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    Outdoor Route Brio Bridge Hammock - Any Info

    Any Info on this hammock other than the company is no more and this max weight fail video. https://youtu.be/LVkBWG2Kd_k
    I bought one off Craigslist just to try, right price?, and figured I'd see if anyone has or had one.
    Last edited by flySAR; 12-05-2018 at 00:35.

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    On a whim one was ordered while he was still in business. No bridge
    to compare to other than my Cloudview. Double layer

    no rolled seams where the pad is inserted. Slight cut in the fabric-2. No other bridge to but the give once one lays down feels fine
    to me but I use Klymit static wide

    pad insulated. Nice and comfy for me. Usage mostly winter inside my cover which was built for this hammock.
    The four corner tips are metal that stick out I added a plastic tips. If I remember
    lightweight 14.5 oz total weight and 225 lbs individual weight I weigh in at 165 color hunter
    green? I have used this setup several times throughout the year in winter.

    Hammock, poles, cover etc.
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    No rolled seams just fabric
    where the pad enters
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    Wide insulated pad
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    Stock Photo from Outdoor
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    Protected tips
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    Old stand with the Brio
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    Winter set up
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    arczeneb, thank you for the detailed reply, nice enclosed sock!. I just got mine this morning and noticed the same construction details on my green brio. I was surprised to see the amsteel stitched to the fabric vs enclosed in a hem then again I don't have another bridge to compare it to, is that normal construction? Might be why there are tears in the fabric on all four corners, one 8" long; 2nd hand buyers remorse, I guess "excellent condition" means something different to him?
    I was hoping to hang it as soon as I got it, plans have changed.
    Probably end up eating it which means reinforcing tear and enclosing amsteel in grosgrain?
    Thanks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flySAR View Post
    Might be why there are tears in the fabric on all four corners, one 8" long;
    Sorry to hear about your disappointing buying experience. An 8" tear certainly doesn't sound like a hammock that is in "excellent condition."

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    Quote Originally Posted by flySAR View Post
    arczeneb, thank you for the detailed reply, nice enclosed sock!. I just got mine this morning and noticed the same construction details on my green brio. I was surprised to see the amsteel stitched to the fabric vs enclosed in a hem then again I don't have another bridge to compare it to, is that normal construction? Might be why there are tears in the fabric on all four corners, one 8" long; 2nd hand buyers remorse, I guess "excellent condition" means something different to him?
    I was hoping to hang it as soon as I got it, plans have changed.
    Probably end up eating it which means reinforcing tear and enclosing amsteel in grosgrain?
    Thanks again.
    I'm not entirely following how this got put together, but it does sound unusual.

    There are rolled webbing designs (ridgerunner, hiker dad, etc) and that is the most common way to build a bridge.

    Grizz and I do a spliced amsteel suspension enclosed in a beefed up channel.

    About the only thing I can think of is this guy tried a 'rolled amsteel' bridge, but sounds like you're saying it was just laid on and sewn to the fabric?

    It's not uncommon to find that bridges tear out at the corners or center (regardless of construction) over time.
    With a gathered end that 'load to breaking' type test makes some sense. With a bridge I've found that load cycling is really the bigger issue and that doesn't show up for 30+ nights.
    Point being- I could easily see a bridge 'holding' a good bit of weight as proven by the video and failing shortly after. Hard to say if that's what happened with that company or not, first time I'm hearing about them.
    That winter overcover looks like nice work though!

    Not that any of that excuses the shady seller who sent this to you... but other than the poles I don't think there is an easy way to salvage any of it.
    Any further investment of time or money seems a waste. Hopefully you can get a refund from the seller and wash your hands of it.

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    Seller refunded most $ and I kept the hammock. Made repairs to all 4 corners with on-hand RSBTR fabric and they're holding well. The hammock has great visibility as compared to my GE's and it's comfortable too.
    Both layers are sewn to the amsteel suspension along it's entire length. The amsteel is not enclosed in a finished hem just turned inside out to hide the unfinished hot knife edges and exposed amsteel..
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