The Trail Lair is a symmetrical hammock with integrated bug net. The bug net is retractable with 2 separate sets of zipper pulls that goes all they way around the hammock body. This allows you to have 2 separate openings anywhere along the length of the zipper. Great for those who use under quilts, as you can make adjustments to both sides without getting out.
- .7 Nano-See-Um or .9 oz No-See-Um Netting
- Choose between #3 or #5 YKK Zippers
- Optional Continuous Loops, peak shelf, suspension
- Choose single or double layer
- Add a Wind Shield for extra warmth and wind blocking (effective 7/1/20 - the Wind Shield will begin being installed on the inside of the net, so that adjusting air flow will be able to be done from inside the hammock)
- Optional Zippered Shoulder Pouch (12"x9")allows you to keep essentials close by and is sewn onto the hem on either left or right shoulder positions
- If you use an air or ccf pad for insulation, you can opt to have a pad opening between the layers for easy placement.
- Optional Under Quilt Hooks (i.e. pack hooks) are spaced approximately 20" from the ends of the hammock unless you specify otherwise
- Please note: In order to hang your hammock, a ridgeline and suspension are needed
- The Trail Lair is designed to be used in conjunction with a Structural Ridgeline. Using a Trail Lair without a ridgeline is not recommended and will void the warranty
- Proper Maintenance includes checking your ridgeline for slack on a regular basis. If slack is found, please contact me
- Stuff sack included
Dimensions & Average Weights*:
With so many different Fabric choices, varying widths and add ons, weights will vary.
Which Hammock is Right for Me?
There are many different factors involved in this decision and what is right for one person may not be right for another. Here are a few guidelines:
Integrated Bug Net or Add On - While an integrated bug net is simpler to deploy and think about, it is less flexible than a add on net in varying conditions and more weight in situations that do not call for it.
Single Layer or Double - This will be affected by the weight of the user and your desired pack weight vs. comfort level. A double layer hammock weighs slightly more, but allows for placement of a air pad (or other insulation) between the layers, holds more weight and helps block wind and mosquitos.
Fabric - There are also choices in the type and weight of fabrics used. I currently stock and mostly use the Hexon 1.6 line, but also have a variety of ripstops in the 1.1 oz - 1.9 oz range. And of course can order custom fabrics as needed.
The below weight guidelines are just estimates and generally focus on the limits of comfort in the hammock, as the closer you get to the limits of a material, the comfort tends to decrease more quickly. And these guidelines apply mostly to standard Nylon Ripstops. Some of the newer fabrics being developed and carried by some of the material vendors (such as Dutchware or Ripstopbytheroll), may have different weight guidelines that apply due to types of material and construction methods.
With a single layer hammock of 1.1 oz ripstop, it is generally recommended for use under 175 lbs. Going over 150, you will notice a slight loss in performance in lay. If you choose to go with the double layer 1.1, then the weight range increases to under 250 lbs.
1.6 oz ripstop fills in the gap between 1.1 & 1.9. It is recommended for weights under 200 lbs so as not to affect performance. A double layer 1.6 would increase that to around 350 lbs. This dos not apply to the Hexon 1.6 line, which is constructed differently than standard Ripstops. It is rated to 350 lbs in a single layer, and 500 in a double.
A hammock of 1.9 oz ripstop is recommended for under 225 lbs, while a double layer of 1.9 oz ripstop is good for up to 400 lbs.
*All weights are an average weight based on current materials used. At times, due to different manufacturing processes from the material suppliers, these weights may change slightly.