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  1. #21
    Senior Member DemostiX's Avatar
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    Clark sells hammocks they list as 47.5". I sleep in one as comfortably as I sleep in one of their wider models. So it must possible. Others are happy without an alternative.

    There are others, still, who would never spend a night in a single bed when there are plenty of motels whose smallest bed is queen size.

    It comes down to adaptation and engineering. Some here would argue "accommodation over real comfort." Per the tagline below.

  2. #22

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    I'm 5ft 10, 155 pounds, male, age 49, with a winter base weight of about 7 pounds. Maybe I'm odd, but I find my Grand Trunk Nano 7 very comfortable. My only other hammocks are Byer Moskito Travelers, which I take on kayak camping trips when it's buggy. Bigger hammock. Comfortable, but not any better than my Nano 7.

  3. #23
    Senior Member rip waverly's Avatar
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    i like smaller hammocks, the gtul is my go-to anymore.
    a wbbb built with less hmmk body fabric would be nice.
    i'd like to try out the nano and save the .5' of the length/width.

    i guess building one from 1.1 to spec isn't a bad idea with DIYGS
    being so affordable.
    "Jeff-Becking"

    DOWNTOWN BROWN!!!!

  4. #24
    I'm 5'9" 186# with a custom made hammock by a good friend with the dimensions at 9' by 60" out of 1.5 ripstop and I find it with the ridgeline at the correct length to be bliss (too short of too long ridgeline and it feels funny)!

    I have a Nano7 and found it just a hair narrow, but, I like to lay on a pretty hard diagonal!
    "yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift---thats why its called a present" - Master Oogway
    It's always best if your an early riser!

  5. #25
    Senior Member jbrianb's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrClockWork View Post
    Im #225 and I am using hammock made out of the 1.5 ripstop from DIYGS. I hated the idea of using 1.9 when I didn't need to. Might be worth a shot although I am pretty sure most manufacturers label the 1.1 single layers for around #200
    We've got a good 1.1 Weight Weenie that supports us both. We're going at least that light with this.
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    I am just barely under 200 pounds and I love the 1.5 oz/sy in a single layer from DIYGearSupply.
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

  7. #27
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    I'm using a 9' x 4.5' now and feel I could go with a 4' width and be just fine, but I'm only 5'7". I still feel the need to play with my ridge line legnth. On my backyard lounges its been super comfortable but my one overnight in it I had a like soreness in my knees.

  8. #28
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    I use the Nano all the time I think its very comfy. But then again I hike many miles in a day and could pass out anywhere. I also love how small it packs down to.

  9. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrianb View Post
    I think you're right. Thanks for the feedback. We're dumb enough to work on it. We may end up with a lower weight capacity and the tradeout may, indeed, be durability, as has been mentioned. tncamper and I are not skinny boys and we're reluctant to try to make anything we don't trust with our weight. He's about 190... I'm, well, more than that. Our goal is to make a hammock that will handle up to 200 lbs (which we'd label as 180 due to weights of underquilts, topquilts, etc.)
    I broke 190 a week ago thanks. 188 this morning. (haha)

    I also want to thank ya'll for responding. We do want to see what everyone wants vs just throwing something out there for you to choose from. Watermonkey - if we ever get your specs down, you'll have the first one off the line.
    It'll be alright Friday!


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    Senior Member jbrianb's Avatar
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    Getting there

    I'll share this info... not into trade secrets...

    I've prototyped a 52"x120" 1.1 ripstop nylon hammock (30 denier) and got it to under 6 oz. with bag and Amsteel channel loops. I weigh 230 and got in it to test it out today. Ended up sleeping for about an hour. Very comfortable.

    Adding the attachment hardware (carbon toggles), this will, literally, be a 6 oz. hammock. Easily fits into a 7x5x4 bag. tncamper will be tweaking the specs and design. This is most assuredly coming soon to a vendor near you.

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