The last few trips with 2sticks I had a hard time deciding on taking a gathered end or bridge hammock. My preference is the bridge but it is hard to hang under the same tarp with 2sticks if needed. I remembered Grizz's dual mode hammock and decided to make something similar.
It is very similar to a Claytor or Clark when used in the standard mode. It is able to convert to a bridge fairly quick. It makes a full size bridge that is very comfortable. I use my hiking poles in the end channels for spreader bars. I finally put a zipper in a hammock. This will be my go to hammock for trips with 2sticks.
I tested at the Walls of Jericho trip this past weekend. I fully intended to use in bridge mode but when we got to camp the place we wanted to hang did not have the trees for 2 setups. So on the first trip out I took advantage of the dual mode and used it as a gathered end under the same tarp as 2sticks
Current weight about 28oz (still working on final suspension)
Some of the construction details are different than the one Grizz made but the end result is very similar.
Grizz's article on the dual mode bridge
Thanks to Grizz for the inspiration to build this one