Ah.. see I'm a head-right feet-left sleeper 90% of the time (other 10% are when I'm too tired to bother shifting around), so the net pockets got in my way. I knew this about the design before I purchased it though, planned on figuring something out. Admittedly I didn't experiment a lot w/ the stock RL to see exactly how much I could hang before it sagged too much. I suppose a few sliding knots would prevent items from slipping towards the center, but as you mentioned a RL organizer for phone/book/etc. would probably be a bit too much.
2Q & ZQ are going to be adding an external attachment point along the zipper hem for one of their RL organizers so I'll be able to make use of it when in netless mode, so it makes sense for me to have a more rigid RL option when I want it inside the hammock. I've also provided them w/ an idea for a head-end shelf/bowl which I'm hoping she'll be able to accomodate (think peak bag, without the bag), so it'll provide another place to stash stuff.
Re: the extra netting, perhaps the most useful mod I've got in mind is actually the one that will make using sticks as spreader bars more hammock friendly. We shall see.
I think "the next great mod" may be a stretch, but hopefully some combination of the mods I'm attempting will prove useful to someone.. thanks for your input.
It is a very alert, active sheep, with a stylish, lively carriage.
I tour & bike camp with a Mark Nobilette built Protovelo, and ride a bunch of others. Have any bike questions?
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