Originally Posted by Cannibal
I think I agree with you for the most part BillyBob. Only thing I would add is that the PeaPod is also somewhat limited because it confines the diagonal sleeper. Correct me if I'm wrong since I have not yet had the pleasure of using one. For folks like me, that tend to sleep on a hard diagonal, I imagine the PeaPods don't allow as much freedom of movement.
Am I correct on that assumption?
For me( 6'1", 210), there has been really no dif for my diagonal norm, that I can tell. But I'm sure that could vary some according to how tight both the pod and hammock are hung.
But that's just me. There was one user here ( sorry can't remember who it was) who got rid of his pod because it would not allow him to get as far diagonal as he wanted to in his ( I think) Eno Double.
What about it, Stevebo? Aren't you a pretty big guy, like 6'5" or so? Have you been able to diagonal ok? Or has it been a problem for you?
A problem I did not mention above is possible claustrophobia problems. In the sense that I don't think you can get the most out of it warmth to weight wise unless you close it most of the way. And I have a friend who could not stand that. But OTOH, I have another quite claustrophobic friend who considers the pod to be his least claustrophobic approach. He uses it(55*F model) with a TQ and pad under the hammock down into the 20s. So he never really needs to close it of much around the face, and feels this is a really roomy approach.
, it does not compute that you have never owned-or even used- a PeaPod. What's up with that?
BTW, on that small learning curve thing I mentioned, and how most folks are easily warm on first try in the pod, here is an example:
post #1 Stevebo:
Heres the deal, its freaking cold in GA right now(coldest its been in 20 years) I have a new peapod Ive never used (Christmas present) Its going to be in the high teens this weekend, and like any sane person I am planning on taking my peapod out on its maiden voyage. (My wife thinks Im crazy!)..................
post #7:Update: I slept out last night in 20 degree weather, with a slight breeze------it was amazing, I was actually too warm! The peapod is really cool---glad i bought it! I was wearing thermal underwear, sweat pants and top, a rayway bomber hat and a balaclava. This opens up a whole new world forme---I love winter camping!