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Hammocks and Portaledges
(Updated: February 05, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Frequency of Use 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Comfort 
 
4.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
3.0
Ease of Use 
 
4.0
Safety 
 
5.0
Strength 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
2.0

Fun but pricey

I have the long boat and I love it for the most part.

I have camped many times at height and just a few feet above the ground and I really enjoy this hammock. I have used it in rainforests and low desert.

Some things to consider:
- The color makes it hard to see in the trees and that comes in handy.
- It's pricey, especially with add-ons.
- If you want to sleep two people at night, a single long boat will not work well. Two longboats is a pricey and bulky solution... I would recommend getting a portaledge for two instead - price is about the same.
- It's bulky. The fact that the batons do not break down is an oversight by New Tribe. This would have made it more portable.
- It's also quite heavy. The weight of the material doesn't seem to help with heat capture.
- It dries slowly when wet.
- I think an excellent tarp for the regular treeboat would be my ENO Dry Fly. It is just a little too short for the long boat. I had a custom one made by a company called Outdoor Eqmnt Supply which is awesome.

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