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    A good deal

    Found this on campsaver.com web site Looked like a good way to start hammock camping, with out a lot of cash.
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    I use this and it worked great... A good warm weather hammock. I haven't found out how to keep out the cool nights just yet.

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    deal

    Those are nice

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    That's only about a dollar or two cheaper than direct from the Grand Trunk website. The GT UL is definitely a low cost hammock option, but that particular website's price isn't really anything special.

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    Aside from a DIY can it really be any cheaper? I was wondering if the dimensions given, 114", would be compared to the "hammock dimension" or "fabric dimension" of a HH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oms View Post
    Aside from a DIY can it really be any cheaper? I was wondering if the dimensions given, 114", would be compared to the "hammock dimension" or "fabric dimension" of a HH?
    It is well shorter than the Explorer and it is shorter than my 120" home sleeper. It also seems a little narrow. _I_ don't like the dimensions. (personal statement) _BUT_ Grand Trunk makes a good product for what they are. A DIY with Wally World $1.50/yd fabric would be cheaper if you don;t count your labor time. But it would be tough to beat if you have to pay full retail prices for the fabric.
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    Great First Hammock ! ! !

    My prior hammock experience was on stiff lawn hammocks that convinced me to stay on the ground. The Grand Trunk Ultra Light changed my mind.

    My Grand Trunk was out of square so I re-whipped it with a heavy lean to one side, not really asym but kinda-sorta.

    As for size, it is pretty much an in-line sleeper with shoulder squeeze, but that can be reduced with a loose suspension.

    The hammock remains in my SUL pack with a CFF pad or peapod sock for insulation.
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    this is the same hammock i went with for my first hammock.. im still useing it with a poncho for a rain cover .. ive had it down to mid 40's this year .. i also hang in my bedroom if i feel the need . its been pretty good def reliable. pretty comfortable .ive ordered a HH should be here anyday .but this is the hammock that started it for me..

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