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  1. Hammock along the West Highland Way (Scotland / UK)?

    Is there anybody here who has done the West Highland Way in Scotland with a hammock? How difficult is it to find spaces to hang? And what about the restricted zone at Loch Lomond? There are plenty of...
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    125" is very short for an 11' hammock. WB sold a...

    125" is very short for an 11' hammock. WB sold a 125" tarp for use with their 10' hammock as a tarp for experienced hangers who know what they're doing. With good site selection and careful pitching,...
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    Two more threads: ...

    Two more threads:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/38451-DYI-WBBB-Hammock-Thoughts-(Plans)
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/46538-My-Blackbird-Clone
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    I'm in the same boat as you; I have been doing...

    I'm in the same boat as you; I have been doing some cycle camping in Germany and New Zealand and tried to use my hammock as much as possible. Since I don't do stealth camping (not really feasible...
  5. HG cuts their underquilts more weight conscious....

    HG cuts their underquilts more weight conscious. They are not only a little bit narrower, but the cut is also very unique. It's supposed to conform better to the loaded hammock, and it puts more down...
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    I haven't done anything to my WB tarps and have...

    I haven't done anything to my WB tarps and have never had water come through. However, if you're planning on using the tarp in porch mode, it's probably a good idea to seal the pull-outs. After...
  7. Mine is made from Argon 90. That's lighter than...

    Mine is made from Argon 90. That's lighter than 1.1oz ripstop but still pretty windproof.
  8. All hammocks have a wall of fabric on the...

    All hammocks have a wall of fabric on the opposite side (once you lie diagonally) - the shelf isn't responsible in this case.
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    The standard BB was redesigned about the same...

    The standard BB was redesigned about the same time the XLC came out, and features a bug net footbox now as well. I'm not sure about the shelf. The pictures on the WB website don't reflect that, but...
  10. No, the RoamingGnome has an asymetrical lay as...

    No, the RoamingGnome has an asymetrical lay as well. Unless you ask DH to build you something different. But they don't do that standard. With the exception of the FreeBird, all DH hammocks have...
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    I'm 5'4" - while my hammocks for hanging at home...

    I'm 5'4" - while my hammocks for hanging at home are 11' and up, I don't really need the length. My hiking hammock is the 10' WBBB and it gives me the flattest lay of all my hammocks.

    For a hiking...
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/40959-Instruction-Stretch-Side-Hammock
  13. Well, the footbox was created to give your feet...

    Well, the footbox was created to give your feet space without putting tension on the bug net. Brandon and others say that it doesn't change the lay of the hammock. However, quite a few people - me...
  14. WB invented the footbox and shelf; I think he has...

    WB invented the footbox and shelf; I think he has a patent or patent pending. If you want these features, you'll have to buy a BB.
  15. Vanilla ice cream vs. chocolate ice cream. I like...

    Vanilla ice cream vs. chocolate ice cream. I like chocolate better :)

    I'm 5'4" and own a 10' WBBB as well as an 11' DH RoamingGnome (which is really longer than I need). They are both great...
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    I couldn't find a post from Shug, but the pics...

    I couldn't find a post from Shug, but the pics TomsBackwoods posted are exactly what I was talking about. That's the standard secondary suspension on my HG underquilts, and all my CBS problems have...
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    If you want to use a pad for the time being, I...

    If you want to use a pad for the time being, I would recommend getting a double layer hammock. The double layer helps with fixing the pad where you want it. There are a couple of vendors who sell...
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    Add a secondary suspension. In all likelihood,...

    Add a secondary suspension. In all likelihood, this will eliminate your problems. It did for me. I added it to all my uq for that reason.
  19. The main problems with ENO hammocks are: ...

    The main problems with ENO hammocks are:


    they are only 8'9" (possibly shorter, because length on mass-produced hammocks often varies), which is very short. Short hammocks can be nice, but there...
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    I don't have one either; I might get one in the...

    I don't have one either; I might get one in the future, because I'm an addict. If I ever buy one, I would go for the "ultralight" model, and I would not get the rain fly. I don't see how the rain fly...
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    The underquilt only has to cover YOU, not your...

    The underquilt only has to cover YOU, not your hammock. Any underquilt that fits you should fit your wide hammock as well.
  22. No experience with this particular tarp, but I...

    No experience with this particular tarp, but I had to use a diamond tarp as an interim solution for a couple of weeks. They work, but in your picture, you have it hung pretty high. The closer the...
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    Here is a thread that helped me make a decision:...

    Here is a thread that helped me make a decision: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/98200-Gutermann-thread-clarification

    I use Tera 60 for my hammocks. It's lighter and stronger...
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    Just ask Google: November 27th, 2015...

    Just ask Google: November 27th, 2015

    So far HG announced their sales in the sub-forum. If you subscribe, you should be notified. Or start monitoring the forums closely the week before Black...
  25. What do you need 100 pieces for?? I guess if...

    What do you need 100 pieces for??

    I guess if you want them real cheap, you would have to order them from places like Alibaba - you'll probably need to order 1000 or so...

    Extremtextil sells...
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    Afaik, there's a difference between a 10...

    Afaik, there's a difference between a 10 underquilt and a 20 overstuffed underquilt: the 10 has taller baffles, which lets the down expand and do their job and gives you a better performance for...
  27. Sure; have you looked at Simply Light Designs?...

    Sure; have you looked at Simply Light Designs? Their Trail Lair is getting good reviews. There's also Hammeck. And of course plenty more hammock makers who make no-nets plus socks etc.
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    Have you thought about getting a custom 10...

    Have you thought about getting a custom 10 Incubator? This should definitely cover you. Otherwise a 20 Incubator with an UQP or sock would probably work, too. As a cold sleeper I prefer to use a...
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    I have hammocks made from all kinds of fabrics. I...

    I have hammocks made from all kinds of fabrics. I don't think that ripstop generally stretches more. My PolyD hammocks have close to 0 stretch and the hammocks made from ripstop nylon stretch...
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    I use my 10' hammock with an 11' tarp all the...

    I use my 10' hammock with an 11' tarp all the time with no problems whatsoever. I tried using my 11' tarp with an 11' hammock and didn't like the lack of coverage. I had to hang the tarp pretty much...
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    ZPacks sells a rain kilt made from Cuben that has...

    ZPacks sells a rain kilt made from Cuben that has gotten good reviews, so it seems that Cuben works for that purpose.

    I generally like the idea of multi-use gear, but I found that for rain gear...
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    Here is another kit:...

    Here is another kit: http://www.tatogear.com/product/hammock-stand-kit/
  33. Good question. I have been debating whether to...

    Good question. I have been debating whether to order the blurple or rather go with navy blue. I love blue but I don't really like purple. I guess I'll give it a try.
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    That's what I do as well. Also, I thread the...

    That's what I do as well. Also, I thread the hammock ends through the shock cords, so that the uq is pulled up instead of hanging under the hammock. Works well for me.
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    Both nylon as well as polyester dry fast. Also, I...

    Both nylon as well as polyester dry fast. Also, I haven't heard of problems with wet hammock fabric here, and I'm pretty sure that many of the people on the forum are facing similar conditions as you...
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    Have you already used a hammock? Unless you use...

    Have you already used a hammock? Unless you use extra thick / warm fabric, keeping cool should not really be a problem. Brazilian hammocks are woven from cotton; I have never been in Brazil, but my...
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    Yep, HyperD XL is the only regularly available...

    Yep, HyperD XL is the only regularly available ripstop I know of, that is more than 60". I think it's probably strong enough to hold 300lbs (I seem to remember reading that it has been used with...
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    Maybe Hexon 2.4...

    Maybe Hexon 2.4?
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    http://www.hammeck.com/store.html#!/Stands/c/13535...

    http://www.hammeck.com/store.html#!/Stands/c/13535026/offset=0&sort=normal
  40. I don't think Detman is interested in advice - I...

    I don't think Detman is interested in advice - I have the impression that the post was simply a rant, although I don't really understand why. I have bought a lot of hammocks. Quite a few didn't work...
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    Yes. The hammock will only be as stretchy as the...

    Yes. The hammock will only be as stretchy as the least stretchy fabric - probably a bit less, because the other fabric takes some weight as well. In your case, the less stretchy fabric is probably...
  42. I have no experience with winter camping, but...

    I have no experience with winter camping, but since I sleep very cold, I often put a piece of Reflectix between the layers of my WBBB in addition to my 20F underquilt. So far, I haven't used...
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    I like the simple accordion-fold best, with the...

    I like the simple accordion-fold best, with the width of the individual folds about 2"-3". It seems to counteract the calf-ridge much better than other styles I have tried.

    You might also want to...
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    I do all of mine without bending back. The WB...

    I do all of mine without bending back. The WB cinch buckle loops come with the back-bend. For protection there's a shrink wrap over it. But mine come lose after a couple of uses, and I had buries...
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    Hm, 10' hammock with 11' tarp here - and the v...

    Hm, 10' hammock with 11' tarp here - and the v works perfectly for me. I have hung between trees that were about 11.5' apart, so my tarp ends were super close to the trees. In this situation, I...
  46. In the picture it looks like you're not really...

    In the picture it looks like you're not really lying diagonally. I never have anywhere near that much fabric anywhere if I don't stake out the sides - and I'm fairly short.

    In my experience, it...
  47. I think the main weight contributors in your case...

    I think the main weight contributors in your case are the ENO bug net and the ENO underquilt. The ENO itself is also not the lightest, especially when considering the short length (which might be...
  48. Me, too - but with a hammock half that heavy :(

    Me, too - but with a hammock half that heavy :(
  49. Thanks, that's interesting. I didn't know DD made...

    Thanks, that's interesting. I didn't know DD made hammocks this long. Mine definitely is a short one. If only they weren't this heavy...
  50. Just to avoid possible disappointment from...

    Just to avoid possible disappointment from potential other DD buyers: DDs are not 10' but only ~8.9' (2,70m). Check out DD's hammock chart to get all the specs. Their hammocks are not bad, but pretty...
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