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    bridge vs. HH

    Has anyone ever compared an HH to a bridge hammock as far as sleeping flat? Should I turn in my HH for a bridge????

    I can sleep pretty flat in my HH, and even on my side, without any trouble. However, I cannot sleep on my stomach. I am not sure how comfortable it would be to sleep on my stomach in a bridge either. Not sure this really matters though. I'm just curious.

    I am embarking on my first bridge hammock making experience.
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    stomach sleeping

    I got into the bridge thing precisely because of the hope of sleeping on my stomach. In a normal indoors night I shift back and forth between stomach and side.

    But my normal stomach-oriented sleeping position uses my arms as part of the pillow. Think elbows jutting out to the sides.

    I can do this in a bridge that spreads really wide at the head, I was able to do this when I was toying with spreaderless versions where the corners were pulled out to the side using stakes. But my last two versions don't spread that wide---really wide bridges have issues with tarps---and the elbows out position doesn't work because the sides keep the elbows from going flat.

    I could sleep on my stomach laying on my arms, or arms to the sides. Guaranteed that's the only way you could sleep on your stomach in the JRB bridge.

    In the bridge I mostly sleep on my back or sides. I can get and keep side positions (knees pulled up some) that just don't work for me in my HH.

    the best way to find out is to do what you're doing...make a bridge and see how it goes. It does feel different from a normal hammock, so don't ditch either the HH or the bridge until you've got enough experience to really compare them.

    my $0.05 worth.

    Grizz

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    You can always cross that bridge when you get to it. Keep the HH, don't burn your bridges. If you can sew you can make your own bridge, a stitch in time equals nine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    You can always cross that bridge when you get to it. Keep the HH, don't burn your bridges. If you can sew you can make your own bridge, a stitch in time equals nine.
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    The reason I decided to give the bridge a try had nothing to do with laying flat. . . . . . . . It was the #%*#*$ HH slit under my left leg that drove me away.

    Of course I like how can sit up in a real good reading position too.

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