Well then if you want light check out a WB Traveler or a WL Light Owl. And you know it will depend on what fabric weight you need and whether or not you'll want a double or single layer hammock. Then the suspension you use can help you lighten up too. Are you a pad or under quilt guy? If you use a pad, you deff. want a double layer so you aren't fighting the pad all night. But if you're going with an under quilt you can get away with a single layer depending on your weight.
I hope I haven't confused you more...but study and trying out others hammock rigs can help you decide. Attend a hang if you can to get more acquainted with the different types & methods.
I fell bad for your friend. I would be mortified if that happened to me when borrowing expensive gear.