Considering a WBBB XLC, in 1.1 DL, probably skipping the top-cover for now. Weighing against the standard WBBB and some other options.
A few questions for those who have an XLC, or are otherwise "in the know."
1) I heard tell of a 10' WBBB convertible option in the XLC announcement thread, with folks getting on a list to see if there was demand. Did any such hammock ever happen? Haven't seen any posts about it and it's not listed on the Warbonnet web site that I could see. My biggest "like" of the XLC is the "C" part of it (although the increased airflow is also nice), so if I could get that with less weight in the 10' length, that may be my best choice.
2) I assume the weight of the over-cover is about 6.5 ounces from the Warbonnet web site (difference between "net only" and full version of the XLC). Given that I'll likely always carry a full tarp in cold weather to shield the UQ from wind, I don't think losing that option will be a major issue (plus I think Brandon said one could buy that piece separately later). But, I'm curious what the weight of the net itself is. That is, what would the netless version of the hammock weigh? This is important to me because of the tradeoff between reduced carry weight for the XLC when the net isn't needed vs. the inconvenience of the single zipper pull, especially when adjusting the underquilt. Depending on weights, maybe I'd go back to my original plan of a 1.1 DL Traveler with custom Knotty Mod (to help keep my TQ in) plus a separate bug net.
Thanks for any thoughts or insights. BTW, I'm 6'1" and 210, so I'm on the margin for needing the extra length of the XLC. I've not found any length issues, though, in my ENO-DN or Hennessy.