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    Ridge Runner questions

    At home, I'm an avid stomach sleeper. Sometimes I'll roll onto a side, but if I end up on my back, I tend to snore or at least breathe weird and wake up with a sore throat.

    Camping, I use a Dutch netless and can sleep with reasonable comfort on my back, but still wake with a bit of a sore throat most mornings. I'm thinking I'd like to give a bridge hammock a try to see if I can stomach sleeping in a hammock a reality.

    The ridge Runner seems to be the most readily available bridge. If I were to put an insulated self-inflating pad into the sleeve of a double layer RR, would/should that give me a relatively flat, stomach-compatible lay? Would the double layer even be needed? I mean, laying the pad right in the hammock would allow it to shift around a bit.

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    You may or may not get a good stomach lay on RR. Seems to vary from what I have read.
    The best stomach sleeping hammock I own is the Amok Draumr. See at 4 minutes into video below.
    Truly pretty flat. Keep in mind that I am not a stomach sleeper though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Truly pretty flat. Keep in mind that I am not a stomach sleeper though.
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    I am a stomach sleeper, the Draumr is a godsend for this reason.

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    Ridge Runner questions

    hrm...I see what you're saying there, but that's like buying into a whole new ecosystem. By the time you add in a "compatible pad" (pretty sure my 2" thick self-inflating pad is not), that's $300. I guess I'd have to get out to a group hang or something to try one out. I was thinking the RR because it's a much smaller investment and would be easier to resell if it doesn't suit me any better than what I've got, especially if I could find one used.

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    Iím not a stomach sleeper, but I have put a thermarest neoair all season pad in the pad sleeve of my RR and that flattened everything out. I briefly lay on my stomach so I know it is possible, but I didnít do it for more than a few minutes as thatís not my thing. If you have a lengthwise-chambered pad it should work even better. I side sleep and use an under quilt now.

    Likewise a Jacks R Better bridge hammock I used to own flattened right out in a similar way. So theoretically you should be able to stomach sleep in one of those, too. Both the JRB and the RR are great bridge hammocks.

    I hope some stomach sleepers chime in here. Or you get the chance to go to some local hang events and try them out.

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    i have a RR and if i try to sleep on my stomach i find i have to lay my arms beside me and just lay with my head to one side or another. if i lay my head on my arms its kind of awkward and puts stress on my back. the only thing with the pad is it does make the hammock more tippy.

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    IF you are going for the RR I recommend budgeting for the matching underquilt - it makes thing so much easier. waking with a dry throat is one of those hammock camping "Cons" that is seldom mentioned. perhaps you can have a small water bottle with you and take a drink if you wake up at night. I haven't spent as much time as I'd like in my RR - mostly in GE's. But by morning, in a GE, I'm so relaxed I just fetal up into the middle.
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    I can sleep on my stomach in the RR. If the hang angles are shallow enough, the hammock is flat enough. For reference, I'm 6'2" and about 250.

    I tried a pad in the hammock and hated it. Get a nice UQ.

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    I started as a stomach sleeper but sleeping in the RR has actually turned me more into a side sleeper, even at home. It's REALLY comfortable. You'll definitely get a flatter lay with the pad but it's also a bit more "tippy" which I didn't love, others don't seem to mind. Also, the double layer RR with any kind of suspension is going to run you well over $200 so I'm not sure the cost difference from the AD is as much as you might think.

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    http://www.hammocktent.com/en this thing looks pretty cool, could probably lay on your stomach in it. The tarp is multi function as the whole system can go to ground.

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