Hey guys I joined the forum a while back and drop by every now and then to read whats going on in the Hammock world. I love to get outdoors. I hunt, fish, hike, camp or anything of that nature. As of now I'm still a ground dweller. I already have a tent and a nice Exped sleeping mat so thats what I use when I spend the night outdoors. I'm still collecting all the gear and gadgets that you would use either way and I'm starting to get caught up with all the essentials. I am very interested in trying hammock camping. The actual hammocks are not too expensive but I'm sure I will want to get a top quilt, underquilt, and a good tarp too once I get into it, and well that won't be so cheap. Any way I know I can use my sleeping bag and pad and all that stuff until I can really switch over.
So my question is, would a shorter hammock be just as good for a shorter person? From what I've read on here it looks like the length of the hammock greatly influences the comfort level. I am 5'4" so I imagine the shorter hammocks would be fine but would a longer hammock be extra good or more gooder? Do the longer hammocks restrict your options for tarps? I think I saw where the snipe is about a foot longer than most and most hammocks are in the ten or eleven foot range. Sorry if these questions are boring. I figured it was time for me to get on here and actually post something.