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    Senior Member breyman's Avatar
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    Snipe or Weight Weenie?

    I'd like to try out an 11' foot hammock and want to drop a bit of weight for when I need an even lighter pack. I don't want to go the DIY route - I have a tablecloth one I made but it's overly heavy. I'm 5'10" and about 170.

    I've narrowed it down to the BIAS Weight Weenie or Wilderness Logics Snipe. Both look solid and have lots of fans.

    I'm leaning towards the Weight Weenie as it's a bit lighter and it can come sans suspension, which I already have, to save me just a bit of money.

    Any recommendations or opinions? Any real differences between the two I should consider?
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    i've never tried a WW so i can't give a comparison.
    i am of the opinion that WL hammocks are ultimately comfortable.
    there may be some others who feel the same ?
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    Same as Flatline,,love the snipe!

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    I have a WW, and its the most comfortable hammock I own. I am also 5'10, 170 lbs. I highly recommend it. I also got the knotty mods, but find I don't use them much, except to eyeball where the sweet spot is. Nice big sweet spot too- I think you'll like an 11 footer.

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    I can offer up this........really like my Snipe. Never tried the WW.
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    The Darien UL is another option.

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    The snipe is nice but the WW is my favorite hammock.
    I might be BIAS..

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    Quote Originally Posted by spaceweaseal View Post
    The snipe is nice but the WW is my favorite hammock.
    I might be BIAS..
    Had to laugh at that.

    I would say WW but I too am a bias owner now. If you do I would recommend the knotty mod on the WW. It's worth the extra cost.
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    It's a big problem - you can't go wrong with any of the gear discussed.
    But, I too, am BIAS.
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    At 170, you could go all in and go with the ww micro. I'm about 5lbs heavier than you and it's my daily sleeper. I really like it, but I don't have the other one to compare. But as a sidenote, bias was my first purchased hammock after a year in my DIY, and I now own a dl ww. Haven't even slept in it cuz of the micro.
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    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

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