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    GT hammocks are under 10'. I have a couple of...

    GT hammocks are under 10'. I have a couple of similar hammocks and never got warm with them. If you're willing to go netless, look at Dutch's 1.7 (not 1.6) Hexon hammocks, or Rbtr's Appalachian...
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    Either you lie inline enough for the Inferno to...

    Either you lie inline enough for the Inferno to fit - or the quilt suspension is loose enough for the Inferno to be able to turn. It's difficult to get an underquilt with a tight 4-corner-suspension...
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    We're getting off topic, but with which hammock...

    We're getting off topic, but with which hammock did you use it with? How tight did you pull the underquilt suspension? Which other underquilts have you tried?

    The underquilt itself is certainly as...
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    Yeah, well. Spiguyer's review of the Sierra Madre...

    Yeah, well. Spiguyer's review of the Sierra Madre Research Inferno quilts actually convinced me against my better judgement to buy the underquilt. I wouldn't have bought it otherwise, because I...
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    Most pros and cons have already been mentioned....

    Most pros and cons have already been mentioned. My main reasons for using whipped ends are that it's easier to switch suspensions and that it's less likely to damage light fabrics. I have used...
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    Your definition of "getting out of control" seems...

    Your definition of "getting out of control" seems to be very different to mine.



    In contrast to many other members, I don't condemn cheap hammocks categorically. That's why I have been buying...
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    I think $60 is roughly the value of raw materials...

    I think $60 is roughly the value of raw materials for a hammock with bug net, so you probably won't find an American-made hammock, unless somebody on the forum would offer to sew one for you for...
  8. What are you planning to do with it?? I have not...

    What are you planning to do with it?? I have not seen this specific stand, but if they didn't use lowest quality materials, I don't see why it should ever wear out. On group hangs I have seen a Handy...
  9. I doubt that ripstop makes a difference if the...

    I doubt that ripstop makes a difference if the fabric is this thin and/or under stress. If a hammock made from ripstop nylon is damaged enough so that threads next to the damage start ripping because...
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    Lawson writes: Size: 2mm (5/64"), Weight Per...

    Lawson writes:

    Size: 2mm (5/64"), Weight Per Foot: .04oz (1.13grams), Avg. Break Strength: 250 lbs
    Size: 2.5mm (3/32"), Weight Per Foot: .058 (1.65grams), Avg. Break Strength: 350 lbs
    Size:...
  11. Tensa Solo or something like the Madera Hammock...

    Tensa Solo or something like the Madera Hammock Stand.
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    If it doesn't need to be spliceable, have a look...

    If it doesn't need to be spliceable, have a look at Lawson's cordage. It's fairly stiff, so doesn't tangle as easily as Lash-It / Zing-It or other cords of that type.
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    I got some single faced satin tape off Aliexpress...

    I got some single faced satin tape off Aliexpress because I couldn't find it anywhere in Germany. It looks pretty much like the tape Warbonnet uses, so I don't think it matters which brand you get....
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    What color are you looking for? Full door or mini...

    What color are you looking for? Full door or mini doors?

    The Warbonnet Superfly is -20% and it's available in Dark Foliage Green, Evergreen and Brown.

    UGQ offers between 10% and 15% off after...
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    Lawson has a very confusing naming system. He...

    Lawson has a very confusing naming system. He sold different lines under the name "Ironwire" at different times. The current Ironwire has a core. The 2017 Ironwire was a hollow weave line made with...
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    I asked this question...

    I asked this question on this forum and was told that single faced polyester satin tape is what Warbonnet uses on their tarps. I haven't weighed it, but it should not weigh more than spider webbing.
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    Why use spider webbing for the ridgeline when...

    Why use spider webbing for the ridgeline when simple polyester tape works perfectly well? You certainly don't need the extra strength. The weakest point is the tarp fabric anyway.
  18. It should, but it doesn't always work. I know at...

    It should, but it doesn't always work. I know at least one case, where a Wooki (made from 20D polyester) ripped when the user accidentally sat in it. The rubber band did not snap off completely, and...
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    The extensions were designed for the old style...

    The extensions were designed for the old style Travel Sock, which had large openings lined with velcro. Since the velcro damaged the hammock fabric, Warbonnet did away with it and shortened the...
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    My Travel Sock XL has a ridgeline of about 109"...

    My Travel Sock XL has a ridgeline of about 109" and a depth of about 29". If the Raven is an 11' hammock with a 112" ridgeline, it has a depth of about 34" - so no, it won't fit the Travel Sock XL....
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    I measured a temperature difference of about 15...

    I measured a temperature difference of about 15 without wind. With wind the difference will likely be larger.
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    For which hammock do you want to use the sock?...

    For which hammock do you want to use the sock? The Warbonnet sock fits the Warbonnet gathered end hammocks perfectly. However, Warbonnet GE hammocks are shorter than comparable GE hammocks due to the...
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    Breathability has never been an issue for me with...

    Breathability has never been an issue for me with any tarp. If anything, a wider tarp will allow better breathability in bad weather, because you don't have to hang it so close to the ridgeline. I...
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    The standard 11' Warbonnet tarps will all work...

    The standard 11' Warbonnet tarps will all work with the Chameleon, although end coverage is not that great without doors or mini-doors. What you might consider as well is, that the Chameleon is...
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    Thoughts about sewing an underquilt permanently...

    Thoughts about sewing an underquilt permanently to the hammock?
    Sewing underquilt to hammock
    Can I sew insulation directly to the bottom of my hammock?
    Insulated hammock / structural underquilt.
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    I use my semi-rec sleeping bags both ways,...

    I use my semi-rec sleeping bags both ways, depending on my needs. 90% of the time I'm in top quilt mode. But there are nights when I have problems getting and keeping warm. This might be because of...
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    I sleep extremely cold and prefer overfill. I...

    I sleep extremely cold and prefer overfill. I have had Wookis without overfill and with overfill. Obviously, the Wooki works without overfill, but you need to pay more attention to the distribution...
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    I assume you're referring to Dream Hammock. You...

    I assume you're referring to Dream Hammock. You could order the hammock with continuous loops and add separate whoopie slings. But you would still have to figure out how to attach the whoopie slings...
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    No, they suck at short distances. With a cinch...

    No, they suck at short distances. With a cinch buckle suspension you can adjust the buckle right up to the tree.



    If the whoopies are attached directly to the hammock, you would still need more...
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    That really depends on your preferences and the...

    That really depends on your preferences and the tree distances. The standard whoopie sling length is 6' and I wouldn't make them any longer. I also don't know if it makes sense to make them a lot...
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    My HH has a ridgeline. That means I can ignore...

    My HH has a ridgeline. That means I can ignore hang angles pretty much and just check the ridgeline. I start out with a hang angle of roughly 30, get into the hammock and if the ridgeline is slack,...
  32. They only seem to only offer it when they have...

    They only seem to only offer it when they have some in stock. Both the option to order the extra zipper track as well as the adapter have come and gone over the last months. I don't know if they are...
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    I could live with having different hammocks for...

    I could live with having different hammocks for different temperature ranges. I have lots of hammocks anyway. The main problems I have with the concept are:


    I try to avoid washing my insulation...
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    Re top quilt vs. sleeping bag: You could...

    Re top quilt vs. sleeping bag: You could compromise and get a semi-rec, hoodless sleeping bag. I have tried top quilts and different sleeping bags, and I keep coming back to this style. I feel that...
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    This hasn't been a problem with any of my two...

    This hasn't been a problem with any of my two sleeping bags. One has a narrow draft collar along the zipper. With the other it looks like the zipper was simply sewn a bit on the outside, which...
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    On the website it says "WEIGHT: 840 grams / 30...

    On the website it says "WEIGHT: 840 grams / 30 oz" for the Sky Bed Bug Free. If this includes the suspension, you can cut some weight by switching to something lighter. For such a large hammock...
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    I offer a third solution: just use a longer...

    I offer a third solution: just use a longer zipper and have it go around the footbox. In my opinion this is the best of both worlds. You get the versatility of a zipped footbox but don't loose length...
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    If you are looking for a lightweight set-up, the...

    If you are looking for a lightweight set-up, the Ninox is the last hammock you want. It is a pretty heavy hammock, and contrary to all the marketing blabla it does not lie flatter than other gathered...
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    There is no magic way. You simply try out...

    There is no magic way. You simply try out different lengths, preferably over night, and stick with the one that feels most comfortable to you. I know that 83% is touted as the perfect length and many...
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    They didn't want to add 2 extra sliders or they...

    They didn't want to add 2 extra sliders or they didn't want to use a different zipper? Adding 2 extra sliders should be fairly straightforward. Using a different zipper that can be separated is...
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    Yes, the maker is German and a...

    Yes, the maker is German and a one-person-business. As far as I know he doesn't advertise his hammocks. Probably for reasons of capacity. The Cross Hammock is fairly similar to the Hammock Tent (a...
  42. This question is from 2015. As suggested by...

    This question is from 2015. As suggested by Boston, I got single faced satin tape and it looks and works like the tape Warbonnet uses. There is really no need for beefier tape like grosgrain. I found...
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    Pads don't work well in GE hammocks. Unless you...

    Pads don't work well in GE hammocks. Unless you don't mind cold shoulders and hips, you're either going to need a wider pad, a second pad that you can put perpendicular under the main pad, or at...
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    I have a Tensa4 and like it a lot, but there's no...

    I have a Tensa4 and like it a lot, but there's no way that I would backpack with it or even a Solo. It's simply too heavy.

    If I go backpacking somewhere with no trees, I would take a tent. As much...
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    I usually pick the thinnest tree available, but...

    I usually pick the thinnest tree available, but no thinner than my thigh, because thinner trees have thinner branches and probably hurt less should they fall on top of me. If I need to hang from a...
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    Why not buy an underquilt that was specifically...

    Why not buy an underquilt that was specifically designed to work with the Ridgerunner? If, for whatever reason, you don't want to get a Lynx, there are at least 2 other options: Locolibre and...
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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...
  49. 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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