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    Senior Member TNhitman's Avatar
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    Can you get a flat lay in a Grand trunk NANO?

    Just traded for a Nano and I haven't used or seen one yet. I am very interested in it due to the weight but its kinda short. I know that you wont get a real flat position but let's just compare them to any other gathered end hammock. Who uses the Nano and what do you have to say about them good or bad?

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    I'm about 5'10" and regularly use a GT SB Pro hammock which is about 10.5' long (ring to ring I think, so maybe about 9.5' bed length). I like the size of the SB Pro where I have a lot of room to move around and get comfortable without feeling like I'm going to roll out onto the ground.

    The Nano on the other hand seems a good bit shorter and it's pretty narrow. on a side note I've swapped the biners out for whoopie slings which makes it even better IMHO.

    Bottom line on the Nano, to me it's a great hammock to take on a day hike or for short term outings where you would not need to sleep in it over night. I just won't fit in it well enough. It is ideal for my 6 yo son though. He could carry it in his pack and be quite comfortable over night. I still hang it up after I get off the mountain bike to relax while everyone else is sitting on the ground or a bumper or concrete bench.
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    I have a Nano 7. Haven't slept all night in it yet, but I sure is comfy to nap in. In answer to you statement, I am quite able to lay flat in it. But then again I'm 5' 6".

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavscout View Post
    I'm about 5'10" and regularly use a GT SB Pro hammock which is about 10.5' long (ring to ring I think, so maybe about 9.5' bed length). I like the size of the SB Pro where I have a lot of room to move around and get comfortable without feeling like I'm going to roll out onto the ground.

    The Nano on the other hand is a good bit shorter (I've not measured it but it's pretty obvious) and it's pretty narrow. on a side note I've swapped the biners out for whoopie slings which makes it even better IMHO.

    Bottom line on the Nano, to me it's a great hammock to take on a day hike or for short term outings where you would not need to sleep in it over night. I just won't fit in it well enough. It is ideal for my 6 yo son though. He could carry it in his pack and be quite comfortable over night. I still hang it up after I get off the mountain bike to relax while everyone else is sitting on the ground or a bumper or concrete bench.
    I'm expecting a package from Opie with a set of Whoopie Slings for mine. I also ordered a Structural Ridge Line. That may help allow for a more diagonal lay, especially since I'm 5'6", a bit shorter than you. I'll post pics and my opinion once I attach the suspension. It won;t be right away though. My "honey do's" are piling up and I want to clear them out before my next camping trip in March.

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    Senior Member TNhitman's Avatar
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    Its no big deal if its not perfect. I have ordered a WB traveler and just came across this Nano by chance. It is super light so I thought I would give it a shot!

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    I'm about 5'8" and sleep in it all the time when camping. Used it again last weekend and like it very much.
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    Senior Member TNhitman's Avatar
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    That is encouraging to hear. I would really like it to be my go to hammock just for the weight its almost 2/3rds a pound less than my ENO setup now. But I have to say I have been using my ENO for 2 years now. I cant think of a more comfortable hammock. So this NANO does have some big shoes to fill

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    I think you'll be able to lay flat in it. It is smaller than the double, but has a similar feel. Without the biners, the nano is very, very light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhancock View Post
    I think you'll be able to lay flat in it. It is smaller than the double, but has a similar feel. Without the biners, the nano is very, very light.
    Yes, swap out the biners for your own cord suspension system or just get a couple of whoopie slings, and your all set.
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    I got it today. I put my whoopie suspension on it. I was happy to see that with my tree straps and marlin spike toggles it weights 11.1 OZ that amazing.
    So then I strung it up in the back yard and put my UQ under it. It does have a feel to it. Its not as comfortable as the double Eno but its 13oz less also.

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