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    Question Hammock suggestions

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    I'm very interested in making a DIY hammock, but I'm new to hanging. I think that I should purchase an inexpensive off the shelf model first until I get a better understanding of what I like and what I don't. I would like to keep the cost down since I do plan to make my own hammock in the future. Could I get some low cost hammock suggestions that would help me feel more confident in my selection.

    ENO makes the doublenest and I have seen that referenced on hammock forums quite a few times and it is in the price range I was thinking. Tell me what you all think.

    My height is 6'0" and weight is 210 lb.

    Thank you for your help!
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    These two bad boys just came up for sale - including dynaglide whoopies and ridgeline. Great to start out and get an idea in my opinion. Here
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    ENO double nest was my first hammock and still get used a lot. Its a good hammock and has a high weight rating. The Grand Trunk Ultralite is a good starter and is also less expensive but I like the parachute nylon style like the ENO's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    These two bad boys just came up for sale - including dynaglide whoopies and ridgeline. Great to start out and get an idea in my opinion. Here
    Thanks I sent a pm!!
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    ENO makes a good basic GE hammock. It was my gateway hammock and led to this addiction...

    You might consider Grand Trunks which often has hammocks listed as low as $14-16 on Amazon.

    There are multiple other similar netless gathered end hammocks available and names can be found under the forums "Hammock Gear--Manufacturers and Services" section.

    On the DIY front, you could make a simple netless GE hammock for <$30 and a netless bridge for <$60 (<$40 if you already have poles to use for spreaders)
    Last edited by BER; 12-15-2011 at 09:13.

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    ive got several enos and still use them all the time. they are good basic hammocks.

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    Here's a couple more for sale: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=43782
    IIRC, the GT Single is the same material as the ENO.
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    Thanks for the quick feedback I hope to purchase one of the two camo hammocks that are for sale on the forum by pndwind.
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