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  1. If you can't reach high enough, try climbing :)...

    If you can't reach high enough, try climbing :) If you use hiking poles, you can use those (or a branch) to push the straps higher. But 20 isn't that bad, and a 7/64" Amsteel ridgeline can easily...
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    A double layer 1.6oz HyperD is very stiff. Even a...

    A double layer 1.6oz HyperD is very stiff. Even a 1.0oz HyperD double layer hammock has less stretch than many people like. I love it :)

    If you want a double layer hammock that has more stretch,...
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    +1 about the slickness and the static...

    +1 about the slickness and the static electricity. The nightly light shows were certainly spectacular :)

    I did like the amount of stretch the 1.4oz PolyD had, though. I made a hammock from 1.6oz...
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    Yes. They were available for quite some time. I...

    Yes. They were available for quite some time. I got two pairs, but found they were way too beefy for me. They look like they would be the last thing breaking - long after hammock, straps and trees...
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    I don't think one is better. They both have...

    I don't think one is better. They both have different advantages and disadvantages. I prefer my silnylon tarps. I have never noticed a great amount of stretch.
  6. There are very few gathered end hammock that are...

    There are very few gathered end hammock that are not based on a simple rectangular piece of fabric. I only know three hammocks that are different:


    the Simply Light Designs Streamliner has...
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    Don't give up. Keep nagging customs. Don't take...

    Don't give up. Keep nagging customs. Don't take no for an answer. Also open a case with the shipping company (DHL?). And if you have insurance such as householder's insurance, it might be worthwhile...
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    I'm too lazy to hand-wash. I've always thrown my...

    I'm too lazy to hand-wash. I've always thrown my hammocks into the (front-loading) washing machine and used the normal cycle I use for most of my clothes, not the delicate one. The only thing I do is...
  9. Yes, good down quilts don't come cheap. Although...

    Yes, good down quilts don't come cheap. Although if you add up the cost for the materials needed to sew a quilt set yourself, you'll be surprised about how cheap Hammock Gear, Undergroundquilts,...
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    No, in all likelihood, they will try to find...

    No, in all likelihood, they will try to find reasons why not to compensate you. I have had dealings with DHL a couple of times, over parcels that were sent back without a reason. They tried to brush...
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    Have you contacted customs? If I would receive a...

    Have you contacted customs? If I would receive a parcel that was damaged this badly by a customs officer, I would contact them immediately, tell them what happened and ask if I can make a claim. If...
  12. Unfortunately there's so much wrong information...

    Unfortunately there's so much wrong information in that video, that it's difficult to focus on the couple of parts that are true. Over the years, I have used a couple of short hammocks that were...
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    I would ask if you can get compensation, either...

    I would ask if you can get compensation, either from customs or from the carrier, because they have a responsibility to get the contents of the package to you undamaged. I have ordered a lot from the...
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    The problem is, the best underquilt in the world...

    The problem is, the best underquilt in the world won't make an uncomfortable hammock comfortable... It only makes an already comfortable hammock more comfortable. Don't bother with a hammock shorter...
  15. Just make sure that you don't make the ridgeline...

    Just make sure that you don't make the ridgeline longer than the bug net. Otherwise you'll have to do repairs pretty soon. That's the reason why I only use adjustable ridgelines on no-net hammocks...
  16. Dream Hammock Darien. An integrated hammock...

    Dream Hammock Darien. An integrated hammock doesn't get simpler.
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    Well, if you're using Hammock: Element...

    Well, if you're using

    Hammock: Element Outdoors
    Insulation: Thermrest camp pad

    my guess is, Bubba is right. According to Amazon, the Element Outdoor "Large" Hammock is only 8.8' x 4.7". And in...
  18. I would go for - a Warbonnet Blackbird XLC 1.7...

    I would go for

    - a Warbonnet Blackbird XLC 1.7 SL with net only
    - a Warbonnet 3-Season Wooki +1oz overstuff
    - a Warbonnet Thunderfly tarp

    As you can tell, I'm a Warbonnet fan. Over the years...
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    Wooki first.

    Wooki first.
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    What is your budget? And do you have a weight...

    What is your budget? And do you have a weight limit for the tarp? The Hennessy Hex tarp is the same size as the WB Mamajamba and you can find it for about 70€ online. It's quite a bit heavier than...
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    I tried using a liner, but the really light ones...

    I tried using a liner, but the really light ones are a PITA to use, and the ones that would be easier to use are too heavy for my taste. I never sleep without clothes, so the only problem area are...
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    Well, if you hang your foot end quite a bit...

    Well, if you hang your foot end quite a bit higher than the head end, you should be able to see it by looking at where the lowest point of the unloaded hammock is. The lowest point will be closer to...
  23. I think if you want to sleep in the car, you...

    I think if you want to sleep in the car, you might be better off getting a cheap foam mattress that you can fold up during the day. With your needs (to sleep on your stomach or side) and the space...
  24. So you have been using a head left / feet right...

    So you have been using a head left / feet right hammock and then suddenly find that the other way feels better? Interesting. I thought you kind of get used to one direction.

    But the hammock in the...
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    If you didn't do anything to the shock cords,...

    If you didn't do anything to the shock cords, they would be tighter with the XLC than with the regular BB. That could eliminate cold spots. It's also possible that you can lie a little bit less...
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    I would go with the 20 quilt set only. I did a...

    I would go with the 20 quilt set only. I did a couple of hikes on and near the AT in Pennsylvania, New York, New Hampshire and Maine from June to September during a very hot summer, and at the...
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    Because it's weaker and adds more weight.

    Because it's weaker and adds more weight.
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    https://ripstopbytheroll.com/...

    https://ripstopbytheroll.com/
    http://diygearsupply.com/
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    The pressure is a feature shared by all normal...

    The pressure is a feature shared by all normal underquilts I have used over the years. I never found a mod that fixes this problem. It's not so much that the underquilt doesn't allow you to go...
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    The Thunderbird has a lot more features than the...

    The Thunderbird has a lot more features than the Hennessy hammock models. And you also mentioned going for the non-zip version. I do think that the DH Darien and Raven are much better hammocks than...
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    Have you looked at Dream Hammock? And the weight...

    Have you looked at Dream Hammock? And the weight rating of the 1.7oz DL is 400lbs if I remember correctly.
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    If you think that it's the right hammock for you,...

    If you think that it's the right hammock for you, go ahead. If you have doubts, why not ask here if there's a Hennessy owner near you, who would let you lie in his/her hammock for a couple of...
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    I don't have experience with SLD gear, but I...

    I don't have experience with SLD gear, but I would not hesitate to buy. I have never read anything negative about SLD hammocks. However, you would still have to compromise on the tarp. None of the...
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    Well, the OP wanted an integrated hammock...

    Well, the OP wanted an integrated hammock comparable to a Hennessy - at least that is what I got from the post. I don't say that it would be a bad idea to buy a simple hammock and get a better tarp....
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    An integrated hammock including suspension and a...

    An integrated hammock including suspension and a tarp under $200 isn't easy this time of year if you want something decent.

    Have you looked at Dream Hammock? The Raven and the Darien are both...
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    I have had the opportunity to lie in a HH Deep...

    I have had the opportunity to lie in a HH Deep Jungle Asym Zip XL (11') and a Ultralite Backpacker Asym Zip (10'), plus I own a Safari Deluxe Asym Zip (12'). I'm only 5'4" and I found the Safari to...
  37. You might also want to check out Derek's post on...

    You might also want to check out Derek's post on how to rig a no-sag Hennessy tarp.
  38. I bought a canvas camping tarp for that purpose....

    I bought a canvas camping tarp for that purpose. It was about 1/3 of the price of my cheapest sil tarp and it's larger. Those lightweight hiking tarps are much too precious to be wasted like that in...
  39. I think I know the type of Dyneema rope. I don't...

    I think I know the type of Dyneema rope. I don't like it because it's so soft and the strands come out easily. I'd rather order the better stuff overseas. But since you're stuck with what you have:...
  40. I assume those are the tie-outs. Get a pair of...

    I assume those are the tie-outs. Get a pair of tent pegs and stake them out separately. Alternatively, get some cord stoppers to adjust the length of the tie-outs. Then you can use the same stakes...
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    Why would you want to do that? I can understand...

    Why would you want to do that? I can understand switching from North-South to a West-East lay - but not to a South-North lay.



    Well... Yes, you would still have SOME insulation under you, but...
  42. Are you sure your layers are the same size? I...

    Are you sure your layers are the same size? I take great care to make my double layer hammocks the exact same size, and while pads will always slip to some degree, I have never seen slippage to a...
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    I have never seen discounts for WB quilts. I...

    I have never seen discounts for WB quilts. I think they might already be priced as low as possible.
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    The only regular sale in the last couple of years...

    The only regular sale in the last couple of years has been the Black Friday sale. Sometimes there are other sales, but they're infrequent. They just had one a couple of weeks ago, so there might not...
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    The pole needs to be just a little longer than...

    The pole needs to be just a little longer than your ridgeline. If you don't have one, yet, get an adjustable ridgeline, install it, and play with different lengths until you have the perfect length....
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    The Chameleon hammock allows you to lie in either...

    The Chameleon hammock allows you to lie in either direction: head left / feet right or head right / feet left. I don't know what other 2 positions there are for your head, unless you differentiate...
  47. ... 3m is more than "a little short of 11ft". 3m...

    ... 3m is more than "a little short of 11ft". 3m is a little short of 10ft and a little more than 1ft short of 11ft. I have tried hammocks as short as 8ft to as long as 14ft, and although I'm only...
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    I'm not Shug and I don't have a Chameleon, but I...

    I'm not Shug and I don't have a Chameleon, but I can tell you that the Wooki definitely WON'T work in both directions. That's the one big disadvantage of the design (for those who need/want this...
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    I love my WB Mamajamba, but I think the...

    I love my WB Mamajamba, but I think the Thunderfly might be the better choice for the XLC. I only have the regular WBBB, so the MJ has lots of overhang. The mini doors of the Thunderfly add length to...
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    You don't need to use one. But I like to use...

    You don't need to use one. But I like to use mine. It simply adds another barrier for the wind, and offers some mechanical protection. I found out how easy it is to rip an underquilt on a thorny...
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