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    sheltowee hammock for tall people?

    This is a request for any one who has a sheltowee boon hammock---i am 6'4" , 250 lbs with broad shoulders---will i be comfortable in this hammock? I love the idea of a built in UQ--but thats kind of a mute point if its not comfortable for me to lay in! I am a side/back sleeper. Any other advice concerning this hammock system? (I have never actually seen one!) Thanks for the help!
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    My thought is that a hammock with a built-in UQ probably needs to be ~40 degrees. Then you can layer on more if you need to. I wouldn't want a permanent 20 degree UQ unless I had another hammock for warmer weather.

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    I believe Alex is fairly tall himself. 6' and change...

    He's pretty responsive on Facebook if you're in a rush.

    I don't own one but checked it out at his shop... it's an 11' standard width hammock so I don't see why you'd have an issue unless you struggle with one now. Hexon 2.4 if I remember right is the standard.

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    My son uses a 20* boone. he is about 6' 2 but skinny.

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