Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Covington, TN
Hammock: BIAS Hiker Lite DL
Tarp: GG Emergency Shltr
Insulation: CC pad
Like you, I have different answers. But when we make/buy/choose a hammock, we do consider weight, length and width. So those factors do matter to us enough that they drive us (along with price, reputation/quality and maybe a few others) to choose one hammock over another. It's not an easy question to answer, but we do answer it when we select hammocks for our use.
Now carrying the Mini Tattoo Stove!
Light weight. Low prices. Great gear.