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    SL v. DL

    I am debating between a 1.1 SL and a 1.1 DL and I am not familiar enough with the product personally know know the advantages and disadvantages of each. I wish I had some friends who could lend me theirs, but alas, I do not.

    So, that being said, I am asking all the experts here at HF: What are the advantages and disadvantages of the DL and SL blackbirds?
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    Also, what's the difference between the 1.1 and 1.7? The materials used? Or is it color only? Can the coloring process during manufacturing affect nylon's properties, as in it's durability?

    Oops, this might be off topic. If the OP wants me to delete my comment I will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulsemod View Post
    Also, what's the difference between the 1.1 and 1.7? The materials used? Or is it color only? Can the coloring process during manufacturing affect nylon's properties, as in it's durability?

    Oops, this might be off topic. If the OP wants me to delete my comment I will.
    Your question is easy, 1.1 and 1.7, ect., refer to the weight per square yard of the material, with 1.1 being very light, and 1.9 being heavier, or thicker. The larger the number the heavier a particular hammock will be. Color should be only cosmetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulsemod View Post
    Also, what's the difference between the 1.1 and 1.7? The materials used? Or is it color only? Can the coloring process during manufacturing affect nylon's properties, as in it's durability?

    Oops, this might be off topic. If the OP wants me to delete my comment I will.
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    One theory is that the DL offers more protection from skeeters biting through the bottom, into your bottom.

    The DL will hold more weight, thus making the proper lay easier to achieve.

    The DL will hold a pad in place better, if you choose to use a pad instead of an UQ.

    The DL is heavier, which makes a difference if you're a gram weenie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old4hats View Post
    Your question is easy, 1.1 and 1.7, ect., refer to the weight per square yard of the material, with 1.1 being very light, and 1.9 being heavier, or thicker. The larger the number the heavier a particular hammock will be. Color should be only cosmetic.
    With the heavier material holding more weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olzeke View Post
    One theory is that the DL offers more protection from skeeters biting through the bottom, into your bottom.

    The DL will hold more weight, thus making the proper lay easier to achieve.

    The DL will hold a pad in place better, if you choose to use a pad instead of an UQ.

    The DL is heavier, which makes a difference if you're a gram weenie.
    How is the DL better at holding a pad? I have heard everyone say that it is better for pads, but why is this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Latitude918 View Post
    How is the DL better at holding a pad? I have heard everyone say that it is better for pads, but why is this?
    The pad goes between the two layers and holds the pad as opposed to the pad being between you and the hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgunred View Post
    The pad goes between the two layers and holds the pad as opposed to the pad being between you and the hammock.
    I have even stuck a extra sleeping bag in there for some comfortable padding.
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    I didn't know you could actually stick something between the layers! Oh wow. That would make sleeping on a pad way easier, or even using 2 pads, if I want to get crazy
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