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    Senior Member Free Home's Avatar
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    Dangerbird 54 in Today-- 14.25 ounces

    Hey folks, so it came in today, my Dangerbird 54 and at 14.25 ounces i am pleased.

    It did take some getting use to with the zipper, it is a single track so the zipper do not cross over one another and you can not use the overcover with the nossenum.

    Sorry it was a short video, rain was coming and it was getting dark. Will do a better review this weekend as section hiking the Appalachian Trail.

    Here where my specs.
    DangerBird - 114" x 56" give or take.
    Body - Single layer, 1.1oz Ripstop Color: Black
    Overcover - Momentum 90 Steel Gray Colors here:
    Netting - .9oz Noseeum
    Zipper - #3 coil with double tab sliders
    Zipper Pulls - knotted 1/16th cord
    Zipper Hoods - Momentum ripstop
    Ridgeline Organizer - Noseeum
    Foot Peak Bag - Noseeum
    Head Peak Bag - Momentum
    Suspension - Dynaglide with Dutch Whoopie Hooks & short tree huggers
    Ridgeline - Dynaglide
    Stuff Sack - double ended (Momentum)

    Here is the video in HD:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLwKx8m1LX4

    Mobile version is here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPsQ_CIzm1Y

    Thank you again papasmurf, mine again is a stripped down version of a dangerbird with lighter materials, and smaller bag covers. Papa Smurf did an excellant job.
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    Nice video!!! Thanks for posting it up for all of us to drool over. Something I have not seen in other videos is the view of it occupied. I like to see how flat the lay is and how roomy it is too. Do you use the ASYM tie outs at all? I would love to see it all tied out and open - Hennessy style

    Nate

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    Totally drooling. Great vid. I havent really seen one. Loving the weight too! Good looking pup in your Avatar. Aussie?
    Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken!

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    Great video, and very nice hammock.

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    Senior Member Free Home's Avatar
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    Hey guys, I did not do the classic hennessy tieouts with shock chord, sorry, i had bad weather rolling in and did not want to get caught out there. Anyways, it lays really well, and the 1.1 is awesome. I do wish i went smaller length wise, as at 114 still seems alittle long, and 54 inch wide is plenty wide enough.

    To compare to my Hennessy Explorer Ultralight, the zippers are smaller, the material is thinner, and it does take some getting use to the zippers, so you have to be careful with that.The zippers are on one track. They come together at each end, and the "hoods" on either end are stretchable but you have to pull the hoods back to get to the zippers, and can get frustrating, but I am pleased, just like every other hammock, theres a learning curve. The m50 is like silk, just like TQ/BQ, and looks steller with black, on gray. The side tie outs are great, and the 4 sided rideline organizer is great, i can't stand my HH rideline organizer. The lay it is compared to the WBBB 1.1 with the footbox. I will give more detail after my 45 mile hike this weekend.

    And my dog is a Red Merle Aussie, named Whiskey, shes 2, and great dogs to hike with, and couldn't be happier with the choice of dog.
    Last edited by Free Home; 04-18-2012 at 20:22. Reason: Dog!
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    Thanks for the short review & video!

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    Senior Member Free Home's Avatar
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    I think Yukon can chime in as well, with his thoughts might help others as well. For me it is comfortable, and for him he has a different story. I layed in mine for about 45 mins and found my sweet spot.
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    A measure of how efficiently Randy manages his / your weather cover, and what the tradeoffs are.

    There are four Clark hammock models for which a weather cover is an option. It adds about 71/2 oz to the hammock weight, depending on the model, the zippers being independent. Just 2 ounces of that may be in the fabric.

    Why so much? There's the answer to something OP comments on twice in the video and once in his writing: Zippers and zipper tape are heavy, and the heavier duty the zipper........Dream Hammock may have saved 5 oz on a single, lighter zipper.

    (And the designer still has to decide if the bug net and weather cover will be independent. With Clark the weather cover is a cover to the bug net on some models and independent on others.)

    This Clark owner knows all hammocks should have end hoods, just like yours. What else are they for,to collect and channel rain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithce View Post
    I think Yukon can chime in as well, with his thoughts might help others as well. For me it is comfortable, and for him he has a different story. I layed in mine for about 45 mins and found my sweet spot.
    Here's my REVIEW

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    Looks might nice.....hope you get it in the piney woods soon!
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