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    Member HeadRush's Avatar
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    Just traded for 2 GTUL's

    I just traded for two GTUL's I was just wondering if it makes a good overnight hammock to use on trips.


    Thanks,

    HeadRush
    Everyday above the ground is a good one.

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    Did a double take. Eyesight must be going bad here. First thought you had traded for 2 GIRLS. Keep the GTULs; they are cheaper in the long run.
    Rockdawg69

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    I used to have a GT UL hammock, it was great and I had a few good nights sleep in it.
    Formerly known as "Cranky Bear"....

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    Slept in a GT UL for about 6-9 months of camping (15 nights or so). Worked great until it started getting colder (Nov-Dec).

    Just get a closed foam pad to put underneath you (and maybe a short section of pad for your shoulders) and you should be OK.

    With a head net you can rock this setup pretty well.
    Scoutmaster, Troop 745
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    i love my GTUL slept verry well
    It's not the fall im scared of, it's the sudden stop at the end!!!

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    I've slept in them before...
    I definitely make an attempt to get a bigger hammock for sleeping.

    It will work, and its a great option given its size/weight/price... But its a little small to be most peoples goto sleeper.

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    They are great for what they are (cheap and light). I used one as my primary hammock for several months and slept just fine. I have a longer hammock now, but there is nothing wrong with the GTUL.
    If you ain't havin' fun, you're doin' it wrong

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    I can't say enough about the GTUL. I have two of them and use both for camping. If you haven't done so yet, swap out the original suspension for whoopies and tree straps.

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    How tall are you? I'm 6'1" and I can't sleep a whole night in mine. I've tried almost a dozen times, and not one of them was a decent night's sleep. I upgraded to a GT Single and I sleep very comfortably in that. MY GTUL is now permanently in my car just in case I find myself in need of a quick nap.
    "We're the Sultans of Swing."

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