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    Rent a WBRR?

    I am curious if a WBRR hammock would be a good fit for me, but don't want to jump in and purchase. Also, not sure if this request fits the forum guidelines, so please correct me if I am wrong here. Would any of you multiple Ridge Runner owners be willing to rent one out me? I am thinking 2-4 weeks so I can test it a few nights at home and on trail. Thanks.
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    If you don't find someone local- let me know.

    The tough part is you need to trust each other enough to rent something... what's a fair price to charge and how do you cover a deposit. That said- it's a good idea and many others on here have done gear swaps between each other.
    It's easy to say to 'go to a group hang' but laying in somebody else's bed for few minutes is different than spending a few nights in something.

    I have a double layer I picked up last year during the turkey day sale. I can't personally use one but figured I'd get one to have for demos/potential customers to give them a chance to see the RR side by side with one of mine.
    I don't have any plans to head out soon so it's mainly collecting dust. I ship to your area a good bit and it's roughly $15 or so each way to give you an idea.

    There are lots of folks in your area though so hopefully you can find someone local.
    Warbonnet does have a pretty good return policy... but I appreciate you doing your best not to abuse it!

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    While this type of request is not normally posted in a WTB area, I am going to leave this up for at least 7 days as there is not a good fit for this request any place else.
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    Warbonnet has a good return policy - I tried mine and ended up returning it with no questions asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallPaul View Post
    Warbonnet has a good return policy - I tried mine and ended up returning it with no questions asked.
    Same here. Ordered a single layer, didn't care for it, no issue to return.

    No judgement intended, this is a great community, but just to be blunt, a lot of us know each other on here by years of posting and many even know each other personally, getting together for hangs / trips etc, so you're not going to get a lot of takers on the RR offer as we just don't know you. You're most likely a good person but this is the internet and unfortunately just joining a month ago only having six posts.........well. I'd go with Tall Paul's suggestion if it has to be RR specific though I think Bill's generous offer will at least let you know if you like bridge hammocks and you can go from there.
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    I certainly understand your concerns, and no offense taken whatsoever. I just wanted to see if it was a possibility. I had also contacted Warbonnet and was aware of their return policy. Thanks for allowing the post. I'll reach out to Bill and go from there.
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