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    Stormstaff's Avatar
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    Suggestions needed for noob hanger

    I'm just a hair under 300 lbs so I need a bigger hammock if I try this and I'm looking at hammocks carried by Campmor because I have a gift certificate from there.

    I liked the look of this ENO and this Grand Trunk

    Would either of these be good starter hammocks? Pros/cons of either of them?

    Thanks in advance,
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    Get the ENO. Just don't get their Slap Strap suspension. Switch out to non-nylon webbing & cinch buckles or whoopies.
    KJ

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    obviously the SBP has a bugnet and the ENO does not. I'm not a fan of the bugnet design on the SBP, but for the price its the best thing going for a big roomy hammock with a bugnet.

    I had an SBP once, thought the zipper was on the flimsy side and the stitching not so great. I have an ENO double for lounging around when car camping with the family, I like it a lot.

    comes down to use really. Camping when you want protection from bugs and are funds limited from finding another solution...SBP. Other use, or camping when bugs aren't a bother, I like the ENO.

    YMMV.
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    First of all, WELCOME!!
    My wife (Gumbo) and I are still kinda new to this too, but we've been out on several weekenders in heat (90*) and cold (25*), rain and shine. We have ENO Double Nests as part of ENO's One Link Sysytem, and we like them a lot! ENO offers different flys. We got the Dry Fly and it has served us well. We were dry and happy when others were wet and miserable. I also like the seperate bug net that goes completely around. Here in Florida bugs are serious business - and they WILL bite through the bottom of the hammock (unless your bug net goes completely around).
    Note: ENO is light but not ultra light. Many people like to change the big carabiners for lightweight whoopie slings.
    Ah! very important... Do NOT get ENO's Slapstraps (or Slapstrap Pro). They are nylon and stretch terribly. You'll want to find some basic polyester straps to use as tree huggers.
    We also have Grand Trunk sleeping bags and a few other pieces of equipment from them, and it seems to be well made too.
    Anyway, that's one person's experience. Hope it's helpful.
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    For we are wild and hunted men.

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    ENO is a ggod brand to start with. Get the Double Nest. As others have said avoid the Slap Straps and get some polyester webbing from one of the Hammock Forum vendors.
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    I will also through in my vote for the ENO Double Nest hammock for someone of your size and stature............I know from experience you will be comfortable. I also agree with everyone else about avoiding the Slapstraps and switching out the OEM cord/beiner suspension on the ENO with a strap/cinchbuckle suspension system from one of the HF vendors.......highly recommend Arrowhead Equipment, Paul is a wonderful guy to deal with. Good luck in the search and I almost forgot to say : Welcome to HF from Bama!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbamaguy View Post
    I will also through in my vote for the ENO Double Nest hammock for someone of your size and stature............I know from experience you will be comfortable. I also agree with everyone else about avoiding the Slapstraps and switching out the OEM cord/beiner suspension on the ENO with a strap/cinchbuckle suspension system from one of the HF vendors.......highly recommend Arrowhead Equipment, Paul is a wonderful guy to deal with. Good luck in the search and I almost forgot to say : Welcome to HF from Bama!!!!
    Thanks. Maybe I'll contact him to see what he recommends.

    Then I'll have to search up some vids on setting it up later when there's not two foot of snow on the ground. I'm normally one of those that needs "extra" instruction. Or I'll try to find someone in the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormstaff View Post
    Thanks. Maybe I'll contact him to see what he recommends.

    Then I'll have to search up some vids on setting it up later when there's not two foot of snow on the ground. I'm normally one of those that needs "extra" instruction. Or I'll try to find someone in the area.
    Hey Stormstaff ..... sounds like your on your way.
    I did a series of videos for the new hammocker .... if you want give 'em a look. They may help in some areas.
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    I am just a hair under 300 myself, 294 this morning. I started with the SBP, still have it. I never had any problems, made a few mods (structural ridge line through the bug netting, replaced the loops through the ends with amsteel loops). Overall, good deal for the money. Never used the ENO. I have since purchased a Warbonnet Blackbird, 1.7 dbl layer. The Blackbird is much more substantial and just feel like a better made piece of gear, which it is! However, it's a good but more money. I still have the SBP, and might use it from time to time, but will likely take it for the wife to use....when she tags along.
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    If you read alot of these post you will notice that most hammock users end up in a blackbird. (cant beat the shelf and foot box.)

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