Well, I have definitely become a sick person now (like most gear junkies who hang out here . I just picked up hammock number 5, an ENO Doublenest to use with my wife on a backpacking trip last weekend. I am really impressed with the room, comfort and quality of this hammock. Inserted below is a picture of my wife in this hammock on our trip to the Fossil Creek Wilderness in Arizona last weekend. Pitched above it for ample shade is the JRB 10x11 tarp. We did not attempt to sleep together in it - that would have been too difficult. But we spent many hours lounging around in it, reading, drinking, eating and napping and were the envy of the entire group. It made a very comfortable chair for us both to lean back into. I think more than one person got converted to hanging that weekend, including my wife. It looks like I'm going to have to go out and buy hammock number 6 now . It looks like I'll be purchasing my fourth Blackbird from Brandon now.
Not exactly ultralight, but with the retrofitted camp nano biners the hammock weighed 20.65oz. I could only find the original slap straps at REI, which weighed 11.05oz. BTW, the slap straps worked really well I thought. Not as much adjustability, but very easy to work with. I am considering an upgrade to the lighter and longer version (pro or micro).
Question: does anybody know why I should not just go for the lightest Micro Slap Straps version? It seems to have the same weight rating, and at 4.5oz a much lighter option. TIA.