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    If you could only own one hammock what would it be and why?

    I posted a thread similar to this on a recumbent forum. Some people acted like I was asking them to tie their children to stakes and decide which ones to burn... The serious answers were very interesting and informative. When I was getting started buying a hammock I would have loved to have the kind information I think this thread will create.

    For me I would keep my Warbonnet blackbird double layer. I love the extra space to lounge and move around compared to my bridge. I also love the storage shelf. Both the bridge and WBBB are wonderfully comfortable. I wish the JRB bridge had an integrated stuff sack in at least one end cap that allowed storing the hammock and an underguilt. While hanging it would be a great storage area so I don't get run over by water bottles, shoes, and a second sleeping bag I like to have inside. Two large storage end caps would be even better. They could call them bears ears. While I am dreaming about the ultimate bridge I think I would add another 6 inches of width to create a car camping monstrosity.

    Andy

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    Tree to Tree Trial Gear 1.1 DL Light Hiker


    • Always comfortable
    • Bug net when needed & two ways to get it out of the way when not
    • Light weight (nice for backpacking)
    • Built like a tank
    • Backed by Dale

    I've had a lot of hammocks, and this is my go-to for almost any trip.
    "One of the best things you can do in this world is take a nap in the woods." ~ Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

    "While it may be a lot of work, the view is best from the summit." ~ an anonymous staff member of Philmont Scout Ranch

    Enjoy the day
    Shane

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    Senior Member angrysparrow's Avatar
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    For me, it would be a single layer 1.7 Traveler.

    - Simple, durable, compact.
    - Works fine for both summer lounging and winter camping.
    - Add a separate bug net when needed, don't have to carry it when it isn't necessary.
    - Comfortable. Same fabric bed as a BB.

    I have hundreds of nights in the one I have. Hundreds more to come.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    My WBBB 1.7 double. Never go camping without it
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    I am 18 with 42 years of experience.

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    Warbonnet BB 1.7 and a whole lot of other great gear from the vendors on HF

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    my HH UL Explorer. it's been everywhere with me
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

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    Senior Member Bradley's Avatar
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    Nx-150

    my Clark NX-150
    is the all in one
    It is all I will ever need

    It is . . . . what it is.



    My TX-150 is kinda as well
    Bradley SaintJohn
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    my personal preference is Wilderness Logics Lite Owl.

    ... doub layer 1.1
    ... 11' length, srl at 108"
    ... very comfortable/flat lay
    ... stylish coyote ripstop
    ... made local to me (in Thomasville NC)
    ... no bug net attached so insulation can be more easily adjusted
    ... it makes a comfortable lounge chair too.

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    speer hammock
    "Jeff-Becking"

    DOWNTOWN BROWN!!!!

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    Claytor Expedition.

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    My WBBB 1.1 DL because...
    • It is incredibly comfortable, has lots of room, and I can easily get a flat lay
    • In my neck of the woods (central FL) I need bug netting year around
    • I love the shelf... a lot
    • Quick and easy set up


    Having said that... I refuse to only have one hammock!

    My other hammock that I won't live without is my bignormous mayan hammock for sleeping in at home most of the year and on the back porch when the weather is right. Also, I love my DIY hammock for winter camping... and my new ENO DN that I am currently sleeping in every night (until I work out stand issues to hang my mayan in the house and sleep in it). And... and...

    Dave
    "Laying and swaying in a hammock is like a steady morphine drip without the risk of renal failure" - Dale Gribble

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