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    Senior Member Buffalo Skipper's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ftroop94 View Post
    I love my 1.7 SL Taveler in the winter and I like the stretch, however, when I'm in a Blackbird I don't prefer that. I have a 1.7 SL, a 1.1 DL and a 1.0 DL. Usually always grab the 1.0 DL BB and take the two oz.

    My Traveler with dynaglide whoopies is around 11 oz.
    Is that including the straps?
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    I would go with the double.The bottom layer ripped on my first night of a 3 day trip and the other layer held for the rest of the trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalo Skipper View Post
    Is that including the straps?
    No, hammock and whoopies. My straps are 3.4 oz I believe with Dutch Buckles
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    Senior Member Buffalo Skipper's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by skippy View Post
    I would go with the double.The bottom layer ripped on my first night of a 3 day trip and the other layer held for the rest of the trip.
    Good tip. I have always had that thought.

    Does the Traveler come with a ridgeline, like the Blackbird?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalo Skipper View Post
    Does the Traveler come with a ridgeline, like the Blackbird?
    Yes, the ridgeline comes installed.
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    Well.... I have been sleeping full time in one for well over a year now..

    Expect happiness... I would go double as well, in case you loan it to a friend on an outing, you can slip a waffle pad in it, and keep the under quilt for yourself...

    At least that is my plan...lol
    We would be one step closer to world peace, if everyone slept in a hammock..

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    I used the traveler exclusively this year and I have to say I enjoy it very much.

    I like that I can lay in either direction

    I like that It can be modular with a bug net and without

    Since I've gone ultralight I don't need much things with me so I dont miss the shelf at all with the blackbird as I thought I would

    I find it a bit more comfy than the blackbird
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    Lazy - how did u get the hug so lite?

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    Senior Member Buffalo Skipper's Avatar
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    OK, last chance to chime in. I am pulling the trigger on a Traveler tomorrow...but...

    I am still on the fence on a 1.1 Double vs 1.7 Single, and I am looking for ideas. Just to add another perspective, I have slept many nights in a Skeeter Beeter (flipped over without bugnet), and was comfortable. How will the stretch on a 1.7 Single compare to the single layer of the Skeeter Beeter Pro? Anyone who has done both would give me a good sense of how these two might compare....
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    Traveler Ordered!

    OK, after some debate and discussion, I decided upon the Traveler 1.7 Single. There are advantages to the double, but for me, I felt the single was what I needed.

    I spent an hour last night weighing my current suspension pieces on and off my Blackbird, and I decided that my straps and toggles are what will benefit me most, weight wise, so I will be making one more set of whoopie slings and picking up another set of Harbor Freight straps. This was not an easy decision to reach, as I also was comparing against other products out there on the market.

    Once I actually get the hammock, I will weigh my set-up against the stock to see which will actually be better for me.

    Hope I have made the best choices for me. Now the waiting begins! Hope all the RidgeRunner activity does not delay my Traveler too much....
    “Indian builds small fire and stays warm, white man builds big fire and stays warm collecting firewood”—unknown

    “The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea”—Karen Blixen

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