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    Member Yotey's Avatar
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    Darien UL, DL? vs WBBB?

    I have been looking into replacing my HH hyperlite, and while the WBBB looks very nice, the weight of the Darien UL and dutchware look fantastic.

    My concern is that I am looking into doing some long distance backpacking for backwoods science research and maybe an AT run and I am worried that a lightweight single layer may not be able to stand up to continued use over several weeks and months.

    I am careful with my gear, but I can be a bit of a walking murphey's law at times. Things just tend to go wrong for me .

    So I was wondering if it was possible to get a doublelayer, and if that would improve the durability.

    Also, does anyone have any experience with the Darien UL on these kinds of trips?

    Thanks for your time!

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    Have a look at the Hammock Calculator on the site.
    You can configure whatever you want.
    e.g. Darien DL 1.0 fabric...24oz
    Darien SL 1.6 fabric....21oz

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    Member Yotey's Avatar
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    Thanks, though I think I've got it figured out.

    I got a raise on my last paycheck, so I'm ending up with both!

    At least I'll have a spare so my friends don't have an excuse not to join me on trips.

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    just to let you know,
    I did the AT last year with a HH hyperlight the entire way.

    if you need to unload it,
    let me know.
    I traded mine, and I now regret doing so.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    In some mysterious way woods have never
    seemed to me to be static things.
    In physical terms, I move through them;
    yet in metaphysical ones,
    they seem to move through me. -
    John Fowles


    GA --> ME '12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yotey View Post
    Thanks, though I think I've got it figured out.

    I got a raise on my last paycheck, so I'm ending up with both!

    At least I'll have a spare so my friends don't have an excuse not to join me on trips.
    Nice! That's always a good way to go.
    Brian
    Denver, CO
    Father. Husband. Scoutmaster.

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