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  1. #11
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    I am right about 250 and I have an ENO DoubleNest. I took the 'stock' cord and biners off of it and put whoopie slings and nacrobiners on it...also used a whoopie sling for a ridge line and I love it. I can really stretch out with it. I used some tow straps to make the tree straps. It hangs well and the straps don't stretch. I love it.

  2. #12
    New Member BrokenImage's Avatar
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    Holy cow, I never expected this kind of response! thank you so much for all the info everyone, this is awesome!

    I've given some serious thought to going the DIY route but I don't have access to a sewing machine. I think if I end up getting one I'm definitely going to try making a hammock.

    But now at least if I don't, I have several places to start looking to buy one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    IMO if you like the single nest you'll love the double nest. If it was me in your shoes, since you are going to change the suspension anyway (good choice) get the doublenest and really stretch out.

    Edit: Otherwise... you get the continual debate over which hammock is better suited to who and that's all personal opinion stuff. That way lies madness.
    Good points made there! At least, "if you like the single nest". That ENO is one of the longer hammocks, isn't it?

    The HH Safari is a long, wide hammock and is also ( strictly my opinion) the most overall comfortable non-bridge hammock, though some others are pretty darn close. But others will feel different, so like Rev says: madness!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    If us bigger guys (6'6" @270) are looking into some of the monster type hammocks. (double nest, double deluxe, triple) At these sizes how do the wide & length effect each other. Like the eno is longer but the triple is wider. I'm assuming that it's one or the other thats more inportant to helping prevent your knees from hyper extending & such. But I'm still a noob in my first diy thats way to short.
    Perhaps in the mad scramble for sexy light weightness I and everyone else has forgotten the most important function of gear not that it must weight nothing, look good and be cheap, but that it must keep you alive and increases your survivability.
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    New Member BrokenImage's Avatar
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    Well, I know that length is a good place to start if you're a taller guy, and I think the width of the hammock will give you more room to lay diagonally, and more flat. If I'm understanding everything correctly.

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    Senior Member Big Papi's Avatar
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    At 6'5, and now 403lbs (down 25), I have slept in both the eno double and the clarks nx250....can't go wrong with either....i am using the eno dn now.

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    New Member BrokenImage's Avatar
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    Well while I don't really like the slapstraps, I freaking love the singlenest. I just wish it were a bit wider and longer. I'm considering the double, but I'd really like to take on the DIY route. But at the same time I really like the parachute fabric material vs. the ripstop nylon. And I don't know of anyone who's made their own hammock with parachute material..... soooo I'm at a crossroads, and I'm not paying the devil for Sh**! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrokenImage View Post
    Well while I don't really like the slapstraps, I freaking love the singlenest. I just wish it were a bit wider and longer. I'm considering the double, but I'd really like to take on the DIY route. But at the same time I really like the parachute fabric material vs. the ripstop nylon. And I don't know of anyone who's made their own hammock with parachute material..... soooo I'm at a crossroads, and I'm not paying the devil for Sh**! lol
    "Parachute fabric" is a weasel term. That is an undefined term that has been abused and used wrongly for quite a number of years. Parachutes used to be made of silk. Having made that snarky comment let me say that I use polyester or nylon taffeta for my hammocks. I don't like ripstop for that purpose. Taffeta is a very robust fabric and IMO ideally suited for hammocks.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Checkout a Planet Hammock double hammock. At 10'x 6' seems pretty roomy. I have his single and it is about the size of some of the doubles I have been in
    Chris

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    I am a big guy and I have a Clark NX250 and the Hennessy Safari among others and use them both. I favor the Clark when the elements will be out to get me and the Hennessy is the perfect place to be on warm nights and I am comfortable in both. If I had to give one the higher score for pure comfort forgetting all other criteria, Hennessy Safari by a smidgen. But what do I know I'm old and feeble plus as they say...HYOH, YMMV, etc etc, yada yada, blah blah blah.
    Whether trail or paddle don't you know
    My hammock is the way to go
    There peace and solitude I find
    To ease all troubles from my mind
    Both body and soul revel in delight
    As day surrenders to inky night

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