First off, thank you Seth!
When I got home tonight there was a beautiful blue and white box on my front step. Oh glory days; a new toy.
I have discovered 3 reasons within 30 minutes that I love this hammock!
1. Reeeeaaaaallly comfy.
2. Ummm, it was free.
3. I like the colors. (The company from Boulder, CO home of CU; sent me a hammock with CSU's colors...I love it! It looks dark due to storm clouds, but the colors are green and gold. )
Just to show you how excited I was to play with my new toy; you'll see I didn't even manage to get out of my shirt, slacks, & tie before a quick set-up and check out:
BTW, job13 5, THAT is the look you're supposed to have on your face when in a hammock.
I'm going to set it up as my full time sleeper for the rest of this week and see how it does and what it feels like. I'm probably going for a hike this weekend since it's a 3 dayer and might just take this along with me.
Straight out of the box, with the 'S hooks' and rope the hammock weighs 1lb 8.3oz. Buuuuuut, they also sent me some of these lightweight biners:
They are .8oz each and I'm sure those 'S hooks' weigh at least twice that much each. Haven't removed them yet.
The ropes that they sent along for suspension are exactly what I thought. They are each simply length of rope folded in half. Then 3 knots have been tied at intervals of about 10". The folded length is about 70". All you do is loop the rope around the tree (or whatever) and make a lark's head. Then you just use the knots to place the hook or biner through and boom; you're done. I wouldn't use the rope on trees for any length of time for fear of damaging the tree, but it is really quick and easy to set-up and break-down.
I won't say the 'other' hammock name, but it is very similar in most every regard...so far. It seems to be very well made and stitches as straight as they get. The width of these doubles is soooooooo nice and really allows you to get flat with little to no effort.
I'm going to really run this thing thru the paces for the next week and see what gives, if anything. First impression is a very, very good one. Thanks again Seth and Brain!
Did ya'll know that they are "hammock pros"? It says so right there on the card.