Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: WBBB sl vs dl

  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    4

    WBBB sl vs dl

    I have been debating on hammocks trying to decide between hennessey and WBBB. Then debating if its WBBB if SL or DL is best. I like the mattress pad insulation thought. Wondering if DL is the only way to go with Mattress pad in WBBB?? Any thoughts before I get my first real hammock???

  2. #2
    Bubba's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7 SL
    Tarp
    WB Superfly
    Insulation
    WB and UGQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies or Straps
    Posts
    5,350
    Images
    57
    If you are going to use a pad, get a DL. It stays put better.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

  3. #3
    breyman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Hammock
    WBRR, WBBB XLC
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    Variety of Quilts
    Suspension
    Whoopie/SRS/Straps
    Posts
    1,807
    If you're strongly considering a pad, definitely go DL. It'll make using it much easier and less frustrating. The main argument for a SL is the lighter weight when backpacking. If those extra few ounces for the DL aren't a concern, definitely go that route.
    Brian
    Denver, CO
    Father. Husband. Scoutmaster.

  4. #4
    SkyPainter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Stoneham, MA
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1 Dbl; WB RidgeRunner; HH Ex
    Tarp
    WB Superfly, Camo
    Insulation
    AHE: HG T&UQ: Lynx
    Suspension
    Multiple Types
    Posts
    2,570
    Images
    28
    I have two WBBBs, both 1.1 dbls, and a Hennessey Exped. My biased recommendation would be the WBBB double layer. I have used a pad between the layers with great success, and for me it is just more comfortable, with a much flatter lay. No regrets at all!

    ~ SkyPainter
    SkyPainter - "... and then the police came."

    All these years people said,"He's acting like a kid!"
    He did not know that he could not fly, and so, he DID!

    Live Purposefully; Dare Greatly; Land Gently

    "Never knock on Death's door - just ring the bell and run! He hates that!"

    My outdoorsy YouTube channel is: "WMICommissioner"

  5. #5
    swankfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    South Louisiana
    Posts
    1,447
    Images
    6
    Mosquitos can bite thru single layer, nuff said.

    swank

  6. #6
    Senior Member vwgerald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    southwest mo.
    Hammock
    wbbb
    Tarp
    speer winter tarp
    Insulation
    Diy down u.q.&t.q.
    Suspension
    Web&cinch buckles
    Posts
    133
    Images
    10
    i have the 1.7 double, its a bit heavier but, it gives you the option for better pad retention, a flatter lay than a single, and in my opinion a little more durable. i no longer use a pad (ive switched to u.q.) but i still like the option if i ever need to use it.

  7. #7
    Bama Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Fort Payne, Al
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7 DL & 1.1 DL
    Tarp
    WB SF, WB Edge
    Insulation
    HG Quilts
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    263
    +1 on the double layer. I have two, a 1.1 and a 1.7. It just gives you more options. Ask around where you live and see if there are any Blackbird owners near you or visit a hang somewhere nearby. That would give you a chance to see different versions before you make a commitment. IMHO You can't go wrong with a double layer unless you are a true gram weenie. Good luck with whatever you decide.

  8. #8
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    4
    Well, it looks like the masses have spoken. DL wins out over SL... Now the final decision will be hh VS WB. But ill post on another forum thread.

  9. #9
    gunner76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Beaufort, NC
    Hammock
    Blackbird 1.7 double
    Tarp
    Big Mamajamba
    Insulation
    Jarbridge UQ
    Suspension
    Dutch Clips
    Posts
    5,809
    Images
    39
    Wallyworld makes a waffle patterned blue foam pad that is about 24+ inches wide and works very well in a BB double.

    Picture is of the pad in my wife's BB 1.0 dbl
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Merchants Mill Pond SP Swamp Hang

    www.neusioktrail.org ..................... Free Hammock Classes

    Hammock Gear Time Line ..............Hammock Friendly Sites in NC

    I am 18 with 42 years of experience.

    Hammock Hangers...taking over the world..2 trees at a time !

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

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Hammock
    WBRR 1.1 DL
    Insulation
    various pads
    Suspension
    Dynaglide Whoopies
    Posts
    66
    Is it a big difference staying cool in the double layer vs. single layer during hot, humid conditions?

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •