Originally Posted by Owl
It's a good bet that they slightly underestimate that rating. The other thought though is that you always run a risk when you exceed posted safety limits.
Doing this would be a "hang at your own risk" kind of thing...probably not something anyone could give you real solid advice on. It's generally better to make sure that you're operating within the vendor's specified limitations.
Very true. I also started thinking after I posted this that going with a bit bigger hammock would also give me more room, and therefore more comfort.