Originally Posted by pizza
I never would have thought trekking poles would be able to take the weight. I'd be afraid of bending or breaking them.
I guessing the poles only have ~1/2 your weight split between the two of them. Less than half actually. The weight from my knees down is still on the ground. I do have to be careful to place them correctly so that I can't contact them from the side. Trail sticks could be used as well if the ends were rounded.
This is still a very comfortable experiment in progress.
Originally Posted by SGT Rock
Seems like maybe you could just add some pockets to a standard hammock so you could use it as a chair and later as your sleeping hammock without needing to carry one for just your chair.
I can't reach high enough to hang my 10'-6" hammock in this fashion.
This "chair" is only 54" long and is to be used as a gear hammock as well. Use WP nylon, add shock cord and you have a pack cover as well. This first version weighs in the neighborhood of 3 oz.