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    PopcornFool's Avatar
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    That sounds great Jimbo! Would love to test them out side by side. Thanks. I’m hoping to be at NOVA hang early on Friday.
    ~ All I want is affordable, simple, ultralight luxury. That’s not asking too much is it?

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    SO?

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    What was Airwave compared to Hexon 1.6 and HyperD1.6?

    I have a Warbonnet Heavyweight Double Blackbird XLC - It's a 40Denier Nylon.
    A WBO RidgeRunner in double-layer 40D Dream-Tex also.
    I've ordered, it's on its way, a Dutchware single layer Chameleon in Hexon 1.6.
    I built a small 9' Arrowhead-Equipment Double 30D 1.1 ripstop nylon with a 100" fixed ridgeline for my daughters.
    The XLC feels cotton smooth, low stretch. The AE 1.1 has that "grippy sheen" to it - NO STRETCH, and I'm excited to feel the Chameleon.

    I was believing the crowds when they claim the double-layers help with the temps...but having slept in all 3, I don't feel it. This may change with the Chameleon.

    Now, I'm thinking for my second daughter, to get her a hammock of her own, and I was looking into the the AE Airwave option. So, I'm interested in hearing with your thoughts were on the material. The vendor is top notch.

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    So Airwave Vs DreamTex Vs MTN 1.7.

    They're all super close stretch wise. I really didnt notice much of a difference. I guess I'd give a slight edge to the MTN 1.7 being firmer, but its so close as to be negligible for me at least.

    Comfort wise, again all super close. I guess I prefer the feel of Airwave against bare skin, its more of a slightly rough cottony feel. And in warmer weather it doesnt feel as sticky, seems to breathe more. It is more grippy on clothes though, which some people hate.

    I didnt really notice a difference between DreamTex and MTN 1.7, both felt pretty much the same there.

    In a dream world I could get a Warbonnet El Dorado or XLC made out of Airwave.

    I think my setup will be summer/hot weather trips - Airwave with half bug net. Other trips my XLC most likely.

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