Billy Bob, I tied the string around the black covers leaving a lot of sting hanging and the ends cinched up. I was then able to close up the peapod entirely around me and the hammcok with no problem.
The end of the peapod wouldn't reach the black covers, so I had to tie just the ends of the string and let the string hang, and then the peapod was able to close up. Otherwise it would not have been long enough for me to lay in it once I tied it around the black covers.
I hope that is clear.
I have a Tenth Wonder "Green Hornet" that is very similar to the Claytor (I sold my Claytor two days ago) and I may try the peapod on it. It has zippers on both sides allowing the netting to be wrapped around a ridgeline out of the way.