Originally Posted by dsshepard
I am brand new to hammocking and I am looking forward to my first
hammock. I have narrowed it down to a Mosquito Hammock Expedition or
Jungle hammock. As best as I can tell the only difference is the
length of the hammock. For either the Expedition or Jungle I will get
it without the tarp and get either a MacCat or other silnylon tarp. I
am 6 feet tall and currently 190 lbs (goal to lose a few more). I am
leaning towards the Expedition, but wonder if there are any
advantages/disadvantages to the Jungle.
I have read a lot of the posts here and at other forums and I am
taking lots of notes with regards to pads, outer quilts, inner quilts,
Thanks for the group's experienced help.
I would highly recommend the Jungle version. (I own two) I've tried the Expedition model and at 6'2" I prefer the added length of the Jungle. One drawback.....the MacCat tarp really is not long enough for adequate coverage. The Claytor diamond tarp is 13' long....the MacCat Deluxe is only about 11'. Most of the folks that own Claytor hammocks seem to have chosen the Jungle model. Feel free to ask any more specific questions you might have.