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    Light Hiker Write-Up

    Just finished a little mini-review of my new Light Hiker in case anyone's interested. Check it out at my blog right here. I meant to have the title read "Light Hiker...A Pictorial" but now I can't seem to edit the title.

    When I started looking at the Switchback line I didn't find much to show me the real detail of the hammocks. I hope I've bridged that gap with the Light Hiker at least. Hope it helps someone that might be on the fence.
    Last edited by JaxHiker; 04-14-2011 at 20:19.

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    Nice write up!
    "One of the best things you can do in this world is take a nap in the woods." ~ Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

    "While it may be a lot of work, the view is best from the summit." ~ an anonymous staff member of Philmont Scout Ranch

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    excellent write up!

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    Jax, thanks to you and ^shane^ I may have to try some Tree to Tree Trail Gear. **** you, both of you!
    Great write up and I really like the way their bugnet moves up and out of the way. Hopefully someone at MAHHA will have one for me to see.
    Syb
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    Very nice write up. With the materials, I was expecting it to be a bit lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syb View Post
    Jax, thanks to you and ^shane^ I may have to try some Tree to Tree Trail Gear. **** you, both of you!
    Great write up and I really like the way their bugnet moves up and out of the way. Hopefully someone at MAHHA will have one for me to see.
    Stop yer whinin' and just get one! I was just following Alan's lead when I got mine. Now I have two...
    "One of the best things you can do in this world is take a nap in the woods." ~ Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

    "While it may be a lot of work, the view is best from the summit." ~ an anonymous staff member of Philmont Scout Ranch

    Enjoy the day
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    Thanks everyone. If just one person is helped (Syb ) than my work here is done.

    DT, the weight listed on their site is unrigged. Now what that actually means I'm not 100% sure. I'm assuming just the hammock. Not sure if that includes the ridgeline or not. The whoopies probably add a few ounces along with the tie-out shock cord. I'm already looking at ways to shave off a few more ounces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaxHiker View Post
    Thanks everyone. If just one person is helped (Syb ) than my work here is done.

    DT, the weight listed on their site is unrigged. Now what that actually means I'm not 100% sure. I'm assuming just the hammock. Not sure if that includes the ridgeline or not. The whoopies probably add a few ounces along with the tie-out shock cord. I'm already looking at ways to shave off a few more ounces.
    The weight is just the hammock after it is sewn. Rigging can change. We tend to use rigging that is a little more heavy duty than some like, but we do that for design and durability reasons. We have lightened up a little be switching to "No Tangle" for the rigging line, but I am a firm believer in the 1/8" shock cord, especially for the net rigging.

    Cheers, Dale
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    Thanks. I was hoping you'd be along. Just curious, why only 2 d-rings? Weight?

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    The D ring tie outs are to accentuate the diagonal lay. The other two tie outs are for even more room & rigging insulation in some cases.

    Cheers, Dale
    Beer won't solve problems, but then again, neither will milk !
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