Originally Posted by Ramblinrev
gathered end and bridge hammocks have a distinctly different feel. That's not to say one is better than the other, just very different. My vote, if possible would be to find someone reasonably close who has a bridge and see if you like it. I used to try to go back and forth between my DIY bridge and my HH but in the end I chose the HH to stay with.
Edit: I do have a DIY bridge which I would be willing to let you use for a test run. I'm about three hours from Binghamton but could probably meet somewhere in the middle if you were interested.
I'm in my "real busy" season at work now and I'm not a fan of the cold, so I will probably wait until June before I buy anything.
My son and I both sleep on our sides which, as I understand it, is not easy to do in a bridge hammock, so I'll probably opt for 2 BBs. Thanks everyone for your suggestions.