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    New Member highlife's Avatar
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    Good for them!

    The REI I went to recently sold mostly ENO stuff and no polyester webbing. The only webbing they had was nylon (a few different types), even when the guy checked the computer. He even went so far as to tell me that "Nylon is the industry standard, and it may be hard to find polyester webbing..."

    I guess nylon works (even if a little stretchy)... but instead I ordered my webbing from one of our cottage dealers here. Readily available and really good stuff!

    If anyone is interested, they can check out Arrowhead-equipment, dutchware, whoopieslings, and many many more that have some great supplies to get started down the addictive path of hammock "pimping."

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    That's very cool! I bought several descender rings at REI recently for a single ring suspension and the guy asked what it was for. I mentioned it was for hanging a hammock and he looked at me like I was speaking a whole other language.
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    Quote Originally Posted by breyman View Post
    That's very cool! I bought several descender rings at REI recently for a single ring suspension and the guy asked what it was for. I mentioned it was for hanging a hammock and he looked at me like I was speaking a whole other language.
    "Sir the ENO Slap Straps are right over here..."

    "We're the Sultans of Swing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkurfiss View Post
    Yep, I went into EMS to pick up some webbing and rope. First question was "Hammock camping?" All 3 of the clerks also hammock camp. We compared notes and I gave them the URL to here.
    I live around the corner from there. Pretty sure half the staff hangs it seems.
    Last edited by gplg; 02-08-2013 at 19:04.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlife View Post
    Good for them!

    The REI I went to recently sold mostly ENO stuff and no polyester webbing. The only webbing they had was nylon (a few different types), even when the guy checked the computer. He even went so far as to tell me that "Nylon is the industry standard, and it may be hard to find polyester webbing..."

    >snip<
    Off hand I think he has it backwards. In the climbing world tubular nylon is standard partly because it stretches. In the webbing world I would bet it is last place. Look at all the slings, seat belts, and tie down straps made from polyester and polypropylene. I could run on but I think you get the picture. ;-)
    YMMV

    HYOH

    Free advice worth what you paid for it. ;-)

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    The new REI here in Cincinnati has a few ENO items and the staff has no clue about hammocks. Every time I stop in I start asking questions about hammocks hoping they will get the hint to be honest I would rather buy all my hammock gear from cottage vendors anyway.
    "I love not man the less, but Nature more."
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    There's going to be an REI in Jax?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boilers23 View Post
    Glad to see the disease is spreading!!! I would love to see some numbers on percent of campers/hikers using hammocks and the trend over time.
    Me too...that would be very interesting.

    I was in Rei this week and met a young kid who had said he was thru hiking April 1st and was asking the clerk for some tips. I jumped in and mentioned hammocks. He said he already has a Hennessy hyperlight! I was like yeaaaaa! He was asking about using pads with a hammock. After a little discussion on pad extenders and underquilts I then mentioned this site for more information...he has already been here!

    I then told him to check out shugs hammock how to videos...he hadn't seen them and I really hope he does.

    hammocking is absolutely catching on.

    I long for the day when I can shop for an underquilt at rei
    "In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." -D'Signore's, Tide Mill Farm, Edmunds, Maine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadphans View Post
    I long for the day when I can shop for an underquilt at rei
    Not me. If the underquilt gets to that point it'll be made with low quality materials in a sweatshop, by an under paid over worked employee. Unlike the quilts made with high quality materials by our over worked, under paid cottage vendors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gplg View Post
    I live around the corner from there. Pretty sure half the staff hangs it seems.
    We needs to get together and swap lies I live over in Sterling

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