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  1. #11
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    Ok, I will have to check the DIY out!

    Sidenote, is the HH supershelter pretty much a WBBB double layer with a pad in the middle? If this is the case, it would make a better price argument to get the WBBB and a nice pad to put in the middle. If not, then it looks like its pretty hard to beat the current HH SS special right now.

    Im just finding it hard to get something close to the price of the HH SS kit and still be a complete mild weather setup.
    Last edited by dlauth; 03-30-2014 at 14:21.

  2. #12
    Nhott's Avatar
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    Warbonnet Superfly
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    Here's a link that may help you out. https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...Shelter-review

  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlauth View Post
    is the HH supershelter pretty much a WBBB double layer with a pad in the middle? If this is the case, it would make a better price argument to get the WBBB and a nice pad to put in the middle. If not, then it looks like its pretty hard to beat the current HH SS special right now.
    Not really... double layer hammocks' primary purpose is to beef up the weight capacity as well as provide for a firmer (less stretch) lay, with an opening to insert a ground pad. The SS is essentially an asym insulation system engineered to fit underneath with the HH hammocks. While the insulation concept is largely similar, using a ccf to insulate from below, the lay will be different as well as comfort. I'd give the edge to the HH SS combo.

    Quote Originally Posted by dlauth View Post
    Im just finding it hard to get something close to the price of the HH SS kit and still be a complete mild weather setup.
    You are right! that is a great deal considering you are getting a hammock, net, tarp AND bottom insulation. The only thing missing is a TQ (sleeping bags work well too) and you can hit the trail!

    However, you miss the fun of piecing together your kit. You will also most likely want to modify different components of a HH system, and you might not like the issues many have with condensation using ccf to insulate from below. A Sheltowee Hammock comes with a hammock, integrated down UQ, cinch buckle suspension, storage and stuff bags; everything you need to hang in down to 40° weather for $259. Bug nets are an easy DIY and there are many tarps that work (even blue tarps from wal-mart!).

    just some more food for thought...
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  4. #14
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    Today, Years into this and at least 2 grand later I wish someone said this:
    For a "3 season no issues just enjoy yourself kit"=

    Warbonnet Blackbird DL 1.1 OR Dream Hammock of your choice (I'm conflicted between options and extra ounces, prob the Darien)
    Hammock Gear Incubator 40
    Hammock Gear Burrow 40
    Hammock gear cuben fiber with doors.
    I also use the Gossamer Gear 1/4 inch pad in conjunction with the incubator sometimes.
    Dutch clips, dutch hooks, dutch biners, whoopies, toggles, straps. Your pretty much done.

    Do this first and never look back. And pat yourself on the back for SAVING TWICE what you just spent. Which is a lot.

    This is my opinion. There are many answers. I would like to believe this is a respectable one. Also weight does matter in the long run so you are better off making it a priority now.
    “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
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  5. #15
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    we are the same size and I found the HH to be a bit tight for a fit in the shoulders. my friend has a flock of them for his gaggle(family of 5). dream hammock thunderbird and TTTG switchback work awesome. I have double layers in both for pads, but now I use UQs. my Single layer DH darien is awesome as well.

  6. #16
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    So far it looks like the following hammocks are of interest to me.

    WB XLC
    Wilderness Logics Hammocks
    Dream Hammock Thunderbird

    Any others I should consider or comments on the ones Ive listed?

  7. #17
    Senior Member goobie's Avatar
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    11' Streamliner from Simply light Designs. Jared also lets you put together your own setup

    http://www.simplylightdesigns.com/ca...roducts_id/241

    Might want to look into Butt in a Sling as well

  8. #18
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    I have a hennessy and all, but its not as high quality as a cottage vendor. I would recommend a dream hammock, warbonnet hammock, or anything cottage. just my 2 cents.
    I'm a Mormon. I know it, I live it, and I love it.

  9. #19
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    Cant go wrong with any of the cottage venders here,From what you are saying i think you should take another look at warbonnit

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