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    Just Ordered My Speer Hammock

    I just now placed my order for a Speer Hammock IIIA and the SPE.

    I'll see how warm I sleep with this, then decide whether I want a PeaPod, Speer SnugFit UnderQuilt and Top Blanket, or JRB system (or some combination of the above) for fall and winter.

    I've never even tried out a hammock, but all the praise they get here has sold me. Looking forward to the added comfort for my broken in (or is that down) body.

    Thanks to everyone for all the great information here and on WB.

    Now I can't wait to get it!

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    Senior Member angrysparrow's Avatar
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    Congratulations on deciding to go hang yourself. I'm sure that you will really enjoy the comfort of your new hammock.

    Remember, though, that there is a bit of a learning curve. Give yourself some time to try out different hangs and configurations.
    “I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt.” - Cormac McCarthy

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyleb View Post
    I just now placed my order for a Speer Hammock IIIA and the SPE.

    I'll see how warm I sleep with this, then decide whether I want a PeaPod, Speer SnugFit UnderQuilt and Top Blanket, or JRB system (or some combination of the above) for fall and winter.

    I've never even tried out a hammock, but all the praise they get here has sold me. Looking forward to the added comfort for my broken in (or is that down) body.

    Thanks to everyone for all the great information here and on WB.

    Now I can't wait to get it!
    Welcome. I have both SPE models and they work really well. Got down to 10 degrees last winter with an SPE and 3 pads as my sole under insulation.
    I also own the No Sniveller and Nest quilts. They are fantastic.
    Never a better time to be hanging. So many options.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
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    Welcome to your new addiction!

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    Top notch hammock you got yourself. Congrats.
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    You really did make a good choice. I can't say enough good things about Ed Speer or the quality equipment he makes. What are you doing for your tarp?
    "If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl

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    Senior Member FanaticFringer's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    You really did make a good choice. I can't say enough good things about Ed Speer or the quality equipment he makes. What are you doing for your tarp?
    The new Speer hammocks come with the new 8x10 cat tarp. Should work well. Unique feature on the ends of the tarp should really help with rain and cold wind.
    This may be the best combo hammock and tarp out there. The extra foot on the hammock was a great idea. No dinky fly like the Hennessy's.
    Last edited by FanaticFringer; 06-10-2007 at 07:24.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    Welcome to the hanging gang....

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    Ounces to Grams.

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    So are the new Speer III hammocks longer thna the Speer II hammocks? The specs on the website suggest that the SPIII hammocks are the same length now.

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    Hooch,

    I went with the Speer Cat tarp. Figured I might as well stay with his system as designed, until I have more personal experience.

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