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    Looking for lightweight options

    I am Interested in reducing my hammock weight. I currently have a WBBB XLC and Chameleon. What is the lightest weight 11' hammock with a bug net you have found? (Not including suspension)

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    Dutchware Half-wit Hexon 1.0 is about 270g (but it's 10.5 ft)

    As the name implies, it has a half bug net but I have found it quite effective if bugs aren't too plentiful and if ambient temp isn't so hot that you want to stick your legs outside the quilt.
    UL, because nobody ever asks "How can I make my pack heavier?"

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    If you want full net, my DIY Hexon 1.0 + Fronkey-style net are a close second.

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    My custom 11' Darien DH hammock weighs 30 oz on the nose, including bishop bag. it has a zipper on one side for weight savings, but i suppose it could be lighter if it were 10 ft and cut narrower than my custom 63" width. My fabric is one ply of 1.7 XL MTN from RSBTR, which is comfy and strong enough to hold a heavy individual. I used to weigh 294 and it held me well. I am now 269.5 and dropping, so I may eventually go to a lighter fabric once i get to 200 lbs! I also use UHMWPE straps and aluminum toggles for suspension when backpacking, although I prefer the beefier hybrid poly straps for car camping, as the UHMWPE straps tend to become "ropey" with use.

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    otter1, is that for sale? I checked the for sale forum and don't see it but interested.

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    My Darien is the lightest of my hammocks (a WBBB XLC, 3 Chameleons, a Darien, a WBRR, and a Townsend Luxury bridge) with an attached bug net at 13.8 ounces. I'm sure that there is something lighter, but at what cost in comfort. A fronkey nets comes in lighter since you are taking away the zipper weight. It comes down to what features you like to spend weight on. I love my Darien, but sometimes miss having a zipper on both sides and actually sleep better in a fabric with a little less sag. I get the best sleep in my luxury bridge, but it is 30 ounces with the bug net. In the end, I usually take a Chameleon (with 2 peak lofts and a ridgeline organizer) even when I am trying to be ultra lightweight because it is the best balance of weight and features that I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dvankirk View Post
    My Darien is the lightest of my hammocks (a WBBB XLC, 3 Chameleons, a Darien, a WBRR, and a Townsend Luxury bridge) with an attached bug net at 13.8 ounces. I'm sure that there is something lighter, but at what cost in comfort. A fronkey nets comes in lighter since you are taking away the zipper weight. It comes down to what features you like to spend weight on. I love my Darien, but sometimes miss having a zipper on both sides and actually sleep better in a fabric with a little less sag. I get the best sleep in my luxury bridge, but it is 30 ounces with the bug net. In the end, I usually take a Chameleon (with 2 peak lofts and a ridgeline organizer) even when I am trying to be ultra lightweight because it is the best balance of weight and features that I want.

    Thanks, I didn't know a Darien was that light.

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    The Darien is the lightest weight Hammock of Dream Hammocks that offers an integrated bugnet. If you want super light, get the freebird and fronkey style net, unless bugs don't bother you and go with half net (Half Wit) or completely netless once the bugs have all died.

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    My 11' Darien in Mtn. 1.2 64" wide weighs only 13.5oz in the stuff sack. That's about the lightest option for an 11' integrated-net hammock.

    There is a newer vendor who is pretty active on FB- TrailHeadz Hammocks, who also makes very lightweight netted hammocks. Spiguyver recently did a video on one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rweb82 View Post
    My 11' Darien in Mtn. 1.2 64" wide weighs only 13.5oz in the stuff sack. That's about the lightest option for an 11' integrated-net hammock.

    There is a newer vendor who is pretty active on FB- TrailHeadz Hammocks, who also makes very lightweight netted hammocks. Spiguyver recently did a video on one.
    Do you know what the weight limit for the 1.2 MTN is and how do you like the feel of it?

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