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    Had a Byer Mosquitoe. They suck because of all the reasons previously listed. Don't waste your money, get a Travel Hammock Skeeter Beater if you want an integrated bug net. Or just buy their Ultra Light Travel Hammock and a seperate but net that can be installed around the hammock.

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    Senior Member Splinter's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnoisaw View Post
    I got one last year and was not impressed. The mosquito netting ripped near the zipper the first time I got in it and the strings tangle something fierce on the ends. It was not a good introduction to hammocking.
    Sorry that this was not a good intro to hammocking. I've had my mosquito for over a year and have not had too many problems. I've had to add a ridge line to add in adjusting the sag. To keep the end lines from becoming tangled I tied a knot (one big overhand knot) at the edge of the hammock and then another about half way down. I got that from another thread, but I could not find just then when I looked for it. I have not seen any pulling on the hammock body other than where the stuff sack is attached to the hammock. I have pics of my hammock which I will try to load up, but I'm new to posting, so not sure if I'll actually be successful.

    I usually try and find trees approx. 15' apart. I have about 1.5 to 2 feet of webbing and support before you actually make it to the hammock body.
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    I just bought a Byer and gave it a test run this past weekend. I went with the Byer for the same reasons others have: a lower $$$ way of trying out this "hammock camping" thing. I hung it between trees ~15' apart, probaby 5' high. I don't think I experienced the terrible sag that others report. I can see how the lines can get tangled, but a very little care can easily prevent that. I was easily able to sleep on the diaganol, on my back and in the fetal. I am 205 lbs, 73", bad back, bad knees. It wasn't the best night of sleep I've had in the woods, but I'm certainly going to keep trying it. I absolutely loved not sleeping on the ground or having to setup a tent. With only one test in the Byer, I think it is a good intro. More to follow.

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    Welcome to the forums amac. I hope you enjoy your byer as much as I have.

    I have finally worked up the nerve to start doing mods on it. I have added tie out points to the sides and have ordered fabric to create a second layer to insert a pad. I also have done away with the ridge line that comes with it. I got tired of it being tangled up so I replaced it with one that I had worked out to be the correct length/ right sag. Now, thanks to the law of unintended consequences, I have a new problem... I now have a bug net in my face. What I would like to do is sew loops into the bug netting. I was wanting to do something like the Claytor Jungle Hammock

    http://www.mosquitohammock.com/junglehammock.html

    (I hope the link works)

    Any ideas on sewing on the netting with out adding holes that were not meant to be there????
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    Quote Originally Posted by locorogue View Post
    My 'byer' 'parachute' is holding up great. Not bad for $20. I have a seperate mosquito net, $15. K.I.S.S....
    Same here. I use it for backpacking with a custom made Tree Line tarp and it workd great. I picked up the Hammock for 15 bucks at Diamond Brand Outdoors.....not a bad deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splinter View Post
    ... and have ordered fabric to create a second layer to insert a pad.
    Splinter, how did the second-layer mod go? I am thinking of doing the same mod. What would you suggest in how I go about it? What fabric, how to attach, etc?

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    I can relate on the Byer hammock, as I bought the Traveler style w/the cording. That bugged me for awhile, then when I found this site, I used it as a experiment to improve a future new purchase of a different brand. I fiddled with it, added a sheer curtain as a bug net, left the in-out side open/no zipper w/enough drape t tuck in if needed, sewed on the bottom insulation (taken out of old sleeping bag) with nylon facing. Works just same as a quilt, is on all the time. As I am in pretty much cold weather all summer in my neck of the woods, works for me. I now have a hammock from "The travel hammock(TM)" company. Will update this one same as my Byer(which I use on my porch).

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    I use my Byer for my 10 year old daughter. It works well!
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    I just realized a week ago that I have one of these hammocks! It was like finding money in your winter coat from last year. Still packaged and unopened; makes one wonder how I forgot about it . Anyway, I have set it up a few times and spent probably a total of 7 hours in it. I was disappointed that I didn't get that 'Brazilian' feel that I was hoping for; I adore the Brazilian style hammocks for home sleeping. I did get some stretch, but nothing along the lines reported here and I'm close the the 'rated limit' weight wise.

    Think I'll do an overnight in it as soon as I get the suspension switched out, but I suspect this would be a good hammock for getting the feel of hanging. More to follow.
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    I've got a piece of kevlar line that I'm going to use to add a structural ridgeline to my Byer Moskito.
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