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    New Member Chump_Monkey's Avatar
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    Speer comfort?!? I only know HHs

    Whats up y'all! I was thinking of making a "test hammock" to try out a speer type hammock....

    However, I don't even have the rope and fabric yet and so I was wondering...I find my HH pretty comfortable...Is the speer type just as comfy? I know it has a little more shoulder squeeze but is that really much of a big deal?


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    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
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    I have found the speer type hammocks to actually be more comfortable than the HHs if only because I can sleep in either direction. With the HH there is only one way to sleep.

    I do find it easier and more comfortable to get on my side and curl-up in an HH, but otherwise the Speer style hammocks are uber comfy on the diagonal.

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    Senior Member headchange4u's Avatar
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    Speer types are a very comfortable hammock, at least AS comfortable as a HH.
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    Senior Member Ewker's Avatar
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    A Speer hammock is 10 times more comfortable than a HH

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    I've not slept in an HH...but love my Speer.

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    I'll join in here. Have never used a HH, but my Speer is COMFY!

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    Senior Member kohburn's Avatar
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    never used a speer but my HH is UBERCOMFIE

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    I have an HH Expidition Asym and I have made a Speer style hammock. Of the two I definitely prefer the Speer hammock. I like the open top and ease of entry/exit. I also like the options that the Speer hammock affords (PeaPod, Garlington Insulator, removable bugnet, and DIY (very addicting.)

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    My Speer and Hennessy are about equal in comfort. Not comfortable enough so I ordered a Bridge hammock. I'm a side/stomach sleeper and I find the trunk torque and fetal curl dont allow me to sleep that well on my side.
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    Senior Member Annie's Avatar
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    I sold my HH today

    and I'll tell you why!

    We went camping.
    First time I'd used the HH.
    I spent forever getting it set up and trying to adjust the underquilt.
    I couldn't do it alone -- needed someone to adjust it while I was inside.

    Finally got it set up.

    Went to bed.

    Middle of the night is a storm.
    Rain is blowing in.

    AND I COULDN'T GET OUT!!!

    :::LMAO!!!:::

    It was a comedy!
    I kicked!
    I tried to sit up!
    I ripped at the bottom.
    I could no more find that exit than anything.

    I figured I was gonna die in there!

    I started yellin and my partner came to my rescue.
    After I calmed down, we laughed until I almost wet my pants.

    I decided that was all the HH I needed.
    I'm using the cash to order me a SPEER!
    At least I can get out of the sucker!

    Joe, on the other hand, is keeping his HH.
    He loves it.

    So it just depends on the person.

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