when I first began hammocking, I had a pretty ordinary bed.
My hammock was AMAZING. Then I got a comfy bed, and hammocking just wasn't that amazing... but it still beats sleeping on the ground.
When you say "couldn't get comfy" what particularly was the issue?
Were you sliding down to the exit? (hang the foot end higher)
Were your shoulders being squeezed? (don't crank the suspension tight- a 30 degree angle is what you want)
was your pad crinkled?
Or something else?
are you using a hammock stand?
could you post pics of your set up?
my hammock gear weights total: 2430g (~86oz)
Winter: total 2521 (~89oz)
(see my profile for detailed weights)
gram counter, not gram weenie!