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    Help db size

    I am going to be buying a db in the near future (when I can afford it)

    I am looking for size suggestions from you guys. I am 5'11" 230lb, shoulders just over 23.5". I am not a weight weenie completely more a space weenie and a fan of comfort.

    Could I get some opinions on width and length? Also I was looking at 1.1oz dl for the material... Maybe camo 1.0oz

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    If you don't mind the extra weight, go with the 11 foot. Most find them more comfortable. Standard width is typically fine, unless you have a reason to go more one way or the other.

    A 1.0 DL should suffice, although you might want to consider a 1.1 DL.
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    Many DangerBird buyers in the 6ft to 6'2" range move to the 11ft.
    A 132 x 60ish would likely be a good choice.

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    I motorcycle camp so weight isn't my issue. I got uncomfortably closed in feeling with HHExplorer, so got a DB72. I really enjoy the interior space. I can sit up to doff or don shirts or sweaters. I could probably do with a DB60, but why? Dual layer crinkle taffeta is super comfortable and easy to insert layers of VB or insulation.

    Just my .02

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    What's the packed size difference between the 10 and 11" and the wider hammock?

    Also will the 11" fit under a superfly?

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    My 11' DB fits nicely under a Super Fly, if you are looking to hang a pack or items on the end of your hammock and want a bit more room, look for a tarp with a 12' RL... AHE maks a couple with a 12' RL.

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    Thanks everyone I just purchased docterusa's DB that he was selling! Thanks for all the advice seems like this one will work well for me.

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