View Poll Results: What hammock did the BB replace

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  • Hennessy

    21 31.34%
  • ENO, TrekLight, TTTM, etc.

    8 11.94%
  • Speer

    3 4.48%
  • Claytor

    10 14.93%
  • Clark

    2 2.99%
  • Other

    7 10.45%
  • I didn't switch, but got a Blackbird cause they're cool

    10 14.93%
  • It is my first hammock, no need to switch.

    13 19.40%
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  1. #41
    Senior Member NorseAmerican's Avatar
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    I was thinking of getting some Tyvek to play with for rigging top cover

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    Senior Member fin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    i've done a couple overcovers by now. i'm working on a design (very slowly), so it'll probably be available at some point. it's just 1.1 that goes over the net. a zip off bugnet would would add more weight from the zipper than you'd save from the netting i think, and be a good bit more expensive to make. a simple cover is the lightest, cheapest, and easiest way to do it as far as trying to produce a topcover/overcover option for me. it would also fit existing bb's.
    I concur. I'm going to do the zip off overcover for my own purposes, just to do it. You know me, I have to be different.

  3. #43
    i understand completely. i'm sure it will be a great mod. i can def. see the desire for a fully removeable net.

  4. #44
    Senior Member Mustardman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    i understand completely. i'm sure it will be a great mod. i can def. see the desire for a fully removeable net.
    I don't see much benefit to completely removing the net, but I could see how one more section of zipper would be nice. I'm specifically thinking of something like ZQ's #2 mod - the ability to roll up the netting and stow it out of the way would be pretty cool,

    As others have said, the netting can act as a bit of a wind break and add a few degrees of warmth, and I would imagine even with a top cover the netting would provide some additional benefit from that stand point. So, I would probably keep the netting even in cold weather. Where netting removal becomes most appealing to me is for lounging, and having a net that can be rolled up out of the way would be pretty cool for that




    For me personally, I wouldn't bother with the extra weight of that second zipper for the limited utility it would gain me, but I could see how some folks would appreciate it. Dunno whether its worth the effort, though...

  5. #45
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    I sold one of two HH's. I kept the BPUL because it has the zipper mod by ZQ and sold the Hyperlight. My son will be using the HH and I get the BB. Just can't let him try it out . I also bought it for the flatter lay, storage shelf (biggest selling point to me), top loader and foot box. I was pleasantly surprised by the straps and triangular buckles. They are lighter than the straps from Strapworks and the buckles I had on my Hyperlight. I use a JRB Hudson River and have found it slightly drafty under the legs. I was toying with the idea of getting something like a clip/cord that we used to connect to my daughter's pacifier. It would pull it up in the area between the butt and the feet.

  6. #46
    Senior Member animalcontrol's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oms View Post
    I was toying with the idea of getting something like a clip/cord that we used to connect to my daughter's pacifier. It would pull it up in the area between the butt and the feet.
    I solved this issue the same way...made a clip w/shockcord
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  7. #47
    Senior Member Red Hat's Avatar
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    First I bought a Hennessey Expedition off Whiteblaze. Nice enough, but heavier than I expected. So I bought a HHUltralight Backpacker. Really nice and good weight... but I kept hearing about the BB. So I bit and bought. All the best features of the HH without the problems (didnt need to add a zipper mod, and no bottom entry), plus it came with a second layer for my pad and a shelf for my stuff. I love it! The Exped will probably go up for sale on ebay eventually. The HULBA will stay with my other gear for my friends and grandkids to use.

  8. #48
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    I ordered the Blackbird (my first hammock) after reading the posts (lurking) on Hammock Forum. Testimony from happy campers/hangers is valuable. Highest thanks to Cannibal and Shug... Okay, even higher to Brandon (WarbonnetGuy).

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    Senior Member te-wa's Avatar
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    Well, guess i am a club member. got my 1.1 single today. Although I still like the diy Bridge, this one is different, and comfy. I like it!

  10. #50
    Senior Member NorseAmerican's Avatar
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    Replaced my BB with another one Well, actually ordered and am anticipating it soon? for my son. So it is MINE, all Mine........Ha! Need more hammock! Need more gear! Hello, my name is NA and I have a hammock/gear problem
    Ahhhhhh!!!!!!
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