The Catch-All Sack is designed to accommodate all your hanging gear in one easy-to-use stuff sack. Sized to hold not only a hammock, but quilts, sleeping gear, bug nets, accessories. Works similar to a 2-ended stuff sack, but on a larger scale. Instead of packing up each piece of gear individually, simply pull the sack up over everything, cinch shut the head end, and pack away. (Picture shows Winter version in Dark Olive with 11' Hammock, Top & Under Quilts)
In terms of determining what length or width, that will depend on what you want to accomplish. Originally, the Catchall was designed as just an oversized stuff sack. So, the 8' length in standard width is usually large enough to accomodate most hammock/quilt set ups. It is roughly 2,000 cubic inches when stuffed and closed. So, if all you are looking for is a large stuff sack to hold everything, the 8' one is ideal.
However, many find it advantageous to keep everything in the Catchall, go ahead and hang the hammock up, and then deploy the sack to one end of the hammock. So, if you are looking to do that, getting a Catchall longer than your ridgeline length would be the way to go (remember that when you close the ends, you will lose roughly 8” on length for standard and about 12” on length for Winter version).
As far as width, standard is generally sufficient for most set ups as well. However, with some of the bulkier winter set ups, it is less of a challenge to pack things away with the winter version.
Sil versions (silnylon, silpoly, xenon sil) are available in two designs - vented and non-vented. A narrow strip of NoSeeUm netting can be sewn down the length of the Catch-All to allow air to escape more easily. However, if you still want a full sil version for maximum protection, that is an option in the drop down menu.
Fabric choice will depend on what you are wanting to accomplish. Sil versions are waterproof, and can now be vented for easier air evacuation. Mesh versions are highly breathable, but can pick up debris easier. Ion is DWR treated and breathable, so water resistant, but still compresses somewhat easily.
- Available in 6 colors - Dark Olive, Coyote Brown, Olive Green 1.1 oz Silnylon or Charcoal Grey 1.1 oz Silpoly or .9 oz Noseeum, Black Ion (1.1 oz)
- Choose between various lengths, up to 11’
- Available in 2 sizes - Standard & Winter
- Standard - 13" Width (when laid flat)
- Winter - 20" Width (when laid flat)
- Draw cord opening at both ends
- Average Weights (reference point only)
- Sil or Ion Version 8' - Standard (3.0 oz) / Winter (4.0 oz)
- Mesh 8' - Standard (2.25 oz) / Winter (3.0 oz)