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    One Tree Hammock Chair

    I made a hammock chair after getting the idea while reading SteelerNation's combination chair thread.

    It is made out of JoAnn Fabric's 1.9 ripstop nylon and is 54"x40".

    I wanted to be able to hang it between two trees or just one so the lower end has both a channel to gather it and pole pockets. The upper end attaches to the tree with a tree hugger/marlin spike/whoopie sling just as a regular hammock.







    I don't like the looks of the stress at the pockets and will probably remake it with a 200D nylon pocket and reinforcing patch on the top side.


    It works well as a two tree chair and is VERY comfortable as a no squeeze one tree chair with poles.

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    Looks great. I would definitely reinforce the pockets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    Looks great. I would definitely reinforce the pockets.
    Thanks Dutch. I have a couple of ideas on strengthening the pockets.

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    You've got my attention. This certainly has potential.
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    I like it!
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    I never would have thought trekking poles would be able to take the weight. I'd be afraid of bending or breaking them.

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    Seems like maybe you could just add some pockets to a standard hammock so you could use it as a chair and later as your sleeping hammock without needing to carry one for just your chair.
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    Cool I like !

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    Very nice design but I don't know if I would trust my dainty 285lbs in it using hiking poles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pizza View Post
    I never would have thought trekking poles would be able to take the weight. I'd be afraid of bending or breaking them.
    I guessing the poles only have ~1/2 your weight split between the two of them. Less than half actually. The weight from my knees down is still on the ground. I do have to be careful to place them correctly so that I can't contact them from the side. Trail sticks could be used as well if the ends were rounded.

    This is still a very comfortable experiment in progress.

    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    Seems like maybe you could just add some pockets to a standard hammock so you could use it as a chair and later as your sleeping hammock without needing to carry one for just your chair.
    I can't reach high enough to hang my 10'-6" hammock in this fashion.

    This "chair" is only 54" long and is to be used as a gear hammock as well. Use WP nylon, add shock cord and you have a pack cover as well. This first version weighs in the neighborhood of 3 oz.

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