So far the cheap hammock is the most comfortable hammock I've tried. 180' of lashit - $21 or $.116/ft. 20 strands @ 35" ea., let's round up to an even 60' which ='s $7. What's amsteel, $.28/', so the 15" continuous loops to terminate the lashit dogbones on ='s another $2. Two 6' whoopies ='s ~ $11.
Is $20 really "pimping" hammock suspension? I hang the MH based on Ultimate Hang hang calculator's app., the MH is 137" long when factoring in the 2-26.5" webs, the app. recommends a 119" ridgeline. I haven't tried a 9' ridgeline as the 10' ridgeline seems to give me a near perfectly flat lie.
Yes it did take several hours and tender finger tips the next day fighting with the 1.75mm lashit, but it seems worth it. I could have bought a Bias WW, and still needed to but a bugnet, for alot more. What 65 with suspension, and another 60 on the bugnet? for a smooth $125. I've spent what $40 and have both? And from what I've experienced the MH lies better. At roughly 25% brand new? Given it's produced in China, the WW may be a future purchase... But we'll see.
Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr
Personally, I just can't see spending any time or money pimping a $20 hammock. I'll bet the Lash-It mods, carabiner and ring will cost more than the hammock. It's like pimping a Ford Pinto - no matter what you do to it, it's still gonna be a Pinto.
I've never gotten the stock suspension wet - it's never outside the tarp to find out how much water it holds. My solution to a soggy suspension would be a bigger tarp - don't let the suspension get wet in the first place.