Originally Posted by Dutch
Since I don't own a traveler yet. Is there really any difference betwwen a traveler another gathered end hammock such as a speer?
Yes. The Speers have what I call a bathtub shape. Not saying it's a bad thing, but with the edges pulled in more than the center of the fabric, it just reminds me of a bathtub. I don't get that in the Traveler. Laying diagonal in the Traveler is a breeze and you can go pretty hard on the diagonal if you want. The Speers seem to restrict the diagonal IMO.