Originally Posted by lazyboy
I am 6'4", 225lbs. Should I order the 1.7 single or double layer? Gear weight is very important to me. What is the double layer for? Sleave for a sleeping pad or insulation?
Depending on the week, you and I are fairly close in weight. The double 1.7 will provide you a flatter lay, no question. But, the single is just fine, even at weights beyond yours. My WB Traveler is a single layer of the same 1.7 and I found it to be extremely comfortable. The mosquito comment is accurate however. If you are using an underquilt it's a moot point, but if you like sleeping without a UQ during these summer temps then you should consider either a double layer or treating your hammock with Permethrin. If it's purely a matter of weight, the single layer will treat you just fine.
Primary reason for the second layer is for a pad, but a major side benefit is the stretch factor. Not too much of an issue until you get closer to the 250 mark according to my observations during my meetup events. Hope it helps.