I use the described Clark, a smaller Tropical 2, and a Nano7, similar in size to the Tropical 2.
While waiting for WBBB users to pick themselves off the floor in disbelief
, I'll gnaw off two elements of price, add a couple of remarks about comfort, and say something about the weight bugbear.
Whatever one thinks of the Clark XL tarp / fly or the larger Vertex fly, neither are so large as the WB Superfly. Clark charge $150 - $200 for these when sold as replacements, but in fact they are comparable to quality flys their size
costing $90- $125, no more.
Second, this time in Clark's favor: The Z-liner system is ridiculously overpriced. Six of the seven pockets are nicely filled (in the US) by Walmart all-dacron $2.50 pillows from which half the batting has been removed. Thats $15 and $15 for a home-seamstresses labor to slim them down. And those Walmart pillows are handily washable, too.
My disappointment in the review is that I thought I had something entirely different to look forward to in a WBBB. I had no idea from anything I'd previously read that I was already in so large a hammock as you describe. OTOH, the reviewer does underestimate, IMHO, what a pain in the a--e the 17 inch long NX-250 rods are for some hikers and this biker.
For those who wish to engage in weight comparisons: The Clark NX-250 weighs almost 8oz with the excellent rings. (I believe the OP overstated the difficulty of making adjustments, but maybe he didn't have the rings. With them, someone challenged to complete the first part of tying shoe laces can be quite secure.
Changing out to similarly rated Amsteel Blue sheds about 5 oz. To the WBBB weight (and cost) could be added stakes and tieout lines, etc. In truth these few extra ounces count for marginally nothing in deciding among both finely made, mature products.
Of course, I hope this review to buoy up my holdings in Clark hammocks to WBBB fraction-of-new price level.
But, seriously, I most appreciate that the review may open more lurkers' eyes to the reality that there are more hammocks to tote and be comfortable in than one or two.