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    Claytor or JRB-BMB

    New hammock camper here and have only done one over-nighter in my HH. Since discovering this site I've been exposed to endless alternatives...

    Although the HH entry in unique, I would prefer a top entry and removable bugnet. I've narrowed my choices to a Claytor Jungle or a JRB-BMB. Considering these are two complete different designs which would be a better choice for a side/stomach sleeper.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamboobow View Post
    New hammock camper here and have only done one over-nighter in my HH. Since discovering this site I've been exposed to endless alternatives...

    Although the HH entry in unique, I would prefer a top entry and removable bugnet. I've narrowed my choices to a Claytor Jungle or a JRB-BMB. Considering these are two complete different designs which would be a better choice for a side/stomach sleeper.

    Thanks for the help.
    Welcome to the site. I have the JRB bridge and like it a lot. Never tried the Claytor Jungle but I have one on the way. Considering how different in design these two hammocks are, the only way to find out which you like better is to try them both. I do know JRB has a great return policy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamboobow View Post
    New hammock camper here and have only done one over-nighter in my HH. Since discovering this site I've been exposed to endless alternatives...

    Although the HH entry in unique, I would prefer a top entry and removable bugnet. I've narrowed my choices to a Claytor Jungle or a JRB-BMB. Considering these are two complete different designs which would be a better choice for a side/stomach sleeper.

    Thanks for the help.
    i am a claytor hammock hanger,i would consider the jrb bmb if jacks ever makes one in cammo or od green lolneo
    the matrix has you

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamboobow View Post
    New hammock camper here and have only done one over-nighter in my HH. Since discovering this site I've been exposed to endless alternatives...

    Although the HH entry in unique, I would prefer a top entry and removable bugnet. I've narrowed my choices to a Claytor Jungle or a JRB-BMB. Considering these are two complete different designs which would be a better choice for a side/stomach sleeper.

    Thanks for the help.
    Claytor Jungle here...
    the bugnet is not removeable (if stock on the Claytor.
    From what I've read here, it seems the BMB is a great hammock,IF you have a slender build (I don't). I had shoulder squeeze in a HH!!

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    I had a JRB-BMB hammock and sold it. It was too comfortable because it let me sleep on my back and I snored until I had a sore throat. But the JRB-BMB is comfortable for stomach sleeping.

    I sleep on my side in a Claytor No Net. In Colorado the bug season is only about 3 weeks and I use a HH during that time. The Claytor is not comfortable for stomach sleeping.


    Quote Originally Posted by bamboobow View Post
    New hammock camper here and have only done one over-nighter in my HH. Since discovering this site I've been exposed to endless alternatives...

    Although the HH entry in unique, I would prefer a top entry and removable bugnet. I've narrowed my choices to a Claytor Jungle or a JRB-BMB. Considering these are two complete different designs which would be a better choice for a side/stomach sleeper.

    Thanks for the help.
    It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    i am a claytor hammock hanger,i would consider the jrb bmb if jacks ever makes one in cammo or od green lolneo
    Neo,

    Black is camo...........Hike till almost dark.....hang black BMBH.... instant camo...

    Pan
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    I have had a few Claytors, and in my opinion there is not better hammock EXCEPT for the JRB Bridge. I just got mine yesterday. Friends have been over today to look at it too. One of my friends said it was the best hammock he had seen so far. I love Claytors, but if you like the way the Bridge lays you will have a hard time deciding maybe. I think I have decided....I like the bridge!!!!
    It is a lighter alternative too by about a half pound or so, but it is going to take a large tarp. I have a large tarp (and the Claytor needs a large one too).
    I love the double bottom in both the Claytor and the Bridge. But the bridge uses a pad with even less trouble than the Claytor since it is not buckled anywhere. I ordered two 1/4 inch by 26 wide (after cutting) pads from Speer yesterday. I will not even really need an underquilt with the Bridge, but if I do want to use one, it's like the Bridge was made especially for the JRB underquilts. Really cool fit.
    I will use either one or two 1/4 inch pads with the Bridge and add a third if I want to stay with pads in the winter, but I will probably use the JRB Rag Mountain in winter with the possibility of throwing in a pad if needed for extra cold weather.
    I get no shoulder squeeze at all in the bridge and I have pretty broad shoulders. I weigh 210 and and am 5'10".
    It was nice of Pan to call me at home and explain what I was going to experience in the Bridge. It seems some mistake shoulder squeeze for what may be just the fact that the Bridge has no "spine" going down the center, lenghthwise, like a conventional hammock, especially the HH. The Claytor has this feel too, and it allows the edges of the hammock to flop a bit which can be nice if you want to splay your arms and legs out a bit, but the Bridge actually conforms to your body a full 150 to 170 degrees, nearly halfway around. This means that you may have to cross your arms on top of your chest or hands folded to sleep which I do pretty much anyway. And laying on my side is easy in the Bridge. I put my arm under my pillow just like at home. Awesome!
    The Bridge takes some practice getting out of though. I still haven't perfected a less-than-comical exit from it.
    The bugnet is easily removed and I already altered it by adding loops Claytor-style so it can be lifted with just a short piece of shock cord attached to a spreader and then to the center ring. Works great. I found I only needed the bug net spreader on the head-side.
    I may sew a zipper around three sides of the bugnet so I can leave the bugnet Omni tape on when in mosquito-land. Since the bugnet comes off, the zipper will come off with it, and I can put the zippered opening either side. One of the reasons why I may do this is that the bugnet can sometimes seem like it was made too long for the hammock. This was done to allow for some stretching I guess. I found that if you put on the bugnet from either end and work toward the middle and then make a pleat with the Omni tape in the middle it work well, so far.
    You get the picture? I love this hammock!
    Good luck and welcome to the forum.
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    I had too much shoulder squeeze in the Bridge hammock. I've been wanting a Claytor for a long time. I already have a HH Explorer UL and now I've just acquired to Travel Hammock Doubles so the Claytor will wait a bit. But I believe of all the hammocks out there. The Claytor with a little suspension modification is the best for "me".

    I really liked the idea of the BMBH but it just didn't work for me.

    I think you just have to try one and see if it fits your body type. Order both and be happy either way.
    This brings a whole new meaning to the question
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    Neo,

    Black is camo...........Hike till almost dark.....hang black BMBH.... instant camo...

    Pan
    but that means i have to take it down before day light comesneo
    the matrix has you

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    but that means i have to take it down before day light comesneo
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