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    Lawson Hammock First Impression

    Ok, so I got the Lawson Hammock yesterday and set it up on my deck. It is really cool looking once you get it all set up and everything. What I have heard in previous reviews is that it is really tipsy. So I jumped in and found that yes it is a little scary. But I did play around in it and eventually got a feel for it. I also found that using the angle approach that is commonly used in the gathered end hammocks worked GREAT!

    Some REALLY REALLY great things about it is the space. I found that you feel like you are in a tent there is so much space around you. The breathability, this thing lets air in from every direction which is fantastic. The View, You have a full 360 view in this hammock and that is a big deal for a lot of people.

    The hammock does seem to have it's tricks but what hammock doesn't. I am going to dig in to it more and let you know what I really think after spending a night in this puppy.

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    You know the rules...pics or it didn't happen...

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    Senior Member BackPackHiker's Avatar
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    LOL ok, I will post some picks later as I am at work. and I am working hard!

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    Sounds like you got a different Lawson hammock than I had. Mine was poorly made, claustrophobic and it leaked. I sent it back. I wish you better luck with yours.
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    Can't say I was impressed with much beyond its looks either.
    But hey, that's why there are so many different hammocks out there. We don't all fit into the same boxes.
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    Senior Member BackPackHiker's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberrr View Post
    Sounds like you got a different Lawson hammock than I had. Mine was poorly made, claustrophobic and it leaked. I sent it back. I wish you better luck with yours.
    I can see the leaking, I think I will have to use a regular tarp instead of the one that comes with it. definatly not claustrophobic though there was space to spare.

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    @ Cannible

    I agree it looks really cool. I can't sell it short though as I think it is one of those systems that just take some figuring out. I will keep you posted

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    How much do you weigh BackPackHiker? I'm 200+ and was genuinely concerned about my Lawson's durability; particularly over the long haul.

    My model is at least 3 years old, so maybe they've made some improvements, but that was my main concern. I can deal with the tippyness with enough beer. Just counters the effects.
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    Something must be wrong with my computer, cant see any pics. lol

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    Senior Member BackPackHiker's Avatar
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    Cannible,

    I way 160 which does make a difference I know. If I were 200 + I would be less confident in the lawson. It is only rated for 250.


    And the pictures are coming LOL

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