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    Unhappy XLC... Hmmm.

    I lie here in my XLC's maiden voyage, pretty disappointed. Netting tore at the food end toggle the very first time I lied down in it. Now the zipper is blown out on the footbox side too. Netting is hanging right in my face. I can only offer my word and reputation as being careful with gear that I did nothing inappropriately rough or abrupt. It is reasonably comfortable, but unless I can work some things out, I think it'll be going back. Maybe I built it up in my mind too much. It was a long day of BSA training and all I wanted to was to fall in love with my new gear, but it's been a less-than-perfect first date to say the least.
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    Man that is just not right!!! Sorry to hear about the bad 1st date-but it usually turns out to be the best for us in the long run. Looking forward to your more sautious review of circumstances and hammock experience.
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    Well that certainly sucks. Shoot Brandon an email, I'm sure he would want to make it right.
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    If I were you, I would have that baby on the first truck out on monday..
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    Red face

    this is very disconcerting and makes me regret my decision to go with the XLC for my first hammock. it is a big chunk of money to spend on something i need to be extra careful with and the wrong move could tear the net or pop an easy to stress zipper.

    i was hoping to hear of nothing but great experiences with the XLC but so far it seems the 11' length is the only real gain over a regular BB.

    Here's hoping for an 11' non-XLC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrickso View Post
    this is very disconcerting and makes me regret my decision to go with the XLC for my first hammock. it is a big chunk of money to spend on something i need to be extra careful with and the wrong move could tear the net or pop an easy to stress zipper.

    i was hoping to hear of nothing but great experiences with the XLC but so far it seems the 11' length is the only real gain over a regular BB.

    Here's hoping for an 11' non-XLC.
    This is the first anyone has said anything happening to this hammock. Don't think Brandon didn't have testing time on this design, the guy doesn't put anything out he doesn't trust. My guess is there is more to it than "I laid in the hammock and the netting ripped"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon View Post
    This is the first anyone has said anything happening to this hammock. Don't think Brandon didn't have testing time on this design, the guy doesn't put anything out he doesn't trust. My guess is there is more to it than "I laid in the hammock and the netting ripped"...
    As politely as possible, you'd be wrong. I've opted to return it and Brandon did not balk at a refund. Glad others are working out for them.

    Mods, feel free to close the thread. The matter would appear to be isolated and resolved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by body942 View Post
    As politely as possible, you'd be wrong. I've opted to return it and Brandon did not balk at a refund. Glad others are working out for them.

    Mods, feel free to close the thread. The matter would appear to be isolated and resolved.
    No offense intended, not trying to imply you did something wrong personally. I just didn't think someone should jump to conclusions after one reported incident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrickso View Post
    this is very disconcerting and makes me regret my decision to go with the XLC for my first hammock. it is a big chunk of money to spend on something i need to be extra careful with and the wrong move could tear the net or pop an easy to stress zipper.

    i was hoping to hear of nothing but great experiences with the XLC but so far it seems the 11' length is the only real gain over a regular BB.

    Here's hoping for an 11' non-XLC.
    I don't think you have much to worry about. As others have said, this is the first mentioned case. Quality assurance can never be 100% - and Brandon stands behind his work and fixes any problems. You should be very happy with your XLC!
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