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    could use some help

    hello everybody! im sure the answer im looking for is here but theres so much im hoping i can just get answered personally.

    long time camper, new time hammocker (that doesnt sound right ha)

    5'10'' 125 lbs and would preffer a hammock that compacts real small for conserving space.

    thanks,
    cody

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    Senior Member elcolombianito's Avatar
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    Right now, because of my personal favorite hammock, id say get a Hennessy Hammock.
    But I think for a newbie maybe a Claytor, or if you got the money, a Warbonnet or a Clark Jungle Hammock should do a good job. Still, I began my serious hammock camping with the HH and can't stop loving it. My next investment will be either another HH and i modify the one i have to be able to remove the netting (that means id have two HH , one bottom and top loarder, another one, new and bigger and lighter, only bottom loader), or a Claytor Jungle(im a sucker for that diamond camo tarp and the WORLDWIDE FREE SHIPPING).

    Hope this helps a bit.
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    You should probably give us some more info like temperatures and bugginess. If you just want a small hammock I would look at a travel hammock. Eno is popular, but all the parachute hammock seem esentially the same and they are very inexpensive. If you want something with a bugnet and a tarp the HH Scout or ULBA should fit the bill.
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    i live in washington state, so its not the most pretty weather out all the time. I dont think ill be camping anytime it gets to low below the 30's and bugs are not to bad the rain keeps them down for the most part. but i already got a good tarp 6'X8'

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    i would go with a HH then..it is a great hammock..plus it has lots of ideas on ways it can be moded to fit ur needs..

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    Most hammocks take up less space than a (Squished?) softball. So IMHO it's a wash in that department. FWIW: my traveller hammock (an ATHH) with Hanging straps (24' of Nylon webbing, ring buckles & 2 climbers biners) sock & (Patomic) underquilt attached fit easily in a #3 O.R. stuff sack. There is still room for bug netting if I ever add that.
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    At 5' 10" you'll probably want to look at the longer hammocks, like the ENO double nest or the expedition Claytor. I think Hennessey makes a longer hammock as well, but it's heavier than the others. The ENO is the lightest, plus it packs down smaller than the others and you can get bug nets for them. If you search around a bit you should be able to get one considerably lighter than the ENO bug guard. The Warbonnett looks pretty good, but I haven't used or seen one yet. The Claytor, Hennessey and Warbonnet all have built in bug nets and are considerably easier to deal with when you need bug protection.

    I've used the Hennessey, Claytor and the ENO. Stopped liking the Hennessey bottom entry after using a Claytor. Have also used the ENO, but I think the Claytor is easier to use on backpacking trips and I really like the double bottom of the Claytor over the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhs333 View Post
    hello everybody! im sure the answer im looking for is here but theres so much im hoping i can just get answered personally.

    long time camper, new time hammocker (that doesnt sound right ha)

    5'10'' 125 lbs and would preffer a hammock that compacts real small for conserving space.

    thanks,
    cody
    Hey, as slender as you must be, you should consider the JRB BMBH. But a Claytor is great also, and I still like my HH UL Explorer with Super Shelter quite a bit. There are really a lot of good choices.
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    Cody, I'm similar in weight but shorter than you. 1st season as a hammock user and already have gone through a HH ULBP, JRB Bridge and Warbonnetguy Blackbird. Sold the JRB to fund an UQ purchase. All 3 are nice hammocks. They pack down to similar volumes. The JRB was a bit heavier due to the spreader bars and web vs. rope suspension. The JRB lays real flat. So much so I needed a pillow for personal comfort. What slight shoulder squeeze I experienced with the JRB was eliminated by a stuff sack roll type of pillow. Personal favorite is the Blackbird. Flatter lay than the HH with more useable interior room and option to zip open the bug netting when not needed for clear night star viewing. What is comfortable for you to sleep in would be the better choice.
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    I currently have a Moskito Traveller Hammock from Byer of Maine, http://www.byerofmaine.com/amazonas-traveller.htm. I will be upgrading to a Claytor Expedition before Spring. If you aren't sure about hammocking, I recommend the Moskito Traveller. Very lightweight, packs very small, and is relatively inexpensive (do not read that as 'cheap' as I think it is well made).

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