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    12' SLD Tree Runner
    SLD Trail Haven
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    Thumbs up The "Starter"

    This is a great hammock package with excellent value! I like that this "Starter" kit takes some of the guesswork out of details that can be confusing to those who are just getting into hanging. Although this is not my first hammock, it is my first true backpacking hammock. I purchased my first hammock from a sporting goods store, and quickly learned that it was not entirely adequate for real backpacking trips or for sleeping overnight. Compared to a typical big brand hammock that can be found at a sporting goods store ( ENO, Kammok, Fox Outfitter, etc.), this SLD "Starter" hammock kit is lighter, comes in longer sizes, and comes with a ridgeline. The ridgline helps keep the sag in the hammock at an optimal level, regardless of the distance between the trees you hang from.

    I purchased the 12' version with Hexon Wide 1.7 fabric and the cinch buckle suspension system. The total weight, including the stuff sack and suspension system, is 26 ounces.

    I am 6'6" tall, and the 12' length fits me well and gives me a pretty flat lay. The cinch buckle suspension is straightforward and easy to use. Compared to the typical big brand suspension systems that have a series of loops and carabiners, the cinch buckle system makes it easy to make micro adjustments.
    I highly recommend this product!
    Last edited by mountainmatthew; 04-07-2022 at 16:20.

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