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    1st post and 1st question

    Hi all!!!!
    I'm brand new to hammock camping, but I have a problem...no hammock.
    Well...not really...I received my Mosquito Hammock on Monday, but much to my disappointment, the zipper on the mosquito netting only had 1 slider not 2 as advertised. Not sure if I'm being anal, but $150 is $150!
    I've just e-mailed him to ask for a refund. Kind of sucks because return shipping to Thailand is like $14!

    Anyway.....assuming I get my refund, suggest to me a hammock.
    I do want 4 season capability, which was a real turn on to the Clayton Jungle hammock. I most likely won't do 4 season, but I may try. I made my first snow cave last year and had a great nights sleep in it too!
    Anyway....I'm 6'2" and 240 lbs. I know my size limits me to only a select few hammocks. I've looked at many, but probably not as many as all of you know about.

    Thanks for your help and I look forward to participating here.

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    Welcome!
    Warbonnet Blackbird will be suggested a lot. Made by member Warbonnetguy. Excellent hammock, comfy, and made in USA (if that is important to you). Here he is showing how to set it up.

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    Most any hammock can be used 4-seasons. While there are a few designs out there with weight limits below 240, most of them are 250 or better. There are many, many designs out there that will work for you... I myself am 6'-3" and I've hammock camped with a buddy who TOWERS over me (he's got a HH rig, not sure what model).

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    Burning at both ends Dblcorona's Avatar
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    Welcome aboard. And yep, lots of choices.
    There's the warbonnet that was mentioned.
    There's the switchback by tree to tree trail gear
    Bear mountain bridge hammock by Jacks r Better
    Clark hammocks
    Hennesey hammocks
    All quality stuff.

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    Burning at both ends Dblcorona's Avatar
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    Just noticed your in Milford. We are looking at doing a weekend in Oct. Would be a good place to see some of the hammocks that are being used.

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    Welcome to the forum. You can't go wrong with any of the hammocks. You can make your own for $60 or less.
    I like big hammocks - I cannot like.

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    Hi and welcome, no matter what you buy now, youll have a second hammock and eventually a thrid in no time, its a horriable addiction this hammocking stuff . But I gotta put my vote in for a warbonnet black bird. I am 6' at 200 pds and have the 1.7 dbl. Ive checked out a HH (bottom entry with no zipper mod) as well as a bridge (not the JRB though) and presonally like the warbonnet the best. Although with all the mod's that 2Q and ZQ offer a HH is right up their with the black bird. If your thinking about a bridge which is a great hammock Id suggest trying one out first just my 2$

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    New Hammock

    Like they said, Warbonnet Blackbird gets my vote as many will also do. However I also own a Hennessy and a few DIY hammocks as well. Like DblCorona stated a hang is in the works second weekend in Oct. Good opportunity to see some different rigs and try em out for a few minutes. At least it's better than buying sight unseen. I'll be bringing multiple hammocks in case someone wants to try one for a night so you might want to check it out. Heck, your in Milford I'm in Novi, we could just meet up and I could show you a few options. PM me if interested...Bush

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dblcorona View Post
    Just noticed your in Milford. We are looking at doing a weekend in Oct. Would be a good place to see some of the hammocks that are being used.
    That would be great! I don't know if I can wait till October to buy one, but who says I only have to own 1 !

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    Quote Originally Posted by markhait View Post
    Hi all!!!!
    I received my Mosquito Hammock on Monday, but much to my disappointment, the zipper on the mosquito netting only had 1 slider not 2 as advertised.
    Just a update on the Clayton hammock....Tom e-mailed me and said to keep the hammock and he would refund my money. Thats very nice of him, but being a honest person myself, I can't allow him to do that. I told him to just refund my shipping costs to me and I will mail it back to him.
    What a great businessman! I'm afraid that too many people would take advantage of something like that though and I don't want to be one of those people.

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