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Hammocks and Portaledges
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Frequency of Use 
 
1.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Comfort 
 
5.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
4.0
Ease of Use 
 
3.0
Safety 
 
5.0
Strength 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
3.0

Stable platform--great product for most overnights

The treeboat is unmatched for comfort and stability, and workmanship is off the charts good. I would reccomend a boat for any climber that wants to overnight in the treetops, but I would reccomend lots of practice on the ground before rigging in the treetop.

I've found in the narrow canopy trees that are common in my area that the treeboat can be a challenge to set up and get level. While proper placement makes a big difference, I prefer to use a two point hammock when placement options are not really good.

I really love the tree boat though, and am always amazed at it's comfort level. Don't let my technical skill rating fool you though, anybody can set these up, and get a nice level sleeping platform; knowing the proper limb configuration to look for though is the greater challenge.

The only other negative I would point out is the packed size. If one plans to hike through wilderness areas for a long distance, perhaps a lightweight hammock is a better option. Just remember what you gain in weight reduction and packing size you loose in comfort. Sleeping comfortably in a two point takes some practice too.

New Tribe, good job, it's a great product. For most overnighters I give it a 100, for bushwacking off trail wilderness climbing and camping, one should consider priorities. The older I get, the higher comfort gets on the list, and I know what I'll be adding to my Christmas list...for the kids of course!

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