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    I found this on Eureka's site:http:///www.eurekaeurope.com/en/news.php#28
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darby View Post
    I found this on Eureka's site:http:///www.eurekaeurope.com/en/news.php#28
    Interesting. They guarantee a good night's sleep on the belly too<G>.
    I was taking a closer look at that photo & I would like to see one in person.

    It looks closer in concept to the spreader bar that I use above my head than a bridge hammock maybe. What do y'all think?
    And it looks like they may have used an approach that I've thought about & even tried briefly to describe here. That is in the whipping process, an extra amount of fabric is allowed to hang loose in the center so that a lower place is there in the hammock bed that lets the head & feet hang lower & there fore, flatter.

    That same extra fabric also looks like it makes room for storage above the head & below the feet.

    I'd like to see one. Who's buying!!!
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    Looks exactly like a Bridge to me.

    Looks like they have that extra material at the head and foot end for the panels like Mule's?, or was it RamblinRev's?, for dumping/storing stuff. Then it looks like they continued the material up the suspension triangle to close-off the ends.

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    Side entry wall flaps

    Side entry wall flaps make getting in and out easy,

    Is what struck me - I was thinking of this after seeing the dual mode bridge - an opnening that zips shut on the side - would have to be fairly long to get opening wide enough to get through and high on the side so as not to rip from stress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by campcrafter View Post
    Side entry wall flaps make getting in and out easy,

    Is what struck me - I was thinking of this after seeing the dual mode bridge - an opnening that zips shut on the side - would have to be fairly long to get opening wide enough to get through and high on the side so as not to rip from stress.
    Yeah, sounds risky. You put quite a bit of force on the fabric when you get in & out. But maybe the trick is that the zipper HAS to be unzipped when you get in & out, other wise, you would damage it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by campcrafter View Post
    Side entry wall flaps make getting in and out easy,

    Is what struck me - I was thinking of this after seeing the dual mode bridge - an opnening that zips shut on the side - would have to be fairly long to get opening wide enough to get through and high on the side so as not to rip from stress.
    Depends on where you have the zipper.

    For a Bridge Hammock (which I'm pretty sure is what the Chrysalis is from looking at the picture) you don't really need a side zipper for entry since the middle of the hammock is so low.

    Putting side zippers in an over cover, which the Chrysalis has, can be done with no structural problems since you're not going to be sitting on the over cover - hopefully - some people have ended up laying in the Hennessy bug netting .

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    Perhaps a rain fly similar to this could be made that draped over the hammock and just allowed to hang down almost to the ground but with enough room between the cover and the ground to breath easily. It would look sort of like a table cloth. When the wind blew it would simply go with it on the bottom but would be secured to the spreader bars for topside stability. Would not be airy like a tarp though. Could be made of Event fabric. Mule
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    anyone seen one yet

    I see cabela's has the Eureka Chrysalis now

    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...equestid=67370

    Has anyone seen one in person yet?

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    Judging by the picture it looks like with some new suspension and maybe some lighter spreader bars you could shave a bit of weight off.....from the picture it looks like it has a tow strap teeth buckle for the adjustments which is mucho heavy. One thing I don't like is that it has not tarp overhang so your UQ would be exposed unless you use a UC further pushing the weight up.

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    This was discussed somewhere else on the forums before when Eureka first announced it's development. I can't remember when but it was within the last year.
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