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    Senior Member cavediver2's Avatar
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    Clark and mosquitoes Fabric

    Hello Everyone,



    I wanted you all to be the first to know that Clark hammocks continue to get better. We have heard from various customers over the years that a truly mosquito-proof lightweight camping hammock is impossible to produce without chemicals, a false bottom, or using double layers of fabric etc. We didn't like any of these alternatives because we find them clumsy and because they add cost and weight to the hammock. The goal is to create a hammock bed that is strong, lightweight, water-resistant, breathable, and completely mosquito-proof --- using a single layer of fabric.



    To find this fabric, we have worked with a lab and a U.S. fabric company for the last year. Our first tests resulted in disappointing failures. However, I'm glad to report that we have succeeded in developing a fabric that fulfills all of our goals. The lab confirms that hundreds of hungry mosquitoes were unable to penetrate the fabric no matter how hard they tried.



    What does this mean? It means we are confident that all new Clark hammocks will protect you (even if you are not wearing clothing). It also means that most Clark hammocks are now even lighter and pack even tighter in your pack. You'll see the weight changes reflected on our website starting in August.



    If you have purchased a hammock after May 15, 2008, it's likely you have the new material. All NX-200 models use the mosquito-proof material as well.



    Let me know if you have questions. We should have some more announcements later this year that you'll hopefully find interesting.



    Spencer

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    I already have my Clark NA.

    What is the name of the new fabric?

    Is the fabric available for purchase from Clark or else ware?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6 feet over View Post
    I already have my Clark NA.

    What is the name of the new fabric?

    Is the fabric available for purchase from Clark or else ware?

    I would doubt very seriously that they would give away that information

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    Looks like I'm going to have to save up for a new Clark, just to experience the difference myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinFinn View Post
    Looks like I'm going to have to save up for a new Clark, just to experience the difference myself.

    Me too or buy a tropical for summer

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    I'd really like to try an NX-200 myself but the $$$ compared to my TrekLight Double is quite significant if it doesn't end up working for me, $370 is a lot of money for a hammock . Lately, I've been subscribing to the "If it ain't broken, don't fix it" school not the "If it ain't broke, fix it til it is" school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavediver2 View Post
    I would doubt very seriously that they would give away that information
    They should patent the "new fabric" so they can tell us all the big secret.

    Lots of consumers are cautious of buying something described by the manufacturer as a "secret new formula."

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    I am just about to decide to get the Clark. Big money is the reason why I have not called.

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    The Clark NA is a great hammock, I just wish they would have had the nx-200 and the new fabric available when I ordered mine last year. With hammocks coming out of my ears, how can I justify the "new and improved" model? I already have enough to outfit a small Boy Scout troop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinFinn View Post
    The Clark NA is a great hammock, I just wish they would have had the nx-200 and the new fabric available when I ordered mine last year. With hammocks coming out of my ears, how can I justify the "new and improved" model? I already have enough to outfit a small Boy Scout troop.
    Plan for growth in the size of the boy scout troop....
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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