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    ridge runner for tall people?

    Hey guys, Im looking at the ridge runner bridge hammock------Im 6'4" tall, 240 lbs, my shoulders are about 21 inches across. ----will this hammock fit me? Looks great, buy I dont want to buy something that doesnt work for me! Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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    bear. If the bear just pushes the tree over and eats you, it's a grizzly bear : )


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    Well, the site says up to 6'6".
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    Yes, it should fit. I'd say up to 6'6" would fit well and others of that size have reported being fine.

    The width at the waist is probably the most narrow on the whole thing, especially when laying your arms next to your body. I'd say you'd still be okay, though. Again, others at your size have reported being fine. I'm 5'11" and 175 lbs and fit with lots of room to spare.

    This is a FANTASTIC hammock. I'd say to go for it. Warbonnet has a generous return policy (60 days, I believe) so you can always get it and then return it if it feels a bit too small in any of the dimensions. All you'd be out is the cost of shipping.
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    I'm banking on the return policy. I just ordered one last night. I feel too squeezed in my BMBH UL.
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    I am 6'3", 185 lbs, and I find it roomy.

    During my thru-hike 3 years ago I got down to 159 lbs. I want to be skinny like that again!
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    Thanks for the info guys!
    FYI: If you want to know what type a certain bear is, sneak up behind it and kick it. Then,
    run like crazy and climb up a tree. If the bear climbs the tree and eats you, it's a black
    bear. If the bear just pushes the tree over and eats you, it's a grizzly bear : )


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    Im 6'2 and im comfortable. If i was another 4 inches tall i think that would be stretching it a bit, but i suppose it depends on your style of sleeping.

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    Good to know. I'm about 6'1".
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    I'm 6' and lots of length room and width room to spare,,I don't even use the 4" extension on the head end and still have ample room for the shoulders with no squeeze whatsoever. Awesome hammock!

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    Very cool. I'm excited to get it. What's the average turnaround time?
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