Nubé Hammock Shelter
I have the Ninox hammock and got the Nubé to compare it with the bug net and winter barrier that zip in to the Ninox, which I ended up going with, but I found myself wishing I could have both. The full enclosure for yourself and your gear with the winter barrier in place is a great feature. The tarp is a little small and makes for tight access to the zippered doors. I like how the bug net can be zipped off of one side and rolled up on the other when it’s not needed. And I wish the Ninox had a bigger and more robust gear stash below it. It was a hard decision, and I will probably get one also. Thank you SMR for your cutting edge designs and great customer service. I do hope you will soon add more people to your staff to best handle all your success! )
The dark lines on the Nube is a common aesthetic occurrence with all Nube MK iii. The reason for the dark lines is because during the manufacturing process, the black thread used to sew the Shelter seeps into the Nube fabric. Nube mkiii still functions exactly as it should and works properly!
For aesthetic reasons, if you do not like the black faded lines on Nube, choose dark color.
My girlfriend and I had the opportunity to test our New Nubé MK III this last weekend and we loved it. We hambunked , her in an xplor and me in a pares. It is very spacious, didn’t feel cramped or confined at all. She and I both agree the organization of all the lines and how everything has its place is amazing. Getting in and out does take some practice, so I guess we’ll have to keep practicing on some more trips. Our only complaint would be the little blue line locks on the sky line. They didn’t work as well I would have liked or expected. They were kind of a pain to use and slip easily. I made a couple of knots to keep this from happening. I think I’ll be switching those out for some metal hardware, possibly Dutchbling.
I received it in the mail on a Friday night and left to take it camping on a Saturday morning. I’m taking it out for a week and have slept great every night.
I had the opportunity to take my new Nebue on the Superior Hiking Trail for 3 days. What a great design! Very easy to setup, and you don’t feel confined when you’re inside, unlike other bug nets. The gear storage for your pack is perfect!