Originally Posted by BillyBob58
I laid out for an hour or so, at 36*. With my Thermarest Camprest in the pad pocket. With the pad in and a pillow under my head, the problem is not as noticeable. It really is more of an "elbow" problem than it is a "shoulder" problem, and it is really easily overcome by having my hands resting over my chest/stomach rather than by my side. Though I wonder if that will lead to some cold spots. I was extremely warm and very comfortable, even though I was on a pad. Then sometimes my elbows are actually out a bit over the hammock edge. Of course, none of this was a problem if I turned to my side a little or completely. Which was very easy to do. This hammock makes staying on the pad a non-issue.
But I'm starting to get the feeling this hammock design is not quite wide enough for folks who are broad shouldered or other than pretty slender.
BillyBob, with a simple addition of a triangle of fabric in the head end cap of the hammock, you could possible insert a six inch longer spreader bar. Just a thought. Mule