB. Just contact WB; he builds lefty hammocks for a small charge, if I'm correctly informed.
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    As everybody said: uq first. It's easier to DIY a...

    As everybody said: uq first. It's easier to DIY a reasonably light top quilt than to make an uq. And pads can be nuisance, although they definitely work and can be quite light (although probably...
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    I'll throw in another option: the Warbonnet...

    I'll throw in another option: the Warbonnet Mamajamba. Out of the tarps you listed, I would definitely recommend the WB Edge, but the MJ is a bit bigger for not much of a weight penalty. It's easier...
  29. I'm pretty sure that if you contact Warbonnet,...

    I'm pretty sure that if you contact Warbonnet, they'll send you a couple of split rings for only a small charge. Since the rings are small, light and cheap, international shipping and customs...
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    I own and use all kinds of bug protection systems...

    I own and use all kinds of bug protection systems and prefer zippered bug socks over shock corded bug nets, and zippered integrated hammocks over zippered bug nets, exactly for the same reasons you...
  31. A couple of thoughts. Fabric strength/weight:...

    A couple of thoughts.

    Fabric strength/weight:
    I'm only ~133 lbs and I have a DIY single layer hammock made from 1.4oz PolyD - I also have some 1.2oz PolyD fabric, and even if people a lot heavier...
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    All integrated hammocks I know have tie-out for...

    All integrated hammocks I know have tie-out for only one reason: to better keep the bug net out of your face. I haven't noticed any improvement in comfort when using tie-outs. For this very reason,...
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    I'm small and narrow, but I still have come to...

    I'm small and narrow, but I still have come to appreciate wider hammocks recently. It's not the only factor that makes a hammock comfortable for me, but in a wide hammock I can choose where I want to...
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    Don't know of any; but you could probably attach...

    Don't know of any; but you could probably attach tie-outs to your bug sock with something like Dutch's clip on tarp pull outs. However, why not use a dedicated no-net hammock for the times you don't...
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    True in parts. But I think there's a lot of...

    True in parts. But I think there's a lot of psychology involved. Just an example: the Tarptent Rainbow is sold by a German retailer for 499,95 . If you order directly from Tarptent in the US, the...
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    You could also try a foam pad - or any sleeping...

    You could also try a foam pad - or any sleeping pad that you own from your days as a tenter - under your torso/shoulders. Yes, pads can be a nuisance, but they definitely flatten the hammock some. I...
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    I don't know how import charges are calculated in...

    I don't know how import charges are calculated in Denmark, and I don't know if the exchange rate is favorable for you at the moment. But judging from this website it doesn't look too much different...
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    No, UK Hammocks is the only distributor of...

    No, UK Hammocks is the only distributor of Warbonnet in Europe. And I'm not sure if they are really interested in selling Warbonnet gear: whenever I have looked at the website, all WB gear was out of...
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    Most people have different insulation set-ups for...

    Most people have different insulation set-ups for summer/3-season and winter. If you sleep warm, you might be able to get by with some kind of poncho liner in summer. Reflectix might work as well,...
  40. I'd say that would be the HyperD fabric that...

    I'd say that would be the HyperD fabric that Ripstopbytheroll sells. NylonD (from Dutch) is a close second. Ripstopbytheroll also sells standard 1.1oz ripstop; I have some of the drab olive and olive...
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    There is no right or wrong when picking a...

    There is no right or wrong when picking a hammock. Just a right and wrong for you - and unfortunately, nobody can tell you which hammock is right or wrong for you.

    Hennessys are solid hammocks....
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    That depends on the cut of the netting. My HH's...

    That depends on the cut of the netting. My HH's net is cut for a "head left, feet right"-lay (direction as seen from your perspective when lying in the hammock). If yours is not a lefty, your net is...
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    Judging by this thread...

    Judging by this thread, washing should not hurt the treated down.
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    If I remember correctly, both my HG Incubators...

    If I remember correctly, both my HG Incubators are filled with water-resistant down (not sure if it's the same brand as HyperDry), and I have not observed any clumping. Have you tried breaking up the...
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    I'm in as well.

    I'm in as well.
  46. Any rectangular hammock I have ever used had a...

    Any rectangular hammock I have ever used had a wall on the opposite sides (both in the head and foot end). It's not a result of the footbox, although the footbox might be increasing the effect. It's...
  47. neokei, spend some time reading the forums. There...

    neokei, spend some time reading the forums. There are plenty of hammock options, other than the big brands you quoted. And most would be lighter, too. And don't just look at the weight and the price,...
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    Sorry, I can't advise you with regards to this...

    Sorry, I can't advise you with regards to this specific trail. But what I do is, I get a GPS track for the particular trail, upload it on Google Earth, and then check it out bit by bit. This gives...
  49. AFAIK, Amsteel is only sold in the US. UK...

    AFAIK, Amsteel is only sold in the US. UK Hammocks used to sell it, but they switched to some European Dyneema. The only shop I know that sells Amsteel is DD Hammocks. But with 0.99 GBP per meter,...
  50. A bit late to the party, but I have been...

    A bit late to the party, but I have been cycle-touring with a 10' WBBB and a HH stand last year. I can confirm most of what DanglingModifier said.

    The stand is a bit fiddly to set up, but you'll...
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