I'm a noob and just ordered my Traveler DL (actually 2 Travelers, so my son can have one as well).
QUESTION No 1: Is the view from the Traveler more open than the view from the BB? From the videos it appears that the view from BB is somewhat impeded, at least on the shelf side of the hammock.
QUESTION No 2: I've seen a lot of post about the use of pads vs under quilts and I'm wondering if my Exped Syn 9 is going to work as well in the Traveler as it does in my tent for insulation purposes. The Exped is the warmest camp mat I have ever owned. Does anybody happen to use an Exped with their Traveler in below freezing temperatures (I love cold weather camping)?
QUESTION No 3: I'm planning on using the Traveler mainly for motorcycle and car camping. With this in mind, can someone please recommend a tarp? Weight and size is not that big of an issue as I have plenty of room on the bike. I was thinking about a Noah's Tarp 9x9 or 12x12. Your thoughts, please?
Last edited by BugHunter; 10-29-2010 at 21:33.
Last edited by Law Dawg (ret); 10-29-2010 at 22:04.
I love the wide open view from my Traveler
It's only an addiction if you're trying to quit
I did use my the traveller for the first time last month on a 4 night backpack trip to Killarney Provincial Park, in Ontario. Night temperatures were near freezing. My sleeping bag was the Big Agnes Lost Ranger with insulated air matress, and included both nights with and without a tarp cover.
I'm still exploring the most comfortable tension for the hammock and ridge line. On some occassions, the air mattress fit more comfortably in the hammock, and on others I would wake up to find the foot of the mattress projecting over the hammock edge. I expect there will be a middle ground setup, and with the variation of tree separation, and ground slope, it will take some experimenting. The hammock material is very slippery and it is easy to shift position, and at the same time gravity takes control and slides you to the bottom of the curve.
I'd be interested in learning how others successfully determine the right tension for the traveller.