Originally Posted by davekrehl
My 8 year old is ready to try backpacking. I am considering one of the Grand Trunk hammocks based on price and some of the comments on this forum. Do you think I should start with the ultralite, since he is little, or go straight to an attached bugnet version? I don't want to invest a ton until I see that he likes it.
My son is 8 too(just turned) When I purchased my SB Pro(has a net) for $52 I baught a second. For him it is over kill since it is rated 400lb and he is 50lb. I swapped out the supension on both for amsteel blue and made me some whoopie slings. He carries it just fine with his 2lb Walmart Youth Mummy Bag in a regular back pack.
My reasoning for the purchase was he may not always go with me and I could loan it out to a friend that might. And for $52 it was a no brainer. I did consider 2 models for half the price but they do not have the net which is needed in North Mississippi and surrounding states.