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    new heavy hanger

    As of today I'm still torn on a true system that hangs you high and dry.Am a larger hanger coming in at a whopping 6'4" -350 pounder that has been working on coming back to reality and finding solice among other trekkers that can see me as a one of themselves once I can find a system that works for large people.I have been strayed toward the Eno one link system but have not received enough feedback to justify a sale .Any input wood be greatly appreciated.

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    AT 6'4" and 365, I'm in an Eno Doublenest with a whoopie sling suspension.

    HOWEVER, I'm looking to get a tablecloth hammock. I'm finding the Eno system to be a bit short.
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    Welcome to the forums from Denver!

    Most any double layer hammock should suit you well from a weight standpoint. At that height many are fine with a standard length (10 foot) hammock but it's probably worth trying an 11-foot-hammock as that has the best possibility for maximum comfort.

    Creating your own from a tablecloth (as outlined here: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=62832 - you can buy a 90x132 tablecloth, though, to make a really long one) or buying an 11 footer would be a good approach. Wilderness Logics (http://wildernesslogics.com/HAMMOCKS-ACCESSORIES_c3.htm), BIAS (http://www.buttinasling.com/hammocks.html) and Dream Hammock (http://www.dream-hammock.com/) have good long hammock choices.
    Brian
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    heavyweight

    A couple of great answers to my many questions .We want to get set up and use our first outing over the winter.Underquilts and top quilts seem to be the easiest of the set up.The weight and length are of the most concern.The Eno one link filled all my bills as of one just mentioned,length. The doublenest for width as well comfort seemed best to me.The weight restriction kinda cautioned me but I know am rested assured that I can go to rest without waking up with a rock lodged in my spine.As a avid camper with bad back it has been gratifying to know that a hammock can ,does, and will support even the worst cripple.
    Getting out of them may be a treat

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    Just so you know applejack61, in general, the longer the hammock, the more comfortable, especially for taller folks. With your size, I'd definitely recommend that you get a double layer hammock (Two pieces of fabric between the gathered ends, as opposed to one, like on the ENO Double). The ENO Double should hold your weight, but I'd think that a little longer hammock would be more comfortable. (here's a review: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=49696 or http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=55595)

    The additional benefit of a double layer is that you can "try out" hammock camping by inserting an inexpensive foam mat (or inflatable pad) between the layers. If you like it, then you can go hog wild on UQs and TQs (even custom made).

    Check out some of Shug's Youtube videos (linky at the top of the section).

    Several options are available. Many of the cottage vendors here would be happy to make you a double layer if they don't already offer one in their line. (Warbonnet 1.7D, DangerBird double and a few others.

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    You ain't heavy...your our brother.
    welcome to Hammock Forums and hey from high point nc.
    check this out, it's my choice. the limits are defiantly under estimated.
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