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  1. #1
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    First night in a Dutch Argon

    So I got my black Argon hammock yesterday and spent the night in it. Amazingly comfortable. My first hammock was an ENO - too short. My other hammock is from a guy I found on a FB group (1.9 with a pad sleeve made from 1.1). In both of those hammocks I noticed a crease right along my calves when I settled into a good diagonal lay. It wasn't bad but definitely noticeable. In the Dutch Argon, however, no crease at all. It was much more comfortable than the other two hammocks. So what is different about the Dutch? Is it a property of the Argon fabric or something else?

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    What are the lengths on all of the Hammocks you mentioned? I know ENO's are short, like 9.5' but you didn't list the length on the others and that can really come into play with calf ridges. 11' hammocks tend to get rid of calf ridges for most people, but it also depends a bit on your height, etc. The hammock fabric can come into play as well but typically hammock length is a bigger factor.

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    Yes, the ENO was short but my other hammock was an 11-footer. all three hammocks had the Knotty Mod and the same basic suspension. Whatever the reason, I am diggin the Dutch Argon. might even go take a short nap on it...

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    I think it is the perfect ratio of length to width. I have a couple 11 foot hammocks that are wider than Dutch's, but they are not as comfortable for me. I did not expect this phenomenon when I ordered my first hammock from Dutch, but it is the conclusion that I have come to after ordering 7. (I have had several friends that have tried my hammock after buying another brand and they just asked me to order from Dutch for them).

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    Senior Member LuvmyBonnet's Avatar
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    Dutch uses magic pixie dust.
    "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." Abraham Lincoln

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    Senior Member brazilianguy's Avatar
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    I'm going to guess its probably because of the stretchiness of the argon.
    I'd rather be hanging.

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    It's the pixie dust
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    where did you get your hammock sign, the one you use in your avatar.... Luvmybonnet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbeam View Post
    where did you get your hammock sign, the one you use in your avatar.... Luvmybonnet
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    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    got it....stretchy pixie dust. whatever it is, I know which hammock I will recommend the next time someone asks out on the trail.

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