This will be a quick one based on my initial impressions and from spending a night in the hammock on a backpack trip. For a very good and detailed review I suggest reading this http://theultimatehang.com/2014/04/b...ammock-review/ That was the review that led me to buy the hammock, choosing it over the Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro.
As mentioned in the linked review, the included suspension is not very good, or good for the tree. The advertised weight was accurate at about 25 oz. However, I cut off most of the attached rope suspension and made small closed loops instead. This brought the weight of the hammock and stuff sack down to 21 oz. I then used my Grand Trunk Tree Slings and connected them with lightweight carabiners, the Camp Nano 23. The tree slings were pretty heavy at about 8 oz. for the pair, but it was what I had on hand at the time. Overall it wasn't a bad setup for less than 2lbs for everything, and cheap!
My overall impression is that it's a really nice hammock for the money. I'm 6'1, 165, and slept pretty comfortably in it, although an extra foot of length would have been nice. The double zippers were nice, something I wish the WBBB XLC could have. I slept overnight in it with a HG 40 degree Incubator and HG 20 degree Burrow. The temps got down to the low 50's and of course I slept very comfortably, not needing to have the UQ cinched up against the hammock too tightly. I did not care for the snaps on the Burrow as I could feel them on my bare feet but that's off-topic. The hammock and quilt system worked perfectly together and I had a great night of sleep, except for the loud hooting owl in the middle of the night! Must have been picking off mice that were out for our food.
The only problem I had with the hammock was that one of the fiberglass rods poked through the netting at the end. I'm not sure when this happened, probably when I was setting it up and doing a test sitting before stringing up the ridgeline and netting. It's a small hole at least and could be easily patched. Some people might end up preferring to have the rods removable anyway so they can pack the hammock in a smaller stuffsack instead of rolling it up into the one that it comes with.
Bottom line, I was pretty pleased with the Hammock and think it's a really good value. It's a great hammock for someone testing the hammock life waters or someone on a very tight budget. I hear that next year they are coming out with a longer version. I really liked this one and will definitely hang on to it, but not so much that I wasn't tempted to do a major upgrade to a WBBB XLC single layer 1.7 with top cover, which I have now, but not yet had a chance to sleep in overnight. I have laid it in though and of course it is much more spacious, and the shelf is awesome. Which reminds me, the gear pockets in the Kakoon are ok, better than nothing, but not good for heavy objects since they are attached to the side walls of the netting. I think I would have preferred a loft or pocket in the center or at the end.
So that's it. I have a few pictures, but I didn't take these with a review in mind so they do not show off anything too specific.