i just got redbeards 1.9 switchback after his dissatisfaction with tttg's switch to descender rings.
i can say i'm very excited to get this hammock (usps has it as we type) and already have plans to mod it.
i went with the classic 1.9 single. at 5'7'' 155lbs, theoretically i could have gone with the litehiker... but i don't use pads, so the double layer adds nothing but another layer to 'deal' with.... and it weighs 1.7/8 oz more.
i own a wbbb- proud owner- and it's taken me a year to develop enough critiques to have me exploring the switchback. most have been stated in this thread.
the first time i cheated on my blackbird was with a JRB BMBH.
then i had a rendezvous with a HH ULBP sporting a 2QZQ Mod 4- which stole my heart as far as features- but didn't quite give me that old fashioned feeling like the wbbb. so far the best lay i've found has been in the treklite double i won at the oregon hang...but that doesn't count as its not integrated with bug protection.
quite a few of MY demands seem to coalesce in the switchback- & at a comparable weight and price point. time will tell, and i'll report back after i have it out on the trail. (and more extensively after its modified)
*one concern is the bugnet...the additional lines add a step in setup...we'll see
Regarding "rigged"-- my lightest suspension option is 3.9 oz's and includes 6 ft straps, toggles, 6ft dynaglide whoopies.
that puts the 1.9 SL switchback at 25.9 oz.s.
warbonnets 14ft webbing and cinch buckles weigh 7.5 oz's. that "rigging" would put the switchback at 29.5 oz-----a 1/4 of an oz. more than
the comparable weight rating (250 lbs) of the wbbb 1.7 SL.