The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
read my post about making a simple cover of bug netting in the general hammock post. Works like a charm,,weighs only 11 oz for full coverage. Going to use this when I am in bug country on either a Traveler 1.1 or 1.7. Will order one end of week myself. And when I get the hammock,,will cut the bug net down alittle more, reducing the weight of it even more.
I have two blackbirds, a 1.1 dbl and 1.0 dbl. I have a 1.1 single traveler. I weigh 185ish and am 5'8". Though I love my blackbirds, I wish I would have got the 1.1 single instead of the 1.0 dbl. I find my 1.1 single super comfortable, and though there is a little stretch, I've never experience shoulder squeeze. I find it very comfortable for my size, but others my size may disagree.
I must say that it is a disappointment how incorrect warbonnets weights of their hammocks are. I ordered the 1.0 dbl because I was afraid that the little stretch on the 1.1 single would affect the way the netting laid. So I went for the 1.0 dbl instead to lose 4.75oz in comparison to my 1.1 dbl. Soon after to find out that there's actually only a 1oz difference in the the two. If these weights were posted correctly I would have no reason to spend $130 to save 1oz, instead I certainly would have taken the risk with the 1.1 single to save on the weight. now come to find out the 1.7 single weighs less than the 1.1 dbl makes it even more frustrating because that would have been a contender as well.
**gear neurosis on account of internet boredom**
so, ultimately, its a personal preference. good news is... try one out.. if it proves to not be what you're looking for... offer some extras and sell it here to a new set of trees for near retail unused, eat the 10$ and get the "other" one
I agree with taylo. I have a double and never use a pad anymore. I feel like the double layer is dead weight mostly
gave my coveted 1.1 DL black mirrored wbbb to my brother who is just getting into hammocking. making him happy made it easier to part with.
that said, order is already in with brandon for a 1.7 single layer. gotta have a blackbird in the flock!
**to beat this thread to death, a note on single vs. double layer from the mouth of the architect posted over at BPL:
"As far as weight limits go, i try to post my weight limits as to what someone will find comfortable. The single layer 1.1 will hold a 600# individual, but i'm not going to rate it at 600#."
If you are thinking it may be a loaner one day....what are the chances that you will have two UQ's down the road as well?
It might be nice to hand a buddy a thermarest and a dbl layer hammock, whilst you enjoy the comfort of a UQ.