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    I'm in love

    I slept in a friend's singlenest this weekend and was blown away. I'd never tried one before and had this elitist notion that HAABs were entry level or obsolete, or something like that. It turned out to be the best night I've ever had in a hammock, and I've had many great nights above ground. The parachute nylon feels awesome and I was actually most comfortable laying inline, rather than diagonally. I think it just fits me perfectly. I didn't get any hot spots on my heels or sore backbending knees, and I was able to pull a summer weight SB over it tube style (a la Jeff's site). That's a pretty rocking summer setup with some kind of bugnet head bivy. I don't really need any advice, I just have to gush!

    I'll say I love this style of hammock, but I wouldn't say I love HAABs, because I think when I get one of my own, the hook and the bag will come off pretty quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vitamaltz View Post
    I'd never tried one before and had this elitist notion that HAABs were entry level or obsolete, or something like that.
    Congratulations. You've discovered that 'starter hammocks' are lacking only addon features, not comfort.

    As many hammocks as I've collected, my favorites are still the simpler ones.
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    I'll be hanging in my singlenest this weekend. I'll keep the BB packed for the next hang.
    "I used to be sane, but now I'm better."

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    Quote Originally Posted by vitamaltz View Post
    I slept in a friend's singlenest this weekend and was blown away. I'd never tried one before and had this elitist notion that HAABs were entry level or obsolete, or something like that. .....
    I still rate my Claytor No Net as one of my most comfortable hammocks! I think it qualifies as a more or less HAAB, kind of.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    I find myself setting up my eno singlenest all the time just to spend an hour or so in it if that is all the time I have. My only problem is that until I build a stand for it I have to hang in the front yard and my neighbors think I am nuts. I replaced the heavy biners that came with it with rings on one end and a light weight climbing biner on the other. I am 6'4", 225lbs and it fits me very well.

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    At first I thought I'd already posted to this cause of what Lazyboy wrote - "I find myself setting up my eno singlenest all the time just to spend an hour or so in it if that is all the time I have."

    I stay in hotels all over the country during work but frequently set up my SinglesNest in their parking lots or out by the pools just to get away from the room. If not for Hampton Inn's incredibly comfortable beds, I think I'd almost rather be in my Eno in the parking lot than have to share a room with some dude I don't know very well.

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