I took this on a four night hike in Glacier NP in Montana. I was unsure initially whether to take it given the additional weight but after a couple of 14 mile days I did not regret it in the least. If I want to make my pack lighter I am going to be finding other places to do it. This is going to be a staple in my pack whenever I am hiking for years to come. Nothing beats putting your feet up after ten miles. Plus its great for just lounging around your yard at home. Packs lighter than any Crazy Creek camp chair out there.
This is the one you want if you want to backpack fast and light. Comes with a couple of great biners that should promptly be replaced with amsteel loops. Pick up some whoopie slings and some tree savers - find the light weight ones - and you could be rolling at under 10 ozs. Do a little research on line to find some hammock specialists to source your suspension system. You'll save quite a bit of weight. If I use all the bells and whistles, including "Dutch" hardware I'm still out at 11.5 ozs. It all starts though with the Grand Trunk Nano-7.
After many nights in many conditions, it's still going strong. I'm 6'2", 160lbs, and I sleep on my back and side with a sleeping mat in the hammock. I sleep like a baby and I trust the workmanship and material on long hikes and long bike trips.
I am not that gentle with it. I aggressively grab the sides to get in, and I place my weight in rather quickly when I'm tired, but it still holds up just fine.
When I first picked one of these things up I thought there is no way that this is a hammock. It definitely can't support my body weight. But I now use it instead of a camp chair, folding chair. Sometimes I even use it for my sleep system. Its actually the first hammock that I have ever seen that uses better than standard carabiners.
This hammock is super light and packs down super small and you don't hardly notice it in your pack, yet it is still just as strong as your standard ENO, Hammock Bliss, or other Grand Trunk hammocks!. I would definitely recommend this to a friend!
This hammock coupled with the Integral Designs Siltarp 1 and ENO pro slapstraps make for an UL sleep system worthy of any of the long trails. This hammock is deceivingly sturdy.