I'm checking with a buddy who has a hammock that he goes camping in 10+ weekends a year... will let you know.
Thanks Ben! :)
I researched the hell of of hammocks & the Warbonnet Blackbird made the most sense to me. I ended up with the double layer 1.1 & the Edge tarp. They are handmade & have some really smart features like the asymmetrical position, the gear shelf, the sleeve for a sleeping pad & the webbing suspension. http://warbonnetoutdoors.com/blackbirds.php Hennessy Hammocks are supposed to be good & are available through retail, but I didn't like the underside entry. Since a sleeping pad is necessary for warmth under 60 degrees, it seems like getting settled in would be difficult & it wouldn't be useful a a chair. I also have a single ENO, but I found out quickly that I need a bug net at night. Hope that helps.
Thanks so much for all this info Ben! That's really kind of you :)
I've heard goot tings about this brand. Paul Nison once interviewed a peep who sleeps in one year round.
These look great! Definitely going to check them out - thanks for the link :)
Checkout those guys in Barcelona, they have hammocks from all over the world to choose from.
Personally, I really like the Mexican ones, with thin lines, but such that you can sleep without getting marks on your skin (unlike the ones with thick lines), and also you don't get warmed up because air flows (unlike the full fabric ones). I don't sleep in it year round, but really like a nap in it when I can.
I'm a big fan of naps too, and napping in a Mexican hammock sounds perfect so I'll take a look at these! Thanks Stephane :)
I highly suggest http://www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com they are lightweight, pack up small and you can put them up almost anywhere (get the straps with it them that use tension to secure the hammock allowing you to set it up on smoother surfaces if needed). I prefer the double models so I can stretch out or use the excess to wrap around me using it as a sheet or bug shield, they also make a budshield/tent enclosure that you can add to the hammock.
Thanks for all the info :) These look really practical for travel and everything so could be a good option. And I'll definitely go for a double size hammock then.
Thanks everyone for the responses - really really helpful :) I'll let you know which one I go for! Have a lovely evening, Esperanza xxx
I sleep in a hammock when I go camping and sometimes just because I like it. I had a Hennessy Ultralight but I find the Warbonnet Blackbird much more comfortable and well thought out. I've heard of many people who prefer them over their bed and have them hooked up in their homes when it is cold. Enjoy!