I'm trying to come up with a good solution for an extended hike this spring. I currently have a hennessy hyperlite which i havent spent too much time in, but I'm wondering if i should check out a WBBB as well, probably a 1.1s. Im really trying to watch my weight and dont think i need more than that. Im 5'8" and about 160. suspension isnt a consideration between the hammocks, whatever i get ill be converting over to whoopies (although ease of switching to whoopies may be a consideration).
The main reasons im considering switching to a WBBB is:
zipper entry, right now i have bottom entry. i know HH makes zipper entry as well so maybe this isnt a point btw the brands but just in my case. I think im going to want to be able to adjust my underquilt or pull back the bug netting occasionally. Especially if im solo hiking, i need to be able to adjust the uq with me in the hammock. the 2qzq mods would be an option as well but id still have that bottom entry just dangling there and that would just bother me ya know?
space. I like the idea of the wbbb footbox. has anyone around my height tried these hammocks? would it actually make a difference for my height (5'8")? I dont want to go for it if my feet wont even reach it.
also, do they lay differently or feel different? possibly because of the footbox.
one thing i dont like so much about the wbbb is the two tie outs per side..i dont like more to do while im setting up. can these be strung together so only one point/stake is necessary for attachment? or would it be possible to integrate these with a hex/maccat tarp using shock cord and mitten clips?
also, the nylon taffeta of the hennessy hammock is nice and soft..i really like that. is there any functional differences btw this and the 1.1 ripstop? im assuming its not as nice and soft, but i suppose i can deal with that.
any advice is appreciated!