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    Senior Member Plom's Avatar
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    Tenth wonder hammocks

    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Tenth-Wonder-Hammocks

    Does anybody else have TW-hammock? I'm very pleased of price/quality of those products.

    Last edited by Plom; 05-10-2011 at 09:11. Reason: image
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    Hi, I have never tried them personally but maybe I can help. Looking at the pictures, they look to be quite a short hammock (which means uncomfortable for most) and the suspension looks like it would take forever to set up and take down. The listed length is 2.4 meters, not even 8 feet long. For a normal 5'10" adult male you want a length of 10 feet or more. If I were you, I would go with a DD hammock. They're based out of the UK and their hammocks have been proven to be quality by many, many members here. They're a little more expensive but you are getting a good quality hammock with good suspension and length as well as customer service. Hope this helps!


    http://www.ddhammocks.com/products

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    I have a couple of TW's hammocks, they can't be beat for the price - but as ChrisH pointed out they are rather short(i use them for my kids and their friends)The missus(whos's 5'8") thinks it's to small for her. I also have one of their "sargasso" tarps, it''s a heavy PU coated beast(around 26 oz!?!) but pretty bombproof and has kept me dry even in heavy rain(1' in the hour - no prob).

    You can see that it is "El Cheapo" quality but so far it has held up, even with heavy use, just perfect.
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    Senior Member Plom's Avatar
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    I'm 173 cm so the hammocks are just fine for me, they do have longer hammocks also. My ultralight tw hammock is that 2,4 m long and I'm happy with it.

    Hornet Jungle Camping Bushcraft Hammock 2.8m (grey) is also longer .
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    I received today my http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=370505843182TW Jungle camo hammock next week I will hang it up.
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    Awesome, can't wait to see some pictures!

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    I have seen these hammocks on that internet site and here on this forum as well as BCUK where they have been given good write up's by those who have actually used them.

    As a result I have contacted Neil at TW Hammocks to see if they could/would make a wider hammock 1.8m as I am 5'9" & 130kg & very wide at the shoulder and at least 2.8m long in green or camo with a matching tarp like their "SARGASSO" but longer with external ridge line loops for winter hanging.

    At the moment I use a DD travel hammock/XL tarp but could use a bit more shoulder room & a tarp that has velcro on the leading edges to stop snow...

    I will report any news.
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    An update "Neil" has sent my requirements to his designer for action.
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    I wonder if he could make under- and overquilts ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    Hi, I have never tried them personally but maybe I can help. Looking at the pictures, they look to be quite a short hammock (which means uncomfortable for most) and the suspension looks like it would take forever to set up and take down. The listed length is 2.4 meters, not even 8 feet long.
    That's rather a harshly negative judgement, all from a photo.

    On length: We're used to seeing gathered end hammocks, with length measured to the suspending rope grip, no matter that the ends are usuable only for stuffing. FAIK, this hammock's measurement may not include the (traditional) several ropes at the end before they are gathered in a bundle.

    I'm a noob, but ISTM that variations in user responses to hammocks reflect not just user differences, but tailoring and material decisions we're not aware of. In some cases the makers may be unaware them, too, resulting in variable products of nominally same design. (Think: reversing fabric sides or being insensitive to warp & woof.)

    No dog in this fight, but I'll comment that even regarding what we think we know: The maker / direct shipper from Thailand of "100% silk sleeping bag liners" has no trouble telling you that his such-labeled liners are actually a blend of silk and synthetic, "for superior wear"."

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