Hi all! I've recently been put on to the benefits of hammock camping and would like to try it myself. I love MTB and plan to do some long distance adventures. This year I'll be training up to ride New Zealand end to end, both islands.
As my title suggests, I am inappropriately tall for most things in this world, including most lightweight one person tents and hammocks.
So far the hammock that sounds like it might suit my requirements and dimensions best is the Clark NX-250 Jungle Hammock
I was surprised at the weight of most of the Clark hammocks, being that they are basically comparable in weight to most 1 person hiking tents in similar price ranges. The explanation for this seems to be that they are considered much more comfortable than most other hammocks. I gather that their considerable cost compared to other hammocks is also explained by this, as well as superior quality materials? I should hope so!
At this stage I am open to suggestions of all kinds of what would suit my needs. I live in the sub tropics in Noosa, Australia so most of my camping will be done in fairly hot temps, but I wish to do a lot of overseas travel with my setup and would like the hammock to be able to keep me warm when needed also. Cold climates but unlikely to use it in snow.
Hopefully that didn't come across as too vague a description to negate helpful info.
Lastly I'll say that though I'm not a wealthy guy, I do believe strongly in buying once, buying right, and will not shy away from paying a premium for the right setup if it is justified by well thought out quality.
Thanks! Sure to be lots more questions as time goes by.