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    New Member Noober's Avatar
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    Your Favorite Hammock?

    Trying to figure out which hammock to buy, and I'm having a hard time. I would be using it for backpacking and of course lighter the better. Im 6'3 250lbs and toss and turn while I sleep.The Switchbacks look nice!.... But mucho $$$ (1.9 double with net) and that's without suspension. Anyone care to share their opinion?

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    Details, Noober, details! My favorite hammock (Grand Trunk Nano) might be totally wrong for you. I started with the Hennessey UL Asym (bottom entry) because I wanted a complete package. I've navigated to the Nano because I found I didn't need/want to carry all of that AND I learned enough with the Hennessey to have an idea about what I wanted. The Hennessey is still wonderfully comfortable and a great choice.

    How will you use said hammock? Car camping, Ultra light adventure racing? What weather will you be dealing with? Bugs or no bugs?
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    I don't have one favorite hammock. Just depends on where I plan to use it, day hike, overnight, car camping, backpacking, buggy area ect. Too many good hammocks to choose from out there.

    A good quailty hammock will cost you.

    Have you considered a DIY hammock ?
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    That's a tough one. I'd say a lot depends on what you want to use it for. For lounging around the house, I'd say get a Lite Owl, or a Weight Weinee. If you plan on hiking, I'd say the WWMicro, or maybe the WL Snipe. If you want something with the net built in, maybe the Warbonnet.

    Lots of factors. How tall are you...How much do you weigh? If you are tall, you may want an 11'. If you are a bit on the heavy side you may want a double layer.

    Also....Don't overlook the DIY tablecloth hammock. They are very comfortable and will hold just about anyone. The only downside is that they are a little heavy to carry, but not too bad.
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    Backpacking mostly... I edited my original post to add more info.

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    I love my claytor. So does neo. We are in a minority round here but are liyal for a reason.

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    Senior Member Caveman's Avatar
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    I'd suggest a BIAS double layer, or a WL Night Owl. Both are very comfortable and will provide a nice lay for years to come
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    Honestly if I had to do this exploration of finding the perfect hammock again with what I've learned so far I'd totally just make a tablecloth DIY hammock until I was able to try a few out at a local group hang. The good thing is if you get something that doesn't really fit ya you can usually sell it here pretty easily.

    BUT to answer your question... so far, out of the three hammocks I've tried over the last year of hanging... I have to say I freaking love my Dangerbird.
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    The most comfortable hammock I own is a Wilderness Logics Night Owl.

    The hammock I most often use while backpacking is a Warbonnet BlackBird.

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    Loved my 1.7 dl Blackbird until I recieved my 1.7 dl XLC. Not sure that I will get anything else as it can become a traveler and has the winter cover for those really cold nights.
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