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    Donk_67's Avatar
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    Time to upgrade?

    So like many on here, I stumbled onto this site after I bought a hammock (ENO) and learned enough to regret my initial purchase. Don't get me wrong, my trusty Double Nest is 100x better than sleeping on the ground, but at 9'4" comes up a little short especially now that I've made the transition over to an underquilt for an easier diagonal lay. I'm starting to dream about 11' hammocks. Of course that also requires a longer tarp. I think Dutch has an affordable hammock on the market which I'd buy in a heartbeat. My tarp options get a little pricey though and out of my reach for the foreseeable future (it has to be packable and relatively light for backpacking). Do I acquire another hammock now and impatiently wait for funds to purchase a tarp, or wait until I can get both at the same time? Decisions, decisions.

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    Buy the tarp first. Imo a tarp is your most important piece of gear.

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    And be stuck in the short ENO? Nah, get the dutch hammock. The Typhoon should still fit, right?
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    Nov 2014
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    Peoria, AZ
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    I'm in the same boat as you. Bought an ENO DN as my first piece of gear mostly for just chillin on campouts. However, the dang site converted me to a hammock camper and I already feel the urge to upgrade.

    IMO, the Dutch hammocks are so dang inexpensive that it could not possibly hurt to pick one up now. How long is your tarp now? I thought the typhoon was close to 11' RL.

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    You should also check out the Meck family, Hammeck hammocks. Their Breezy model is offered in many choices. Just my 2 cents.
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    Senior Member
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    You don't need a new tarp. A 11 foot hammock should be a little over 9 feet long at 83% ridge line or 30 degree angle hang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBX133 View Post
    I'm in the same boat as you. Bought an ENO DN as my first piece of gear mostly for just chillin on campouts. However, the dang site converted me to a hammock camper and I already feel the urge to upgrade.

    IMO, the Dutch hammocks are so dang inexpensive that it could not possibly hurt to pick one up now. How long is your tarp now? I thought the typhoon was close to 11' RL.
    According to the Hennesy website, the ridgeline on the Typhoon is 130" or 10' 10" long...but seems to be little to spare when hung up over my DN. But maybe I'll give it a go anyhow; the worst to happen would I'd have to wait to use the Dutch Hammock.

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    Go for the hammock first then check out wilderness logics tarps they put them on sale before christmas and they great buys!
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