Originally Posted by buckowens
OK, so I must admit that after my section hike of Georgia with my daughter Roo a few weeks ago that these hammock things interest me...
My Hubba Hubba was great, but if I go solo I would rather do something with easy setup and lighter for sure.
I have been looking around and am leaning toward the Speer IIIA. I am also a supporter of the USA made stuff, and especially the little guy trying to eek out a living. I just ordered a ULA pack from Brian in Utah, and want to continue along that vain with my hammock. I am not ruling out Hennessey though by any means.
I do have a back injury I sustained in a helicopter crash 20 years ago, and am a bit concerned about the comfort. Anybody have a similar problem and any experience or suggestions?
I appreciate any suggestions or advice any of you could provide.
Buckowens, welcome aboard, glad to have you with us. I, and many others here, can say with a resonable measure of certainty that there is no turning back to the ground once you've hammocked. You'll be glad you did. If you're looking at Ed's stuff, you won't be disappointed at all. Speer Hammocks
makes and sells quality gear at reasonable prices and Ed's customer service is absolutely second to none. On a side note, if you ever get to one of his hangouts
, you'll never meet a nicer guy. Hope you can make it in the fall, it's a lot of fun to go to those hangouts. I made the one in April and had a blast. I met a lot of really nice folks and learned a lot.