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    Chameleon Question

    Hey all, it's been awhile but, I'm going to give hammocks another try.

    I am currently looking at the Chameleon. I am 6'2" about 250 lbs and was looking at a wide body in the 1.0 material. I found out today that if I want a wide hammock, I have to go with the 1.6 material.

    My previous hammock was the WBBBXLC. It was a double layer, 1.6 material...maybe. Anyway, I think it was too stiff and I was never able to sleep in it. I have a few single layer Travelers and find them more comfortable but, those are for the wife and kids....so I get to buy a new one for myself.

    I am looking for some recommendations as to whether I should opt for the wide 1.6 option or the regular 1.0 material. Comfort will be paramont.

    Also, since I have your attention, I was looking for a light, easy to use buckle system to pair with this hammock. I really like Warbonnets cinch buckle system with carabineers. I did not care for their whoopie slings. I'd like to keep the weight down but also keep it simple.

    Thanks in advance.

    Jeremiah

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    Senior Member Smckinney0031's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Gillam View Post
    Hey all, it's been awhile but, I'm going to give hammocks another try.

    I am currently looking at the Chameleon. I am 6'2" about 250 lbs and was looking at a wide body in the 1.0 material. I found out today that if I want a wide hammock, I have to go with the 1.6 material.

    My previous hammock was the WBBBXLC. It was a double layer, 1.6 material...maybe. Anyway, I think it was too stiff and I was never able to sleep in it. I have a few single layer Travelers and find them more comfortable but, those are for the wife and kids....so I get to buy a new one for myself.

    I am looking for some recommendations as to whether I should opt for the wide 1.6 option or the regular 1.0 material. Comfort will be paramont.

    Also, since I have your attention, I was looking for a light, easy to use buckle system to pair with this hammock. I really like Warbonnets cinch buckle system with carabineers. I did not care for their whoopie slings. I'd like to keep the weight down but also keep it simple.

    Thanks in advance.

    Jeremiah

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    For the buckles try the Dutch beetle buckles! And you cant go wrong with the Chameleon either especially with all the great additions y you u can get!

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    Really only you can answer the comfort question. I'd say get the 1.6 for your weight.

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    I am looking for some recommendations as to whether I should opt for the wide 1.6 option or the regular 1.0 material. Comfort will be paramont.

    I’ve used both 1.0 & 1.6 hexon fabric . I’d think you would be pushing it with a 1.0 cause it’s weight rating is 200lbs. 1.6 wide would suit your well at 250lbs & your height. I’m at 175 & I use 1.0 hex on all my Hammocks & it has quite some stretch & gigs as well as you have to treat it like an ultra light material cause it’s thin.

    1.6 much stronger can support your weight & has nice hand , support with a some nice give
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    Senior Member Mr. Gillam's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShortRound View Post
    I am looking for some recommendations as to whether I should opt for the wide 1.6 option or the regular 1.0 material. Comfort will be paramont.

    Ive used both 1.0 & 1.6 hexon fabric . Id think you would be pushing it with a 1.0 cause its weight rating is 200lbs. 1.6 wide would suit your well at 250lbs & your height. Im at 175 & I use 1.0 hex on all my Hammocks & it has quite some stretch & gigs as well as you have to treat it like an ultra light material cause its thin.

    1.6 much stronger can support your weight & has nice hand , support with a some nice give
    Good info. I had misread the weight rating on the 1.0 material, thought it was 250 lbs. I guess I'll be getting the 1.6.

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    Senior Member ShortRound's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Gillam View Post
    Good info. I had misread the weight rating on the 1.0 material, thought it was 250 lbs. I guess I'll be getting the 1.6.

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    Just to forewarn you .....BEWARE OF THE DUTCHWARE ACESSORIES BLACKHOLE!!! I’m a recovering Dutch aholic
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    Recovery huh? One of us....
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    Just to forewarn you .....BEWARE OF THE DUTCHWARE ACESSORIES BLACKHOLE!!! Im a recovering Dutch aholic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smckinney0031 View Post
    Recovery huh? One of us....

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    I was but have weined off dutchware & started a new drug called Simply Light Designs ��
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    I better not even try it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smckinney0031 View Post
    I better not even try it....

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    Hahahahaha! Don’t do it
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