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FYI, most people should be voting on the Double-layer 1.1 (vs the DL 1.7) for the following reason:
150-175 LBS: Single 1.1, single 1.7 and double 1.1 Blackbirds or single or double layer RidgeRunner. In this weight range, you may notice a slight loss of flatness by going with the single 1.1 Blackbird, but you're still well within it's weight range and that can still be a great option if you're looking to cut a lot of packweight. In contrast, the single 1.7, and double 1.1 Blackbirds are going to provide maximum support and comfort for your weight, the double 1.7 Blackbird is overkill for you and you won't see any increase in comfort by stepping up to that model. Single or double layer RidgeRunner models are also appropriate for you.
175-200 LBS: Single 1.1, single 1.7, double 1.1 Blackbirds and single and double layer RidgeRunner. If going with the single 1.1 Blackbird you'll experience a noticeable loss of flatness and support due to stretch and it's only recommended if you're very concerned about packweight and willing to accept some tradeoff in comfort. Single 1.7, and double 1.1 Blackbirds will all give you maximum support and comfort. Double 1.7 Blackbird is overkill for you and you won't increase support or comfort by going that route. Single and double layer RidgeRunner is also appropriate for your weight.
200-225 LBS: Single 1.7, double 1.1, and double 1.7 Blackbirds or double layer RidgeRunner. Single 1.7 and Double 1.1 Blackbirds will provide you maximum support and comfort. You can also step up to the double 1.7 blackbird if you want but there will be little gain in comfort and support by doing so. Double layer RidgeRunner is appropriate for your weight as well.
Source: http://www.warbonnetoutdoors.com/www.warbonnetoutdoors.com/hammocks-101/
Feb 20, 2015
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