Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Nacogdoches County, Texas
    Hammock
    WBBB
    Tarp
    Cuben w doors
    Insulation
    TQ/UQ
    Suspension
    Spiders/Mantis
    Posts
    455

    Darien on the AT

    I grabbed my Dream Hammock’s Darien when fast packing upon beginning my lastest AT section hike. I had decided not to go, but my hiking buddy stayed with us overnight while driving to the trail...

    So my dithering over which hammock to take, my valued and trusted WBBB or the wonderful lightweight Darien was decided and here I am, 100+ hiking days in and realize:

    I can live without WBBB’s gear storage. The Darien was ordered with a ridgeline organizer, a sewn in side organizer, and the pull out mesh pocket at the head of the hammock. These do a fine job of keeping my essentials organized, safe, and out of the way. I can’t put aside my TQ, like I can in the WBBB, but I can toss it over my netting on the outside of the hammock, if I choose.

    I didn’t pack the hammock pullouts, and always have had my WBBB’s sides pulled out and staked.
    Doing so would likely make more room, but I can stretch it out with my body. I’m loving the sway of a lose hammock, loving it!

    Ultimately, the WBBB and Dream Hammock’s Darien are excellent hiking hammocks. What WBBB brings that’s unique among all my hammocks is a sweet spot that’s divine.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Louisiana
    Hammock
    WL Snipe
    Tarp
    WL Tadpole
    Insulation
    Down!
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    178

    Darien on the AT

    these are two hammocks that I'm really interested in. thank you for your input. You mentioned the WBBB being very comfortable having an amazing sweet spot. how tall are you?

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Nacogdoches County, Texas
    Hammock
    WBBB
    Tarp
    Cuben w doors
    Insulation
    TQ/UQ
    Suspension
    Spiders/Mantis
    Posts
    455
    I’m 5’7”.

    The sweet spot happens in the WBBB and the WBBB XLC, single or double layer. While I haven’t met a GE hammock I didn’t like, all of the cottage industry hammocks have at least one feature that gives them a particular edge.

  4. #4
    cmoulder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    Ossining, NY
    Hammock
    DH Darien #6235
    Tarp
    HG hex, hex w/door
    Insulation
    EE Enigma, Revolt
    Suspension
    Venom-J-bend-CL
    Posts
    506
    Luv my Darien.

    For gear storage I use only the ridge line organizer for small stuff and the rest goes in my pack that hangs off the hammock CL.

    Hanging_pack_from_Hammock.jpg
    Late spring 'for real UL' hammock backpacking list

    Confidence is the happy zone between arrogance and caution. — Me

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Nacogdoches County, Texas
    Hammock
    WBBB
    Tarp
    Cuben w doors
    Insulation
    TQ/UQ
    Suspension
    Spiders/Mantis
    Posts
    455
    Quote Originally Posted by cmoulder View Post
    Luv my Darien.

    For gear storage I use only the ridge line organizer for small stuff and the rest goes in my pack that hangs off the hammock CL.

    Hanging_pack_from_Hammock.jpg
    Sweet! Nice solution

  6. #6
    New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    n/a
    Posts
    23
    Images
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Dlrocm View Post
    these are two hammocks that I'm really interested in. thank you for your input. You mentioned the WBBB being very comfortable having an amazing sweet spot. how tall are you?
    I'm 6'2" and recently picked up a Blackbird XLC. The sweet spot is, indeed, divine. I know it's right when my left shoulder is just at the label on the bug nut and my feet slide naturally into the footbox. Then I fall naturally into a very long sleep (which is unusual for me outside). Would love to try the Darian as well but the Blackbird is checking all the boxes for me.

Similar Threads

  1. WITHDRAWN: DH Darien UL, WBBB 1.1 SL, DH Darien
    By cliffhanger in forum [SOLD/WITHDRAWN] Items no longer available
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-31-2014, 13:59
  2. Darien UL
    By rngn in forum Archived WTB
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-04-2013, 20:47
  3. WTB Darien UL
    By R00K in forum Archived WTB
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-25-2013, 12:59
  4. Darien UL
    By hammocks in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-02-2013, 14:24
  5. Help with Darien UL
    By nu2hike in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 03-18-2013, 10:11

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •