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    Talking Need Some Help

    I'm thinking of getting a Blackbird to replace my WB traveler...
    i'm 215lbs do you think the single layer 1.7 would be ok ?
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    I've got a double for my 235#, but I think the biggest value for my double 1.7. is that the skeeters don't nail my butt through the single 1.7 any more.
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    i have a dbl layer traveler...but i want to save weight ..
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Go for Blackbird 1.1 dl

    Weight saving between Blackbird 1.7 sl vs. Blackbird 1.1 dl is not very much only 2 oz. And Blackbird 1.1 dl takes little more weight than Blackbird 1.7 sl.

    I would take the 1.1 dl because one can save weight with thin closed cell pad vs. "some other solution" to keep ones back warm.

    But if you do not need extra stuff under your back, then there is only the argument about bite resistance vs. weight.
    Last edited by voivalin; 02-28-2010 at 11:35. Reason: Added word Blackbird x 3 and other changes to make post easier to understand

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    gear junkie alert! sounds like someone's trying to justify buying a new hammock!

    hehehehhe

    agreed with voivalin, $80 per ounce isn't very good savings

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    i realy have no need for the Dbl layer...i have a Dbl layer traveler now..
    i used underquilts i hate pads

    but i want to make sure a single layer will hold my weight
    LOL and yes...I am a gear junkie ...my wife thinks i should go to AA for it
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenlespaul View Post
    i realy have no need for the Dbl layer...i have a Dbl layer traveler now..
    i used underquilts i hate pads

    but i want to make sure a single layer will hold my weight
    LOL and yes...I am a gear junkie ...my wife thinks i should go to AA for it
    Even if you think you dont need a pad, how do you know? There were many WINTER situations where i was so happy i got the double layer. Using it allows me to boost my no sniv to well below freezing. WIth the small weight penalty you have the ability to greatly modify your setup for less weight (pads are light, and getting lighter).

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    A single 1.7 will hold your weight, no problem.
    Trust nobody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikemouser View Post
    Even if you think you dont need a pad, how do you know? There were many WINTER situations where i was so happy i got the double layer. Using it allows me to boost my no sniv to well below freezing. WIth the small weight penalty you have the ability to greatly modify your setup for less weight (pads are light, and getting lighter).
    i havn't used a pad in a hammock in over a year...and will never go back lol
    that and i have a very overstuffed Crowsnest...trust me...if i get cold with that bad boy...i'm doing something wrong :P
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    A single 1.7 will hold your weight, no problem.
    Thanks Cannibal...thats what i was looking for
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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