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    So the recommendation for those of us around 190 is to just go for the 1.7 double instead of the 1.1 double?

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1125r View Post
    So the recommendation for those of us around 190 is to just go for the 1.7 double instead of the 1.1 double?
    I sent out a lot of PMs and about 90% recommended the 1.1 double. I even sent an email/PM to Warbonnetguy and he concurred. The consensus is that the 1.1 double is plenty good for us 190ish guys and our gear. I even had a few 200-220 lb guys say that the 1.1 double suits them just fine.

    If you're a car camper, canoe camper, and weight isn't an issue for you, then you really don't lose anything by going to the 1.7 double.

    If you're a backpacker (like me), then save .5 lbs and get the 1.1 double. From what I take, you won't notice much (if any) difference between the 2.

    I'll let you know how mine works out... hopefully within a couple weeks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Globetruck View Post
    If you're a backpacker (like me), then save .5 lbs and get the 1.1 double. From what I take, you won't notice much (if any) difference between the 2.
    Someone in your weight range can also just go with a single 1.7 and save another 2.5oz. Comfort is the same as a double IMO.
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    Thanks for the info. I'm a kayaker, so weight isn't really an issue, but I like to keep things light in case I do decide to use them for my occasional backpacking trips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    Someone in your weight range can also just go with a single 1.7 and save another 2.5oz. Comfort is the same as a double IMO.
    I think Globetruck wants to use a pad so that's why he wants a double layer.

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    The double is also good at keeping the skeeters from being to bite thru the bottom of the hammock.

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    6'5" 200 and I am quite comfy in my 1.1 ounce double.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odds View Post
    I think Globetruck wants to use a pad so that's why he wants a double layer.
    Yup... at least for this year. I'm saving my spare lunch money and going into the UQ/TQ realm next year.

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    I am 6ft 2"+ and 270lbs and lots of room in my 1.7 double BB

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