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    Fantastic CUSTOM 10th Wonder hammock

    I saw on fleabay an advert for Tenth Wonder Hammocks, particularly a comment that they enjoyed making one offs ie. custom hammocks and tarps.

    I sent an email to tenthwonderhammocks@bluebottle.com and received a reply from Neil Caldicott, who arranged for his hammock designer/maker Art Barskey to contact me...

    After a few emails trading ideas etc we settled on a dark green double bottom hammock 2.7 meters long & 1.8 meters wide capable of taking my 130kg (287lbs) easily (extra strong material) with an extra bottom held on with Velcro. The tarp is a variation on their Sargasso however, it is 4.5 meters long and 4 meters wide with external hanging loops and has Velcro on the openings for foul weather when the tarp is pulled in, unlike my photographs which were taken last weekend at 29c.

    What arrived exceeded all my expectations; the stitching on hammock and tarp is flawless; the material first class + little extras like an internal pocket; internal line for hanging things from ; fitted but removable alloy stretchers for the mosquito net ; internal loops on the tarp to attatch supplied bungee to the mosquito net and straps with locking sliders to pull on the net inside to prevent it flapping in bad weather and restrict it when flipped over in winter so I can use my Ian Dent Willoughby COCOON sleeping bag over it...

    Having used this set up the hammock did not even creak when I got in it. Due to the width you can lay at an angle ie nearly flat. 4 or 5 people tried the hammock, all remarked how comfortable it was and easy to get in to. The extra bottom allows this set up to be used as a bivi (but still breathable) if there are no trees. It also creates a dead air space so I had no need for any extra insulation even though it got quite cold at night. It is also a hammock in its own right taking up to 90kg or can be used as a small tarp. Oh, and the supplied drybag acts as a knee roll (when stuffed with clothing) I sleep straight not on the bias, this stops knee ache: I forgot to ask Art for pull outs on the tarp sides for winter, he is working on a way to retro fit them...

    Neither the hammock or tap are very light weight.

    I understand that Tenth Wonder has made some Winter tarps which I can recommend. I have no connection with this company I am however a very satisfied customer, I am sure if you contact them with your requirements you will be just as satisfied...
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    Always nice to hear positive reviews of alternative hammock companies. Any chance you can post higher res pics? Even after clicking on them they don't come up much bigger than thumbnails.
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    New Member palace's Avatar
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    Sorry my phone packed up they were taken by a friend however the hammock & tarp really are as good as I say.

    I can't wait to use it in the snow like my hero shug emery
    Last edited by palace; 07-09-2011 at 14:54.
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    I see that Plom has bought a Tenth Wonder Hammock with a a 3rd removable bottom it gives an idea how it works on mine.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWNX:IT
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    For some reason I couldn´t get any sleep in my 3-layer bivy-hammock, tried two times, but no.
    in this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Insulated-...item564873e474 I sleep very nice.
    Last edited by Plom; 02-15-2012 at 13:33.
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    Plom, is that hammock warm? I was looking at the website and saw the layering. It is a short hammock, only 8 ft. I was wondering if they would make on about 10 ft and add the third layer to it?????
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    Senior Member Plom's Avatar
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    I guess you can make customorder to them .
    It is warm and when cold you´d better put some insulation under you or good sleepinbag. In summer , no problems.
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    Hey Baja, the one I have on order is 9 feet long, if that's good enough? It's just the "green 3 layer" hornet.

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    This is my newest hammock on my avatar, TW 280 gr camo hammock. Limit of weight is 80 kg. This hammock is under my scooter seat cause it has very small package.
    I like: my 50 cc scooter, pizza, cola.

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    It looks a lot like the DD Hammock? With some upgrades

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