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HenryWiygul
05-29-2015, 20:04
Hey fellow hammockers!

I was introduced to hammock camping last summer and fell in love with it immediately. I bought an ENO DoubleNest as my first hammock (that was the only hammock I knew at the time, and my friend who introduced me to hammocking had one). After numerous camping trips, I fear that I have bought a hammock that is just too dang short. I am a tall dude, about 6' 6" and 180lbs, and I have never been able to find a comfortable lay in the DoubleNest. Being in college, I am not looking to spend a bunch on a hammock, but I am willing to splurge a bit on a more expensive hammock if it will fit me better. Any ideas for a good hammock for me?

SalamiHead
05-29-2015, 20:32
im still fairly new. im 6'1 and went with a Hennessy hammock. safari deluxe. that goes up to 7' and 350lbs. i think its great. =)

MoonBear
05-29-2015, 20:49
I am 6'4. 280 and highly recommend Dream Hammocks. I have a 11' nighthawk and I enjoy ever moment in it. I even hang inside!


http://www.dream-hammock.com/Hammocks.html

The Smurf's are the sweetest/knowledgeable people you'll meet!

gunner76
05-29-2015, 21:36
Check out the Hammeck Netty, Envy or EnvyS made out of ACU Camo. I am 6ft2 and 275+ lbs and I have a EnvyS made with the ACU fabric and that thing is very large in side and I find it super comfortable.

Zilla
05-29-2015, 21:51
6'1 and alittle over 400 lbs and my Thunderbird double made from the Hyper D fabric is awesome and now Dream hammocks has it in 72 inch widths.

http://www.dream-hammock.com/Hammocks.html

109576

jdenkevitz
05-29-2015, 22:06
I just went through the same deal. I had an eno Doublenest and the 112 inch length was way too short for me. When I tried to lay diagonally I would invariably get pressure on my calf. The Eno is cool to fall back in and relax, but getting into a comfortable sleep position for the night is a whole different matter.

I dont think a Hennesy would do you much better, as they are the same length (112 inches).

I recommend you get an 11 foot (or longer) hammock. I have found that length is much more important than width. I ended up with a 12 foot SLD trail lair and don't have any issues sleeping.

Scubahhh
05-30-2015, 03:46
C'mon, man...

XLC!!!

Trail Runner
05-30-2015, 04:51
I'd give Dutchware (http://www.dutchwaregear.com/netless-hammocks.html) a try. They're inexpensive and high quality.

karbo
05-30-2015, 17:02
I'm 6'3 @ 235 and my skeeter beater alway's give's me a good sleep, probally 50 to 60 hangs in it. Happy hanging

SilvrSurfr
05-30-2015, 18:40
+1 on the 11 ft. Dutch hammocks. Inexpensive and you don't have to commit to a particular lay direction.

Theosus
05-30-2015, 19:43
I'd give Dutchware (http://www.dutchwaregear.com/netless-hammocks.html) a try. They're inexpensive and high quality.

I love dutch's hardware. After making a few things myself from steel washers and a dremel, I've finally moved up to tarp flies and hooks. I didn't even know he MADE hammocks, now I might have to try one! If you want something a little more "unique", check out Trippy Gear on Facebook. Tie dyed hammocks, hammock chairs, and tarps.

The Tree Frog
05-30-2015, 19:50
6 foot 2 here at 185 lbs. I have an 11 foot Hammeck Envy and I am very comfortable.

I would like a Blackbird XLC or a custom 11 foot Blackbird.

paleus
05-30-2015, 21:15
I'm only 6'1" but couldn't get comfortable in an ENO DoubleNest. I got a NylonD from Dutch and it is so much better. I lay almost perfectly flat in it.

MoonBear
05-31-2015, 07:35
Check out the Hammeck Netty, Envy or EnvyS made out of ACU Camo. I am 6ft2 and 275+ lbs and I have a EnvyS made with the ACU fabric and that thing is very large in side and I find it super comfortable.

Nice set up gunner!!

HenryWiygul
05-31-2015, 11:24
Thanks for all of the recommendations, guys! I'm definitely gonna go with an 11' hammock. Now I've just gotta decide between Dutch, Dream, or possibly a Netty or Envy

The Tree Frog
05-31-2015, 13:16
Thanks for all of the recommendations, guys! I'm definitely gonna go with an 11' hammock. Now I've just gotta decide between Dutch, Dream, or possibly a Netty or Envy

Start inexpensive. Then figure out what you like by trial and error or attending a group hang. Then go big.

Theosus
05-31-2015, 15:15
Start inexpensive. Then figure out what you like by trial and error or attending a group hang. Then go big.

Hammeck would definitely be a contender if I had to replace my hennessy for spring/fall camping. I like my ENO for winter, but the Hammeck has some great options, its almost an all-in-one.

Detman101
06-22-2015, 23:05
I would recommend the hammeck netty over the Warbonnet offerings. If you like freedom to lay whatever direction you please, don't go Warbonnet.

arolfsen
06-23-2015, 07:06
hit up Mountain Wilderness Gear. order one of the 11 foot hammocks, but get the new 1.6oz hyper d XL (72") fabrics. Also order one of his fronkey style bug nets. you should come in well under the $100 mark

Cedar1974
06-23-2015, 08:56
You know, making your own hammock might be an idea. You can get 4 yards of rip stop from Ripstopbytheroll.com pretty cheap, and use the suspension from your own ENO. It isn't too hard to do really, and ends up with a longer hammock that can fit you better.

evlgenius74
06-25-2015, 19:06
This is Robert from Trippy Gear. Sounds like one of my double hammocks would be ideal for you. Standard it is 10' x 11' but I just made one for myself that is 10' x 12'. Trust me there is nothing quite like a 10' wide hammock. You can lay any way you like in it! Side sleep, angle sleep, completely sideways...whatever floats your boat.

Freakin Farmer
06-25-2015, 22:31
I'm 6'2". I opted for a Dutch polyd. For me it works.

Paul-Stefi
06-26-2015, 17:01
I am 6'3 and my wife is 5'11 we both have dream hammocks and love them. We went with the 11' hammocks but now that we have had them for a while I would say we could probably get away with 10' hammocks but that extra foot gives you a lot more room.

lambdahammock
04-07-2017, 19:17
Definitely a longer hammock

I'm a little taller than average 5'11" and I use the butt in a sling camper XL as it's long and wide

But I had the grand trunk nano for a while and I feel the primary problem with it for me was it's so short.

Signing off,
https://bestcampinghammockgear.com

Mr. Gillam
04-08-2017, 07:41
I am 6'2" and around 275 lbs. I have been using a WBBB XLC, it has plenty of room and is comfy.

On a side note, it is for sale on White Blaze as I am still camping with kids who refuse to sleep away from me...so I'm staying in the tent but, do have a cheaper hammock for local trips.