Sometimes I suddenly remember some of the unique positive things about the JRB Bridge, capabilities I don't always use. Then I thought I better put the self timer to work! If a base camp is set up for a day or more, I find myself likely to use the lounging capabilities of this hammock more than with just about any other. The normal chair/lounge function- that is just sitting in the hammock and leaning back- is probably equal to or better than any other hammock I have tried. It's main advantage is that the stiff upper edges of the hammock make an excellent back support, so that I can lean back without going all the way back. And there is never any thing bothering me around my head or neck. Down side: those same stiff edges may put more pressure under my legs than many other hammocks, so I might have to put a pillow or pad under there, especially if I am too high for my feet to be on the ground. But in this "normal" chair/lounge mode, this is as comfortable as any and better than most. Great back support is the strong point.
Next is a BMBH ability I have shown before, but I thought it best for a reminder. Entering head end of JRB BMBH for a unique lounging mode:
Easily pull my feet up and then: This is a super comfortable lounging/reading position. I am not leaning on the spreader bars, but into the corner of the hammock. This is about as comfortable as my living room recliner:
There is no pressure under the legs, they can be positioned in a variety of ways and I still have great back support, probably the best to be had.
I hope this is not too much stress on the fabric, it doesn't seem to be. This is a great way to relax compared to propping on a rock.
This hammock has a whole bunch of advantages.