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    Clark now has a pic up on their website, but no video. Can't see much from the pic except to see it looks similar to the vertex.
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    I recieved a reply from Clark, they said a video will follow in the next month or two. They don't consider it as a four season as there are no pockets on the bottom.

    Guess I'll be waiting a little longer for a Clark, just to make sure the flex180 isn't the choice I should be making.

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    Yikes!!! I saw this thread - and heard for the first time about this new hammock - just 10 minutes after sending payment to a fellow forum member for an NX250. I was worried that after more than a year of pining away for the NX250, that maybe I missed an even better setup for me.
    Not to worry - the Flex180 will probably be a great hammock, but for me at least, it won't take the place of the NX250.
    So, still anxiously waiting for the UPS truck and absolutely no 'buyer's remorse'.

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    It's. very similar to a NX250, except:

    No storage or pouches under the hammock. It's a single layer bottom with a second piece
    of fabric sewn in the center for strength.

    It's also like a smaller Vertex in that it has three suspension points. Two on one end
    and one on the other. You have the choice to either use all three suspension
    points or just two. Three makes it wider like the Vertex while two makes it more
    like the NX250. It has similar poles to hold the netting and weather shield.

    Their is Velcro sewn on the bottom perimeter edge all the way around
    I attached Dutch quilt hook to strips of velcro to quickly add the Dutch quilt hooks to this
    hammock without sewing.

    I also removed the rope suspension and added whoopies.

    Easy to get a flat diagonal lay as the bottom is very wide.

    The netting and weather shield zip together, but do not store at either ends
    similar to other Clark models. Netting is also not under and significant tension
    so no need for multible netting sections

    I added a bungie core for and internal ridgeline. Their are shown tabs to
    allow for this. No inside pockets, but sewn tabs to connect a stuff sacks, etc

    I will post some pics this weekend.

    Fritz

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    New pics are up on the site since Friday; illustrating the phases of the hammock.
    http://www.junglehammock.com/models/flex180/index.php

    Ordered mine earlier in the week, just based on the description. Been looking looking for my first hammock and researching for quite some time now. Tired of ground camping and was considering either the NX-250 or the Vertex, but this one seems to have hit the jackpot. Needed something for the missus and me, or at times just me.

    Looking forward to the Flex-180 for when I get off work mid to late next month. Will try it out first solo in Penang Hill; a tropical island off Malaysia where my folks live and then in Lake Seliger; between Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia- with the missus. The weather should be nice when we get there (summer) and wouldn't need an underquilt just yet. Hopefully there will be a good one out before end of the year for the Flex-180 model.

    Will share a little once we've tried it out. Cheers

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    checked the site few days ago pics are up
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    A video or detailed pictures would be great

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    Quote Originally Posted by russwestwood View Post

    The weather should be nice when we get there (summer) and wouldn't need an underquilt just yet. Hopefully there will be a good one out before end of the year for the Flex-180 model.
    The site says they do plan on making a zliner for it. However, I would recommend just getting standard underquilts. You can get a down UQ for pretty much the same price, that will take you down to lower temps, pack smaller, and be compatible with other hammocks.

    Down UQs can also serve pretty well as topquilts if you ever end up tent camping, or need an extra blanket for someone on the couch.

    If you want synthetic, you will have about the same packability as the zliner, but probably cheaper, and still get the compatibility with other hammocks.

    The only advantage to the ZLiner is that you can leave it on the hammock when you pack it up. It will be interesting to see how they make the zliner for this, since it seems like the width can change significantly depending on configuration. The zliner uses velcro to hold it up, which I would think would lead to interesting tension issues.



    I note that the flex is different in one way compared to all the other clarks - it does not have an integrated stuff sack for storage.

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    Where does the netting and cover store if there is no storage area like in the other Clark hammocks????? I would miss the pockets on the bottom, I love them.
    Forget the Z-Liner!!!!!

    I love the concept though, and will keep my eye on this.
    Happy Hangin!!!


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    Baja : The flex does not have "under" pockets, and therefore no stuff sack, but I believe it still does have the foot "cover" pocket for the weathershield, like the NX and vertex

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