Originally Posted by Pinnacle
First off welcome to the forum.
I am about your size just 10 lbs heavier. I have the 1.1 double blackbird and love it. I would highly recommend it to you if you will be using a pad first. Many people use pads until they can afford an uq.
Sounds like the 1.1 Double is your best bet. Georgia seems like it could be a buggy place, all the more reason to get an integrated net. The net can be tied back easily if it is not needed. Functionally, in addition to lacking the integrated net, the Traveler does not have a footbox or shelf, both of which make the Blackbird...well, a Blackbird.
“Simplicity in all things is the secret of the wilderness and one of its most valuable lessons. I think the matter of simplicity goes further than just food, equipment, and unnecessary gadgets; it goes into the matter of thoughts and objectives as well. When in the wilds, we must not carry our problems with us or the joy is lost.” -Sigurd Olson