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    Full time indoor bed replacement.

    Been a while since I've sorted through here but last time y'all were VERY helpful and I appreciate that :-)

    I've now been sleeping full time in a hammock for about 6 months, an ENO Doublenest and I love it. I have more spring in my step in the morning, I have less back pain and all in all I feel like my quality of sleep is SO much better. I do love the doublenest and think it is quite comfortable, but have considered trying another type of material against my skin. Perhaps a cotton, or some other "Soft" material that would do a little better with these high humidity nights we've been having lately.

    Considering I have effectively replaced my bed, buying a new hammock is hundreds of dollars cheaper than buying a new mattress and so I am going to try to be open about prices, I'll try to keep my college student "stinginess" to a minimum. Quality can be expensive. Still, a target would be 160 or less but don't let that detour you. My current eye bolt spacing is 9'3" apart and 4'5" high, though I may be able to improvise a new setup should I need the space, and I prefer gathered ends but it's been a while since I've given a good spreader bar style a fair chance since I've really gotten into hammocking.

    Suggestions? Thanks in advance :-)

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    Check out this site . All of them are longer than your hooks are apart, but the stands are not that expensive. I use one in my back yard, and the wife is always napping in it in the shade, it seems.

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    suggestions

    This is my full time indoor hammock, it's huge and my most comfortable hammock out of the 10 I own so far!
    http://www.seasidehammocks.com/TOMMY...ANDE-p213.html

    1 TOMMY HAMACA XX GRANDE
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    4 similar to ENO singles
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    Hope you get a lot suggestions!!

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    Welcome to the fulltimers, Magnus. Been in my hammock now for around 3 months and loving every night. Here are a couple of pics of my DIY stand. the last pic has a temporary ridgeline which I don't use.
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    I have seriously condered a Fatboy Headdemock as a fulltime hammock. Howerver, the wife, fiance', girlfriend (whatever she is this week) doesn't like the idea at all.

    It is expensive, at least as much as a new mattress. But, for a fulltime solution I personally feel it would be worth it and so much easier to move if the time ever comes.

    Find them on Amazon for $399
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    i sure would like to see a underquilt for that Fatboy. That would be great for the gurest bedroom.
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    THANK you all for your suggestions. Sirthurston, I think you've got what I'm lookin' for :-)

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    +1 on the HAMACA.... I have been wanting to get a Mayan Hammock for some time now...but I want to DIY....

    A cheaper solution is to DIY...however I would not get cotton if the humidity is your problem....

    I just made a nylon Supplex hammock for a friend and did not particularly like the material, it is supposed to feel like cotton against the skin....however I did not spend the night in it, just tested it out... It was pretty heavy material and felt like it would get clammy...but again I only spent 10 min. in it

    I thought the ENO's were supposed to be some of the softest hammocks around

    Silk might be another option....but I have found that silk fabric comes in narrow widths...54"...YMMV
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    I've slept in a doublenest for going on a year now, but in Canada, we don't have much of a humidity problem.
    Ask Cannibal about indoor hammocks, he was a wealth of information for me when I decided the bed had to go.
    Last edited by Debi Jaytee; 08-31-2011 at 07:27. Reason: incorrect word
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