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    maybe a stupid question

    is there a comfort difference between the expedition and the explorer deluxe i am 5'11" 195lbs i want to get a HH but don't know which one to get

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    I am 6'1" and about 185.....I definitely find the Explorer a bit more comfortable and easy to 'get flat' than I do with the Exped (my wife's hammock).

    But for what it's worth, I find the Blackbird even more comfortable!

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    I found there was a fairly big comfort difference between the two. In earlier days, I went from the Expedition to the Explorer Deluxe and really liked the extra space.

    I've never tried a Blackbird, but they tell me it's nice.


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    I have both and at 6' I MUCH prefer the Explorer models (yes I have more than one). There will be less of you pressed against the bug-netting and you'll be able to fully extend your legs in the Explorer model.

    Since everybody else posting in this thread is doing it....get a Blackbird! You'll be happier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Since everybody else posting in this thread is doing it....get a Blackbird! You'll be happier.
    Is that like the Best Buy slogan: "You, happier"?

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    I'm 5'11'' and weighed 185 when I got a HH Hyperlite-the same size as an Expedition. It fits just fine and is as comfortable as anything needs to be. When I crossed the 200# threshold, I ordered a HH Explorer Ultralite. It's very comfortable, too, and is a little more roomy. Then I got a BlackBird, and it's a mighty fine ride. I would purchase any of them again to be my only hammock, but I would not have a HH without adding zips to the bugnet. Also, the double bottom of the BB adds a dimension of versatility that the HH's don't have. Given that the BB comes with double bottom, zippered bugnet, lots of room, and a suspension that needs no changes, I'd have to give it a double thumbs-up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DougTheElder View Post
    It fits just fine and is as comfortable as anything needs to be.
    You have a way with words, Doug!
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    Get a Warbonnet, Blackbird! USA made! Hennessy Hammock's (China made)are in my opinion Starter Hammock's! For beginners or Newbies! Zipper mod is a must with HH! The more you read on this HF the more you will see that I'm right! Just read!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IhangnBankhead View Post
    Get a Warbonnet, Blackbird! USA made! Hennessy Hammock's (China made)are in my opinion Starter Hammock's! For beginners or Newbies! Zipper mod is a must with HH! The more you read on this HF the more you will see that I'm right! Just read!
    Everyone is entitled to their opinion... but I think your characterization of the HH is overly simplistic. It is a fine hammock.
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