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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleMJM View Post
    The new stuff is just shiny and I'm like a kid in a candy shop when looking at gear.
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    I figure a foot for some comfort is worth it. I guess I will sell the beast... Hey uncle MJM, interested in a REALLY comfortable hammock?
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    um, how much?

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    I'm glad this discussion came up.

    I find my 9 foot DIY hammock to be very comfortable, but lately I've been thinking something along the lines of ...
    "Hey, if a 9 foot hammock is this comfortable, I wonder how awesome a 10 foot hammock would be."

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    I've been in several size hammocks and the one I always fall back in is just my plain whipped end 11' hammock... All the others are comfy too, but I'm 6'1 and the 11' is my comfort zone.

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    One advantage to being short. I'm only 5'6"...my only hammock is a HH Explorer Deluxe. Probably as big as I'll ever personally need.

    I went for a larger tarp too (HH Hex), but that was my personal choice, not really influenced so much by what others are doing. Just had spent enough time outdoors to know I hate getting wet, and like having more options available if the rain is coming down.

    In my case, weight hasn't really been much of a concern, given that I was carrying all military gear prior to this summer. Weight has automatically shed as I've upgraded my gear to this decade.

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    I think the optimum for me is a 10' hammock body with a 100" structural ridgeline, and whipped ends. At least today...all rights reserved to change my mind next month or tomorrow. Maybe even today!
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    Since I'm primarily a motorcycle camper, I am gram unconscious. Size matters, but a foot or two of nylon doesn't take much room.

    At 6'1 and 180#, I really like a longer hammock, even if I don't require it. Wider too if possible. Mine range from 9'-11'6"

    Get tired enough and you'll fall asleep in about anything.

    If I am hiking in I pay more attention to size and weight of course...
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    My current DIY is 9.5' long and 4.5' wide. I see no reason to go to a bigger hammock. I am always super comfortable. At 5'7", this works well for me and gives me a pretty light hammock to boot. I've not tried a 9' hammock, but who knows, it'd shave a few grams from my setup.

    P.S. My MacCat Standard is huge. I do party under it. I've been looking at the HG 4 Season Cuben tarp to cut the weight in half, but that is probabbly too much tarp. I wonder if they could make a smaller version with doors.
    That would weigh even less.
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