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    Love the zip-off bugnet / convertable feature of the hammock. This one will definately go on my wish list.

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    I REALLY like the openness of it. Nice to be able to see about. The cover is a real plus for cold weather. On my list for sure.
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    Really like the new 11'er.
    I have a question on the zipper. Is it just one pull that goes all the way around?
    I could not tell in the video.
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    Yes, he does state that the zipper goes around the end. So it is one long zipper.

    I like that the covers are completely removable setting it apart from the DangerBird. One disadvantage in having just one long zipper I see is that practically speaking, you still have only one side with which to enter and exit. Same as before. With the DB you could technically use either side.

    Still a very nice hammock. I like the openness of it. Should be nice and cool in the Summer months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    Interesting addition on the zip off cover.

    Any plans to offer this on the 10 ft version as well?
    +1 on the 10 ft. version!
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    I wonder if the zipper has a second slider so that you can reach under the hammock to adjust the underquilt from both sides? This is something I miss being able to do on my regular Blackbird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    I wonder if the zipper has a second slider so that you can reach under the hammock to adjust the underquilt from both sides? This is something I miss being able to do on my regular Blackbird.
    Excellent point! I also would like to be able to adjust a quilt like that.
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    wow - how exciting to see the latest hammock evolutions happening. Wonder what they will look like 5 years from now?
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    Wow. You combined all 3 of your hammocks into one. Very cool.

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    Somewhere along the line, the laborious and expensive evolution will push these type of hammocks over $300 or close to it. Never mind the Clark...

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