The first, the North American Yuppie - seemed almost ideal: light, easy to set up on my own, comfortable - but the one, yet deal-breaking downside - not really ideal for two independent readers.The second, the Brazilian, was going to trump that, with it's wide style, and nice woven canvas - it was going to be perfect for two. it was going to be the perfect hammock.
- the metal reinforced ring
- The excellent workmanship - handwoven for sure and well done.
- I'm sure it is good for two.... I just haven't actually been able to try it*
- It's as big as a folded towel - manageable size
- the tacky couple on the front of the package
- *because a bigger hammock, meant a bigger space - of which I did not have, and it bagged and sagged on the ground.
- the long strings that were to help with width, easily tangled and frustrated me alone. two sets of hands were really needed to handle it practically
- reinforced loop, was great - but how do I attach it to my loop on my tree? I had to dismantle my yuppie hammock for the metal hook it came with and attach it.
- It was just too much work for me. alone.
I was discouraged.
Which one do I ditch? The one ideal for just me, or the one "possibly" ideal for just two?
"Can't you just keep both" my supportive trouble-shooting friends would ask, to my rebuttal:
"I have lived 28 years without a hammock, I don't need two"
And so I have been stressing over the decision of which hammock to return.
Tonight, as I swung ever so happily curled up in my duvet in the blue yuppie ideal-for-1 hammock, tonight I had an epiphany.
I can keep both. In fact I must. Because being comfortable on my own and being comfortable with someone else, will always be part of my reality.
One hammock, does not fit all.
And right now, I am really loving my I-can-do-it-on-my-own, blue yuppie ideal-for-1 hammock. and I will lovingly put my other hammock in the closet, until I have someone there to help me put it up.
Hammock Tester part 1 - PEAK
Hammock Tester part 3 - The Final Show down