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, "Risk" <geoflyfisher@y...>
> Has anyone actually laid down in one of these 7 foot long wonders??
Yes, I bought one last year from REI. I took it back primarily
because I didn't find it as comfortable as the HH I was then using.
It is a little narrow for my liking and the strings are tied so that
it is progressively longer as you depart from its center line, which
makes it very stable but makes it hard to get to a "flat" position
when you lay a little on the diagonal (kind of an uncomfortable pull
on the back of my knees after several hours in the hammock). It used
mosquito netting as opposed to no-see-um netting and the netting
tended to flop on my face. All the strings looked like they could be
a problem for a backpacking hammock: entanglements, do you need a
drip line for each string?
It seemed to be made okay for a $40-$50 hammock. The mosquito
netting was quite interesting, it was the about the same size as the
hammock cloth and if you didn't want to use the netting you could
just flip the hammock over and the netting was now on the
bottom...sort of like a two-layer hammock. The shock cord
arrangement for the mosquito netting was pretty clever.