OK, after extensive backyard experimenting involving both overnights and naps (oooooh naps, I LOVE naps....) I've come t o the conclusion that I am much more comfortable in the HH than I am in the Eagle Creek Nest (basic top loader without hoops). The EC just collapses on me and compresses my shoulders and arms too much. I don't quite get hammock design well enough to understand why though. (Is it the ridgeline?)
I prefer the ease of the top load and the abilty to reach around outside the hammock while IN the hammock.
I want the best of both worlds: The comfort I feel in the HH with the user friendly-ness (is that a word?) of the EC. Do I need to cut the bug netting off the HH? Or is there another hammock, maybe the Claytor Mosquito or Expedition, that will fit the bill without major surgery?
(not Just) Jeff