- Yesterday recieved the Light Racer from HH....strung it up and began
the comparison with the Backpacker A-sym. The 11oz. weight savings is
immediately impressed upon the mind as is the lighter weight bottom
material. What surprised me most was that after lying in the Racer it
felt as if it was actually larger than the Backpacker A-sym! I was
not impressed with the fact that the tarp is semi-perman. attached to
the hammock body (I say semi because with scissors in hand it would
take maybe 5 seconds to remedy the problem)...but this tarp seems to
fit better than the OEM tarp ever did with the Backpacker yet both
hammocks and both flys are assymetrical.....
An HH employee e-mailed to make sure I knew what I was getting before
she would ship it. Now having it in hand I am thinking that with a
modicum of common sense in its use it should last many seasons/hikes.
The 11oz. savings nicely offsets the larger tarp I am carrying and
now I'm even rethinking that so I really can net 11oz of carry weight
throughout...now what could I carry with the 11oz savings?
Summation: for 21oz. this is a sweet shelter!