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    First Hammock order, almost...

    Been shopping for hammocks hard for a few weeks and Dream Hammock kept coming up strong in every review and comparison I looked at. Had looked at their website numerous times and each time the little chat window would pop up asking if I needed help.
    Tonight I actually keyed in and said hello and had the pleasure of chatting with Papa Smurf himself for a few minutes. Extremely nice and helpful person he was.
    Will press the buy button after payday this week, and this will be my build.
    Using Papa Smurf's suggestion for a larger than average person. 6'4" 290lbs. Should get back down to 260ish after a season of hiking. I spend a couple weeks every summer walking on the AT. Will be nice to hang instead of laying on the ground or in a shelter.

    Sparrow
    Net-Overcover: Overcover Only
    Length: 11ft
    Width: Wide As Possible
    Layers: Double
    Outside Layer Fabric: 2.2oz Hex70-XL
    Outside Layer Color: vader blue
    Inside Layer Fabric-Use Only For Double Layer Hammocks: 1.6oz HyperD-XL
    Inside Layer Color: burnt orange
    Overcover Fabric: None - For Net Only Sparrow
    Overcover Color - Type "None" for Net Only Sparrow: None
    Lay Direction: Left Asym - Head-R Feet-L
    Suspension: Whoopie Sling
    Tree Straps: 15ft
    UQ Hooks-Tie Out Hooks: Both
    Ridgeline Organizer: Yes
    Hardware: Toggles: Pr

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    I’ve heard the peak shelf is handy, so I ordered one for the head end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hang-anon View Post
    I’ve heard the peak shelf is handy, so I ordered one for the head end.
    For sure. Will get the peak shelf, ridge line organizer, storage pocket and gun shelf along with colored accents to go with. Should be a nice rig.

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    It was great to chat with you this evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougiep2010 View Post
    For sure. Will get the peak shelf, ridge line organizer, storage pocket and gun shelf along with colored accents to go with. Should be a nice rig.
    I was going to suggest you go for some form of storage, my sparrow has the peak shelf, ridgeline organizer and open top pocket and I use them all, the gear sling is also very useful. If you can afford it I would recommend that you get the net as well as the top cover, the top cover is great but does keep a lot of heat in so I use the net for warm weather and top cover for cooler weather.

    You've made an excellent choice for your first hammock, amazing service and quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougiep2010 View Post
    Sparrow
    Net-Overcover: Overcover Only
    Length: 11ft
    Width: Wide As Possible
    Layers: Double
    Outside Layer Fabric: 2.2oz Hex70-XL
    Outside Layer Color: vader blue
    Inside Layer Fabric-Use Only For Double Layer Hammocks: 1.6oz HyperD-XL
    Inside Layer Color: burnt orange
    Overcover Fabric: None - For Net Only Sparrow
    Overcover Color - Type "None" for Net Only Sparrow: None

    Lay Direction: Left Asym - Head-R Feet-L
    Suspension: Whoopie Sling
    Tree Straps: 15ft
    UQ Hooks-Tie Out Hooks: Both
    Ridgeline Organizer: Yes
    Hardware: Toggles: Pr

    you may have over looked what I bolded but you chose an overcover only but then didn't chose an overcover fabric or color.

    looks like it's going to be a nice looking hammock
    There's magic in the woods,
    if you know where to look for it.
    -Pete's Dragon

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    Quote Originally Posted by soul embrace View Post
    you may have over looked what I bolded but you chose an overcover only but then didn't chose an overcover fabric or color.

    looks like it's going to be a nice looking hammock
    Ah yes, good catch. Thanks I am wanting just a net only for now. Might need an over cover in the future but not just yet. Only trouble with so many options is ensuring you actually select what you intended.

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    Are you getting the Asym bugnet or the symmetrical bugnet? I'd recommend the fully symmetrical bugnet so you can lay anyway you'd like. The weight penalty is minimal unless you are a SUL backpacker counting every gram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyroler Holzhacker View Post
    Are you getting the Asym bugnet or the symmetrical bugnet? I'd recommend the fully symmetrical bugnet so you can lay anyway you'd like. The weight penalty is minimal unless you are a SUL backpacker counting every gram.
    The Sparrow is built as an Asym hammock (left asym lay chosen in the OP). You might be thinking about the Dutchware Chameleon, which has the asymmetrical or symetrical bug net add-on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hang-anon View Post
    The Sparrow is built as an Asym hammock (left asym lay chosen in the OP). You might be thinking about the Dutchware Chameleon, which has the asymmetrical or symetrical bug net add-on.
    The Sparrow has a symmetrical net/overcover option now.

    https://www.dreamhammock.com/Sparrow_custom.html

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