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    Member UrbanWild's Avatar
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    First hang success!!!!!

    I am happy to report that my first hang in my WBBB 1.1 double was a huge success! And I can dispel any negative issues I've read about the webbing suspension system and small carabiners by saying, "What issues?" Brandon's webbing system is so easy to deal with I am sending back the unused ENO slap straps pro back that I ordered.

    I am 5' 6" and currently 220 (and still losing!) and the hammock had plenty of support. It's as roomy as they say, very stable, AND I was able to fully side sleep! No sore back, neck--nothing but blissful, comfortable sleep!

    Pitched a Siltarp2 over the top in an A-frame over the top. The new version of the Siltarp is very nice and super-lightweight--a different fabric now I think.

    The underquilt I ordered did not come in time for this trip, so I used a Ridgerest in between with a folded wool blanket underneath that, with a fleece blanket around the inside to cut the chill factor. 20-degree Kelty Cosmic down bag. It got down to the low forties, maybe high 30s and other than a few chill spots that I was able to fix, I was toasty. I can only imagine the superb comfort I'll enjoy with the UQ!

    I'm hooked!!!!!
    "YOU KIDS GET OUTSIDE AND AIR YOUR PANTS!"--MOM

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    the first woman to actually post her weight.

    Now THERE is one for the HF record books!
    (I'm a female btw lol!)

    I hiked with a friend for a few weeks this summer. Her WBB was super easy to set up.
    I was really impressed with the adjustable system.

    Congrats
    Last edited by Dos; 12-09-2012 at 18:02.
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    The Spaceweaseal Paradox spaceweaseal's Avatar
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    Congratulations on your first hang...
    Happy hanging
    Last edited by spaceweaseal; 12-09-2012 at 21:25.

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    New Member Green Giant's Avatar
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    Congrats! That's awesome. I'm fairly new to this, too. It's always nice to hear a success story. I also had a successful first hang (with a new under quilt) in similar conditions and I was very warm all night! You'll love it.

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    New Member KevinL's Avatar
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    Congrats!!!

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    Welcome to the trees! I use whoopie slings, but the webbing suspension is actually easier to use and gives you more options as to tree distance than do whoopie slings. I have hung on trees not much longer than my hammock using webbing suspension; hard to do with whoopies.

    If you ever make east, I know some great places to hang.

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    Member UrbanWild's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos View Post
    the first woman to actually post her weight.
    LOL--well, I used to weigh a lot more, so this is nothing! I am still losing, too. One of my motivations was being more fit for outdoor activities--and to be able to use a hammock!
    "YOU KIDS GET OUTSIDE AND AIR YOUR PANTS!"--MOM

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    Congrats on a successful hang! I love my Blackbird too! Super comfy, well thought and and superbly made.
    Brian
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