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    Big boy hammock

    Hey all, so I've been looking around and I can't seem to find much out there in way of big boy hammocks. I'm set up in an ENO double and can't seem to get a good lay. Its good... I just know it could get better. In the searches I've done I haven't found anything out there there that has larger dimension than my ENO D. So any help would be awesome. I'm 6'1 and 290lbs if that helps any...... I just can't get as flat as I like
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    Folks say the Wilderness Logic Night Owl lays pretty flat. It's a little longer than the ENO and rated up to 375#.

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    Howdy

    I'm about your height and a little heavier ... I started on an ENO DN, and have had a whole host of hammocks, including the Wilderness Logics Night Owl, and it is a REALLY nice flat lay. I however sold that and had PapaSmurf make me a DangerBird, and it's WONDERFUL. I can't say enough good things about it.

    You may also look at a Blackbird, lots of people love them, but I didn't find it to my tastes. I've heard great things from the big guys about the Switchback too.
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    Over the last three years I have used an ENO DN, Clark Jungle Hammock NX-200, WBBB DL 1.7, and a DIY GEH DL 1.9. So far I have found that I get the flattest lay in the DIY GEH. I have been able to adjust it several times to get the lay just right in the hammock. I am 6'1" and 300. Good luck in your search and don't be afraid to try the DIY route.
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    There has been a lot of discussion about the HH Safari lately.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ghlight=safari

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    I just did my first hang in a Trek Light double - and it was pretty decent. I'm 6'1 and 265. Another guy at the campout who was a few inches shorter and a few pounds heavier was using a Clark and he loves it.

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    Check out my other posts and those by Papa Smurf regarding his XL Roaming Gnome. 11.5 long, 6ft wide. Most comfortable hammock I've been in as a "big guy".
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    I've got a WBBB dbl 1.7, a Switchback single 1.9, and a Dangerbird from PapaSmurf in the works. I'm 6'4", 260+. I've only done casual lounging in the SB, but will probably spend the night in it soon. I must say it seems like a FLAT lay. I've spent many comfortable nights in the WBBB, but think I might find better. I'll put up a comprehensive .02 after the Dangerbird arrives.
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    HH Safari

    Im a big guy too HH Safari is my favorate so far, its as big as a tent. Plenty of room. Lay any way I want to just about.

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    Thanks everyone for all the helpful suggestions. I will certainly lol into those hammocks mentioned.
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