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    WBBB sl vs dl

    I have been debating on hammocks trying to decide between hennessey and WBBB. Then debating if its WBBB if SL or DL is best. I like the mattress pad insulation thought. Wondering if DL is the only way to go with Mattress pad in WBBB?? Any thoughts before I get my first real hammock???

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    If you are going to use a pad, get a DL. It stays put better.
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    If you're strongly considering a pad, definitely go DL. It'll make using it much easier and less frustrating. The main argument for a SL is the lighter weight when backpacking. If those extra few ounces for the DL aren't a concern, definitely go that route.
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    I have two WBBBs, both 1.1 dbls, and a Hennessey Exped. My biased recommendation would be the WBBB double layer. I have used a pad between the layers with great success, and for me it is just more comfortable, with a much flatter lay. No regrets at all!

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    Mosquitos can bite thru single layer, nuff said.

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    i have the 1.7 double, its a bit heavier but, it gives you the option for better pad retention, a flatter lay than a single, and in my opinion a little more durable. i no longer use a pad (ive switched to u.q.) but i still like the option if i ever need to use it.

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    +1 on the double layer. I have two, a 1.1 and a 1.7. It just gives you more options. Ask around where you live and see if there are any Blackbird owners near you or visit a hang somewhere nearby. That would give you a chance to see different versions before you make a commitment. IMHO You can't go wrong with a double layer unless you are a true gram weenie. Good luck with whatever you decide.

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    Well, it looks like the masses have spoken. DL wins out over SL... Now the final decision will be hh VS WB. But ill post on another forum thread.

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    Wallyworld makes a waffle patterned blue foam pad that is about 24+ inches wide and works very well in a BB double.

    Picture is of the pad in my wife's BB 1.0 dbl
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    Is it a big difference staying cool in the double layer vs. single layer during hot, humid conditions?

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