Mar 7, 2011 at 11:28 am #1270185
Ok, I have had a ENO for about seven years (in my closet). I never used it, I hated the fact that when I got it I had to still get a suspension. So it was forgotten in the gear pile. Well this year I started cleaning house and I found it. I got online and ordered some JRB Tri Glides and webbing (awesome). Now I'm thinking of trying it for backpacking but not with the ENO. I will need a hammock with a net for summer. As far as hammock go I know nothing. I'm a little overwhelmed with all the different makes and models. I think I have found my top four could everyone chime in and give their 2 cents on my picks. Oh! By the way I'm 6' 1" 230 lbs I backpack mainly in VA, spring through fall. I already have a tarp, pad and quilt so I don't think I'll need new ones. Here are my picks HH Explorer Ultralite A-sym, Speer hammock, Tree to Tree Switchback 1.1 DL, WBBB 1.1 DL. Any feed back good and bad will be very helpful. ThanksMar 7, 2011 at 11:47 am #1705573
I think you'll find all your answers (and then some) over at Hammock Forums – I'm a Speer guy because of the size (I'm 6' even and 270 lbs).
Good luck – You'll love hanging!Mar 7, 2011 at 12:50 pm #1705610
te – waParticipant
if using pad(s) you'll find a double layer especially nice. the BB 1.1 double is a solid choice.
check out http://www.whoopieslings.com (homepage shows a BB) Opie makes the whoOpie sling (credit to myself for that addition :D ) in a bunch of colors. hint: get gray for the foot and red for the head so you can tell which end is which when pulling from stuff sack.
whoopies, webbing huggers, and toggles. that is how to roll my friend.
happy shopping..!Mar 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm #1705696
I'm a HH guy from way back(2000). One stop shopping with the HH. Everything is included. No shelf. I wish Brandon would offer a no shelf option for the Blackbird.
I'm 6'3 215lbs. I have a HH Explorer Ultralight Asym. I have had my 48 pound dog in there with me. No issues.Mar 7, 2011 at 5:59 pm #1705793
@peter_panLocale: Co-Owner Jacks 'R' Better, LLC, VA
Glad that you are happy with your JRB straps and tri-glides…
I've used all the hammocks you cite and the TTT Switchback is far and away the most spacous and roomy, especially for big guys…
In any case give us a call when you are ready to ditch the pad… JRB gear fits them all.
PanMar 11, 2011 at 2:59 pm #1707595
I just ordered a War Bonnet Blackbird DL 1.1 and an Edge Tarp can't wait.Mar 15, 2011 at 6:14 am #1709107
@northshorehcLocale: New England
Being pretty new to hammocking, what I am finding helpful is to practice with it often at home. When I spent about 2 months sleeping on a small sailboat a couple of years ago I learned that it took me about 4 full nights before I was able to fall asleep right away because of the new sounds, feelings, etc.
After that, however, it was extremely enjoyable.
A similar thing is happening with my hammock. I just love hanging when I sleep and the rocking motion that occurs right after I enter it.
Best of luck with your new purchase. I'm sure you have many enjoyable nights ahead of you.Mar 15, 2011 at 7:34 am #1709127
Good choice, Kurt! The WBBB is a great hammock and my favorite. I have a 1.0 dbl, at 205 lb. Most comfortable I've ever been in the backcountry!Mar 15, 2011 at 9:40 am #1709164
@pgibsonLocale: SW Idaho
BB is a good choice. Most comfortable hammock I have laid in. :)
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