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    Senior Member Quoddy's Avatar
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    Warbonnet BB Double vs Single

    I had my WB BB double 1.7 and after trying it out thought that it was the most comfortable hammock I'd ever slept in. I plan on doing another Long Trail End-to-End this year and thought I might consider taking a 1.7 single, for the lower weight, if it felt as good as the double.

    The single came today and the first thing I did was to weigh each one in the Black Bishop type bag. The Double 1.7 (with webbing) was 35.7oz and the Single 1.7 (also with webbing) was 26.9oz.

    At my heaviest (pre long hike) weight, which happens to be right now, I'm around 194# and I found that the single was enough to support me very comfortably, and almost as flat as the double. It's a breezy day today and I felt every wisp of wind go under my butt, something I didn't feel with the double. With the Yeti there will be plenty of warmth, even with the single layer.

    For the 8.8oz difference in weight I'm going to take the single on the thru hike. Although it seems a small amount, it's considerable when taking into consideration my very lightweight gear.

    Single or double, you can't go wrong with the Warbonnet.
    I my Warbonnet

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    Quoddy,

    My double 1.1 is on order and I went through the same mental debate about single vs. double. I'm at 185 lbs. so it was either the single 1.7 or double 1.1 for me. I started out leaning toward the single 1.7 but after many folks here advised me to go for the double 1.1, I followed there advice. This did cost me a about 3-4 ounces and, as we both "hang out" at BLP, I know that is a high priority of ours. But, I was untimately convinced that a pad with the double gives extra flexibility. I have full hammock pads from Gossamer Gear that are 1/8"x30"x84" that weigh only 7 oz. So, if I can leave the quilt at home during mild weather, I might actually save an ounce!

    But, I agree, single or double, Warbonnet is the way to go!

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    I used a Warbonnet Double 1.1 Traveler hammock all winter long. It weighs 19 oz with the amsteel blue lines and tree straps.

    My 31 oz Double 1.1 Blackbird with the strap system seems to be holding up just fine, I had trouble with at first, but don't know if it was the ridgeline being too short or if it just hadn't stretched out yet. It's quite comfortable now that I've let the ridgeline out and slept in it a few nights. I've actually been thinking about going to the amsteel blue to save a few ounces.

    I vary from 240-250 lbs, not including clothing and the stuff I put in the storage shelf.

    Right now, my three biggest faults with the Blackbird are the weight, not having a tie off to roll the netting out of the way, and not having a logo tag.

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    the weight debate

    The mental debate each of us goes through in decided 1.1 vs 1.7 single vs. double ultimately led me to the Yeti.
    I'm currently 195pounds so went double 1.1
    The punsishment is the webbing is you choose and I did....but the Yeti will offset that pain.
    Flexibility in choosing double bottom is a huge plus. I'm not that concerned over comfort double versus single.
    I've not recieved mine yet but just what if the double would allow native materials inserted--leaves/pine needles--that would be a ticket on summer nights.

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    There have been rumors that mosquitoes are undeterred by a single-layer hammock, but they apparently can't bit through a double layer. I'm not sure how often I'll be laying in the hammock with nothing under me at all, but I really, really hate mosquitoes

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    just emailed brandon for a 1.1 double, and it's nice to see I wasn't the only one having trouble deciding between a 1.7 single or a 1.1 double.

    How do I get a Yeti?
    Those who expect disappointment are never disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graffix_Skull View Post
    How do I get a Yeti?
    Same way you ordered your Blackbird, just send him a PM.
    Trust nobody!

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    I am so impressed with my WB that I'm saving up for another one....the next one will be a double 1.7
    I plan to use the double 1.1 for hiking and the double 1.7 for paddle camping.
    Now I'm not a thinker--just a do'er....so is there a way to 'unclip' the webbing/rings and clip on amsteel? That would be a nice option for those days when you want to go as light as possible.

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    Senior Member gRaFFiX's Avatar
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    Brandon just emailed me back and I'm on the list, 3 weeks out, but I can wait. mabey.

    What is the price of the yeti? not able to afford one just yet but I want one in the future.
    Those who expect disappointment are never disappointed.

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    the 1.1 fabric is very fine and feels like silk. The 1.7 is more coarse.

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