Originally Posted by BillyBob58
How many people in the last four years – hammock forum members – have purchased the Safari model?
Me, for one. Is that a surprise?
I like it OK, but it is somewhat limited...for me. Like you, mine is a no-net model which is fine when the bugs are not out. However, when it is buggy, what after-market netting can you use with it? As far as I know, its length/width exceeds the specs on every netting system out there. There might be some larger nets on the market now, but as of last year, nothing fit very good. So, not only would there be an additional weight penalty for adding the netting, but you may be hard-pressed to find a netting solution...unless you DIY one yourself. On the topic of weight, switching out the suspension for my standard webbing & rings brings the total weight up even higher.
As for comfort, no doubt it is a very comfortable hammock. I've been saying for a long time now that width isn't half as important as length with a hammock and the comfort ratio. I do like laying in my Safari, but for the most part, it is relegated to car camping trips for me. Putting a 4 pound hammock in my bag (without the tarp or insulation) is just too much for my weenie self.