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Lawson Hammock review:
#1
Howdy... I bought this hammock about a month ago. As soon as I opened the package I strung it up under my pergola and slept in it for a week... Ok, not a whole week, the wife slept in it one night and even she said it was a pleasure. 
Last weekend I took it primitive camping and it felt like I was at home (except it was quieter)... 

I give this hammock two thumbs up for ease of use, comfort and versatility - as it can also be used as a ground bivy in the case of no trees to hang it. The build of this product is very nice= all stitches are very straight and no strings or loose fibers shown anywhere. The fabric is very nice as is the screen and the zippers work. I did get caught in a little rain shower and the rain fly had 0 leaks.
This hammock does weigh 4.5 lbs tho and is kinda packed long- so probably not for the extreme hiker/camper, but the trade off for the comfort works for me, I would pack this at least 10 miles out... 


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Inside view hung:

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As a Bivy:
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Inside view as a Bivy:

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Not as much room as a Bivy but still a shelter...


And for leisure:

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I have tried the "Banana hammock" type and I was not comfortable, this one works for me.

Lawson Hammocks:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YLI...1_1&sr=8-1

You do have to purchase the suspension separately, I got the Wildhorn Outfitters straps and they came with the carabiners and only cost $20. This suspension system is the quick cinch type= hangs you up very fast and very adjustable.

I am lookin forward to goin camping again soon...
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#2
I missed this post when you first made it Gene.  Gotta tell you man, you have some of the coolest shelters I've seen.  This look like the hammock version of my Catoma EBNS.  

This is VERY cool!  Smile
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 "This looks like the hammock version of my Catoma EBNS."

 I thought the same thing when I first set it up, except it floats on air... Your Catoma packs really light and small compared to this one.

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#4
If you haven't already, checked out the the #2 post in this thread:  Winterizing the Hammock

I picked this Reflex up at Lowe's and plan to use it along with the ground pad in the tent as well.
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(12-20-2015, 02:33 PM)David Wrote: If you haven't already, checked out the the #2 post in this thread:  Winterizing the Hammock

I picked this Reflex up at Lowe's and plan to use it along with the ground pad in the tent as well.

Didn't you try it with sun visors too?
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#6
Yep, did that as a fire shield around the campfire and it worked fantastically!  Really made a difference in reflecting the heat back towards us.  And I'm glad it did...it was cold that trip!
Governmental dependance makes for poor self reliance.

"What could possibly go wrong with a duct tape boat?"  Cody Lundin

The best defense against evil men are good men with violent skill sets.
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