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    Gt Ul - $20

    Hey guys, I was looking for a lighter weight hammock than my hammock bliss mosquito free 24oz brick and I found the GT Ultralight priced at $20 on Campmor.com

    They're polyester and not nylon, how does that affect the strength, quality, stretchyness, etc. of the hammock? Is it worth the $20? At 10oz it'd be almost a whole pound off my setup.

    EDIT: After browsing this forum it seems like $20 is about an average price for this hammock, and there's plenty of info about it in the forums already. Sorry for the redundant post!
    Last edited by joehasbeard; 10-28-2011 at 05:57. Reason: Didn't do my research first!
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    I know mine causes static.

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    I got one for my son....he loved it... until he laid in a double wide. It is very durable though. Watch your size, IMO I'm entirely too tall and wide, so it was not feasible for myself and I didn't like it at all, but many here love it.

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    On amazon the blue UL is $15, green UL $12 and if you spend $25 on products fulfilled by amazon it's free shipping..
    The UL are well worth the money and are great for relaxing but I really can't sleep overnite in one, but I am used to larger hammocks.. A lot of people have no problem sleeping in them...

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    Bought 2 for the Granddaughters and had to try one out. Held the weight @ 220# but was too short for me @ 6'. Good item especially at the Amazon price.
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    I've had one set up in my backyard for about a year now, just for lounging. There is very little signs of wear, been through tons of storms, snow, heat, sun, rain, etc. Still going strong. I always had trouble staying comfortable in it for longer than 30minutes or so, but lately I'm finding it to be not so bad. Think ill give it a go on an all nighter sometime.

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    Weird, I'm 6'1" and I haven't had a problem in my UL yet.. Time to bust out the Hybrid Hammock which is much bigger and see how I like that.. But no issues for me with my ultralight..

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    UPDATE: I just bought one at an army surplus store (they sell camping equipment too) and gave it a test hang. No issues really except for the S-hooks. Looks like its time to make some new whoopies and a SRL. Thanks for the input guys. I'm gonna give it a try overnight tonight before I take it out with me but so far so good. It's way lighter than the hammock bliss w/ mosquito netting.

    EDIT: I just have to make sure I don't gain 20-30lbs any time soon.
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