So, in the last 24 hours i've spent a good 18 researching various hammocks and the Warbonnets are quickly making it to the top of my list. I have always been a bit iffy on the attached (non-removable) bugnet, but one thing i liked about the BB was the concept that you could throw it over the side and sleep (mostly) open air. Then i noticed the Traveler: it is lighter, sounds like it has the same lay and i can always get the optional bugnet if i expect bothersome insects. (Note: my current hammock and the one before it never had a bugnet and i can only think of one or two trips that i found this to be a problem) and it is cheaper.
The traveler sounds pretty close to perfect. So then I started comparing the two and was hoping someone could help me finish the analysis and answer some questions.
1) Can anyone confirm that they are comparable in comfort? as i understand it from other threads, the footbox only is necessary for the bugnet and wouldn't add anything for a hammock without the net.
2) I have a Eno Single Nest now and my biggest complaint about it is how stretchy the fabric is. My old Grand Trunk (RIP) was more like "regular" nylon fabric and much less stretchy and i found it to be more comfortable (even if it was less breathable)... can any one tell me how the BB and traveler compare in fabric type to the SN?
3) Weight and packed size are a priority (although, if i was honest with myself, 5-7 oz really doesnt make a difference for 75% of the camping i do) so is there really any chance that a 170 lbs man/boy such as myself could really get away with a single layer hammock?
4) Are there additional advantages to having a double layer besides the ability to put insulation in there? (enough to justify the weight gain?)
5) Does anyone have any thoughts on changing the suspension system? after watching some youtube videos, the buckle version seems really simple, but i'm not completely sold on it yet. Any thoughts on their default suspension system?
6) Is there anything i've forgotten to ask?
Thanks in advance all