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    Callahan's Avatar
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    Lightweight Value!

    Well, I finally got to setup my Wilderness Logics Tadpole and BIAS WW hammock under some trees today.

    I have to say, for a grand total of around $125.00 for the hammock and tarp, this is an exceptionally good value as a fair weather setup. The hammock, with DIY dynaglide whoopies, 6 ft treestraps, carbon toggles and zing-it adjustable ridgeline comes in at 10.5 ounces in the stuff sack. The tarp with two 12ft zing-it ridgeline tieouts, two tarpflyz and four 6ft corner tie outs came it at 11.3 ounces in the stuff sack.

    That's a total of 21.8 ounces for hammock, suspension and tarp...for $125.00 plus the cost of my DIY suspension (Ordered all for around $30.00 from Dutch).

    This hammock is really well built, I don't even have to try to find the sweet spot, it is just there. The tarp provides plenty of coverage, with about 6 inches of overlap on either end, and pitches down nice and low (Disclaimer here, my BIAS WW is the first version, 10ft long, the new one might be a bit long for the Tadpole). We have a bit of north wind and I was able to put it down in storm mode close to the ground and still had plenty of room and good coverage inside. Tarpflyz and a two piece ridgeline are the way to go for me. Really easy to fine tune my setup.

    Kudos to the forums for all the DIY knowledge, and BIAS, WL and Dutch for providing lightweight affordable gear and exceptional customer service, all these guys are awesome to deal with!

    Cheers
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    dragon360's Avatar
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    Some sweet new gear Callahan - congrats!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    - Bob Marley

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    South Florida
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    DIY, WBBB & Switchback
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    That's a very nice, lightweight setup there.
    Easy on the wallet and easy on the eyes!
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    Texas longhorns's Avatar
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    Superfly w/ doors
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    dutch cilps
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    Smile

    Nice setup

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    Nice!!! We have a very similar setup except I went with with a CRL with a dutch hook to prussik on one end and a tarp fly on a prussik on the other end on a Grey Tadpole.

    I have GT nano-7 now which is 4.8 oz but is only 9'x4'. I'm considerng a BIAS WW myself since it's only 2.7 ounces heavier but is a foot wider in each direction. Seems like it would make for a flatter lay

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesergeant View Post
    Nice!!! We have a very similar setup except I went with with a CRL with a dutch hook to prussik on one end and a tarp fly on a prussik on the other end on a Grey Tadpole.

    I have GT nano-7 now which is 4.8 oz but is only 9'x4'. I'm considerng a BIAS WW myself since it's only 2.7 ounces heavier but is a foot wider in each direction. Seems like it would make for a flatter lay
    You might check out the Weight Weenie Micro. 52 inches by 11 feet, 6 oz.
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    Light weight. Low prices. Great gear.

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    Senior Member Les Rust's Avatar
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    both light and affordable--SCORE! Looks great.

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    Your whole setup weighs less than my BB. Great kit!!
    Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken!

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    Nice looking kit. I'm jealous.

  10. #10
    Callahan's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    Some sweet new gear Callahan - congrats!
    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    That's a very nice, lightweight setup there.
    Easy on the wallet and easy on the eyes!
    Quote Originally Posted by Texas longhorns View Post
    Nice setup
    Quote Originally Posted by thesergeant View Post
    Nice!!! We have a very similar setup except I went with with a CRL with a dutch hook to prussik on one end and a tarp fly on a prussik on the other end on a Grey Tadpole.

    I have GT nano-7 now which is 4.8 oz but is only 9'x4'. I'm considerng a BIAS WW myself since it's only 2.7 ounces heavier but is a foot wider in each direction. Seems like it would make for a flatter lay
    Quote Originally Posted by jbrianb View Post
    You might check out the Weight Weenie Micro. 52 inches by 11 feet, 6 oz.
    Quote Originally Posted by Les Rust View Post
    both light and affordable--SCORE! Looks great.
    Quote Originally Posted by 2TallWv View Post
    Your whole setup weighs less than my BB. Great kit!!
    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    Nice looking kit. I'm jealous.
    Thanks all! Was showing this kit to my brother in law last night and he was having a hard time believing that those two little stuffsacks contained my complete shelter. Last time he and I hiked together (a few years back) our packs both weighed over 60lbs...it was a five day hike

    I think if I showed him a cuben tarp, he would just tip over

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