Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Cotswolds, UK
    Hammock
    DD Travel
    Tarp
    DD 3x3
    Insulation
    Sleeping bag
    Suspension
    Standard webbing
    Posts
    26

    First DD Travel Hang

    So I've had my DD Travel and 3x3 tarp for a couple of years, but somehow I managed never to hang it. This weekend I have repeatedly hung it in the back garden. I've been so happy with it. Easy, comfy, I wonder why I've tent camped so much since I bought it. Oh well, best intentions.
    x
    I have decided I want to change the suspension for Whoopie Slings and huggers. I have also decided that while I am told I should trust the channel, and I do for garden hangs, in the field where it's up and down all the time I would prefer to knot the ends.

    I haven't managed to pitch the tarp as yet since all my lines and extra cord seem to have been used up by my less than helpful friends. I also notice a small hole has opened up in the tarp since it was last used at a tent camp. Possibly from my dog sleeping on it.

    Hope to get something wild soon.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    craige's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Midlothian, Scotland
    Hammock
    DIY End Channel
    Tarp
    DIY Winter tarp
    Insulation
    Zeppelin and sb
    Suspension
    Amsteel UCRs
    Posts
    1,448
    Images
    4
    Yep, hammocks are the way forward

    I've read repeatedly that the dd stock webbing is quite stretchy and it is probably heavier than a whoopie suspension???

    The dd tarps are VERY versatile in terms of setup options and are pretty bomproof as well. Check out this thread to see it setup rotated 90 so it has a panel pull on each side https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...arly-rain-test

    Some tenacious tape should patch the hole perfectly.

  3. #3
    Senior Member turnerminator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Peterborough,UK
    Hammock
    DIY Pertex
    Tarp
    DIY with doors on
    Insulation
    Down and synthetic
    Suspension
    Whoopies & hooks
    Posts
    1,339
    Great stuff HM.

    I've had many happy a night in the DD travel and also under the 3x3 tarp.

    This may give you a little faith in trusting the channel; I've done well over 150 nights in the Travel with 2mm Dyneema braid run through the channel. This is using Loopie slings which are harder on the channel than whoopies. I weigh close to 100 kg and have swung on it endlessly.

    A little patch of fabric with some Mcnett Seamgrip will fix the hole in the tarp forever.

    The tarp has seen more use than the hammock. Well over 200 nights, 3 quite severe storms and 2 weeks in the arctic where it saw under -40c. I phoned DD last year to thank them.

  4. #4
    Member MattBigmonster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Chester UK
    Hammock
    Dream Hammock - Thunder Bird SL 1.8
    Tarp
    ID Siltarp3 12x10
    Insulation
    UKHammocks TQ/UQ
    Suspension
    Dutchware system
    Posts
    98
    If you looking for a new tarp there is a kick *** deal on a silnylon one:
    http://www.needlesports.com/Catalogu...Y#.Uy9tz0qDPVg

    Yellow unfortunatelly but that's what I'm using and it will fit in the palm of your hand.

  5. #5
    New Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Cotswolds, UK
    Hammock
    DD Travel
    Tarp
    DD 3x3
    Insulation
    Sleeping bag
    Suspension
    Standard webbing
    Posts
    26
    Thanks craige. The webbing is a little stretchy, but not much. It's quick and easy to put up it's just got no rain wicking protection and is huge to pack (I'm more concerned with space then weight right now). I'll get it patched soon and try a setup as soon as I get some more cordage.

  6. #6
    New Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Cotswolds, UK
    Hammock
    DD Travel
    Tarp
    DD 3x3
    Insulation
    Sleeping bag
    Suspension
    Standard webbing
    Posts
    26
    Thanks TM! I have been told the channel is strong, but actual accounts to help. I'll get the tarp fixed up soon, can't wait to try it out. I also haven't tried my DD Underquilt as yet (though my GF often uses it as a top quilt on the sofa while watching TV in the winter).

Similar Threads

  1. WB Travel Net
    By HammockFan in forum [SOLD/WITHDRAWN] Items no longer available
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-01-2014, 15:10
  2. Work travel, Fairfax area hang out
    By Sandman614 in forum Southeast
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-12-2014, 06:38
  3. New to area, looking for travel and a hang
    By Lunar in forum Long distance travel with a hammock
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-01-2013, 09:33
  4. The only way to travel
    By Wolvaroo in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-02-2011, 23:50

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •