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    Byer Mosquito Traveller

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    i only use my byer in my back yard,it works fine on long hikes,but the cords can tangle and be a pain neo

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    I attached a ridgeline as Just Jeff suggested in the following thread. No problems with the cords tangling this way.

    http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/show...ine#post203624
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    Byer Mosquito stretch

    Someone posted (Jeff??) that Byer's hammocks stretched quite a bit. I've been sleeping in the hammock for three nights now. Stretch is evident.

    Each morning I am either touching the ground or real close. I'm sleeping on a porch and my "trees" are doorposts. The highest I can hang is 80 inches at the ends.I haven't decided where the stretch is coming from, but I suspect the Byer cords. I have to measure and record the lengths of the hanging straps and the ridgeline at night and again in the morning to be sure,

    I can see the head side on one end and the feet side at the other hanging looser.

    I may see if I can sleep the opposite way to equalize the stretch. I will also adjust the ridgeline since it seems like maybe too much sag now.

    The adventure continues.

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    I'm pretty sure it's in the strings between the knot and fabric. I think it's high-memory stretch nylon, which means that it constricts like elastic when you get back out so the lengths won't change. If you can have someone measure it while you're in there, you'll see a difference.

    I'm having the same problem. When I hang it on the Byer hammock stand, I can't get it high enough to keep me from touching the ground unless I take out all the sag...which keeps me from getting diagonal and gives me shoulder squeeze.

    Still trying.
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    Just got back from an overniter with my Byer. My butt almost hit the ground with my Nest and I could'nt get on the diagonal for some reason. Last time I will use her. Cant wait to use my Hyperlight again which my nephew was borowing. Might try and cut the bug net off the Byer and rig it to the bottom of my Hyperlight to use as a weather shield.
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    You let someone borrow your Hyperlight? Wow.
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    That will be the last time that happens I can promise you. Was a little concerned seeing as though he was using a Kelty 3D bag with ZIPPERS as his overquilt. I warned him to be careful about compressing the zippers even though he was using a pad. I did'nt want him in the Byer cause I wanted his first hammock hangin to be cool.
    He gets to use the UL Backpacker from now on when it arrives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    That will be the last time that happens I can promise you. Was a little concerned seeing as though he was using a Kelty 3D bag with ZIPPERS as his overquilt. I warned him to be careful about compressing the zippers even though he was using a pad. I did'nt want him in the Byer cause I wanted his first hammock hangin to be cool.
    He gets to use the UL Backpacker from now on when it arrives.
    You are right to eliminate the zipper risk...especially on the ultra light material of the Hyper lite....have about 60 nites in my HH ELR, also extremely light bottom material, with no sign of wear... as expected for quilt use.

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    Cool hmm...

    My 'byer' 'parachute' is holding up great. Not bad for $20. I have a seperate mosquito net, $15. K.I.S.S....

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