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    Single or Double

    So I'm close to purchasing either a 1.1 oz/yard single or double BB. I weigh 160 lbs and I'm a little heavy right now. I've looked over the weight recommendations on the website, but I want input from you all as well. Do you think I'd be fine in the 1.1 single or do I need to go for the double? I won't be using a pad. The only consideration I'm worried about is weight.
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    The double layer may feel a little flatter but at your weight you'd probably not notice a difference. Looks like you use UQ's so if the ability to use a pad is not important and if you are counting your ounces, then I think a single layer should do. Have fun!
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    Single layer! I found the double layer annoying, especially if you don't use pads. Even better than the single 1.1 is the single 1.7. It's the only way to go in my opinion.

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    I am going through same decision process. I am 165lbs with narrow shoulders and like to hike lite. I am leaning towards a single 1.1 because I def plan on using an UQ. I don't think I need the double layer even if I have to use a pad under my feet. If I make the wrong decision, the blackbird is an easy sell in the classified section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdilf View Post
    I am going through same decision process. I am 165lbs with narrow shoulders and like to hike lite. I am leaning towards a single 1.1 because I def plan on using an UQ. I don't think I need the double layer even if I have to use a pad under my feet. If I make the wrong decision, the blackbird is an easy sell in the classified section.
    Yeah, sounds like we're making the same decision. I like to hike light and won't be fiddling with a pad. Just wasn't sure if the 1.1 would work well enough or if I needed to go up to the 1.1 double or 1.7 single.
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    I think Raul Perez shows a 1.1 in this video

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    somehow the 1.1 double is lighter than the 1.7 single. so IMO there's no point in getting the 1.7 single. it's either the 1.1 single or double...

    just my 2 cents

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    I weigh 170 and if I add a few clothes wearing while in hammock or store a few thingys in ends of hammock,,going to get a 1.7 single,,I think that is the trigger to pull for me. just my 2 cents.

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    yeah.. i really want to ditch the 1.1 double layer i currently have.. but it IS lighter wags, than the 1.7 single with which i'd replace it. i could get away with the 1.1 single at my weight, but i like to have a loaner, and i'd rather be at the higher end of the weight limit, than not.

    i've been wrestling with this one for some time now...sounds like others are too
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    Quote Originally Posted by rip waverly View Post
    yeah.. i really want to ditch the 1.1 double layer i currently have.. but it IS lighter wags, than the 1.7 single with which i'd replace it. i could get away with the 1.1 single at my weight, but i like to have a loaner, and i'd rather be at the higher end of the weight limit, than not.

    i've been wrestling with this one for some time now...sounds like others are too
    Having a loaner is another consideration I've been contemplating. I think I may go for a model that can handle more weight than the 1.1 single for that reason. So, the 1.1 double is lighter than the 1.7 single. Is there a noticable difference in how comfortable they both are?
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