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    Trial lair or chameleon?

    I have a DW 11' netless. Love it. Want to upgrade. Which would you choose and why?

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    Quality gear no matter what you choose. I'd get the one that calls to you!
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    I have both but like my Ridgerunner so I'm not much help here

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    Quote Originally Posted by presta24 View Post
    I have a DW 11' netless. Love it. Want to upgrade. Which would you choose and why?
    Once upon a time I owned both the chameleon & Trail Lair at the same time to draw a conclusion. Both imo are of the same comfort & quality . I owned both the widest versions of each. The chameleon only edges out with its modular options. Since Iíve sold both & returned to a single layer netless sld streamliner .
    You canít go wrong with either but it ultimately is up to what your looking for to narrow the choice down. I got my answer by purchasing both & found Iím more minimal at heart hence the return to a simple setup... hope you find your hang
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    I can't comment on the Trail Lair because I've never been in one but I have a Chameleon Wide with the symmetrical bugnet and find it very comfortable.

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    I was torn between the two for a long time. I finally pulled the trigger on a Trail Lair. I knew both were high quality hammocks and I wouldnít regret either, but I wanted to avoid falling down Dutchís rabbit hole of accessories. I most likely would have spent more money long term on a Chameleon (crafty marketing Dutch!). I figured the Trail Lair would best help me hang comfortably while avoiding marital strife (Thanks Jared!). I have no regrets-the Trail Lair is extremely well made and a pleasure to sleep in. Good luck on your decision!
    "Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."
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    One could similarly ask Dream Raven vs. Darien (etc.). Like the original post, weíre (Iím assuming) comparing symmetrical to asym models. A symmetrical netted design (Trail Lair/Raven) will likely be my next experiment as thatís what I havenít tried yet. Neither is likely to displace my beloved Townís End bridge, but I digress...


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