Originally Posted by R00K
I don't know if it's just me, but when a vendor sells what appears to be a typical gathered end hammock I guess I need them to explain what (if any) features make it truly unique. Otherwise a $15 GTUL seems to make more sense than a $150+ version of what seems to be just about the same thing. I see this a lot. The Snipe for example, I didn't look at it's page on their site more than once because I didn't see what was different about it. It wasn't until Shug's review video that I saw what made the hammock unique. I still haven't found the hammock for me I suppose and it would surely help if there was clearer info out there.
I agree that there are many that don't seem to be very different (I honestly can't see anything but the name different between ENO and Treklight).
However, there are plenty of videos and threads discussing the differences in just about all the hammocks available, including the Switchback. One of the greatest benefits to attending the group 'hangouts' is the ability to try out and view many different styles of hammocks without having to purchase.
The switchback does have a few things that differentiate it from others such as the style of netting, sewn in pockets on both ends and loops sewn into the channel on each end to hang a peak bag or similar from. There are other things that make it different and many are listed on the manufactures site under the 'detailed description' for each product.