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    Hey guys -- been gone for a while -- now Im back . . .

    I have been a long time fan of Dream Hammocks and have a slew of them. I'd like to try a Draumr.

    I have been watching videos, reading posts here and at this point, a little bit of overload.

    I am 5'9" or maybe 5' 10" broad shouldered --almost cube like ...lol My weight is @ 250lbs.

    Do I need to be looking at a Draumr or a Draumr XL? I realize that my height would require it-- it there is a good reason to go bigger I can. If there is no real benefit based on my description, then would it make more sense to by the standard size? (more pad choices, easier for a guy with a 30-31" inseam to get in and out of etc?)

    Also, whats the word on the tarp options -- best choice there?

    Thanks in advance

    Hangin Dave
    Dave "Tbird911"
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    Senior Member Grunt's Avatar
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    I am shorter and heavier than you and I still got the Draumr XL, mainly because I could get it cheaper on pre-order at the time. But, after spending time in it, I am glad I did get the XL. I sleep on my stomach and when I stretch out, I can touch both ends in my sleep. I didn't get the accompanying tarp at the time, but Amok just released a new tarp with more coverage for their hammocks. I am still planning on getting it, but other tarps like the SLD Winter Haven 90 or WB Superfly will also work. Having a short inseam as well, the one problem I still struggle with at times is getting into it. It just takes getting used to.

    Once this is over, see if someone won't bring one to a hang for you to try. Good luck and welcome back!
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    My questions aren't about the Dream Hammock-- sorry for any confusion. My questions are for people who have purchased the Draumr and have practical experience. Although, I might go post some in DH anyway-- Papa Smurf is a great guy!
    Dave "Tbird911"
    Knoxville, TN

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    I'm 6'1" and have a regular length Draumr. I don't feel like I need the bigger one. Sure, the space would be nice, but I already have a couple suitable pads, and I'm guessing you lose a bit of space under a tarp with the big one. I'm a side sleeper.

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    aka 'Extra' MikekiM's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grunt View Post
    I am shorter and heavier than you and I still got the Draumr XL, mainly because I could get it cheaper on pre-order at the time. But, after spending time in it, I am glad I did get the XL. I sleep on my stomach and when I stretch out, I can touch both ends in my sleep. I didn't get the accompanying tarp at the time, but Amok just released a new tarp with more coverage for their hammocks. I am still planning on getting it, but other tarps like the SLD Winter Haven 90 or WB Superfly will also work. Having a short inseam as well, the one problem I still struggle with at times is getting into it. It just takes getting used to.

    Once this is over, see if someone won't bring one to a hang for you to try. Good luck and welcome back!
    Quote Originally Posted by tbird911 View Post
    My questions aren't about the Dream Hammock-- sorry for any confusion. My questions are for people who have purchased the Draumr and have practical experience. Although, I might go post some in DH anyway-- Papa Smurf is a great guy!
    Isn't the above response about the Draumr? Grunt didn't mention Dream Hammock..

    Yes, my pack weighs 70lbs, but it's all light weight gear....
    Bob's brother-in-law

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    Senior Member Grunt's Avatar
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    I just noticed your sig line, Mikekim.

    Yeah, I know nothing of Dream Hammocks...yet. I keep one designed and in my cart there, but haven't pulled the proverbial trigger.
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    On one hand, I am older than I was yesterday. On the other, I thought that I recalled someone talking about dream hammocks in reply to tbird.

    sorcery, that's what's going on.

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