i have been doing research for about a month, trying to decide which hammock to buy for my winter hangs.
while reading some diy threads i learned that longer is flatter, so while i was checking all the mfg sites i found
the Night Owl from Wilderness Logics. 11'x58" dl1.5 ripstop 350# limit and a cool draw cord at the head and
foot that emulates a foot box.
that's what i would have tried to make for myself if i had the equipment so i ordered one, and it arrived mon.
i hastily strapped it between the two closest trees and checked it out.. the 6' huggers and whoopies that came
with are very well made. i looped it over my toggles and slowly climbed in (i'm used to a hammock with tie-outs)
fortunately i didn't flip out onto my head. i cinched up the the draw cords for the foot and head and i was amazed
how flat i could get. without tie-outs on the side i was able to sway more freely, which i really enjoyed. i layed there
for 45ish minutes before i made myself get up. i left the the draw cords cinched when i got out of the Night Owl which
made the sides taller and more like what i'm accustomed to seeing with my other hammock.
i flipped it over to empty some grass clippings that had fallen off my socks and that reversed the lay to a "feet left" rather
than my usual "feet right" so i had to try that out too. (pretty cool)
before i packed it up i loosened one of the draw cords and it made a really comfortable lounge chair.
last i hung my UQ to see how it fit on the longer hammock and it was a perfect fit.
i think i'm gonna have WL make me a bug net so i can use it this summer too.
A+ quality, excellent service, made in the USA... i'm hooked!
Last edited by flatline; 06-09-2011 at 19:00.
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