“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story
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- Designer, Jeff's Gear Hammock / Pack Cover by JRB
IMPOSSIBLE JUST TAKES LONGER
i also should note that the pillow support can be tweeked by the user. if you find the ridge under your neck to be too aggressive, with a "little" force it can be stretched out/softened.
you can make two fists and place them on either side of your neck and then arch your back, this will put alot of weight on your fists...on the neck riser and stretch it out some. you could do this from outside the hammock as well, just unzip the head end and push on it from the outside. careful though, doesn't take a ton of force to stretch it out a little
Does the single layer (1.1 I thought I read) have the same sag as a gathered-end hammock? At 180 I feel like I'm pushing that just a little and I prefer flat... Contrary, I thought I'd read on an earlier post the 2nd layer didn't add much support?
Very impressed with the details. I think many will appreciate that they don't absolutely have to carry a pillow - not on your back anyway. I think I will carry one anyway for side sleeping, but when I don't need it, just shove it to the end cap and out of the way.
I love the end caps because at the head end I can put my pillow in the little pocket and it stays there until I need it.
The other bridge hammocks I have/had, the pillow fell out every time I got in or out of the hammock so this is just another plus for the WBRR.
Brandon, have you tried using GG LT4 poles with the camera option for the spreaders? Or any poles for that matter?
When mine was delivered, I set it up in the backyard and fell asleep in 15 minutes of playing around...and I'm not a nap guy. I love the visibility.
The side effect of the great visibility is it makes for challenging side sleeping. I understand it's just the nature of the beast though. When your knee shoots out to the side it ends up sitting on the edge of the hammock's sewn edge like others mentioned. Since putting your knee on the rigid edge isn't comfortable, I put my normal knee pillow on it and let my knee sit on that. Seems to work.
Be careful with side sleeping though, if your not aware and slide to far to one side you can flip that hammock. Haven't done it but can see it happening when half asleep.
I tried it with the extension out too. Yes more stable and yes, maybe a bit better for side sleeping.
This RR is the best thing that has happened to backpacking in a while.
It's a nice day so I was able to set up the RR outside.
The Cloudburst is too big for the area where I set my hammocks up so I had to use a different tarp.
Last edited by spaceweaseal; 08-30-2012 at 13:42.