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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    I posted on your other thread, but I'll repeat here. This system is very interesting, and I don't think the components are overpriced. I'd like to see a review of the full setup (including quilts and tarp) by a HF member such as Grizzly Adams. (Hi, Grizz! ) Of particular interest to me are the function of the adjustable end loop (pulling out the center), the suspension of the underquilt, and the size and drape of the top quilt.

    We need a term like "gram weenie" to identify people (like me) who see function and efficiency as paramount values in hammocks and hiking gear in general. It's too easy to jump on the ultralight bandwagon. Especially in winter, going ultralight can put you in harm's way.

    I know someone will point out that I was an early experimenter with cuben, but all my experiments have been aimed at seeing whether the weight savings with cuben are justified when function is evaluated. (Happily, the answer seems to be "yes.")

    Len, carry on. Function rules.
    Thanks Again and Grizzly Adams, if you see this post, I would be honored if you would review The Raptor Sleep-System.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevebo View Post
    Good luck with your new venture! I think you have some very interesting ideas!
    Thank you kindly, I appreciate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Survivalen View Post
    Thanks Again and Grizzly Adams, if you see this post, I would be honored if you would review The Raptor Sleep-System.
    Len
    Thanks for the shout-out WV. I will be happy to review this system, given the time to fit it in with {work,travel,family,scouts,other projects}
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    Thanks for the shout-out WV. I will be happy to review this system, given the time to fit it in with {work,travel,family,scouts,other projects}
    That's okay. We're patient. ... Well, a few of us are.

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    Something I don't know that I've seen addressed (and if I've missed it, please correct me) is storage solutions: double ended stuff sack, bishop bag, snake skins, or otherwise, I'd like to see what kind of stock storage comes with the base product and the individual components.

    Thanks.
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    Hopefully you can make the Smoked Butt Hang in April and bring some of your toys to show off.

    Best of luck on your venture.
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    Personally, I'm not a fan of the "Swiss-Army-Knife" approach to hammocks. However, your system seems well thought out and I'm sure will attract fans. Good luck in your venture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    I posted on your other thread, but I'll repeat here. This system is very interesting, and I don't think the components are overpriced. I'd like to see a review of the full setup (including quilts and tarp) by a HF member such as Grizzly Adams. (Hi, Grizz! ) Of particular interest to me are the function of the adjustable end loop (pulling out the center), the suspension of the underquilt, and the size and drape of the top quilt.

    We need a term like "gram weenie" to identify people (like me) who see function and efficiency as paramount values in hammocks and hiking gear in general. It's too easy to jump on the ultralight bandwagon. Especially in winter, going ultralight can put you in harm's way.

    I know someone will point out that I was an early experimenter with cuben, but all my experiments have been aimed at seeing whether the weight savings with cuben are justified when function is evaluated. (Happily, the answer seems to be "yes.")

    Len, carry on. Function rules.
    Excellent point WV----------ultralite is great, but if it leaves you cold and wet, or on the ground, whats the point? A light pack is wonderful, but the gear has to work!
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    Looks like an interesting set up. It did however seem a bit tedious to set up. Cant wait to see some reviews on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackPackHiker View Post
    Looks like an interesting set up. It did however seem a bit tedious to set up. Cant wait to see some reviews on it
    It's probably more complicated to do show-and-tell with than some hammocks, and that's what we were seeing in the video. I'd guess you configure it at home so setup on the trail is pretty straightforward. Then minor changes to suit local weather are possible, but not always necessary.

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