WOW, I just took my first hang this week with my new hammock, a CJH NX250. First hang ever, and man am I a new convert. Probably wont ever go to ground again.
Was at the dolly sods this weekend on the bear rocks trail, at the campsite next to the creek.
I am 6'5, 420#s. Although after the 10 + mile hike on wednesday, I am probably down to 405#s.
Anyway, really enjoyed the sleep i got in the hammock. I lined the bottom with my big agnes insulated air core pad, and a big agnes 15 degree doown bag as a top quilt. Next time, I will probably add a poncho liner as added warmth for colder temps, but it got down to only 47 degrees, so I was fine. What I liked the best was I stayed perfectly dry through a monster rain storm that lasted all night and all morning. I did get soaked on the 2 mile hike back to the jeep, but while i was in the CJH, I was snug as a bug in a rug. My buddies even nicknamed me/it as Tom's taco. I said I felt more like a burrito, but nicknames are guven, not chosen.
anyway, long story short, even though i technically exceed the weight limis on the CJH, I don't care, it was the best sleep i have had on a camping trip ever.
Still getting used to getting the leverage to pull myself out of the hammock to get up, but i can do it.
Fat, happy, and a converted new hanger,