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    Pleated Hammock with a large neoair

    I have a regular neoair thats very light and comfy I use on the ground with a blue pad.

    I have recently thought that a pleated bridge hammock might provide me with the comfort I would like to have in a hammock. IE I am a side sleeper,
    6-3 and 235, so it sounds like a good idea.

    Then I started wondering..

    In a neoair the baffles run from side to side so would it help keep a bridge or even a normal hammock more open with a better non scrunched sleeping surface ??

    A large is 25" wide and weighs 19 oz.

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    I was actually thinking the same thing. I am just now transitioning to a hammock and have been looking at the Jungle Hammock NX-250. I also have a 25" NeoAir and was wondering if

    a. Since the baffles are horizontal and not vertical if it would provide a slightly more flat surface and wouldn't "taco" in on itself as much as the vertical and;

    b. If anyone had a larger sleeping pad (25")/bag and whether it fits in their hammocks OK. Since I am a larger guy, I have a Big Agnes Summit Park that takes a 25" pad.

    Any assistance would be great!

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    If you already have it you might as well try it.

    So far I have found one person that made a serious attempt at
    using one in a regular hammock. He did say it helped flatten the surface out a bit.

    I am going to stick with the neoair regular for now with extenders as shown in my other post here.

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    I have a Thermarest Ridgerest, and I've noticed that in the morning, it's acquired a very "butt-shaped" curve to it. So much so that I'm not in the least inclined to cut any darts in it. BTW, the ridges on it also go horizontally/ with the short side.

    It's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

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